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A Lot To Do

My special concert with Indian singer Nanda Banerjee was a great success!  Really enjoyed making music with some of my favorite musicians: Hsin-Jung Tsai, Paul English, Max Dyer, Patrick Moore and new friend Brandon Bell.

Now I am working on some projects that have been on the back burner for a while:  finishing my new book of pieces for overtone singing with steady fundamental and recording all the pieces, composing a new piece for Spektrum, and working on a possible new album.  Lots to do!

Recent Entries

Successful Performance at IDRS

Jul 20, 2016 - Posted by stuarthinds

My performance at the International Double Reed Society convention was a great success!  I composed a new piece for overtone singing and bassoon for Richard Meek which we premiered at the 2016 convention at Columbus State University.  The piece was a big hit and it was nice to spend some time with Richard, one of the finest musicians I know.

New Recording on Sound Clips Page

May 25, 2016 - Posted by stuarthinds

I have added a new recording to the playlist on my website.  Only a Night is a song with simple piano accompaniment combining overtone singing and regular singing with lyrics.  The music is based on Raga Yaman, an evening rag, that complements the imagery in the lyrics.  Enjoy!

New Video on YouTube

Apr 1, 2016 - Posted by stuarthinds

Clair de Blue Moon  Just for fun – this piece is only two minutes long, but there is a lot to listen for. First is the juxtaposition of the classic Rodgers/Hart song “Blue Moon” with Claude Debussy’s famous piano piece “Clair de Lune.” Also listen for vocal overtones produced on certain vowels in the lyrics. This arrangement could not be simpler, and I like it that way. Regrettably, I had to use a MIDI instrument in place of a real piano.

New Collaboration

Jan 23, 2016 - Posted by stuarthinds

Bassoonist Richard Meek has invited me to collaborate with him on a presentation for the International Double Reed Society convention. I will compose a new piece for bassoon and overtone singing for the occasion and we will also perform my work “Alas!”  Gonna be great!  I have the highest esteem for Richard as a musician, teacher, and all-around nice guy.

SPEKTRUM Premieres New Work

Dec 26, 2015 - Posted by stuarthinds

Overtone Choir Spektrum of Prague has performed my new choral arrangement of the Appalachian carol “I Wonder as I Wander” on their recent Advent concerts in the Czech Republic.  In this piece, all four parts require polyphonic overtone singing!  Thanks to director Jan Stanek, I have heard a recording and am very impressed.  Kudos to my friends in Spektrum!

My Annual Musical Holiday Greeting

Dec 26, 2015 - Posted by stuarthinds

Dear Friends, here is my annual musical holiday greeting for 2015. It is a simple arrangement of the Appalachian carol “I Wonder as I Wander” for polyphonic overtone singing. Enjoy! I hope this greeting finds you in good health and good spirits. My best wishes to you for the holidays and every day.

New Recordings on Sound Clips Page

Oct 26, 2015 - Posted by stuarthinds

Check out two new recordings on my Sound Clips page, two very different pieces: Remembering a Friend and Throat Jamz.  Thanks for listening!


Alas! with Cello

Oct 26, 2015 - Posted by stuarthinds

I’m happy to announce that cellist Patrick Moore will perform my piece “Alas!” on an upcoming recital. I have performed the piece in the past with bassoon (Richard Meek) and with bass clarinet Richard Nunemaker), but never with cello and never with anyone not named Richard. Patrick plays for two orchestras, the Axiom string quartet, and teaches at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Looking forward!!!

My New Composition

Sep 20, 2015 - Posted by stuarthinds

I finished a new piece this week – another song (lyrics and music) – continuing my work integrating text and overtone singing. It is also another piece in my series of works based on North Indian ragas, in this case Raga Yaman, an evening raga that complements my lyric about evening. I am calling the piece “Only a Night.”