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Kathleen Ryan

Pianist, Composer, Mystic, Poet

What I’m doing now


I’m living (with my R-T-G and 2 remarkable cats) in New Mexico, in the piñon-juniper forest south of the small art/ranching community of Mountainair.

Passages, my newest CD, is released and available everywhere:  Spotify. CDBaby. iTunes. Amazon. Also Pandora Premium.

Still busy notating the pieces from Passages. Some of them are tricky!

I’m looking forward to the next Whisperings weekend, to be held in Atlanta next February. Planning a SE US tour to accompany my trip there. I’ll keep you posted here, as plans develop.

At the Whisperings Concert,
22 January 2017, Costa Mesa, CA.

I spend my time on these things:

  • Practicing music for Meditations of My Heart, a new CD of spiritual songs that I will record later this year.
  • Practicing & rehearsing for the Mountainair Community Chorus 2018 Cantata performance, which will include my Christmas carol Bright Star of Bethlehem for SATB, piano, violin, cello, percussion. It will be fun for the singers, and has lyrics in Irish, French, Latin, and Spanish! Because Christmas.
  • Learning Irish Gaelic, with the help of Bitesize Irish Gaelic and Duolingo.

I still believe that creativity flows from my willingness to say yes. Just yes. Then act, & hear where it takes me.

I also believe that too many notes ruin a piece of music. I’m choosing the notes that count and throwing the rest of them away. (The rejected notes go to a kind of music waiting room, of course, where they hum in anticipation of being chosen for another piece.)

When my activities or priorities change, I’ll update this page. This update: December 11, 2018.

Slán go fóill!*


CREDIT: Page idea by Derek Sivers, h/t Steven Cravis.

*That’s “bye for now" in Irish, in case you didn’t know.

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