My interview with composer Svjetlana Bukvich

My interview with composer Svjetlana Bukvich regarding her upcoming June 1-3 performances with Janis Brenner & Dancers at Gibney’s Agnes Varis Dance Center, New York I had the opportunity to work with Kennedy Moore who runs ASK A NEW YORKER interviewing various artists in NYC for AANY Entertainment column. I really enjoyed the experience and…

My 1st Quote

“Soar With the Birds While You Can Still See The Sky.” – Denise Marsa,  05.18.2017

“Fidelity to the Action”

Tonight I sat in on an acting class at Herbert Berghof studios, not far from my home.  The instructor was Michael Beckett and it was very informative and I appreciated the tone and depth of Mr. Beckett’s style of teaching. I watched 3 duo’s of actors work on improvisational scenes. The comments afterwards were my…

Action, Take 2 & How Do I Look?

Had a great 4 hours today working with Grumpy Films’s Daniel Sears and Jason Jude on a sizzle reel to promote THE PASS. I answered questions, played a few pieces from a few songs featured in the show. I even read a vignette about the time I walked out on a London stage, the first…

Sweeney Todd & The Hairy Ape

There is so much entertainment on offer everywhere these days; it is a pleasure to go to real theater. Nothing beats its authenticity. Last week I saw “Sweeney Todd” at the Barrow Theater. I did find the violence of the story a tad bit unsettling, as it was more in your face with this intimate…

Room for Me or The Pass & Workshops

Very odd I had posted a blog post a few days ago about my thinking about changing the name of  my one woman show and it seems to have disappeared. So the gist of the post, what do you think of the title ROOM FOR ME vs THE PASS? What do either titles conjure up?…

United 777, Mylene Farmer & Equality

I flew from NYC to San Francisco last week on a new plane, the United 777. Wow. The first officer announced it was the 2nd week the plane had been in the air. Pretty cool. Brand new. It is a very large plane with lots of leg room and a new business class. It was…

The Grammys 2017 Bring It Home!

After The Grammys I was inspired to bring this song out of the vault! I wrote it while in Los Angeles (my final year) and recorded it with my friend Eric Gorfain from The Section Quartet. It feels like songs with strong lyrics, melodies and hooks are back. and I’m in! I loved the Grammys…

Blue Bird Leaving the Nest

Lately I have been thinking a lot about home, and the role it plays in giving us a spiritual center. The apartment where I live in the West Village of NYC has been my dwelling for over thirty years; I have come to think of it almost as an extension of myself–like my arm or…

Today I watched the snow falling…

 winter solstice mandalas Today I watched the snow falling outside my window in my NYC West Village studio.  I was engrossed by the huge whirling snowflakes, and the beauty of their motion. With white icing the nearby rooftops, the pink building in the courtyard in the background, the stark branches and the slate-grey sky, the…

Stop Creating Limitations

For whatever reason I’ve had this stigma about raising money online for my projects–like I’ve had some success: publishing deals, hit records. It makes me feel like I’m starting from scratch. Then I look and see all the amazing artists who are doing crowdfunding and I realize I have been limiting myself by judging myself….