The story of Denise’s development as a musician, artist, and individual is told in this original music project featuring anecdotes recounted against a background of her original compositions.
A few years back I performed at a library museum and after each song we had a Q & A; I wanted the concert to be interactive and engaging. People were curious about where I was when I wrote a song, the incidents that inspired me to work on my music. They wondered if all the songs were written from my own experiences, and what comes first, music or lyrics? It was after that, I decided the best way to share my songs was to weave stories around them. People seem interested in learning about the life of a songwriter.
I have been working with theater legend Gretchen Cryer on the project since April 2016 and it has been a wonderful experience working with her. She is such an amazing woman, coach, director and friend. We hope to have our first audience reading in late summer / early fall of 2017. It all started with me sitting and pretending I could play piano at any table; and at the New York University Department of Music and Music Education practice rooms.
Also working with Grumpy Films on promotional materials for the show, which so far has been a blast!