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Kathleen Ryan

Pianist, Composer, Mystic, Poet





What I’m doing now

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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 already available on Spotify.  I am saying that official release date is October 6, and running a pre-release sale until then.

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

Have a boatload of tumbleweed to deal with, thanks to our copious summer rains. (Not complaining about the rain, mind you; just the tumbleweed!)

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:

  • Notating the music for Passages. It will be a first for me when I’m able to publish the book at almost the same time I release the CD. It will seem like a miracle to me, in fact! And it will happen in a month or so!
  • Practicing music for Meditations of My Heart, a new CD of spiritual songs that I will record later this year.
  • Arranging my Christmas carol Bright Star of Bethlehem for SATB, piano, violin, cello. I expect that it will be premiered this December by the Mountainair Community Chorus—and maybe some other choirs too!
  • 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: September 20, 2018.

Slán go fóill!*

Kathleen


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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