I will be playing keyboards with Eric Harrison's Crash Chorus at the Concert for Eric at Pino's Gift Basket Shoppe and Wine Cellar, on January 13, 2018. This will be a tribute concert for my great friend Eric Kvortek, a brilliant musician and audio engineer, who passed away in September after a valiant battle with brain cancer. Many great artists will be performing, all friends and collaborators of Eric's. Please come and celebrate Eric's life in music: https://www.facebook.com/events/365009650605063/
I recently finished composing "Guardian Angels," a short work for piano, cello and flute. I hope to begin basic tracking for my second solo album soon.
I have expanded "Interlude: Reunion" into a longer composition for piano, cello and bass, simply titled "Reunion." I have one more piece to finish, then it's on to basic tracking for the second album!
14-Jan-2017: I will be playing a reunion show with Amethyst as part of ERIC-AID 2, a benefit concert for Eric Kvortek, a local musician and good friend of mine who is battling brain cancer. ERIC AID 2 happens on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Crossroads (78 North Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027, (908) 232-5666). In addition to Amethyst, the following artists will perform: Love Gas, Animal Shapes, Broken Darling, Eric Harrison's Crash Chorus, Live Animals, and Seth Tieger. Come see a great show and support a great cause! If you cannot attend but would like to help Eric, please donate at: https://www.crowdrise.com/pleasehelpnataliesda.
05-Jun-2016: Edification is now available through the Microsoft Store. If you don't already have your copy, you can get it for free with a free 30 day trial of Groove Music Pass.
17-Apr-2016: Find my music on iHeartRadio: http://www.iheart.com/artist/eddie-konczal-397107/albums/edification-8372371/.
13-Mar-2016: You can now hear my music in the ReverbNation Discover app! Listen now at: http://reverb.fm/ul/a?id=2218634&referrer=id%3D2218634.
30-Jan-2016: Check out my YouTube playlist. Thanks to CDBaby for doing the heavy lifting!
16-Jan-2016: I will be performing with my old 1980s cover band Amethyst at Crossroads (78 North Ave, Garwood, New Jersey 07027) as part of ERIC-AID on January 16, 2016 at 7pm. Eric Harrison's Crash Chorus and Seth Tieger will also perform. The show is a benefit for Eric Kvortek, an extremely talented musican and audio engineer who is battling brain cancer. Eric is a good friend of mine and of all the artists performing at the show. Please come and support a great cause! Details are at: https://www.facebook.com/events/730336193733148/
If you can't make it but would like to help Eric, please contribute at: https://www.crowdrise.com/pleasehelpnataliesda
09-May-2015: You can listen to my first album, Edification, for free on Spotify! While you're there, why not check out the Nepenthe albums I played on in the 1990s, which were just re-released.
14-Feb-2015: Custom Music Magazine has selected me as their featured Classical artist for February 2015!
07-Feb-2015: I have finished composing the tenth track for my second album, a trio sonata in G Major titled "The Sea Is Silent" (which will also be the name of the album). The next piece I'm working on is a composition for flute, cello and piano titled "Guardian Angels."
23-Dec-2014: Merry Christmas! Why not listen to or download my Baroque-style arrangements of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" (2006) and "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" (2007)?
My first album, Edification, is now available at ArkivMusic.
I have finished composing the ninth track (a short piece for piano, cello and bass called "Interlude: Reunion") for my second album. I am now working on the tenth piece, a trio sonata tentatively titled "The Sea Is Silent" (which will also be the name of the album). The main trio parts have been composed and I'm now working on the continuo part.
Happy New Year! 2013 was a relatively slow year for me musically. I did recently complete my third trio sonata, which will be the eighth composition for my second solo album, The Sea Is Silent. I am now working on
another trio sonata and two other compositions, and hope to complete writing the album this year.
I played piano at
the book release party for The New White Cat (by Michael Joseph with illustrations by Henry Charles; Cats in the Basement Press) on December 11, 2013, at
Rutgers' Alexander Library. Proceeds from book sales went to Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network, an animal rescue group I co-founded and volunteer for.
I recently counted down my 100 favorite songs of the rock
I am making slow but steady progress towards composing the music
for my second album (working title: The Sea is Silent). Seven compositions have been completed and four more are in various stages of completion. There will be at least four solo piano pieces and four compositions for mixed ensembles.
Happy New Year! You can now access my CDBaby store
via Facebook. Visit my Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eddie-Konczal/307112960569.
Also, read about my ASCAPPlus award win in the Fall 2011 issue of Rutgers Magazine!
I have composed 6 new songs for my second album and I'm
close to finishing a seventh. Also, I just learned that people can now buy mp3s from my
SoundClick site without registering as SoundClick member! Just go to my store at http://soundclick.com/paypal/?bandid=136729
I'm excited to announce I won my second straight ASCAPPLUS
Award (for 2010-2011). ASCAPPLUS Awards
are designed to recognize active writers and composers of music in the early and mid stages of their careers, and established writers whose main activity is outside of broadcast media.
Visit my ReverbNation
profile! I just posted two songs there, "Leaning
on the Wind" and an adaptation of John Dowland's "Flow My Teares" for
piano. Join the mailing list and download the songs for free!
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Chopin's birth, I have recorded and uploaded
new versions of Chopin's Preludes no. 4 and 7 (Opus 28) to my
Soundclick.com site. You can also download
"PRELUDE No. 4" from this site.
22-Nov-2009: Piano Sonata No. 1 (Through a Glass, Darkly)"
was played on the Audiosyncracy
radio show. See the playlist.
21-Nov-2009: "Etude No. 1 in c# minor"
and "Piano Sonata No. 1 (Through a Glass, Darkly)" were
played on the Gagliarchives
radio program (88.9FM, Burlington County College). See the playlist.
"Time and Tide" was played on the Audiosyncracy
radio show and podcast earlier this week. To hear the Podcast, click here and click on Episode 48, or subscribe to Audiosyncracy in iTunes.
You can read about me in the Oct. 08, 2009 edition of The Sentinel:
"Rocker finds 'Edification' in making classical music " by Vincent Todaro.
I'm happy to announce I won an
ASCAPPLUS Award for 2009-2010! ASCAPPLUS Awards are designed to recognize
active writers and composers of music in the early and mid stages of their careers, and established writers whose main activity is outside of broadcast media.