A Life (digital download)


A Life (2008) is a landmark album featuring all original works for guitar. This recording embodies Michael’s eclectic performance and compositional styles. All original compositions in various styles and genres including Classical, Flamenco, Blues,  South American, Calypso, Japanese, and Middle Eastern influences. The album is a representative summation of the various musical styles and aesthetics in the composer’s life.

  • A Consolation for My Love (from Eclectic Fantasies for Guitar by M. Knopf)
  • Nearing Midnight (homage to T. Monk, from Eclectic Fantasies for Guitar by M. Knopf)
  • Lament for Terra (a Guitar Chant piece with Arabic Oud influences)
  • Na’mayn (gorgeous piece for 12 String Guitar using Raga Stylisms)
  • Brunswick Street Blues (rock blues with a twist)
  • Rain Outside (a reflective and meditative classical guitar work)
  • Bamboo and Running Waters (a memoire of the Ryoanji Temple in Japan using Japanese Stylisms and classical guitar techniques)
  • Renaissance (a lively piece with colourful melody)
  • Three Latin American Pieces (classical guitar with South American influences)
  • 7th Heaven (a Jazz Calypso piece)
  • Al Andaluz (an original Solea Flamenco piece)
  • A Life (classical guitar)