The Fierce Battle

This is an arrangement of Final Fantasy V's "The Fierce Battle" that I made one week after having a conversation with a friend about the game. Although I've never played the game itself, I used to listen to the soundtrack and the conversation inspired me to give it a re-listen which soon led to this arrangement.

Descent to Darkness

Although the title to this piece may sound rather morbid, the music itself hints that despite how dark and hopeless things seem that there is still a light that reaches through the darkness. It's one of the most complex piano pieces I've ever written as it experiments with a variety of effects and feelings that can be generated by the piano. The video was taken at my senior recital November 17, 2011.