I was born around 1814 to a musical family. I studied oboe and composition and was very close to my father, a painter. Through him I became acquainted with many of the New England galleries and studios. At the age of 17, I dated a vampire, despite my folks admonitions. Sure enough, I was bitten. As for myself, I have yet to bite. Instead, I night hunt with my dog Deuce for small creatures. Until the break of dawn, I stay busy with my composition and my blogging. I am so grateful that Dan has offered me the opportunity to write for the site. I hope in a small way, with my narratives, and those of my guest bloggers, that I can open a window for you into this compelling world of music for art. Please be in touch!