I write melodic, melancholy music that centers the human voice.
Born to two theater artists, I’ve been making music since I was wee. In addition to singing in musical theater, I fronted a rock band in college, was signed to Manhattan Records with vocal group Bell’Aria, and I perform my own music on occasion as a singer-songwriter (sometimes under the moniker Gullveig).
There's Only So Much Self-Care One Can Do
(written by me March 17, released March 18, 2020)
“The Road” is a female duet from the musical I’m writing; you can hear the full demo at the Bandcamp link below!
“Armistice” is a song now encompassed by my song cycle, Comings & Goings. This is a live clip from 2018, where I’m singing and playing piano.
Also written for the musical, this is a traditional folk lyric set to Renaissance-influenced music I wrote (full track available at Bandcamp link!).
A bit out of my comfort zone, I recorded this with vocal group Bell’Aria in 2010, and sang it live for our Vegas-filmed PBS special.
live recording as Squeaky Fromme in Assassins
I recorded this alternate melody of “Amazing Grace” when I was 15 for a church project -- my first recording studio experience! (hi, no longer religious AT ALL)
what key are we in? what are the words? meh, easier to let my voice just crack than hurt it trying to shriek #rocknroll
keys/vox — danny k bernstein
vox — paul bagley aka ellia j garlands
video — kyle motsinger