Album Release: Summary of the First Half

"Emotionally affecting and profound" Amazon reviewer, G S Brooke
"A surprising tenderness makes the entire album a delight to listen to." Donna Litt, author

The new album, "Summary Of The First Half", is available on all the major music download and streaming services.

Track List:

  1. Elusory Moment (2014) 2:38
  2. Long Path to Hopeful Horizons (2012) 2:32
  3. Montgomery Dusk (2015) 2:22
  4. Still Pool In Sacred Woods (2015) 3:44
  5. The Healing Begins (2015) 3:23
  6. Discarding Nostalgia (2015) 1:45
  7. Requiem for Jackie (1998) 3:28
  8. Murmuration (2012) 2:24
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PROMOTIONAL OFFER

I am giving a free e-book to the first 500 people who help promote the album by writing a review on Amazon, rating on iTunes, share on Facebook, Tweet on Twitter, or write a blog post reviewing the music. Tell me where you shared and send me your email address and I'll put this e-book in your inbox! This is an exclusive e-book including an introduction, explanations of each piece, and the piano score for all eight of the pieces included on the album. Get yours!


A Limited Time Offer!

To promote the upcoming film, "Care For The Child: The Story of the Bridgeport General", I am giving away the sheet music package for "Bridgeport Rag" which I composed for the film's score. It's the new theme song for the Old Village of Bridgeport!

You can also pre-order a copy of the film.

Ian Ring at the piano, photo by Steve Sugrim

photo: Steve Sugrim

I'm a pianist and composer from Ontario, Canada.


In addition to composing music, I enjoy reading, coding, and gardening. I'm a voracious learner, always exploring new ideas and diversions.

In my professional life, I work for a software company in Ontario, Canada as an application developer / software engineer. I am the founder and administrator of a popular online e-commerce platform called Scubbly, I contribute to a few open-source projects, I'm co-organizer of a local technology special interest group, and I'm also a volunteer moderator at WebmasterWorld.

Sorry ladies — I am blissfully married to an amazing woman, we have two feisty daughters, and one cat.

Ian Ring at the piano, photo by Steve Sugrim

photo: Steve Sugrim

Works for Solo Piano

Opus Arcana


The Opus Arcana project has begun! I am working away at composing 22 pieces of music for solo piano, inspired by the Major Arcana. As each piece is published, it will be added to the table below.

0Fool
IMagician
IIHigh Priestess
IIIEmpress
IVEmperor
VHierophant
VILovers
VIIChariot
VIIIStrength
IXHermit
XWheel Of Fortune
XIJustice
XIIHanged Man
XIIIDeath
XIVTemperance
XVDevil
XVITower
XVIIStar
XVIIIMoon
XIXSun
XXJudgement
XXIWorld

Other Projects

Star Notation

A new notation standard for notes and rests encompassing 5 rhythmic subdivisions.

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If you are capable and willing, please contribute to these Open Source projects to create plugins for:

Grawlix Music Fonts

Music notation fonts, available for sale at my Scubbly store.

I've got Rhythm

True Type Font for typesetting rhythm exercises. Perfectly spaced characters for whole, half, quarter, eighth and sixteenth notes, in common groupings and tuplets. Originally designed for printing clapping exercises for music instruction. Create professional rhythm notation in the comfort of your word processor.

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Times Music Theory

True Type Font, created for writing chord symbols. Contains all the glyphs for writing chord symbols for most chords used in Western music. Professionally designed by a music typesetter. Face resembles Times New Roman.

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PHPMusicTools

Open-source library for music analysis, generation, manipulation, and more -- using PHP.

Contribute on Github

Press

Download entire press kit (ZIP) or grab the files individually.

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