About this track

“A Simple Song” is something of an intended misnomer. I wanted to write a two-voice piano piece with a tonal melody and a dissonant accompaniment.

I’ve always been fascinated by the way jazz pianist Wayne Horvitz can come up with hooks but set them to very idiomatic chord progressions. So I had Horvitz in mind as I worked on this piece.

At some point, I thought, “What would it sound like if it were arranged for instruments?” The clarinet and cello samples in Propellerhead Reason are fairly decent, so I plugged them into the score instead.

I would like to hear a real clarinet and cello play this piece in the future, but I think I like it more as a chamber work than a solo piano piece.


  • Produced and engineered by Greg Bueno
  • Recorded in the Closet, 2005-2011, Austin, TX and the Closet West 2012, Seattle, WA
  • Cover design by Greg Bueno
  • Published by Shinkyoku Advocacy (ASCAP)


  • Release date: October 01, 2013

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