Music by james madison thomas
There's a story behind the photo I'm using for Miniatures' album cover.
It was taken by a guy I don't really know.
I used to photograph Botanical Gardens often. Once, unbeknownst to me, another photographer, Leonard Polonco, surrep-
titiously snapped this photo of me doing what I always do there. He came up to me afterward to show me. I liked it and
asked him if he would send it to me and
if I could use it.
I finished the first of these short piano pieces in 2007 and have been adding to them periodically ever since. I saw similarities in their character, in the same way Erik Satie's Gymnopodies have a distinct homogeneity. I strayed a couple of times from the template by adding other instruments, but they are still short and piano–
I haven't released these as a collection in a formal way, though I would have liked to, but there are many imperfections. I have uploaded them to SoundCloud
but you can hear them below. The first 3 are from my 2008 album In The Balance.
I'm hoping there will be another 16 tracks to make up a volume 2,
but honestly, I think our time here is short.
Miniature No. 9
Miniature No. 10
Miniature No. 11
Miniature No. 12
Miniature No. 13
Miniature No. 14
Miniature No. 15
Miniature No. 16
Miniature No. 1
Miniature No. 2
Miniature No. 3
Miniature No. 4
Miniature No. 5
Miniature No. 6
Miniature No. 7
Miniature No. 8