Monday, June 11, 2012


After a wonderful few weeks in Connecticut, I'm back in Kansas--packing up my things to prepare to move out and getting ready for my trip to Germany this Friday.  This month has been a particularly productive one for me, and I wanted to share all of the things I've gotten done.

First of all, you may have noticed the design of this blog has changed a bit.  I've integrated it into my website, which was one of the big projects I finished while home.  You can check that out here:

I was also able to finish editing the video and audio for many projects I had recorded/filmed.  This includes the KU Jazz Combo's last concert:

My cover/arrangement of Laura Shigihara's "Everything's Alright:"

Kanako Chikami's and my recording of Peter Klatzow's "Variations on the Theme of Paganini:"

And Joseph Schwantner's "Velocities:"

In addition to these recording projects, I was also asked to do the music for a short film that my good friend Doug Horak was directing, titled "Viridian:"

Viridian from Harshit Desai on Vimeo.

All of the music above (and much more) can also be heard on my SoundCloud page, which I've also revamped.

I've got a few more projects on the way as well--not only did I play on Brian Scarborough's upcoming album, I also did video for it as well (which I will edit and upload once the recording is done!).  I'm also planning on recording Andy Akiho's "Stop Speaking" sometime soon, in order to get better visuals on the snare drum part and a better balanced recording between the snare drum and the digital playback.  I'll also be working more on my website and professional image in general--hopefully with more pictures by Jānis Porietis and a proper set of business cards to go with it.

I'm super excited to be going back to Germany--I'll be there for a long time, but I'm looking forward to playing great music, eating delicious food, and drinking delicious beer.  Before I go, I'll leave you all with one last fruit of this month's activity--I did a lot of work, but I had time to do some play as well :)