Mark Steven Brooks will be performing music written specifically for the toy piano.  Included will be compositions by Mark Steven Brooks, John Cage, Michael Jon Fink, David Gonzalez and Olivia Kieffer.  Some older pieces arranged for toy piano may be mixed in as well.  Come join us for lunch and the unique, bell-like sounds of the toy piano.

Mark Steven Brooks is a composer/musician living in Stone Ridge.  He received a B.M. in composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 1978 and M.A. in music in 1984 from Wesleyan University. He has composed over 100 works for a variety of media including western classical instruments, Indonesian gamelan and electronics and his music has been heard throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe, Australia, Israel and Indonesia.  In addition to composing, Brooks performs on electric bass, guitar, piano, percussion and electronics. He has appeared at New Music America, BAM, Lincoln Center, The Knitting Factory and many other new music venues.  He has recorded for Folkways, Tzadik, XI, Gamelan Son of Lion, Strangemusic, Metasynthia, Elaterium, Unit Records, Musicworks and Sony record labels.