Mary Moreno - Words, Music & More

Music

Performing at my one-woman show, "A Composer's Journey," for the NY Foundation for the Arts. Photo by Alan Rubin

Having spent decades writing commercial music – advertising themes, motivational anthems and industrial film scores – I lean toward lyrical melodic themes in my orchestral and chamber music compositions. My melody lines are supported by undercurrents of classical tonal counterpoint and accompanied by jazz chords. I like to blend consonance with unexpected dissonant harmonies.

My musical heroes who have informed my work are Bartok, Berg, Copland, Milhaud, Poulenc and Bill Evans. And I continue to be astounded by Bach and Mozart.

Over the past few years I’ve added electronic music to my tool kit, and I am currently working on a collection of songs that combine it with the techniques I’ve learned at Juilliard.

My goal as an artist is to not merely express what is inside of me, or to interpret what I see going on around me in life, but to move, touch and inspire the life of the listener.

Selected Works

“Set at a conference for aspiring mystery writers, Killerfest is funny, clever, and WAY too perceptive about the secret lives of authors. You'll love it!” Amazon 5-Star Review
Excerpt from JOINED AT THE HEART: My Life With Mr. Fabulous
My thirty-three year journey with trumpeter and Blues Brother Alan Rubin.
Memoir
Setting the stage for a lifelong struggle.
CD Liner Notes
This is the band musicians come to hear.
Nonfiction
"A must for every writer interested in breaking into corporate communications."
--Samuel Cypert, VP MASCO

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