July 28, 2021

Wyant College of Optical Sciences Professor Rolf Binder has composed three piano etudes that were selected to be played on the Arizona Public Media live radio station. Rolf wrote these three etudes named Desert Dreams, Desert Sunset, and Desert Mountains, and combined them to form a suite. The etudes are played by New York-based pianist Mohamed Shams and recorded by New York-based film composer and pianist Alex Wakim and mixed by Todd Carder.

Enjoy the piece "Desert Mountains" in the video below, recorded live from the radio station. Find more of Rolf's musical talents on his YouTube page.


The music played on the Radio: Classical 90.5 (Arizona Public Media), KUAT-FM Tucson, KUAS-FM Sierra Vista, K202EM Bisbee, K208BT Safford; in the following order:

  1. Desert Mountains, July 19, 2021, 8:19 a.m.
  2. Desert Dreams, July 30, 2021, 5:29 p.m.
  3. Desert Sunset, September 17, 2021, 3:15 p.m.