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2017
Sep 9New Music Project and Piano Compositions (Video clips)
2016
Dec 12Chicago performance! Sat., December 17, 2016 at ESS (info)
Dec 11December Newsletter: "What A Year..." (New music, New videos)
Nov 1NPR: "A-Sharp" from The Story.org (Archive: from 2011)
Apr 8CIMMfest Chicago - Live score performance to the Film "Devil's Work" (April 16th)
2015
Nov 23November Newsletter: Switzerland, New Orleans, London, Lebanon
Jul 15July Newsletter: L.A. Film Fest, My Birthday and New Film Trailer
Jun 1Devil's Work Film premiere at the L.A. Film Festival
May 15I'm Back - May 2015 Newsletter
Mar 11Bicycle Notes animation interview - Stigmart International Video Focus Magazine
Mar 11New Chicago performance April 10th - Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House
Mar 1Now Available for Events, Weddings and more
2014
Jul 17July 2014 Newsletter - New festivals and New Film
Apr 19April Newsletter
Feb 27'Bicycle Notes' animation - Live at the Music Box Theater!
Feb 26"Soundtracking an animation short" featured article - Chicago Artist Resource
2013
Dec 22December Newsletter
Nov 15Animation short film finished! BicycleNotes.com
Nov 14November Newsletter
Oct 1"Visitor" documentary featured at the Woodstock Film Festival
Aug 20August Newsletter
Aug 15Chicago Botanic Gardens, Music on the Esplanade, August 27
Mar 12March Newsletter, I'm back- or at least on my way (nerve issues with hands)
2012
Nov 10VisitorMovie.com: Documentary film almost finished
2011
Nov 2November Newsletter: "Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration"
Oct 6October Newsletter: "Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration" (hang drum)
Sep 7September Newsletter: "Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration" (video blog 3)
Jul 19July Newsletter: "Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration"
Jun 25Resonance: First look into new music from the next album
Jun 22June Newsletter: "Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration"
May 20May Newsletter: "Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration"
May 18Support Tinnitus Research: Donate to the ATA through team Relax Your Ears!
Apr 17Chicago Performance: Saturday, April 23, Uncommon Ground, 10PM
Apr 11April Newsletter: "Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration"
Mar 15March Newsletter: "Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration"
Feb 2American Public Media / NPR: "A-Sharp" from The Story.org
Feb 1Jan/Feb Newsletter: "Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration"
Jan 12Chicago Tribune: "Sounding the call for tinnitus sufferers"
Jan 2Jan 2 Time Out Chicago, 2010 Classical year in review: "A Classic Year"
2010
Dec 9National Music Examiner: "Relax Your Ears for Christmas"
Dec 5Receive Free album download with 2010 Edition CD direct through Bandcamp
Dec 3WGN-TV Midday News: Live Music performance (Video)
Nov 30New 2010 Edition CD available. Featuring: 6-panel layout and high-fidelity sound
Oct 3"Relax Your Ears" CDs are almost Sold Out! Claim your copy
Sep 1Millikin University Alumni Profile - Fall 2010: "Change of Tune"
Aug 4CD Baby: "Relax Your Ears" named Best Classical Pick and Top Seller
Aug 1Public Radio Exchange (PRX): "Drumming on the Guitar"
Jun 30Last.fm: Add us to your playlist
Jun 30Pandora: Click and create Relax Your Ears radio
Jun 12Time Out Chicago Magazine: "Tinnitus soldier"
Jun 11Chicago Public Radio: "Musician Overcomes Hearing Problems to Find His Sound"
May 29ATA's Fundraiser to Silence Tinnitus: Support my team and donate (virtual walk)
Apr 18ATA Journal: "A Music Teacher's Battle with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis" (pdf)
Apr 2National Music Examiner: "Joel Styzens turns painful noise into music" (part 2)
Apr 2National Music Examiner: "The Avatar: Joel Styzens turns painful noise into music"
Mar 1"I am a Visitor in Your World" Documentary film trailer
Feb 20Jazz Music Examiner review: "Relax Your Ears" - 5/5 Stars
Feb 5UK Hearing Times: "Music to your Ears" (pdf)
Feb 1Feb 1 Talent Seekers: International Award Recipient
Jan 4Old Town Concert Hall, Chicago, IL: New Videos on the Media page
2009
Dec 20CD now available at the American Tinnitus Association
Dec 12"Relax Your Ears" now on Pandora
Nov 10New videos from CD release show now available on Media page
Oct 5Indie International Songwriters Contest: "A-Sharp" takes 2nd place worldwide
Sep 23"Relax Your Ears" has been accepted by the Pandora album review team
Aug 21WGN-TV Medical Watch: Tinnitus/Neuromonics interview