Sunday, November 30, 2014

Snorkel

The latest release from the Classwar Karaoke netaudio project, issue 28,
includes my new track "Snorkel".

Thursday, October 09, 2014


I love to see my music travel. From Japan, video-maker Minamiguchi Yuichi used my song "Homework" to accompany images of a solo art exhibition by artist Yukawa Masaki in Gallery Kobayashi in Tokyo:
YUKAWA Masaki solo exhibition 2014 from storm petrel on Vimeo.

This video from ABC Open SW WA on Vimeo uses my songs "Little Penguin" and "Faith without Creed" to accompany an interesting set of images by photographer Sam Harris:

Sam Harris - Moments and Light from ABC Open South West WA on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 09, 2014


"Flyway" is a song I created 8 years ago. Flyway incorporates a sample by xTheOutsiderx, from this track: Sleep Alone Film-maker Hagen Betzwieser just used "Flyway" in a film called "Dynamic,Affordable,Apollo-Free", which I find quite entertaining:

Dynamic, Affordable, Apollo-Free from Hagen Betzwieser on Vimeo.

Monday, March 03, 2014


One of my favorite music-makers is Dave Keifer, who records as Cagey House. He makes fun, experimental music that goes all sorts of interesting places. I was delighted to find that his latest song on Classwar Karaoke gave me a bit of a shout-out. Here is "Hey for Gurdonark". Thanks, Cagey House!

Friday, February 28, 2014


The Classwar Karaoke Project just released its 25th compilation. I enjoy contributing to this project, as well as listening to the contributions of others. For the 25th edition, I contributed the piece "Ten Kisses Goodbye". It's a gentle, melodic instrumental that seek to impart an idea or two about partings, and adolescence, and the youthful in us all. Here is the track:

Sunday, September 01, 2013

I usually try to edit out the glitch, clipping, artifacts and oddity that creep into my creative recording process. But years ago, I used to use those elements as devices to add an edge  and a rawness to the sound.

When I set out to create my piece for the latest ClassWar Karaoke compilation, I decided to revert back to that rawer way of making music,
to leave in the glitch and static and audio breaks and artifacts and even a bit of EQ hassle.

My topic is war, and war does not lend itself to gentle melody.

"The War is Over":

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Video-maker Julianna Thomas used my song "Remote" in this video about the St. Agnes Hospital building in Raleigh, N.C. I have a weakness for older southern architecture, and found interesting the backstory to St. Agnes, which trained African-American nurses during the days of shameful segregation.

I'm delighted to see my song used in films like this.

Saint Agnes from Julianna Thomas on Vimeo.