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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

I like the folks at Classwar Karaoke, who release an interesting compilation album every quarter or so.
For the 22nd release, I am pleased that my song "Quietly" is included:

"Quietly" comes from the part of me that is never noisy. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The American Museum of Natural History created a short film called
"Remote Reconaissance of Another Solar System".  I am pleased
the film uses my song "Exurb"as its soundtrack.