May 31, 2014 Uncategorized

Sophomores …is on Spotify, y’all.

March 17, 2014 Uncategorized

that guitar line over and over and over and over (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

April 18, 2013 Uncategorized

I should post more. So the marathon tragedy thing happened. I don’t usually get emotional about things like this but having it happen so close and with so much uncertainty was especially unsettling this time. (Relying on Twitter and local news for updates clearly didn’t help, either.) I can’t anything more emotionally valid or witty or powerful than what’s already been said, so I won’t bother. I spent Monday evening working on an arrangement of a song that a friendRead More

March 4, 2013 Uncategorized

0PfU6VaMqSzqiKAsr9KCW8 This song (and most of the album) are causing me to change the way I approach writing music. Fantastic use of rhythm, pedal tones, dance/drum+bass/world music, and just so so dense. Listen now.

variations on a lonely theme

May 18, 2011 Uncategorized

I like this piece a lot. So did the audience. Very few composers (and songwriters, for that matter) these days make full use of the bass guitar, and ones that do stand out to me. For this piece, I was focusing on complete destruction of the main theme I had written, both in the classical sense and in new ways. All the electronic sounds are sampled from the original recording I made of the theme – thus, I am makingRead More

sometimes, late at night, i loop recordings

May 18, 2011 Uncategorized

This is a recording I just finished that may very well be a track on a future taken by name record. I played two great piano chords, reversed them, and came up with two more for the second half. Then I got this sweet guitar fuzz tone that reminded me of Ratatat. Then I sang some pretty paranoid lyrics I had written into an SM58 while wrapped in a blanket. (It’s cold.) I like the sound of things when theyRead More