experiments

Moving to iOS: an experiment in creative restraint

April 10, 2016 Uncategorized

On Monday I’m receiving a company laptop. I have mixed feelings about this – it inevitably and subliminally will have me working more on trains and on weekends, but I’ll be able to do so much faster than I currently do via Microsoft Remote Desktop. Why do I bring this up? I bring this up because I have a beautiful, expensive Retina MacBook Pro that I’ve been using for the bulk of all my work for almost 3 years. It’sRead More

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