Category Archives: rant

Kill your DAW! MIDI sequencing and modular sound software.

Here’s a list I’ve compiled of useful software for making music in an unconventional fashion, and also a collection of useful MIDI applications and plugins.  I’ve left most of the normal stuff out–I am more excited about software that lets me play around with ideas and try new things. Using something different encourages exploration, and read more »

Goodbye Studio

I took a break from guitar practicing for a little while, and had fun just messing around with the studio for a week or two.  Anyway, I’m going to get back to practicing again.  So I thought i’d write one more track before I got back to business. More microtonal music made with my harmonic read more »

Thoughts… Quotes

In my readings of late I’ve come across many nice quotes.  Lots of inspiring stuff.  I think i’ll start posting some of them once in a while. A Merzbow (Masami Akita) interview in Audio Culture, Readings in Modern Music: Merzbow: “… If music was sex, Merzbow would be pornography.” In America, pornography is often viewed read more »

Where I’m at! Composition, and Guitar

This blog has gone from an active electronic music blog to pretty much total silence over the course of the past year or so.  Not to sound like i’m making excuses, but the past year or so has been a big upheaval for me.  My best friend and musical partner passed away, which changed everything. read more »

Inspiration

comes from many places.  Getting weird music on cassettes… now that’s inspiring.  I think I found my new favorite record shop in seattle.    

Sun Ra’s Ihnfinity, Inc. Charter

Sun Ra incorporated his organization into an entity called “Ihnfinity, Inc.”  He actually incorporated it twice, the second time after the expiration of the first corporation.  I read the Charter of this corporation in the book, “Space is the Place” by John F. Szwed and thought it was too good not to share. The first read more »

Waiting for the Rain

Something you wouldn’t expect someone from Seattle, Washington to have to spend much time doing, right?  Two days ago, I woke up to the sound of the rushing wind and the melodious percussion of the rain against my window.  I jumped out of bed so I could grab my recorder and get a contact microphone read more »