I created an interactive geophonic music installation called Climate Controlled
Toads - Sampler rendering of a playful brass quintet.
Eggplant - A frantic piano piece.
Music in Dishonor of Donald Rumsfeld - A manifestation of some of my anger at Donald Rumsfeld and my happiness at having him gone.
Inevitably, Another Plastic Hotdog (4:25) - An epic horn and guitar disaster in two movements. It feels just like spending an afternoon in a playpen filled with cheap plastic toys in the shape of common foodstuffs - such as plastic hard-boiled eggs, plastic puddles corn-off-the-cob or green peas and of course plastic hot dogs. It may look like music, but it tastes like Tupperware. With guitar played by Noah Chevalier. Played at Pixilerations [v.3].
Rubbery (3:11) - a messed up tune with reverse reverb! wheee! Special thanks to Stefan Gislason for playing some bass tracks and for impeccable falsetto singing of one of my geology papers.
How Much I Loved the Wind (3:07) - A noise piece using sounds mostly from plumbing.
Guns! (1:00) - 940k, Punky piece about the current state of affairs in our government and Iraq and the like.
And the Rubber Tubing - Short, silly speech piece using samples from old Archive.org videos.
Laurentia - a jazz composition of mine performed by me and the Crossroads Ensemble. Charts also present.
Two Ways to Love (5:19) - 4.8 MB, A work In progress. Its a wonder tall trees don't come crashing down - there comes a time.
Chemical Weathering (3:23) - The soundtrack to my Chemical Weathering animation which can be watched at the Brown MML Online Gallery (if you have a broadband connection)
Conglomo - Conglomo, we own you, its one elaborate plot - their money makes the world go round, extremists make it stop! Arvid and Harry Skoyles, words by sombody whom I don't remember…
AH 2 (0:54) - 861k, A short part of a 12:30 guitar and electronically-augmented-trumpet jam with Harry Skoyles.
Die Khristmas Electroniche - For a faux-German electroniche musik christmas!
Live digital improvisations:
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Facination - A little fun etude that became a soundtrack to a Vicky Tomayko animation.
WORD! 1:45 2003
su=ik [or The Atrocious Typing Error] 1:44 2004
Etude aux Trompette et Bassoon - Arvid and Keri Backus - winner of a 2006 Rhodes Scholarship, by the way :)
Here's a little jazz tune I wrote a while ago - its in 5/4 and a sorta fake 3 then 5 - called Laurentia. Think "Take Five" and almost "Blue Rondo a la Turk" I performed it in Spring of 05 with the Brown Crossroads Ensemble. Want to know what is (or rather was) Laurentia?
Here's a leadsheet for Laurentia in PDF in 3 keys:
See some REALLY old musical projects of mine
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