Biography

I started with electronic composition in 1981 when I attended the Crane School of Music. I was a performance major on trombone, and took an elective called, "Electronic Music Lab." Back then, New England Digital had just introduced the Synclavier II. It was hooked to an Apple II computer that could print notation on a staff, but couldn't do much else. We laid tracks on reel to reel using this instrument and a few plug and patch analog synthesizers. Let me tell you, it was a lot of work! There were very few examples back then that are anything like what can be created today on software such as Garage Band. Electronic music, as it was known then, consisted primarily of beeps, blips, and static, and it wasn't very inspiring to me. I always wanted to reproduce the kinds of tunes I heard on the radio. Unfortunately, I was very short sighted with regard to where the technology would go, and so I sort of moved on to other pursuits. I left music (and music school) altogether and became an actor where I achieved modest success for a time. My Artist Icon is actually a photo of me off a poster from a sci-fi interactive (Virtual Cinema) movie on CD-ROM called Quantum Gate, from Hyperole Studios. The movie is the legitimate forerunner for all first person adventure games using live action - I believe it's a collectors item now.

Thanks to the evolution of personal home computing and the development of accompanying software such as Garageband, Reason, and so forth, composing studio quality works has now become a reality. The democratization of music composition has finally made what I longed to acheive so many years ago a possibility, and I am eternally grateful to the engineers and web developers whose efforts have brought so much joy back into my life. Thank you icomp, and thank you to all those members whose comments help me to continually improve!

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover) Rock Feb 18, 2011 4601
I Need Your Love Rock Feb 15, 2011 790
Meanwhile... Alternative Feb 9, 2011 771
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Alternate Version Pop Feb 7, 2011 1096
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Don McLean cover Pop Feb 3, 2011 1719
Adrift At Play Ambient Jan 27, 2011 664
Blake's Moto Electronica Jan 5, 2011 548
California Christmas Holiday Dec 18, 2010 2425
Bad Machine Electronica Nov 18, 2010 883
I Am Home Folk May 28, 2010 684
When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around. (The Police, cover) Pop May 26, 2010 531
Electric Avenue (Eddie Grant cover) Dance May 21, 2010 2880
Love With You R&B May 18, 2010 572
Save It For Later (cover) by The [English] Beat Pop Jan 14, 2010 3454
"Heroes" (cover) by David Bowie & Brian Eno Electronica Jan 7, 2010 1731
New Year's Fairy Tale Explicit Punk Dec 17, 2009 1844
Zombie Reprise Ambient Dec 11, 2009 711
A Better Tamara Jazz Dec 7, 2009 620
Thanks Giving Christmas Holiday Nov 20, 2009 1053
Out On The Wing Electronica Nov 3, 2009 619
Puppetocracy Electronica Jul 16, 2009 718
Is Christmas Here? Holiday Dec 24, 2008 947
Astronaut of Love Pop Oct 11, 2008 814
Writer's Block Other Oct 9, 2008 935
Le Tour de France Electronica Jul 13, 2008 861
Brick Town Alternative Apr 22, 2007 1216
Blind Sky Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1356
Once Again (We Shine) Pop Mar 11, 2007 1034
Respice Finem (Look to the end, consider the outcome) Electronica Jan 28, 2007 2603
Maybe Baby Pop Jan 11, 2007 1156
Intergalactic Soul Pig Electronica Jan 7, 2007 1301
Airship Pop Jan 1, 2007 1088
Listen And Be Heard Electronica Dec 28, 2006 1233
Let It Go Alternative Oct 5, 2006 1393
Climb Into Your Wire Rock Jun 10, 2006 1268
Heroine Alternative May 13, 2006 2748
Rain Electronica Mar 28, 2006 1176
The Light Exchanged Electronica Mar 6, 2006 1245
Purple Porche (remixed) Electronica Mar 5, 2006 1266
String Cantata Electronica Feb 23, 2006 1106

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Twilight LaFayette Jazz 1275
My good ol'France didierlozano Pop 2622
middle age of pop didierlozano Pop 1802
Riverboat ScottHorwath Classical 953
Lady In The Midnight Show tricky Pop 461
i don't care that80sboy Rock 1101
reefer (narcotics mix) Lapskin Electronica 489
Seven down (Overcast) theseedsofautumn Electronica 602
Waiting for the sunrise (Overcast) theseedsofautumn Ambient 592
Time Glitch (Timeless Mix) JanaSaisQuoi [+1] Electronica 2130
Wet Matches 4: The Umbrella Corporation randolf [+2] Spoken Word 3422
Wet Matches 4: The Umbrella Corporation randolf [+2] Spoken Word 3422
I know you hate me but can you at least be nice about it ? ScottHorwath Classical 1499
All the Young Dooods (David Bowie Cover) Baboon [+2] Rock 2359
When I Come Around (Green Day cover) SteveScott Rock 4885
Devouring Dogs FourOFour Electronica 950
Soldier Why Tailisman Rock 983
Nag Champra Absynth World 1160
YOUR PLANE IS GONE (an angry song) Barretok Rock 2081
The Golden Child ChemicalDistance [+1] Hip Hop/Rap 640
Acceptance Engine Electronica 767
Chasm eurostrike Alternative 1317
I Wrote This Song In Pencil thenownows Alternative 2040
Astronomy Domine (bluegrass version) robby_reverb Folk 1129
Everybodys Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (Beatles Cover) Tony2008 Rock 1652
Kooks (David Bowie cover) robby_reverb Pop 924
Tea In The Sahara etgilles Rock 1291
MASKED PUPPETEERS Barretok Rock 2385
The Long Way Home (cover) Keith_Medlin Folk 797
I Don't Want To Grow Up (Tom Waits) Keith_Medlin Folk 823
Amnesia Make It Mix jankorteweg [+1] Alternative 955
Wood and Cancer... No.3... Chaos Mix woodguy32 Other 2648
If I am a bug you are a bird moljen [+1] Electronica 1002
Shuffle G Take 3 Baboon [+1] Blues 2237
Always ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Pop 2356
ORANGE TECHNO LOUNGE 3 - Tattoo remix tomtomR Electronica 8274
ORANGE (in)balance tomtomR Electronica 2220
Crimson Sunset [band] Bob6stringer [+1] Rock 3264
Epitaph of the Unseen Man (Jayman Mix) rEach [+1] Classical 2236
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3083
Moonshine Fiasco tomtomR Electronica 2637
Piranha Lake PiranhaLake Surf 2950
Prelude/Little Sass JD Pop 2006
Duke's Return JD Rock 2589
D A R K D A Z E ghost Electronica 1898
A Friend's Lament ChristopherAllen Other 1561
-1990-When is the Rain Gonna Fall Wallace_Landreth Alternative 2024
let me feel (Orangepeel mix) tomtomR Electronica 3455
Why You... [post-band psycho-swing mix] Bob6stringer [+1] Rock 4220
To the Sea Mystified [+1] Other 2885
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