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 4567
I Need Your Love Rock Feb 15, 2011 776
Meanwhile... Alternative Feb 9, 2011 765
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Alternate Version Pop Feb 7, 2011 1088
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) Don McLean cover Pop Feb 3, 2011 1699
Adrift At Play Ambient Jan 27, 2011 660
Blake's Moto Electronica Jan 5, 2011 540
California Christmas Holiday Dec 18, 2010 2399
Bad Machine Electronica Nov 18, 2010 872
I Am Home Folk May 28, 2010 677
When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around. (The Police, cover) Pop May 26, 2010 526
Electric Avenue (Eddie Grant cover) Dance May 21, 2010 2859
Love With You R&B May 18, 2010 565
Save It For Later (cover) by The [English] Beat Pop Jan 14, 2010 3414
"Heroes" (cover) by David Bowie & Brian Eno Electronica Jan 7, 2010 1710
New Year's Fairy Tale Explicit Punk Dec 17, 2009 1823
Zombie Reprise Ambient Dec 11, 2009 705
A Better Tamara Jazz Dec 7, 2009 610
Thanks Giving Christmas Holiday Nov 20, 2009 1047
Out On The Wing Electronica Nov 3, 2009 613
Puppetocracy Electronica Jul 16, 2009 715
Is Christmas Here? Holiday Dec 24, 2008 934
Astronaut of Love Pop Oct 11, 2008 803
Writer's Block Other Oct 9, 2008 929
Le Tour de France Electronica Jul 13, 2008 845
Brick Town Alternative Apr 22, 2007 1203
Blind Sky Electronica Apr 2, 2007 1341
Once Again (We Shine) Pop Mar 11, 2007 1027
Respice Finem (Look to the end, consider the outcome) Electronica Jan 28, 2007 2598
Maybe Baby Pop Jan 11, 2007 1150
Intergalactic Soul Pig Electronica Jan 7, 2007 1294
Airship Pop Jan 1, 2007 1085
Listen And Be Heard Electronica Dec 28, 2006 1222
Let It Go Alternative Oct 5, 2006 1388
Climb Into Your Wire Rock Jun 10, 2006 1263
Heroine Alternative May 13, 2006 2734
Rain Electronica Mar 28, 2006 1168
The Light Exchanged Electronica Mar 6, 2006 1235
Purple Porche (remixed) Electronica Mar 5, 2006 1259
String Cantata Electronica Feb 23, 2006 1099

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Twilight LaFayette Jazz 1245
My good ol'France didierlozano Pop 2610
middle age of pop didierlozano Pop 1793
Riverboat ScottHorwath Classical 943
Lady In The Midnight Show tricky Pop 458
i don't care that80sboy Rock 1079
reefer (narcotics mix) Lapskin Electronica 476
Seven down (Overcast) theseedsofautumn Electronica 595
Waiting for the sunrise (Overcast) theseedsofautumn Ambient 586
Time Glitch (Timeless Mix) JanaSaisQuoi [+1] Electronica 2099
Wet Matches 4: The Umbrella Corporation randolf [+2] Spoken Word 3383
Wet Matches 4: The Umbrella Corporation randolf [+2] Spoken Word 3383
I know you hate me but can you at least be nice about it ? ScottHorwath Classical 1483
All the Young Dooods (David Bowie Cover) Baboon [+2] Rock 2324
When I Come Around (Green Day cover) SteveScott Rock 4861
Devouring Dogs FourOFour Electronica 935
Soldier Why Tailisman Rock 977
Nag Champra Absynth World 1134
YOUR PLANE IS GONE (an angry song) Barretok Rock 2070
The Golden Child ChemicalDistance [+1] Hip Hop/Rap 628
Acceptance Engine Electronica 762
Chasm eurostrike Alternative 1303
I Wrote This Song In Pencil thenownows Alternative 2008
Astronomy Domine (bluegrass version) robby_reverb Folk 1119
Everybodys Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (Beatles Cover) Tony2008 Rock 1643
Kooks (David Bowie cover) robby_reverb Pop 915
Tea In The Sahara etgilles Rock 1272
MASKED PUPPETEERS Barretok Rock 2353
The Long Way Home (cover) Keith_Medlin Folk 790
I Don't Want To Grow Up (Tom Waits) Keith_Medlin Folk 821
Amnesia Make It Mix jankorteweg [+1] Alternative 944
Wood and Cancer... No.3... Chaos Mix woodguy32 Other 2610
If I am a bug you are a bird moljen [+1] Electronica 990
Shuffle G Take 3 Baboon [+1] Blues 2220
Always ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Pop 2333
ORANGE TECHNO LOUNGE 3 - Tattoo remix tomtomR Electronica 8210
ORANGE (in)balance tomtomR Electronica 2205
Crimson Sunset [band] Bob6stringer [+1] Rock 3236
Epitaph of the Unseen Man (Jayman Mix) rEach [+1] Classical 2209
A Single Stone ChamberlainKillpage [+1] Electronica 3056
Moonshine Fiasco tomtomR Electronica 2624
Piranha Lake PiranhaLake Surf 2931
Prelude/Little Sass JD Pop 1989
Duke's Return JD Rock 2552
D A R K D A Z E ghost Electronica 1890
A Friend's Lament ChristopherAllen Other 1551
-1990-When is the Rain Gonna Fall Wallace_Landreth Alternative 2016
let me feel (Orangepeel mix) tomtomR Electronica 3444
Why You... [post-band psycho-swing mix] Bob6stringer [+1] Rock 4170
To the Sea Mystified [+1] Other 2858
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