I am an entirely fictitious person. I don't exist outside iCompositions.

My author is a Has Been, trying to re-invent himself.
He used to work as a Performance Artist and Musician, and he had his own 8-track tape recording studio. A disabling illness made live work difficult for him. He became involved in a Multimedia business... but eventually he had to give this up, as well.

But he "really is" an academic. He has degrees in Science and Computer Graphics. Semi-retired, he has become a Sponsored Artist. He is setting up and running a studio for a resource centre for start-up movie makers. His task is the production of tutorials and helping movie makers with all post production tasks including editing and music. Through this little job, we have access to a Mac and all the Software we need. He also works on the production of Art and Architecture books.

He wants to make free music in his spare time: free to listen, free from all restrictions imposed by commercial considerations, free from audience expectations brought on by past activities. He loves making music for the sake of his love for music: it's intricacy, beauty and elegance, without any other agenda: "No Guru, No Message, No Teacher".
So he invented me. He passed all his skills and knowledge on to me, and allowed me to do as I please, as long as I didn't compromise his desire for privacy.

I started uploading the kind of music he makes on the job, different tracks, but still the same kind of work - quite successfully, got good reviews... but he wasn't happy. The boundaries between work and leisure activities began to blur, and he felt he was not getting any time off, really.

So, I uploaded some music which is entirely my own, very different from what he does on the job. Very unconventional, often experimental, always my own, without compromise... and you people responded beyond my expectations - suddenly I was doing "Weekly Top Ten" tracks.... unbelievable!

He is happy now. As long as I can keep my icompositions clearly separate from his job, and my identity separate from his own, he'll let me work away.
Let us hope I'll be here for a while to come...


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...with some people around me...
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1 Year at iComp - Thank YOU! October 25, 2008
Yesterday, actually, was my first iCompositions anniversary.
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Settling back into iComp... September 18, 2008 second attempt!
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Enceladus Encounter Other Oct 3, 2008 6175
Dream Cymbalism Collab Other Jun 29, 2008 2974
The Track Of Time (with new 1st movement) Other Jun 27, 2008 2263
Brixton Ceilidh Other Jun 13, 2008 2627
The Heartbeat Of The Ancient Forest Other Jun 1, 2008 2251
Cymbalism (posted for collaborations) Other May 26, 2008 2052
The Witch, The Cardinal, And The Demons Other May 22, 2008 1831
Mayo Revisited Collab Inspirational May 10, 2008 1507
The Siren Of The Rhine Other May 9, 2008 3662
Obscure Variations On An Obvious Theme Collab Other May 3, 2008 2099
The King Of The Faeries (instrument audition) Inspirational Apr 16, 2008 1882
It Is Made Of Music Inspirational Apr 8, 2008 1708
Don't Break The Silence Other Apr 4, 2008 4487
The Dancefloor Comet Dance Apr 3, 2008 1696
Midnight Commuter Train Other Mar 26, 2008 2323
Strange Attractions Other Mar 19, 2008 2424
The Comet Inspirational Mar 13, 2008 2433
All Your Dub Are Belong To Us Dance Mar 8, 2008 4198
1956 Thunderbird (with drums and bass) Collab Jazz Feb 4, 2008 2205
Critical Mass: Shepard's Nocturne Other Jan 25, 2008 2128
4 To The Floor 4 Frankie Dance Jan 20, 2008 1379
Critical Mass (WIP) Other Jan 15, 2008 1466
The World's Best Known Song Alternative Jan 9, 2008 8169
The Track Of Time (finished) Other Jan 5, 2008 2110
Joseph And The Devils Inspirational Dec 31, 2007 1612
Tsunami Other Dec 27, 2007 1576
Solstice (Seasonal Greetings to All) Inspirational Dec 21, 2007 1420
Second Helping (With Fruit And Nuts) Jazz Dec 19, 2007 1483
Serial Bowl (for RAMZAR and Jasali) Jazz Dec 9, 2007 1750
Gnossienne No. 1 Inspirational Dec 8, 2007 1586
Gnossienne No. 3 Classical Dec 7, 2007 2769
Pictures At A Bonestell Exhibition - complete Inspirational Dec 4, 2007 2035
Carolan's Receipt For Drinking Dance Dec 1, 2007 1391
Pacific Awakening Classical Nov 27, 2007 1353
The King of The Faeries Inspirational Nov 25, 2007 1768
The Pictures... Setups Nov 21, 2007 1106
Lady Rose Dillon (by Carolan) Dance Nov 18, 2007 1297
Air On A G-String Classical Nov 16, 2007 3026
Radio Goa Dance Nov 5, 2007 1354
Blue Paint On Board, Framed Jazz Nov 3, 2007 1340
Transmission Ska/Reggae/Dub Nov 2, 2007 1724
1ere Gymnopedie Classical Oct 31, 2007 1456
The Track Of Time Classical Oct 30, 2007 1263
Blue Paint On A Freeform Canvas Jazz Oct 30, 2007 1711
Dreamdance Alternative Oct 29, 2007 1350
It's Just Around The Corner Other Oct 28, 2007 1389
Hewlett Dance Oct 26, 2007 1071
Carolan's Farewell New Age Oct 25, 2007 1890



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The First Sunday In July AaronTodd [+1] Jazz 1696
One day Narananda Classical 1185
Muddy Water - first trial mix for CD, still needs Davids vocals BridgeCreek [+1] Blues 1762
It's All Relative DanielLambert Electronica 1037
There I Am (part one) RichardRinger Other 1191
Here's Your War Naaji [+1] World 1086
RnB Instrumental New Peroxide R&B 1602
Jai Shri Ganesh (feat Ramonaji) imadesentana [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 12444
They're Out There deputydoofy Electronica 1020
giddy beat feel Lapskin Electronica 806
Dynamo Narananda Ambient 1134
Mare Serenitatis cammiloo Ambient 1139
Here For A While DanielLambert Electronica 1067
Rain Dance Filmscorz Jazz 2055
Cast Away Keith_Medlin Alternative 1073
Dark Death Lapskin Blues 870
A hard to die tear.... telo12 Inspirational 1188
Interval Narananda Classical 1090
Cool 2 icanzilb Electronica 986
The Magic Circle AMBRADUNA Inspirational 1591
Epic Marta Manuconde Classical 1094
Earth Can Take It DanielLambert Electronica 1017
King & Queen (w/ Lunatrick) MickD [+1] Rock 1497
Waltz for the Orleans Ballroom v.II MidiOrleans Classical 1822
Awkward Love Naaji Funk 2313
Asian time Narananda World 1256
Pigeon Ping Pong MichaelDaykin Dance 5099
Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra 1 - Andante Con Tenerezza soulima Classical 1650
Go-Faster Stripes Homebrand Dance 912
When the Jazz goes Funky AMBRADUNA Funk 942
THE RAINMAN dr_elvis01 Other 1151
Darth Vader Meditates Too MMI Ambient 1403
Symphony No.1, "Dawn", First Movement, Allegretto WilliamMartin Classical 777
Serenade III Narananda Classical 1161
Acid Drops Diviner House 1169
Ballad of a Hard Man pharmakeus [+1] Rock 1924
iComp Wide fatchance [+2] Rock 2781
Take 2 tobubuta [+1] Ambient 1183
Cavern Lapskin Ambient 961
pretending pepper [+1] House 2280
Amidst the night Narananda Classical 1167
simple v.01 adamcote Electronica 975
Paranoia!!! DanielLambert Electronica 1324
Pour Françoise Narananda Classical 1197
My First Thinger! chrstphre Electronica 875
Smooth Jazz LaFayette [+1] Jazz 1830
Ghost in the Shell The Girl Mix Lapskin Electronica 1346
A Place Called Earth MiddleAgedWhiteGuy Ambient 1510
I Know They're Here... grathy Other 956
12+6 guitar55 Other 1283
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