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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Title Genre Released Plays
Enceladus Encounter Other Oct 3, 2008 6016
Dream Cymbalism Collab Other Jun 29, 2008 2908
The Track Of Time (with new 1st movement) Other Jun 27, 2008 2208
Brixton Ceilidh Other Jun 13, 2008 2595
The Heartbeat Of The Ancient Forest Other Jun 1, 2008 2199
Cymbalism (posted for collaborations) Other May 26, 2008 2004
The Witch, The Cardinal, And The Demons Other May 22, 2008 1787
Mayo Revisited Collab Inspirational May 10, 2008 1456
The Siren Of The Rhine Other May 9, 2008 3623
Obscure Variations On An Obvious Theme Collab Other May 3, 2008 2060
The King Of The Faeries (instrument audition) Inspirational Apr 16, 2008 1830
It Is Made Of Music Inspirational Apr 8, 2008 1646
Don't Break The Silence Other Apr 4, 2008 4419
The Dancefloor Comet Dance Apr 3, 2008 1644
Midnight Commuter Train Other Mar 26, 2008 2253
Strange Attractions Other Mar 19, 2008 2372
The Comet Inspirational Mar 13, 2008 2373
All Your Dub Are Belong To Us Dance Mar 8, 2008 4112
1956 Thunderbird (with drums and bass) Collab Jazz Feb 4, 2008 2146
Critical Mass: Shepard's Nocturne Other Jan 25, 2008 2067
4 To The Floor 4 Frankie Dance Jan 20, 2008 1329
Critical Mass (WIP) Other Jan 15, 2008 1429
The World's Best Known Song Alternative Jan 9, 2008 8080
The Track Of Time (finished) Other Jan 5, 2008 2055
Joseph And The Devils Inspirational Dec 31, 2007 1551
Tsunami Other Dec 27, 2007 1535
Solstice (Seasonal Greetings to All) Inspirational Dec 21, 2007 1375
Second Helping (With Fruit And Nuts) Jazz Dec 19, 2007 1443
Serial Bowl (for RAMZAR and Jasali) Jazz Dec 9, 2007 1689
Gnossienne No. 1 Inspirational Dec 8, 2007 1546
Gnossienne No. 3 Classical Dec 7, 2007 2698
Pictures At A Bonestell Exhibition - complete Inspirational Dec 4, 2007 1968
Carolan's Receipt For Drinking Dance Dec 1, 2007 1360
Pacific Awakening Classical Nov 27, 2007 1293
The King of The Faeries Inspirational Nov 25, 2007 1723
The Pictures... Setups Nov 21, 2007 1086
Lady Rose Dillon (by Carolan) Dance Nov 18, 2007 1265
Air On A G-String Classical Nov 16, 2007 2872
Radio Goa Dance Nov 5, 2007 1317
Blue Paint On Board, Framed Jazz Nov 3, 2007 1309
Transmission Ska/Reggae/Dub Nov 2, 2007 1676
1ere Gymnopedie Classical Oct 31, 2007 1422
The Track Of Time Classical Oct 30, 2007 1220
Blue Paint On A Freeform Canvas Jazz Oct 30, 2007 1667
Dreamdance Alternative Oct 29, 2007 1305
It's Just Around The Corner Other Oct 28, 2007 1350
Hewlett Dance Oct 26, 2007 1041
Carolan's Farewell New Age Oct 25, 2007 1846



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The First Sunday In July AaronTodd [+1] Jazz 1642
One day Narananda Classical 1144
Muddy Water - first trial mix for CD, still needs Davids vocals BridgeCreek [+1] Blues 1679
It's All Relative DanielLambert Electronica 1007
There I Am (part one) RichardRinger Other 1138
Here's Your War Naaji [+1] World 1059
RnB Instrumental New Peroxide R&B 1578
Jai Shri Ganesh (feat Ramonaji) imadesentana [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 12307
They're Out There deputydoofy Electronica 987
giddy beat feel Lapskin Electronica 772
Dynamo Narananda Ambient 1094
Mare Serenitatis cammiloo Ambient 1097
Here For A While DanielLambert Electronica 1026
Rain Dance Filmscorz Jazz 1980
Cast Away Keith_Medlin Alternative 1046
Dark Death Lapskin Blues 840
A hard to die tear.... telo12 Inspirational 1163
Interval Narananda Classical 1059
Cool 2 icanzilb Electronica 955
The Magic Circle AMBRADUNA Inspirational 1544
Epic Marta Manuconde Classical 1078
Earth Can Take It DanielLambert Electronica 990
King & Queen (w/ Lunatrick) MickD [+1] Rock 1413
Waltz for the Orleans Ballroom v.II MidiOrleans Classical 1774
Awkward Love Naaji Funk 2252
Asian time Narananda World 1215
Pigeon Ping Pong MichaelDaykin Dance 5025
Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra 1 - Andante Con Tenerezza soulima Classical 1606
Go-Faster Stripes Homebrand Dance 895
When the Jazz goes Funky AMBRADUNA Funk 909
THE RAINMAN dr_elvis01 Other 1130
Darth Vader Meditates Too MMI Ambient 1364
Symphony No.1, "Dawn", First Movement, Allegretto WilliamMartin Classical 758
Serenade III Narananda Classical 1122
Acid Drops Diviner House 1137
Ballad of a Hard Man pharmakeus [+1] Rock 1853
iComp Wide fatchance [+2] Rock 2684
Take 2 tobubuta [+1] Ambient 1162
Cavern Lapskin Ambient 933
pretending pepper [+1] House 2240
Amidst the night Narananda Classical 1136
simple v.01 adamcote Electronica 961
Paranoia!!! DanielLambert Electronica 1297
Pour Fran├žoise Narananda Classical 1160
My First Thinger! chrstphre Electronica 856
Smooth Jazz LaFayette [+1] Jazz 1745
Ghost in the Shell The Girl Mix Lapskin Electronica 1305
A Place Called Earth MiddleAgedWhiteGuy Ambient 1448
I Know They're Here... grathy Other 940
12+6 guitar55 Other 1242
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