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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"Off" For A While - Difficulties... December 15, 2008
...with some people around me...
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I don't comment on Christmas Songs... December 4, 2008
Just in case those of you whose songs I usually comment on might wonder what's up...
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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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HUGE Industrial Music Session August 19, 2008
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Enceladus Encounter Other Oct 3, 2008 5944
Dream Cymbalism Collab Other Jun 29, 2008 2866
The Track Of Time (with new 1st movement) Other Jun 27, 2008 2187
Brixton Ceilidh Other Jun 13, 2008 2583
The Heartbeat Of The Ancient Forest Other Jun 1, 2008 2173
Cymbalism (posted for collaborations) Other May 26, 2008 1990
The Witch, The Cardinal, And The Demons Other May 22, 2008 1774
Mayo Revisited Collab Inspirational May 10, 2008 1438
The Siren Of The Rhine Other May 9, 2008 3612
Obscure Variations On An Obvious Theme Collab Other May 3, 2008 2047
The King Of The Faeries (instrument audition) Inspirational Apr 16, 2008 1810
It Is Made Of Music Inspirational Apr 8, 2008 1617
Don't Break The Silence Other Apr 4, 2008 4391
The Dancefloor Comet Dance Apr 3, 2008 1627
Midnight Commuter Train Other Mar 26, 2008 2236
Strange Attractions Other Mar 19, 2008 2352
The Comet Inspirational Mar 13, 2008 2352
All Your Dub Are Belong To Us Dance Mar 8, 2008 4081
1956 Thunderbird (with drums and bass) Collab Jazz Feb 4, 2008 2124
Critical Mass: Shepard's Nocturne Other Jan 25, 2008 2049
4 To The Floor 4 Frankie Dance Jan 20, 2008 1309
Critical Mass (WIP) Other Jan 15, 2008 1417
The World's Best Known Song Alternative Jan 9, 2008 8056
The Track Of Time (finished) Other Jan 5, 2008 2030
Joseph And The Devils Inspirational Dec 31, 2007 1534
Tsunami Other Dec 27, 2007 1522
Solstice (Seasonal Greetings to All) Inspirational Dec 21, 2007 1359
Second Helping (With Fruit And Nuts) Jazz Dec 19, 2007 1433
Serial Bowl (for RAMZAR and Jasali) Jazz Dec 9, 2007 1672
Gnossienne No. 1 Inspirational Dec 8, 2007 1531
Gnossienne No. 3 Classical Dec 7, 2007 2668
Pictures At A Bonestell Exhibition - complete Inspirational Dec 4, 2007 1942
Carolan's Receipt For Drinking Dance Dec 1, 2007 1352
Pacific Awakening Classical Nov 27, 2007 1271
The King of The Faeries Inspirational Nov 25, 2007 1699
The Pictures... Setups Nov 21, 2007 1082
Lady Rose Dillon (by Carolan) Dance Nov 18, 2007 1261
Air On A G-String Classical Nov 16, 2007 2812
Radio Goa Dance Nov 5, 2007 1309
Blue Paint On Board, Framed Jazz Nov 3, 2007 1299
Transmission Ska/Reggae/Dub Nov 2, 2007 1667
1ere Gymnopedie Classical Oct 31, 2007 1413
The Track Of Time Classical Oct 30, 2007 1209
Blue Paint On A Freeform Canvas Jazz Oct 30, 2007 1647
Dreamdance Alternative Oct 29, 2007 1287
It's Just Around The Corner Other Oct 28, 2007 1331
Hewlett Dance Oct 26, 2007 1036
Carolan's Farewell New Age Oct 25, 2007 1833



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The First Sunday In July AaronTodd [+1] Jazz 1630
One day Narananda Classical 1098
Muddy Water - first trial mix for CD, still needs Davids vocals BridgeCreek [+1] Blues 1654
It's All Relative DanielLambert Electronica 1001
There I Am (part one) RichardRinger Other 1119
Here's Your War Naaji [+1] World 1051
RnB Instrumental New Peroxide R&B 1571
Jai Shri Ganesh (feat Ramonaji) imadesentana [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 12259
They're Out There deputydoofy Electronica 976
giddy beat feel Lapskin Electronica 768
Dynamo Narananda Ambient 1057
Mare Serenitatis cammiloo Ambient 1086
Here For A While DanielLambert Electronica 1018
Rain Dance Filmscorz Jazz 1940
Cast Away Keith_Medlin Alternative 1042
Dark Death Lapskin Blues 833
A hard to die tear.... telo12 Inspirational 1155
Interval Narananda Classical 1023
Cool 2 icanzilb Electronica 946
The Magic Circle AMBRADUNA Inspirational 1539
Epic Marta Manuconde Classical 1071
Earth Can Take It DanielLambert Electronica 978
King & Queen (w/ Lunatrick) MickD [+1] Rock 1382
Waltz for the Orleans Ballroom v.II MidiOrleans Classical 1755
Awkward Love Naaji Funk 2223
Asian time Narananda World 1177
Pigeon Ping Pong MichaelDaykin Dance 4994
Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra 1 - Andante Con Tenerezza soulima Classical 1586
Go-Faster Stripes Homebrand Dance 891
When the Jazz goes Funky AMBRADUNA Funk 901
THE RAINMAN dr_elvis01 Other 1121
Darth Vader Meditates Too MMI Ambient 1353
Symphony No.1, "Dawn", First Movement, Allegretto WilliamMartin Classical 754
Serenade III Narananda Classical 1090
Acid Drops Diviner House 1131
Ballad of a Hard Man pharmakeus [+1] Rock 1806
iComp Wide fatchance [+2] Rock 2640
Take 2 tobubuta [+1] Ambient 1148
Cavern Lapskin Ambient 927
pretending pepper [+1] House 2222
Amidst the night Narananda Classical 1101
simple v.01 adamcote Electronica 952
Paranoia!!! DanielLambert Electronica 1287
Pour Fran├žoise Narananda Classical 1124
My First Thinger! chrstphre Electronica 845
Smooth Jazz LaFayette [+1] Jazz 1701
Ghost in the Shell The Girl Mix Lapskin Electronica 1284
A Place Called Earth MiddleAgedWhiteGuy Ambient 1427
I Know They're Here... grathy Other 929
12+6 guitar55 Other 1226
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