Biography

My name is Jeannette Roth, and I live in West Des Moines, IA, USA. Although I had 20+ years of formal musical schooling, including university training (my instruments are keyboard and clarinet), I ended up after college pursuing a career in computers. My time for music became less and less, until it got to a point (after I had kids... those of you with kids know how it goes) where I didn't have any time at all to write or play.

My kids are older now, however, and of course computers have opened up whole new avenues for independent musicians. I started working with Harmony Assistant on the Macintosh at my husband's suggestion. He is the director of an (ultra) amateur science fiction comedy theater troupe called the Trans-Iowa Canal Co.™. His goal was to start using original (read: copyright issue-avoiding) music in the group's productions, so we could film the shows and possibly even sell copies to raise some funds (hey... sound and lighting equipment cost money!). So, now I'm happily back enjoying time with my music, although after so many years, I'm like a babe in the woods again. The digital revolution is so empowering, but a bit overwhelming as I spend time relearning in a new medium.

I don't fancy myself an artist by any means... more of a hack who's having a lot of fun. Nonetheless, I want to produce the best work I possibly can, so I really appreciate honest and constructive feedback on anything I post here on iComp. Really. Honest and constructive. My ego actually isn't all that frail. smiley

It's nice to be here with all of you!

ADDENDUM, 5 April 2013: It's now been nearly six years since my first post here on this marvelous site -- and I do appear to have picked up a few things over that time. There's so much more yet to be learned, however; my journey continues...

... But I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has stopped by to take a listen to my humble offerings, and especially those who have taken the time to comment on, "Favorite", and/or download some of my work.

While I am thrilled and flattered by the downloads in particular, I would beg a small favor from those who would honor me by adopting copies of my work: if you could either leave a comment, or send me a message here on iComp, to let me know if you use my work in any way outside of your personal listening pleasure, I would be truly excited to know for what purpose(s) it was applied. I do not mind -- in fact, as a member of an amateur theater troupe, I am both empathetic and enthusiastic -- if my music has been put to work in anyone else's non-commercial projects.

Of course, I would love to have my music adopted for commercial purposes as well, although I don't hold any illusions that my work is of high enough quality for that. Still, recent observation of some other folks' experiences has put me into a position where I figure it's prudent to make it clear that I do obviously hold the copyright to my own work, and if you have a commercial application for anything I've created, you really do need to contact me for permission before utilizing it in a public medium.

Thanks again, fellow iCompers. Your encouragement and support have meant more to me than you may ever know.

Blog rss

The Production That Stole My Brain September 4, 2008
Summary: An overview of the October '08 TICC show that's kept me away from iComp for the better part of two months, and the music that resulted from the sabbatical.
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Flood Report: We're OK, Thanks June 14, 2008
Summary: To all my iComp friends -- thanks for your concern. Fortunately, we're high and dry here.
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Help a Poor iComp Junkie Hear Your Music! May 10, 2008
Summary: Time is short -- here's my plea to organize your iComp catalog to help listeners listen efficiently.
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Thanks SO Much to a Great Group of Crazy People! February 4, 2008
Summary: info on some folks that I admire and love, and really need to thank (as opposed to inadvertently insulting, as I may have done -- tho' it's not that anyone has scolded me or anything...)
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You Think YOUR Guitar is Old? November 30, 2007
Summary: Just a fun bit of ephemera from the attic...
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Buffy's First Day (Video) Collab Music Videos Jun 17, 2013 752
The Electric General Electronica Jun 6, 2013 1757
IT Man (Les' Theme) Comedy May 29, 2013 1034
"One Minute Minis" Potpourri Other May 21, 2013 1131
Fairy Tale Free-For-All Electronica May 13, 2013 712
Mary Rose Comedy Apr 6, 2013 784
Redhead's World (Dani's Theme) Pop Mar 28, 2013 1180
Forget This! Electronica Mar 20, 2013 1224
Buffy's First Day (from the TICC Production, "Flee") Comedy Mar 12, 2013 1029
The 48 Hour Rag Classical Mar 4, 2013 888
24 Forever More Electronica Feb 24, 2013 897
Anthem of the BrassGears Adventurers' Society Classical Feb 16, 2013 1417
You Can Quote Me On That (S*** My Son Says) Comedy Feb 8, 2013 1173
Run Like the Wolves Inspirational Jan 31, 2013 920
Soul War Explicit Comedy Jan 23, 2013 774
The Scrapbook Jig (Mavis' Theme) World Jan 15, 2013 865
Reborn Today Pop Jan 5, 2013 889
The Tarot Reader's Lament Explicit Comedy May 21, 2012 1209
A Touch of Steam Classical May 12, 2012 1681
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over House Nov 6, 2008 3470
Demon on (Budget) Wheels Electronica Oct 28, 2008 1318
The No Joke(r) Flamenco Comedy Oct 18, 2008 1384
Like Music on the Waters... New Age Oct 6, 2008 3095
Indiana Jones and the Disco of Doom Comedy Sep 23, 2008 2056
Furry Fury World Sep 15, 2008 1641
The Secret Theme of Hugo Mitty Pop Sep 7, 2008 1958
Hallelujah, Cthulhu! (Video) Explicit Collab Music Videos Jun 19, 2008 2823
Naughty Tentacles Explicit Comedy Jun 10, 2008 7281
Baroquen Cymbalism Collab Electronica Jun 3, 2008 2043
Fascinatin' Rhythm 2008 Electronica May 26, 2008 2011
Miskatonic U Quartet A Cappella May 15, 2008 1877
The Bronze Age Rat World May 8, 2008 2178
Funny Honey Bunny (Jessica's Lament) Explicit Comedy Apr 27, 2008 5220
Fhananova's Theme (Orchestral & Techno Versions) Other Apr 19, 2008 1903
Theme for a Poor Man's Wizard Classical Apr 11, 2008 2203
Geeko Insurance (Comedy Video) Collab Music Videos Feb 4, 2008 2328
Tho' the Wine be Bitter, I Shall Yet Dance Electronica Feb 3, 2008 2546
I Had a Dream (Video) Collab Music Videos Jan 23, 2008 2419
The Thirteenth Trump Classical Dec 12, 2007 1386
Metal Undershorts Metal Nov 28, 2007 1380
Every Cliché in the Book Comedy Nov 20, 2007 1794
Chumba Rhumba Latin Nov 18, 2007 1210
One Night in Mordor Explicit Comedy Nov 16, 2007 1672
Heroines, Villianesses, and Chairs Jazz Oct 31, 2007 1593
Zombies Ate My Mother's Brain Comedy Oct 25, 2007 2546
March of the Zombie Penguins Comedy Oct 19, 2007 2361
Moonlight Lullaby Ambient Oct 13, 2007 2620
Sunrise (Dani's Theme and Variations) Collab Classical Oct 11, 2007 1120
Entreacte (The Warrior) Classical Oct 10, 2007 1228
Butt Whuppin TBA Metal Oct 8, 2007 1177
I Had a Dream (DC18 Finale) World Oct 7, 2007 1269
The Fool Childrens Oct 6, 2007 1092
Fhan [sic] Dance World Oct 6, 2007 1176
Parade of the Signs Comedy Oct 5, 2007 901
Can U Catch Me? Electronica Oct 5, 2007 1217
Smackin' Da Drooges Classical Oct 5, 2007 1264
Smackin' Da Martians Classical Oct 5, 2007 961
Gollywog Pops! Electronica Oct 5, 2007 1128
Gollywog's Cake Walk Classical Oct 5, 2007 1908

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Dream Cymbalism The Video Music Videos Jul 1, 2008 2292
Dream Cymbalism Other Jun 29, 2008 2818
lullaby symphony Other May 31, 2008 1241
the fool [zero remix] Other May 31, 2008 1128
cliche [wiki remix] Other May 30, 2008 1955
Theme for a Poor Man's Wizard (Jampack Drak) Classical May 29, 2008 1282
walrus, carpenter, padowan Other May 10, 2008 2159
Metal Underhorts Metal Dec 14, 2007 1185
Roamin' Vultures #3 (Jealous Guy-Lennon Cover) Electronica Oct 31, 2007 2317

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Something This Way Comes alanatomic Ambient 751
'Suite for Children - Hide n' Seek' soulima Classical 813
Ignorance Is Bliss ZipZipper Other 865
Danza Macabre georgeptingley Classical 500
Immortality Indefinite olympus [+1] Electronica 597
In All 7 GaryLester Other 465
Get it back MIR Electronica 472
Serpents and Scorpions olympus Classical 636
Backyard Manticore Salad Surgery revoltington Rock 612
Happy Faces mbehar Funk 1530
Tadpole to Bad Mojo dalerandle Rock 448
A Forgotten Prophecy thsantac Classical 983
'Suite for Children - Summer Vacation' soulima Classical 1068
The Ghost of Wolfgang 051313 georgeptingley Classical 651
Honey Badger tgallivan803 Dance 880
MOVE alanatomic Alternative 613
space tribal zarizarikun Electronica 947
Max reading 'Whiffy Wilson' thenownows Spoken Word 1410
Odyssey (Radio Edit) Axelbreeze [+1] Dance 869
Totally Edith (Wretched And Wrong) Beatle128 [+2] Rock 832
Make Believe ShadowofNine Pop 628
Once In A While RichardJohn Latin 744
Quick Playtime ZipZipper Other 716
Sugar Rush ffej55 Spiritual/Gospel 1344
Mountain Nights dirigent A Cappella 1601
Circus To My Vanity ZipZipper Other 946
Chemin des Ajoncs LaFayette Other 1158
Tintinnabulation (House 111) randolf Industrial 700
Dust thsantac Inspirational 537
SALSA SANTA NANA ClaudeAlain Latin 768
In Lou of Flowers ClayPotts Folk 1118
Scherzo for piano Gsus4 Classical 686
A Simple Lack of Love Bachthoven Other 577
Variations on a Theme from Arise JonCSebastian Ambient 642
Alive without a pluse Astram Industrial 433
Don't You See Me (Acoustic Version) MikeHuntingford Other 598
Robin's Song JonCSebastian Ambient 743
Try Not To Die Today ZipZipper Other 1281
Just To Stay Around (Radio Edit) Axelbreeze [+1] Pop 704
Particules of Love thsantac Ambient 998
Fendle Tupa Mungo Other 483
Killing Puppies ZipZipper Classical 730
The Planet Of Gods thsantac Electronica 942
Good The Bad And The Ugly/Hang Em High mikebms Rock 832
A New Dawn Mungo World 402
Tomorrow When the War Began ihussain Classical 1404
Dark Corner (ElectroPopMix) C_Man Electronica 506
"Your Eyes" ffej55 Latin 1034
Two Roads Mike_Lynn Folk 629
Sadness Scherzo Moog georgeptingley Classical 562
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