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 784
The Electric General Electronica Jun 6, 2013 1823
IT Man (Les' Theme) Comedy May 29, 2013 1067
"One Minute Minis" Potpourri Other May 21, 2013 1163
Fairy Tale Free-For-All Electronica May 13, 2013 722
Mary Rose Comedy Apr 6, 2013 804
Redhead's World (Dani's Theme) Pop Mar 28, 2013 1211
Forget This! Electronica Mar 20, 2013 1265
Buffy's First Day (from the TICC Production, "Flee") Comedy Mar 12, 2013 1057
The 48 Hour Rag Classical Mar 4, 2013 900
24 Forever More Electronica Feb 24, 2013 917
Anthem of the BrassGears Adventurers' Society Classical Feb 16, 2013 1464
You Can Quote Me On That (S*** My Son Says) Comedy Feb 8, 2013 1212
Run Like the Wolves Inspirational Jan 31, 2013 935
Soul War Explicit Comedy Jan 23, 2013 792
The Scrapbook Jig (Mavis' Theme) World Jan 15, 2013 880
Reborn Today Pop Jan 5, 2013 902
The Tarot Reader's Lament Explicit Comedy May 21, 2012 1248
A Touch of Steam Classical May 12, 2012 1713
It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over House Nov 6, 2008 3521
Demon on (Budget) Wheels Electronica Oct 28, 2008 1339
The No Joke(r) Flamenco Comedy Oct 18, 2008 1404
Like Music on the Waters... New Age Oct 6, 2008 3185
Indiana Jones and the Disco of Doom Comedy Sep 23, 2008 2086
Furry Fury World Sep 15, 2008 1659
The Secret Theme of Hugo Mitty Pop Sep 7, 2008 1993
Hallelujah, Cthulhu! (Video) Explicit Collab Music Videos Jun 19, 2008 3009
Naughty Tentacles Explicit Comedy Jun 10, 2008 7370
Baroquen Cymbalism Collab Electronica Jun 3, 2008 2070
Fascinatin' Rhythm 2008 Electronica May 26, 2008 2038
Miskatonic U Quartet A Cappella May 15, 2008 1897
The Bronze Age Rat World May 8, 2008 2201
Funny Honey Bunny (Jessica's Lament) Explicit Comedy Apr 27, 2008 5274
Fhananova's Theme (Orchestral & Techno Versions) Other Apr 19, 2008 1938
Theme for a Poor Man's Wizard Classical Apr 11, 2008 2232
Geeko Insurance (Comedy Video) Collab Music Videos Feb 4, 2008 2358
Tho' the Wine be Bitter, I Shall Yet Dance Electronica Feb 3, 2008 2571
I Had a Dream (Video) Collab Music Videos Jan 23, 2008 2456
The Thirteenth Trump Classical Dec 12, 2007 1407
Metal Undershorts Metal Nov 28, 2007 1393
Every Cliché in the Book Comedy Nov 20, 2007 1813
Chumba Rhumba Latin Nov 18, 2007 1234
One Night in Mordor Explicit Comedy Nov 16, 2007 1708
Heroines, Villianesses, and Chairs Jazz Oct 31, 2007 1618
Zombies Ate My Mother's Brain Comedy Oct 25, 2007 2595
March of the Zombie Penguins Comedy Oct 19, 2007 2424
Moonlight Lullaby Ambient Oct 13, 2007 2635
Sunrise (Dani's Theme and Variations) Collab Classical Oct 11, 2007 1136
Entreacte (The Warrior) Classical Oct 10, 2007 1251
Butt Whuppin TBA Metal Oct 8, 2007 1192
I Had a Dream (DC18 Finale) World Oct 7, 2007 1298
The Fool Childrens Oct 6, 2007 1112
Fhan [sic] Dance World Oct 6, 2007 1187
Parade of the Signs Comedy Oct 5, 2007 909
Can U Catch Me? Electronica Oct 5, 2007 1239
Smackin' Da Drooges Classical Oct 5, 2007 1285
Smackin' Da Martians Classical Oct 5, 2007 980
Gollywog Pops! Electronica Oct 5, 2007 1144
Gollywog's Cake Walk Classical Oct 5, 2007 1930

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
Dream Cymbalism The Video Music Videos Jul 1, 2008 2337
Dream Cymbalism Other Jun 29, 2008 2854
lullaby symphony Other May 31, 2008 1253
the fool [zero remix] Other May 31, 2008 1140
cliche [wiki remix] Other May 30, 2008 1966
Theme for a Poor Man's Wizard (Jampack Drak) Classical May 29, 2008 1311
walrus, carpenter, padowan Other May 10, 2008 2179
Metal Underhorts Metal Dec 14, 2007 1198
Roamin' Vultures #3 (Jealous Guy-Lennon Cover) Electronica Oct 31, 2007 2343

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Something This Way Comes alanatomic Ambient 771
'Suite for Children - Hide n' Seek' soulima Classical 829
Ignorance Is Bliss ZipZipper Other 900
Danza Macabre georgeptingley Classical 516
Immortality Indefinite olympus [+1] Electronica 611
In All 7 GaryLester Other 480
Get it back MIR Electronica 489
Serpents and Scorpions olympus Classical 651
Backyard Manticore Salad Surgery revoltington Rock 632
Happy Faces mbehar Funk 1560
Tadpole to Bad Mojo dalerandle Rock 458
A Forgotten Prophecy thsantac Classical 1004
'Suite for Children - Summer Vacation' soulima Classical 1101
The Ghost of Wolfgang 051313 georgeptingley Classical 664
Honey Badger tgallivan803 Dance 890
MOVE alanatomic Alternative 625
space tribal zarizarikun Electronica 994
Max reading 'Whiffy Wilson' thenownows Spoken Word 1452
Odyssey (Radio Edit) Axelbreeze [+1] Dance 888
Totally Edith (Wretched And Wrong) Beatle128 [+2] Rock 858
Make Believe ShadowofNine Pop 658
Once In A While RichardJohn Latin 772
Quick Playtime ZipZipper Other 728
Sugar Rush ffej55 Spiritual/Gospel 1382
Mountain Nights dirigent A Cappella 1638
Circus To My Vanity ZipZipper Other 969
Chemin des Ajoncs LaFayette Other 1191
Tintinnabulation (House 111) randolf Industrial 719
Dust thsantac Inspirational 552
SALSA SANTA NANA ClaudeAlain Latin 794
In Lou of Flowers ClayPotts Folk 1149
Scherzo for piano Gsus4 Classical 709
A Simple Lack of Love Bachthoven Other 590
Variations on a Theme from Arise JonCSebastian Ambient 662
Alive without a pluse Astram Industrial 446
Don't You See Me (Acoustic Version) MikeHuntingford Other 619
Robin's Song JonCSebastian Ambient 776
Try Not To Die Today ZipZipper Other 1313
Just To Stay Around (Radio Edit) Axelbreeze [+1] Pop 719
Particules of Love thsantac Ambient 1030
Fendle Tupa Mungo Other 501
Killing Puppies ZipZipper Classical 746
The Planet Of Gods thsantac Electronica 970
Good The Bad And The Ugly/Hang Em High mikebms Rock 854
A New Dawn Mungo World 415
Tomorrow When the War Began ihussain Classical 1464
Dark Corner (ElectroPopMix) C_Man Electronica 525
"Your Eyes" ffej55 Latin 1059
Two Roads Mike_Lynn Folk 660
Sadness Scherzo Moog georgeptingley Classical 581
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