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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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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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Enceladus Encounter Other Oct 3, 2008 6333
Dream Cymbalism Collab Other Jun 29, 2008 3070
The Track Of Time (with new 1st movement) Other Jun 27, 2008 2316
Brixton Ceilidh Other Jun 13, 2008 2662
The Heartbeat Of The Ancient Forest Other Jun 1, 2008 2287
Cymbalism (posted for collaborations) Other May 26, 2008 2083
The Witch, The Cardinal, And The Demons Other May 22, 2008 1853
Mayo Revisited Collab Inspirational May 10, 2008 1542
The Siren Of The Rhine Other May 9, 2008 3700
Obscure Variations On An Obvious Theme Collab Other May 3, 2008 2143
The King Of The Faeries (instrument audition) Inspirational Apr 16, 2008 1924
It Is Made Of Music Inspirational Apr 8, 2008 1750
Don't Break The Silence Other Apr 4, 2008 4548
The Dancefloor Comet Dance Apr 3, 2008 1740
Midnight Commuter Train Other Mar 26, 2008 2392
Strange Attractions Other Mar 19, 2008 2490
The Comet Inspirational Mar 13, 2008 2492
All Your Dub Are Belong To Us Dance Mar 8, 2008 4292
1956 Thunderbird (with drums and bass) Collab Jazz Feb 4, 2008 2257
Critical Mass: Shepard's Nocturne Other Jan 25, 2008 2167
4 To The Floor 4 Frankie Dance Jan 20, 2008 1412
Critical Mass (WIP) Other Jan 15, 2008 1489
The World's Best Known Song Alternative Jan 9, 2008 8236
The Track Of Time (finished) Other Jan 5, 2008 2155
Joseph And The Devils Inspirational Dec 31, 2007 1650
Tsunami Other Dec 27, 2007 1609
Solstice (Seasonal Greetings to All) Inspirational Dec 21, 2007 1449
Second Helping (With Fruit And Nuts) Jazz Dec 19, 2007 1510
Serial Bowl (for RAMZAR and Jasali) Jazz Dec 9, 2007 1801
Gnossienne No. 1 Inspirational Dec 8, 2007 1608
Gnossienne No. 3 Classical Dec 7, 2007 2832
Pictures At A Bonestell Exhibition - complete Inspirational Dec 4, 2007 2089
Carolan's Receipt For Drinking Dance Dec 1, 2007 1409
Pacific Awakening Classical Nov 27, 2007 1399
The King of The Faeries Inspirational Nov 25, 2007 1798
The Pictures... Setups Nov 21, 2007 1119
Lady Rose Dillon (by Carolan) Dance Nov 18, 2007 1317
Air On A G-String Classical Nov 16, 2007 3139
Radio Goa Dance Nov 5, 2007 1383
Blue Paint On Board, Framed Jazz Nov 3, 2007 1358
Transmission Ska/Reggae/Dub Nov 2, 2007 1758
1ere Gymnopedie Classical Oct 31, 2007 1483
The Track Of Time Classical Oct 30, 2007 1292
Blue Paint On A Freeform Canvas Jazz Oct 30, 2007 1744
Dreamdance Alternative Oct 29, 2007 1371
It's Just Around The Corner Other Oct 28, 2007 1432
Hewlett Dance Oct 26, 2007 1083
Carolan's Farewell New Age Oct 25, 2007 1919



Title Artist Genre Plays
The First Sunday In July AaronTodd [+1] Jazz 1729
One day Narananda Classical 1230
Muddy Water - first trial mix for CD, still needs Davids vocals BridgeCreek [+1] Blues 1809
It's All Relative DanielLambert Electronica 1066
There I Am (part one) RichardRinger Other 1219
Here's Your War Naaji [+1] World 1109
RnB Instrumental New Peroxide R&B 1632
Jai Shri Ganesh (feat Ramonaji) imadesentana [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 12613
They're Out There deputydoofy Electronica 1044
giddy beat feel Lapskin Electronica 844
Dynamo Narananda Ambient 1176
Mare Serenitatis cammiloo Ambient 1191
Here For A While DanielLambert Electronica 1092
Rain Dance Filmscorz Jazz 2121
Cast Away Keith_Medlin Alternative 1111
Dark Death Lapskin Blues 900
A hard to die tear.... telo12 Inspirational 1219
Interval Narananda Classical 1128
Cool 2 icanzilb Electronica 1008
The Magic Circle AMBRADUNA Inspirational 1626
Epic Marta Manuconde Classical 1108
Earth Can Take It DanielLambert Electronica 1035
King & Queen (w/ Lunatrick) MickD [+1] Rock 1536
Waltz for the Orleans Ballroom v.II MidiOrleans Classical 1855
Awkward Love Naaji Funk 2352
Asian time Narananda World 1303
Pigeon Ping Pong MichaelDaykin Dance 5151
Concerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra 1 - Andante Con Tenerezza soulima Classical 1685
Go-Faster Stripes Homebrand Dance 928
When the Jazz goes Funky AMBRADUNA Funk 970
THE RAINMAN dr_elvis01 Other 1171
Darth Vader Meditates Too MMI Ambient 1426
Symphony No.1, "Dawn", First Movement, Allegretto WilliamMartin Classical 790
Serenade III Narananda Classical 1205
Acid Drops Diviner House 1193
Ballad of a Hard Man pharmakeus [+1] Rock 1973
iComp Wide fatchance [+2] Rock 2851
Take 2 tobubuta [+1] Ambient 1204
Cavern Lapskin Ambient 992
pretending pepper [+1] House 2317
Amidst the night Narananda Classical 1209
simple v.01 adamcote Electronica 988
Paranoia!!! DanielLambert Electronica 1357
Pour Fran├žoise Narananda Classical 1250
My First Thinger! chrstphre Electronica 897
Smooth Jazz LaFayette [+1] Jazz 1917
Ghost in the Shell The Girl Mix Lapskin Electronica 1377
A Place Called Earth MiddleAgedWhiteGuy Ambient 1560
I Know They're Here... grathy Other 969
12+6 guitar55 Other 1314
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