The HAIL logo represents the 5 movements of the piece and their different meters, going from 4 to 8 (back to 4). I originally started making ‘real life’ versions of the logo because it’s just fun, but during the course of the Kickstarter campaign for this project, I’ve been doing a different version every day. I’ve tried to use these as promotional content that’s original.
remix this music! I am seeking remixes of ‘HAIL, a bass quartet’ to be released with a new recording of this work, later this year. If you are interested in remixing this music, first, please read about the piece of music in question: HAIL. This might give you some ideas about the piece conceptually. Keep … Continue reading hail remix
HAIL is a quartet for double bass. The five movements make up a cycle of meters, beginning with eight and subsequently losing an eighth note: seven, six, five, and ending up at four (or back at eight, depending on how you look at it). The first movement has all instruments playing arco. One bass in each subsequent movement switches to … Continue reading hail
this is a little piece which was not part of a larger project. it sounds like it might be a prelude to something larger, but for now it’s just itself.
was not new to me circa 1998, as it was read to me several times when I was little. However, since all memory of it had been burninated away by the movie The Neverending Story (Ul de Rico notwithstanding), I felt the need to revisit this epic while listening to Peter Gabriel’s , of which … Continue reading reading the neverending story listening to passion
There have been a number of books I have read while listening to music. Each case involved music and a story which were more or less new to me, which had the potential to ruin either. They may or may not work for other people, so I will try to explain why they worked for … Continue reading book soundtracks
A friend of a friend (Jym Davis) made a movie. ‘Beyond the Wall of Sleep’ was the original title music for the original titles, neither of which are in the final movie. Here is the final version of the titles, sans my music, but with cool music from Kaveh Cohen. This music was rendered with all … Continue reading beyond the wall of sleep
Jeweler by Design is a small, independently / family -owned custom jewelry shop in Moreno Valley. They do great work, which can be seen at the JBD website. JBD wanted music on the site, so I wrote ‘gems,’ in the playlist on this page (…which is no longer being used). This piece was rendered using Garritan … Continue reading gems
flight plan 2006-04-23 flight plan was a collaborative piece with mikeal stevens as a part of his master’s thesis at the memphis college of art and design. mikeal’s thesis, which you can find on his website, addresses the flow moment, when one is so focused on what one is doing, time becomes meaningless. for both … Continue reading flight plan
Vector 74 was going to be a side-scrolling space shooter. I wrote this music to be used for the title screen but never saw any actual work done on the game.
the poem the four-fold demon was written by Daniel Hayes in 1995. it was read along with the music he asked me to write for it in 1999 as part of his undergrad senior presentation at Maryville College. the music buttons interspersed throughout the poem indicate when they should be listened to while reading the … Continue reading the four-fold demon
Brutal Ground was basically going to be an RPG. I started work on it after meeting the developer over the internet. This is as far as the game got.
legend two music legend two notes legend two is orchestrated for the following 18 instruments: recorder flute oboe bassoon clarinet horn guitar (nylon strings) harp harpsichord piano hammond organ xylophone vibraphone marimba tubular bells taiko drum (or any low, pitched drum) timpani contrabass 01-04, 08-13,15-16, 19-20 are connected, with no pause in between movements.
Musical accompaniment is now written for many visual formats. Most of these formats (opera, movies, video games) tell a story; the music serves as a backdrop for the story. The aim of the legend musical form (legend in the story-telling sense) is to re-invent this process: if music can be written as a supplementary element … Continue reading legend one
seven-sided box music the seven-sided box the poem (or whatever a non-writer like me is allowed to call a bunch of words such as this) was written in 1999 in response to heavy rainfall in bright sunlight. the music was written between 1999-2002. each movements is a side of the box. the seven-sided box text … Continue reading the seven-sided box