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studio (stu'd-o) noun 1. An artist's workroom. 2. A photographer's establishment. 3.An establishment where an art is taught or studied: a music studio. 4. A room or building where tapes and records are produced.  [Italian, from Latin studium, eagerness, application. See study.]

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's painstakingly slow to finish anything anymore, but I finally finished Winter Solstice, a piece I began in October, 2010.  It's at the Atmosphere page.  My old pal Terence Butler plays flute on it!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

It takes me a few months to finish each piece I start, which is ridiculously slow, but I'm enjoying the musical companionship I've found at Soundcloud.com.  It's a site mostly for musicians to post their work for others to comment on.  I've developed a number of new musician friends whose work I enjoy and with whom I carry on a regular discussion regarding our musical journeys.  I'm currently collaborating with two Portugese musicians to record a synthesizer solo on one of their pieces.  Don't forget to visit the Atmosphere page every now and then as I do post new material there every so often.  If you'd like to see the most current updates on my music though, please visit Soundcloud .

Monday, May 30 , 2011

I'm determined to keep recording, though I don't play much anymore.  I started recording again in March and eventually finished one track (Pink Jam), and now I'm working on a track called Bali.  It's slow but it means a lot to me, I always have multiple ideas of things to work on, and I'll be posting different kinds of tunes up here in the coming months.  I've been selling lots of gear and other stuff on eBay, and I'll be doing more things with software that I used to do with hardware.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I haven't been recording for almost two years.  I tried to start a piece called Winter Solstice back in early October.  I'd hoped to record it piece by piece in small increments in time for the Winter Solstice, but haven't been able to do further work on it at all.  Because of health problems, I can no longer sit or stand at my keyboards.  Hopefully, the back surgery planned for January will help.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Updated the Photo Page with most of the studio photos that have appeared here over the past few years.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Re-wiring the studio to accommodate my new (used) gear: a MOTU Midi Express XT and Korg Triton Extreme 76.  This was the only keyboard Jan Hammer took with him when he recently toured with Jeff Beck.  I got it for 1/2 price on, you guessed it, e-bay.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

I recorded a soundtrack to go with a series of short stories written by a friend of mine from Belfast, Ireland.  The first soundtrack is called Manic's Swamp, which is at the Atmosphere page.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Well I accomplished a lot this summer in terms of setting up shop, and I've started getting into real composition again, but I didn't actually start recording any serious pieces.  Maybe I'll be able to before next summer, or maybe not.  The good news is, I'm rolling again!  If you'd like to hear two rough, unfinished, improvised  recordings, they're at the Atmosphere page.

I finally started scanning my old slides and got about 1/4 way through one tray.  Only about 6-8 thousand pics left!  I hope you enjoy the Wallpaper page.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I'm learning to use Finale, software for writing, and recording, "classical" music.  I'm currently writing a piece for full orchestra.  It's slow going but I'm getting there!

I'm also working on about 4-5 other pieces, incorporating zydeco, fusion, hip hop, acid rock and other styles.  I hope to post 1-2 tunes here soon.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Moved to new servers at bluehost.  How does 30GB at 750GB of bandwidth sound?

Friday, April 23, 2004

Full versions of some of the  Late Night Report  tunes are now available to download.

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