Monday, December 03, 2012

Live @ MOCA 12.01.12

Here's the audio from my three sets at the John Cage Musicircus held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland on December 1, 2012. There were 24 acts playing different parts of the building at different times, overlapping as you moved from area to area within the many floors of the beautiful new building.

MOCA Cleveland issued a call for musicians located in Northeast Ohio (and beyond) to participate in a Musicircus in their new building, scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 1 - 4 pm. This event celebrates MOCA Cleveland’s move to University Circle as well as the centenary of composer John Cage’s birth (Cage was born on September 5, 1912).

Musicircus is a concept developed by John Cage. According to his original notes for his first musicircus, Cage states “The idea of this composition is nothing more than an invitation to a number of musicians, who perform simultaneously anything or in any way they desire.”

All performers are treated with equal weight and importance. The length of each musician’s or ensemble’s set, along with their order of presentation, is predetermined in advance by utilizing chance procedures from the I Ching.

Performers will be stationed in as many spots in MOCA's new building as possible, to evoke the “simultaneity of unrelated intentions” which Cage sought when he conceived of this framework. Audience members are free to roam and focus their attention on one musician or ensemble at a time, but they won’t be able to escape the tapestry of sounds which permeates a musicircus.

Friday, October 19, 2012


Spooky new music for your next Halloween party -- or to clear the room out after the party, either one works ;)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ghosts On The Rails

Put your ears to the rails and listen as the past comes rushing back.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Redecorating the basement one gear at a time...

Here's part of the basement wall that we worked on yesterday... it's getting there.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


This month's new music explores the hidden patterns that are exposed when our brain tries to make meaning out of randomness...

As always, headphones are recommended. Stream for free, pay what you like.

Friday, August 17, 2012


I broke out the circuit bent Casio SK-1 and put together a new track ("Morbius") for the "Cheap and Plastic" compilation from Hal McGee that you can listen to below (scroll down to track 45) or go straight to Hal's Bandcamp page to go deep down the rabbit hole. ;)

yes, it's a "Forbidden Planet" reference ;)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Steampunk Zeppelin

A Steampunk Zeppelin, made from recycled plastic...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Map Ref

Map Ref is 10 tracks of dark ambient music based on field recordings -- as always, headphones are strongly recommended...

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


This is what it sounds like in my head reproduced in convenient 10 minute slices.

90 minutes of sine wave melodies, sliding formants, narrow frequency spikes, sub-atomic spelunking, deep-breathing exercises, ebb & flow, vague rumbles, the sound of air, ritualism and chaos.

Now all that can be in your head.

You're welcome.

(Headphones strongly suggested)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012


A short time-lapse of a sunset as seen through the screen door.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Cabin in the Woods

A dark & foreboding soundtrack to a nasty snowstorm, shot in my backyard...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

Here's short film trailer that my son shot for an English assignment. I did the music, naturally -- it's in my contract ;)

I hope he gets an "A"