Jack of all trades and master of most.
Musically I'm interested in psycho-acoustic phenomena - hidden melodies, visual hallucinations, etc., but in conjunction with the emotional effects that music causes. I mean, hey aren't there traditions about this stuff going back to the dawn?
Instruments I play
balalaika, mandolin, godji, rebab, gembri, didgeridoo, genggong, guitar, talking drum, African drums, tablas, balaphone, molo, kalimba, nose flute. See my gallery for photos of some of these.
Software I Use
I began playing with this medium in the spring of 2009. I stumbled into it via stand-alone programs created with Max MSP runtime.
Once I knew I wanted to keep doing this, I purchased a copy of Ableton Live 7 LE as it was within my budget.
In addition to Ableton Live 7 LE, I also use Audacity 1.3 Beta
Hardware I Use
Battalion 101 CZ-9 Ultra laptop - dual core 2.0 gHz, 4 gigs of ram, 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
M-Audio Axiom 25
Laney Linebacker amp (1980?) and a Boss DD2.
Listening To Right Now
At this point, nearly everything I'm listening to is either here on Looperman, or on another independent online music site.
10 Favourite Albums
On-U-Sound Adrian Sherwood's Slash & Mix, Wire - "Pink Flag", Habib Koite - "Maya", Congotronix, Super Rail Band du Bamako (any lp), Tinarewin (any of their rebellion music), Ali Farka Toure "Niafunke", The Clash - "Sandanista"
My Influences / Fav Artists
People around the world playing music - My childhood was spent in Cameroon and Indonesia and I think it's pretty evident in my musical choices.
Playing music with people that were a whole lot better than me.
My Music Sounds Like
my music sounds - which is why the subject of musical genre really throws me for a loop (pun intended).
In My Other Life I ...
Recovering English professor, writer, digital artiste, happily married father of 2 (and listening to my sprog play trumpet, sax, violin, flute, and piano!
Currently writing a novel for a young adult audience.