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?
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.
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
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.
At this point, nearly everything I'm listening to is either here on Looperman, or on another independent online music site.
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"
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 - which is why the subject of musical genre really throws me for a loop (pun intended).
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.