conservatory trained late '70s early '80s. freelanced and was poor in 80s early 90s. got married, had a kid, got a real degree and job mid 90s. started up with midi and electronic composition around 2005. host a music and art site and write for that. www.audiosparksforart.com
Instruments I play
oboe (once upon a time), peck at piano, like to sing
Software I Use
FL Studio, Audacity (for some mastering)
Hardware I Use
yamaha DGX-200, homebuilt desktop AMD FX/8320 Black Edition CPU, ASUS M5A97 motherboard, solid state HD, Scarlet2i2 USB audio interface
Listening To Right Now
hip hop, smooth jazz, r&b, national public radio, , trashy white bands, anything with angry guitar solos, anything on the fringes of tonality
10 Favourite Albums
is there such a thing still as an "album"
My Influences / Fav Artists
Marcel Tabuteau (mid-20th century french oboist),Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Schonberg, big band, led zeppelin, jethro tull, late beatles
My Music Sounds Like
nothing in particular that I am aware of. odd-meter influence of old-school rebels like frank zappa. lyrical quality from classical routes.
In My Other Life I ...
work as a budget analyst for the commonwealth of PA