It probably comes as no surprise to my listeners that the pace of new music released here has slowed considerably the past several years. Part of this has to do with the fact that I am no longer a student slinging electronics part-time, and am instead a financial professional building up skills, clients, and my own private practice in the next phase of developing my career. That isn’t to say that I’m apart from music altogether; along with my paid work, one of my other major projects is being part of a team that’s trying to start up a new community radio station from scratch (you can check it out at https://ksqd.org, a website which I’m quite involved in, as I’m the station’s web coordinator). Put both of those together, and my time for working on other creative projects has been… fragmented, at best. I’m still making music, still picking up new and interesting experimental tools to play around with here and there, but mostly I’ve ended up working on small, quick experiments rather than the sorts of full-on tracks I’ve worked on in the past.
So, for your listening… “enjoyment,” the following is a selection of the (more interesting) sound clips I’ve whipped up in 2018:
First up, a potential ringtone that you’re definitely not going to miss hearing when it rings:
Then, an experiment with creating a… different type of noise:
A crinking experimental… something that may or may not be a tribute to Iannis Xenakis:
Some experimentation involving radically effectizing the same basic pattern:
And some slightly eerie tonal granularization: