I had a great time collaborating with billiebee on a cover of this traditional folk song/sea shanty. The goal was to record a simple arrangement that was different from the more lively covers out there -- to borrow billiebee's phrase, a gentler version. I'm hoping our rendition highlights the lovely melody of the song. [more inside]
On a glorious Sunday morning I took my guitar down to a grassy patch beside the sea, and proceeded to write and record this song. There's a bit of wind, and birds singing along in the background - but it all adds to the charm. [more inside]
In the spirit of David Tudor's Rainforest pieces, but the wrong animal is singing. [more inside]
On the day that I was born (in San Diego), the Archies' quintessential bubblegum pop song was a #1 hit (in England). This is a pretty straightforward version, although the guitars and bass and drums have all been replaced with marimbas and glockenspiels. [more inside]
A recording of live synthesis made in Da Vinci park. [more inside]
5:30 in the morning at the park by Da Vinci middle school, me and my sampling synth and some birds under a roof [more inside]
Sailor Martin, my pierced and tattooed ventriloquist dummy, attempts, and fails at, recording a song for children about pretty birds and fuzzy rabbits. [more inside]
On the porch of my parents' house in Portland, Victoria. The familiar sound of an electrical fuse box buzzing in the rain and pluvers (birds) in the distance.
On a winding, dirt road above the Maggiore lake, Baveno, Italy 2000.
In a lush park in Bern, Switzerland, Spring 2000
In a field, on a mountain, near a village above Nice, 1999
Atmospheric recording of birds and crickets in the Nikko forest.