Piano, strings, and electronics on a journey across a strange, wide landscape. [more inside]
This one has maybe the most tracks of any song I've ever made. [more inside]
A pastoral sound, with piano, cello, and English horn.
For two flutes, piano and strings. The video version of the score was featured on Equestria Daily. [more inside]
Intricate filtered organ and cello sounds. [more inside]
So closes another chapter of the Gyrophonic discography. We end Step Outside with two tracks, which elide into each other. The second track begins around the 4'20" mark. [more inside]
A little bit Bang on a Can, or simply hacking away on instruments we don't play? You be the judge! [more inside]
A lovely string quintet (of sorts), and the second track from the 2011.06.09 session, with our friend and guest performer, Luke Furman. [more inside]
The first track of the night's session, which may very well become a new entry in our An Evening With... series. This week featured special guest Luke Furman, and his wonderful array of toys/instruments, including several Ocarinas...Ocarinae? Ocar-enises? [more inside]
The second and final chapter of our little improvised suite of minimalist strings. This bit features a rhythmic drone on electric mandolin. Enjoy. [more inside]
Part 1 from a small suite of minimalist, all-string improvisations. [more inside]
A new (very early) rough mix from a chamber pop project I'm doing called "Wishing Well Divers." It's sung from the perspective of Truth personified as a stalker patiently pursuing a corrupt business man. It features cello, piano, acoustic guitar, and an early, rough vocal cut (there are some changes still coming to the vocals, and the guitars will get a boost in the mix ). At any rate, it's a glimpse of where this is going. I welcome any (gentle) feedback. Lyrics below the fold. [more inside]
this one...is actually..."pretty"... [more inside]
What is possibly left to be said of Pope Alexander VI that hasn't already been said? Answer: Honestly, compared to the standards of secular nobility of the time, he really wasn't any worse. [more inside]
The debut of my new, beautiful Telecaster Guitbass, and a lovely bit of ambience to kick off the session. [more inside]
The title says it all. Effects are manipulated live by yours truly, cello by Tommy Scheurich. Check out the video here, taken by Trey Beauregard (man vs sun). [more inside]
In a thread MajorDundee started a few weeks ago, he poses a query, "What talismans, icons etc do you have in your musical workspace?" Allow me to expand upon my response... [more inside]
Experimenting in experimentation with various experiments. [more inside]
Subtlety doesn't come easy when you're all insane. [more inside]
I thought I'd throw a few older compositions up here for fun. This is a short piano trio I composed in 2004. Lots of extended techniques and other academic foolery. But it still rocks a little, when it does.
This is a new song from our band Thous and Thees. [more inside]
A song I wrote the lyrics for and worked up the melody and progression with the band. Me on ukulele, Jamie singing and on glockenspiel, Justin on guitar, Ella on cello, Tina hitting a a tin. This was recorded before Christmas, again not the most beautiful of recording quality but it gives you a sense of the band's fuller sound with the cello. Any feedback or critique appreciated as always. [more inside]
An electronic take on Pablo Casals playing Prelude in G. [more inside]
Two days ago I shot some video: a reflection of a man riding a Tokyo train, watching another moving train (a shinkansen) pass by on a parallel track. I made this music today, to serve as accompaniment for the 58-second film. I uploaded the video earlier this evening to YouTube here.
This is one of seven tracks off my friend Brian Rozendal's updcoming debut EP, Lean. I'm on piano. A whole bunch of details within. [more inside]
For the RPM Challenge. [more inside]
Guitar-based melancholy song with vocals. I've had this around for several years, and keep thinking I'll continue to dabble with the outro. I think it's time to just let it out. I wrote this after the breakup of a 7 year relationship. I like the lyrics, and the little solo, and many other things about it. The long fade-out ending is over-indulgent and a bit off-key, but imperfect as the song may be, it has heart.
Way, way back, I posted a request on Usenet for translations of some Catholic prayers into Irish. I wrote a vocal work with those translation for a composition class. For this recording, I used the solo cello sample in Reason and let MIDI take care of the rest. The harmonies weren't part of the original score.
A Metafilter exclusive! This is the studio version of my contribution to the meficomp. It's the second track from my new album, which is available now.
The opening track from my upcoming LP. Handclaps, ooh bop bops, fiddles, and flutes.
This is the closing track of my debut LP, Steve Goldberg and the Arch Enemies, to be released 4/20/07.
I wrote this simple little song for my wife to walk down the aisle at our wedding. Written for cello and vibes, here it's more of a sketch done in Reason.
"In the fires of Mount Doom, was forged our mighty song." My band's ode to itself. Check out the fake-out ending, and that's a real cello in the coda.