Sound ArtInstrumentalsNature RecordingsCompositional Ambient Music
I experiment, and I show you the results. That’s what my music is. Each of my albums has a completely different feel and style. However, the ingredients of all my compositions are: good intentions, evocative expression, beauty, and exploration. The result is an overall meditative feel in my work, but I do live outside the rules which means you’ll also hear a large dose of creativity and surprise.
Composures is a very personal album for me. These are special recordings, little gems to me. There is a purity in this music and a special beauty that comes from simplicity.
Some of the tracks on this album are recordings I’ve saved for years, waiting for a day where I could produce them into final songs. A few guitar tracks were recorded as far back as 1995 using a 4-track tape recorder. In fact, the album’s final song, Finale 7, is my earliest recorded song.
These are the songs I recorded while no one was looking, little snippets of musical phrases that I knew to keep. I feel incredibly lucky that I was able to capture the original recordings and that they survived all these years — and that I have finally produced and released these songs of my soul.
Welcome to something highly different. This is sound art (art made from sound). My intention with this album was to illustrate what sound art sounds like.
The tracks on this album are sonic journeys created from field recordings. With the exception of background guitar on one track, all the sounds on this album were captured with a portable microphone out in the field (or inside the home). I recorded these sounds over the course of several years and composed them into sound art. This is not exactly “music.” The focus was on composing sonically interesting tracks for deep listening. My goal was to show that ordinary sounds can be made into something interesting and even beautiful.
Each track is its own sonic landscape and story, and each track shows a different side of sound art. As a whole, the album is designed to be an artistic body of work that describes (adds to the definition of) sound art.
Clearing the Noise — A soundscape of noise (recordings of city/urban/suburban environments) that gradually transitions into peace.
Household Items — A shamanic healing using sounds found in my home.
Avian Symphonics — Birds on a psychedelic trip in a forest of ambient guitar.
Giving Voice — An unorthodox collection of voices, while hand drumming on a guitar.
Enchanted Chimes — Beautiful tones with trees creaking in the wind.
Water Journey A and B — A complete exploration of water sounds from top to bottom. An absolutely beautiful sound journey.
Rain Sanctuary is a beautiful ambient album that combines the sound of rain (on every track) with piano and synthesized sounds creating a lush environmental/music landscape. There is no percussion or guitar. This is a beautifully rich ambient album ready for your deep listening or to use as background ambiance for consciousness-based activities like yoga or meditation.
Space for Experience rewards listeners who are not in a hurry. And that’s the point: to drift away, or become fully immersed — your choice. This album mixes sounds of nature, synths, and guitar seamlessly. At times it leads, and at times it leaves you in a sonic landscape to explore on your own for a while. So be comfortable for the next 45 minutes on this journey to some very beautiful and interesting places.
Recordings of nature offer a pure sound. These sounds are not musical. They are the pure voice of nature, which I find healing and relaxing. Nature sounds are great as a background for meditation, relaxation, or to induce sleep. But the recordings here can also be listened to deeply with close attention — these are high-quality stereo recordings that have fantastic detail, clarity, and dynamic range.
Field Recording + Live Recorded Guitar
This is a live recorded album of me walking with my cat T in nature, and all the adventures that happen. Almost certainly, you have never heard something like this: a cat centric album accompanied by guitar serenade.