A sample of my straaaange, electronic music

I purchased a MIDI keyboard about a year ago—handy little gadget, plugs into my Garageband software, no problem, offering me a new range of bloops and blips to play with.

Whenever my writing process starts to feel stale or contrived, I haul out my MIDI and noodle about for a week or two…or I’ll descend to our low-ceilinged basement to slap and flick and scrape paint onto canvas. Anything to break the cycle of futility.

I’ve uploaded one of my recent pieces, a short, two-minute number that will give you an idea of where my musical instincts lie. Just click on the link below and away you go. Feel feel to download and share it, as well.

This kind of music is not for everyone, but it’ll definitely get your attention.

Hope you enjoy “Paint the Sky Transparent”:



  1. Joachim Boaz

    I don’t find it strange at all, what exactly are you referring to? There is so much avant-garde electronic music out there — even if you listen to the 60s stuff….

  2. Cliff Burns

    Maybe it’s different in your part of the world, but not too many of the folks I know are listening to ambient, spacey, instrumental music. I love the stuff, pioneers like Eno, Harold Budd, Coil and, more recently, Steve Tibbetts, but when I try to turn people on to that sort of thing, I get a lot of cross-eyed looks.

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