Cicada Serenade arose when the 17-year cicada poked its head out of the ground, adding a new layer of sound to my backyard and inspiring me to create these tracks. To do so, I smapled and mixed audio tracks of cicade sounds I found on the internet, adding repetitive piano phrases to the mix as well. The four tracks—dreaming, waking, merging, fading—loosely follow the life cycle of the cicada. ClickHERE to sample a track.
On March 19, 2021, the volcano Fagradalsfjall eruted in southwestern Iceland, not too far from Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. It was a media sensation, every news channel carried it for months. Like Cicada Serenade, I remixed found audio tapes of the event, which often included the voices of people visiting the site in the background. Click HEREto sample a track.
Like many people around the world, I've been concerned about the war in Ukraine. It is more than heart-breaking; it is a tragedy of immense proportions. To capture the emotional tenor of the conflict I composed this mix tape bsed on the Ukrainian national anthem. Click HEREto listen to the entire mix tape.
The Mars Tapes
We did it! We landed on the Moon, or Mars, or wherever. Okay, it was Mars, no astronauts though, just a little robot to soft-probe the surface. Like Fagradalsfjall, the tracks are remixes of found audio tapes (this time, straight from NASA's archives). So, sit back, put on your headphones, and relax. To do so, click HERE to sample a track.
Who lives in a pond? Crickets, frogs, bats, squirrels, birds, mosquitos, you name it. And that's what Pond Life is: a collection of sampled and remixed found sounds that recreate the aural atmosphere you might expect to find in and around a pond. ClickHERE to listen to a sample.