I have only recently stumbled across the fact that I have a Power User Profile page! Here I am a forum moderator, one of the ostensibly “in the know” people, and this particular detail managed to escape me – apparently for months. I'll need to check my calendar to be sure, but I suspect that I must have been busy doing something else . . .
So, now that awareness has dawned, I've taken the time this weekend to populate my phantom page with information and, also, some of my music. Over the years I've posted very little of my work because I didn't feel it appropriate to post music in the Garritan Listening Room that wasn't created using Garritan libraries. Unfortunately, virtually all of my compositions and recordings pre-date my work with Garritan; some of it by a decade or more. Since Gary started monopolizing all of my waking (and semi-waking) hours about 5 years ago I have had precious few (read: Zero) spare minutes for composing - and no, the occasional brief library demo doesn't count.
Discovering this Power User Profile page makes it possible for me to post music separate from the dedicated Garritan Listening Room so, finally, I have a place to put some of my music for those who have asked and anyone else who might be interested. I've compiled a variety of examples of my music including brass ensemble, chamber, orchestral, piano, jazz and jazz-fusion, and even abstract electronic. Many of the pieces illustrate the technique of combining live and sampled instruments – something I strongly favor. Several pieces illustrate my peculiar habit of buzzing my lips into curved metal tubing. I picked up this irritating foible as a replacement for thumb sucking when I was quite young – never been able to break the habit since. My thumbs have reaped the benefit, though, and are now quite presentable!
I've written brief explanations for each piece plus credits for the musicians involved but, frankly, it's not obvious to me how Those In Search of More Knowledge can get at this information from the profile page; I haven't been able to spot the access point - but then, I do wear bifocals. Anyway, I've explored a lot of different areas of music over the years and have enjoyed gently bending, folding, spindling, and mutilating all of them. The present collection is an eclectic brew; the 20th century influences in my music are strong and varied. With the more unusual pieces, you may need to be in just the right mood (one that I suspect would perhaps be best served by modern psychiatric drugs) to fully enjoy them. With that, anyone interested may wander over by clicking on my name and choosing “View Public Profile.” Now, it's back to work for me.