Byte of Sound – Timeless

Posted: January 24, 2015 in Byte of Sound

I have released my next track on SoundCloud. It is called Timeless: I lose soul here (ft. Tamara). It is a dark electronica piece about drowning in fear. Sometimes you lose track of self and time.


Timeless differs from most other pieces I will post here because I made most of it in Audacity, the free audio program. I transplanted it to Ableton Live and put on some finishing touches, but it is mostly unchanged. I had my friend Tamara sing the vocals because she awesome and I needed a high female voice. The piece borrows heavily from a sample I got from Myra, the touted ‘Garageband’ substitute. That program is long gone.

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It has come to the point where I am seriously considering composition studies and learning how to play piano. I am also looking at my collaborative potential.  I really like playing with other musicians, but can I create music with them as well?  Am I a Rodgers looking for a Hammerstein or am I more of an Andrew Lloyd Webber?  This year I am exploring collaborative compositions.  I will write about some of these collaborations and post some of the end results.

My first composition involves a trumpet player.  We have already started on an electronic piece.  I feel we should also work on some of my started compositions that are ‘stuck’.

We will see how it goes . . .

Byte of Sound

Posted: January 13, 2013 in Byte of Sound
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Several times a month, I will post music that is mostly improvisational and/or quickly produced in nature. It is intended to get my creative juices flowing and putting stuff out there.  Most of the tracks will be available for download. I will post the link and the actual sound file. This one was quickly produced from an idea had in the shower and put together later in the day.  This is also my first piece using Ableton Live Intro.

Today’s Byte of Sound: Club Danger – https://soundcloud.com/gammafied/club-danger

SleazeStaxxx

Posted: November 25, 2012 in Music, Rock

The band SleazeStaxx is a five-piece rock outfit consisting of:

  • Enoq the Malevolen – drums, screaming
  • Kevs – lead guitar
  • Sleazsa – rhythm guitar, vocals
  • TELE – bass, vocals
  • Yung Puppa – rapping

Their songs titillate, amuse and enlighten you while pumping out solid rock anthems into your ear-hole. The band has released a demo album with original tunes.  Originally, the band had been focused on playing covers at various events. Now, their focus turns to making a name for themselves and rocking our socks off in the process.  Download the demo at their Bandcamp page: http://sleazestaxxx.bandcamp.com/

Sleazstaxxx Core Band members (Yung Puppa not pictured)

Sleazstaxxx Core Band members (Yung Puppa not pictured)

Waltzes, Oh my!

Posted: November 5, 2012 in Classical, Music, Orchestra

The next upcoming concert by the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra will be ‘New Year’s in Vienna’.  The music is mostly light in character and features the familiar om-pah-pah of the waltz.  We will be playing music by not one but two Strausses and the raucous Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach   The centerpiece is Beethoven’s 7th symphony.  It may not be the 8th, but it is still challenging.

The concert will be Sunday, December 4, 2013 at 4pm.  It will take place at Virginia Highlands Church. For more information or to buy tickets, visit the Atlanta Philharmonic website.

MondoHomo is here again. MondoHomo is an indie queer music and arts festival that delights the city during Memorial Day Weekend.  One of my groups, Atlanta Sedition Orchestra, will be performing for the 3rd year in a row at the ‘Day Camp’ portion of the festival. The Camp will be held in Cabbagetown Park located in Atlanta, GA.

Cabbagetown Park, Atlanta, GA

Cabbagetown Park - Photo provided by Jason Schultz

This Chick Jams

Posted: April 13, 2011 in Music
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Monthly cycle trombone

This post is an absolute plug for: Monthly Cycle: The All-Chick Jam Session

Monthly Cycle is a musician’s exchange and jam session for women and girls of all ages to play (or learn to play) music, work on song ideas, jam, and meet other women to collaborate with in a safe and supportive environment. Usually held on the first Sunday of the month, everyone is encouraged to play music on the instrument of their choice.   This currently held in Atlanta at Wonderroot from 11am – 2pm.

At this jam session, I usually play guitar,  trombone or sing. It is really fun and our current theme song is Joan Jett’s, “I Hate Myself for Loving You”.