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04.07.2009 – Two New Prototype MP3s

Pseudo Prototype 01 [mp3 – 896 KB] Paroles Prototype 01 [mp3 – 2.2 Mb] My generative project that up to this point had no name now has a name! I’ve decided to call it the “pseudo” engine, partially inspired by a fascinating article I read about computer science pioneer Alan Turing. The article focused on […]

03.20.2009 – Integrating Python

I’ve been dabbling in the Python programming language for the last several days. I’ve been aware of it in a peripheral sort of way for some time, but somehow never felt inclined to explore its possibilities. I think as I first started programming I developed the notion that the only languages worth anything are those […]


Well, I will try not to draw attention to the fact that I missed a couple of weeks in posting here… Let’s just say a lot of things have been happening recently. Good things. I had one of those fleeting but significant breakthroughs on Paroles this week. I was working on it and somehow I […]


Well I have certainly seen some great progress this week in my work. My violin piece is taking shape very nicely. I began to work with it in the computer this week and, besides being remarkably difficult to play, it seems to represent an interesting historical cross-section. It actually appears to be channeling Bach’s Cello […]


I found an interesting post on contemporary music site One of their contributors posted a list of his three composition resolutions for the new year. This prompted me to come up with my own big three. 1. Send two compositions per month to a competition or performer. I always start out with good intentions […]

12.31.2008 – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I wish everyone all happiness and good fortune in the coming year. I know that many of us are under a lot of pressure in these difficult times. The other day I was reading Grapes of Wrath and stumbled upon this gem that I feel addresses the core of what will […]