Based on a forum post, I created a quick and dirty (and very inelegantly coded) Max patch to allow control of the individual LED cells on a Linnstrument – both versions should work on either the Linnstrument 128 or 200. Both standalone versions will work with other DAWS and softsynths running (tested with Reaper running… Read More


Last night, I had the pleasure of performing live at Wayne State University’s Faculty Electroacoustic Music Concert with a number of other wonderful composers. I did something a little different for me. Instead of having a nice, safely planned set, I decided to do a live improvisation with a Linnstrument. The piece turned out extremely… Read More


Yeah, I’m a slacker who hasn’t composed or gone to many festivals this last year. I know. I also have a really good excuse – I’ve been teaching at both Mott Community College and Oakland University. That tends to take up a lot of time, as did the CD project. But despite having all of my free… Read More


I haven’t composed much this year. In fact, I’ve only written two pieces: Mechanical Landscapes (commissioned and premiered by East Lansing High School) and now, Concrete Oasis. The latter is a pretty big work though. Clocking in at just under 50 minutes, Concrete Oasis has been my main project for nearly a year. Generously sponsored by the Arts Council… Read More


There have been some things in the works for a while now that I haven’t posted about thus far. Mostly this is because I wanted to make sure that they were completed before I started promoting them. Well, here’s the first. I’m very excited to announce that my piece Exploring the Remains of a Giant has been… Read More


Recently, I’ve been pretty swamped with work. I’m teaching a Music Fundamentals course, helping with some grants, two major commissions, and of course, coding. So, I’ve been neglecting getting super deep into setting up the perfect Ableton Live session before jumping into the compositional process. So, in my spare time, I’ve been defining templates for… Read More


Well, as ominously promised, here’s the big announcement now that the press conference is over and the proverbial cat is out of the bag. I have two major projects that will be taking up the majority of my time for the next year. They are: I’m one of the 2016 recipients of the Arts Council… Read More


The last two weeks have been pretty busy. In one fell swoop, I drove (yes, from Lansing) to the International Computer Music Conference (yes, in Texas) and then to the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance (yes Virginia, it was in… well… Virginia…). Great conferences, lot of great pieces, great people, and great post-concert discussions of aesthetics/compositional techniques/orchestration/coding (pronounced… Read More