Started out in visual arts and my music is primarily informed by what I "see" both externally and internally.
Played in a number of bands including POP, JAM, EXPERIMENTAL, PRIMITIVE, ELECTRONIC, and HARD ROCK bands.
Can write "songs" but tend towards extended instrumental pieces. Always struggling to break away from that.
Been playing music since mid-80's. Very into texture. My musical references are mostly the musique concrete of everyday life. And the soundscapes that are in my head innately.
I'm not formally trained but I wish I was.
I'm surrounded by artists in my life and I feel very fortunate. Most of them are more accomplished in their art genre than me by several orders of magnitude. Therefore I get to learn a lot from geniuses that the world is ignorant of. This is a fantastic existence.
What gear do you use?
Peavey T60 six string (17th Birthday present- the only working electric gtr I've ever owned), Washburn 12 string acoustic, Roland MC-505, Roland Juno 106 synthesizer (broken, at the moment), Many Casio keyboards, Vollmer upright piano (ancient player piano with all the player stuff ripped out), various FX pedals, lots and lots of VSTi (I LOVE VST!)
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Big Stereo Void, Ragged Pair of Claws, Bgozod, The Invisible Band, Relativity Machine, Dr. Rajah von Zeetar and The Electric Dream Conspiracy, Happy Sack, The Melody Function, Try, Triprimelody, Oobleque, The Electric Company, The Sleeping Leaf.
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Largest- maybe 500 at The Kentucky Theatre- Live soundtrack for METROPOLIS with SPACECRAFT.
Smallest-1 at a coffee shop back in the '90s.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?