Stop [2017]

Stopping is a process.

Software Is The Infrastructure For Modern Capitalism. Software Is For The People. [2017]

Pippi (my open source computer music system) controlling a closed source software sound module designed to simulate an acoustic guitar.

Solos For Unattended Computer Volume Three [2017]

Third in a series of recordings of realtime algorithmic computer improvisations with no human intervention. For computer controlled Moog & small sounds. It's various and static in a way that makes it hard to listen to.

Nightsound [2016]

Pulsar synthesis drone improvisation with pippi. Easy to listen to.

The Green Green Horse [2016]

A tweaked version of "The Green Green Horse" from Bookish -- because I wanted to hear a much longer version of it. This one has drum beats and "functional" harmony.

Low Talk [2016]

Two ambient/drone-type tracks to form a short EP. Induction mic drones & synthetic bells.

Characteristics Associated With Unpredictability [2016]

The title track starts off as a kinda misguided microhouse-ish something and then settles into acousmatic pulsar synthesis rumbling. The closing track "chaser" is one of the first things I did after implementing Curtis Roads' pulsar synthesis in pippi -- it has a rhythm to it too, but more of a pulse than a beat.

Bookish [2016]

This was a test run for an album-as-a-book idea I've been working on. It's a set of pippi scripts, and you can render a unique version of the album by running them. (Except the last track which just sounded nice at the end.) This one is a mixture of acousmatic/drone pieces and beat sketches.

Momentum [2016]

These are a few short suites of songs drawn from live (solo) versions of songs I originally did with Safari Al and Dogwood Last. The title track is an acousmatic drone thing contructed from a few phrases spoken by Safari Al. There's a version of an old pop-ish remix I did of Pictures of Trees by Inlets in there too, why not.

West Allis Auto Body Co. [2016]

This one is basically a collection of some very old unreleased tracks that I uncovered when digging through an archive, plus a couple new things. The album is named after the auto body shop my grandfather Victor Schoster (Grandpa Vic) owned in West Allis Wisconsin. The oldest tracks on here (3, 4 & 5) were recorded sometime around 1998. Tracks 1 & 2 were recorded sometime between 2001 and 2003. Track 6 was recorded in 2016 when I put this mix together. Cervantes says that great artists destroy their juvenalia and the mediocre ones publish it.

Travel Story [2016]

This is a live recording from a 2013 amtrak tour with Jason Nanna where we developed a system together that allowed my computer (running pippi) to communicate to his modular rig via an OSC to CV bridge implemented with some software I wrote running on a raspberry pi built into Jason's suitcase, with a custom hardware module he built around a couple borrowed DACs which allowed the pi to send GPIO signals that would be translated into analog voltages as either a set of continuous signals or gates. In practice this meant that I could send Jason several streams of rhythmic information and pitch information which he could choose to use as inputs to his modular rig, and many chirps and beeps ensued.

Field Recordings 2016 [2016]

Unprocessed sonifications of data on my laptop using a classic technique system administrators use as a joke and a way to demonstrate the everything-is-a-file paradigm of *NIX platforms. An enjoyable listen that you can try at home by running the commands in the track titles.

I've Got Nothing But Friendships Left To Save. I'm Feeling Unsafe As If The Road Below Could Go Sinkhole At Any Moment [2016]

The final EP in a trilogy of EPs exploring a return to DAW editing and collage after several years of dogfooding pippi. A collaboration with Milwaukee poet and filmmaker WC Tank. Also features a track based on guitar samples sourced from music by Andrew Weathers.

Blessed Indeed Are They Who Live Among Those Who Hate, Hating No One; Amidst Those Who Hate, Let Us Dwell Without Hatred [2016]

The second EP in a trilogy of EPs exploring a return to DAW editing and collage after several years of dogfooding pippi. A collaboration with vocalists Alexander Kollman and Derek Piotr.

Humanity Won't Be Happy Till The Last Bureaucrat Is Hung With The Guts Of The Last Capitalist [2015]

The first EP in a trilogy of EPs exploring a return to DAW editing and collage after several years of dogfooding pippi. A version of a song by Kory Burrell featuring vocals and ukelele by Kory Burrell and samples of a cassette tape loop by C. Reider.

Amber [2015]

A pippi study for an as yet unrealized album-as-a-book project. This is a render of a generative script which can be downloaded and run to produce unique versions of the EP. Based on a script used for an anonymous remix produced for a guitar & computer duo.

Solos For Unattended Computer Volume Two [2015]

Second in a series of recordings of realtime algorithmic computer improvisations with no human intervention. Created on a long amtrak train ride.

Spark [2015]

This is a live recording from the 2010 SPARK festival in Minnesota -- originally a duet with visualist Mark Henrickson. Some footage from the festival is floating around somewhere. I was really into induction microphones at this point. This was also one of the last concerts I performed with Max/MSP before I started working on pippi. This recording features a really wonderful tape loop remix by Will Long.

Solos For Unattended Computer Volume One [2014]

First in a series of recordings of realtime algorithmic computer improvisations with no human intervention.

Film 00 [2014]

Pulsar synthesis improvisation with pippi

Williams [2012]

A collection of pippi renders of the computer part from a piece originally for ChucK and violin. For William the Goat.

Walker's Point [2011]

Live recordings including a version of a song called Pippi from my album Norwood on Nomadic Kids Republic. (That one features Jason Nanna on homebrew electronics.) This tour also featured the first early versions of the command interface for pippi, using Pure Data as a sound engine.

Computer Music with Voices: He Can Jog Plays the Music of Eric & Magill [2011]

Versions of songs from Eric & Magill's "All Those I Know" featuring voices and guitars and other wonderful sound contributions from Sawako, Brendan Landis, Bryan Teoh and Cara Eggers. Also features sound processing and synthesis with a very early version of pippi called fabric.

Lapsteel [2007]

Lapsteel & max/msp bedroom improvisation