are some early songs and instrumental pieces which I've written and recorded over the years. It is only a selection. Other songs from this early time will be posted later on. They are
all home-recordings and are offered here for
whatever qualities one might find in them and for whatever reasons one might
enjoy them. Except for the MIDI piano pieces and Marble Palace,
most represent straight-through takes recorded on my simple Airline
2-track reel-to-reel. One
important clarification is that these are primarily 'guitar songs'
where I was usually experimenting with techniques or acrobatics (e.g., Autumn Exodus, Tower of Babel, The Storm, Reading What the Sky Says, Gotta Find You Out).
were never quite my forte and I didn't usually spend a lot of time on
them which is why they often have an unusual quality (e.g., Pretty Lente, Born in the Morning); they were often added so as just to have something to sing while playing the guitar
parts (e.g., Born in the Morning, which is actually a classical guitar composition inspired by J.S. Bach's Allegro from Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in Eb Major for Lute and Prelude in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier). My
music work the past ten years also includes many songs and instrumentals most of which are
being written with hopeful stage productions in mind; they are not included here. Where indicated, clicking
on the links below willbring
up info boxes for the songs while also playing the mp3's. The info boxes include what inspired the songs as well as technical
details such as how they were written, played or recorded. SCAN: Page 8 from
the original Tower of Babel
handwritten score for three classical guitars.
In lieu of my homepage and another primary page, which have each been
in process on-and-off for a
couple of years but never posted,
I have simply been adding interlinked pages in
whatever way they can somehow fit together, beginning with those
related to anthropology. Like the other pages in this interlinked
series, this one is new and in the process
of tweaking, so
please be patient as it goes through changes in content, wording and
layout. I am hoping to get
the main site up and running soon. It will offer many things
are not science or even fine art-related, lots of surprising and, hopefully,
entertaining things, as well as current projects and future plans.