» go to the music page for more
play hi-fi  BFF_pound
play hi-fi  BFF_amen
play hi-fi  Se Despachaba Macario
play hi-fi  Out of Compilations
play hi-fi  Merry Xmas 2006
play hi-fi  late loop for antosz
play hi-fi  Enter the Glitch Machine
play hi-fi  An Understanding
play hi-fi  rain on
play hi-fi  redliner
Foray into the following: microsound/microsampling, glitch, dub, plunderphonics, techno, house, ambient, psychedelic, nightmares, daydreams, feedback, noise, beats, obliteration
Why this name?
the initials of my first and middle names. Yes, I realize there is also a shipping company called DHL. All the good ones were taken, as they say.
Do you play live?
I do both original and live DJ sets. The goals for each are different, so I'll focus here on original live sets. I generally perform live in SuperCollider, which input from hardware / acoustic instruments. My SuperCollider patches for live performance aim to be conducive to improvisation - I'd never like to play the same set twice.

I've confronted all range of crowds - sometimes what I'm doing resonates, sometimes people are just turned off in general by the concept of a laptop as an instrument. I've particularly enjoyed performing in the thriving DIY show scene in Portland when I'm there.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The fact that this page exists is evidence of a democratized distribution of music.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I don't think the music I make really markets to mass appeal. Nor do I take any issue with music that does. Generally, I see so many excellent independent labels out there - many of them entirely net-based these days - that seeking out a major just isn't on the horizon.
Band History:
took piano lessons as a young child, played trumpet and guitar later on, and have been working with electronics since 2001.
Your influences?
active listening, the little clicks and whizzes that pass by us all the time, the primal instinct to create art.
Favorite spot?
Portland, OR is my physical and spiritual home. Currently, I'm going to school in Connecticut.
Equipment used:
Gear least (updated as of fall 2007):

microKORG (synthesizer/vocoder)
Boss Dr. Rhythm DR-3 (drum machine)
Ibanez S. Classic (guitar)
Challenger (trumper)
several toy instruments from my childhood (most used--xylophone, Little Orphan Annie ukulele, Muppet Show bass drum)

MacBook Pro, 1 GB RAM, 2.16 gHZ processor, running:
SuperCollider (my primary compositional environment)
Ableton Live 5.2
Renoise 1.5
Pure Data
Digital Performer 5
Absynth 4

Evolution X-Session (midi controller)
M-Audio X-Session Pro (midi controller)
M-Audio Axiom 25 (midi controller)
M-Audio Fast Track (audio/usb interface)
Fender Pro-Junior tube amp is used for live performance (small by fierce)
Shure SM57 dynamic microphone
Roland MA-7 stereo micro monitors (still ticking, and the most honest sound I can get)
Sennheiser HD437 headphones
Sony MZ-R70 minidisc player/recorder
Sony F-V120 microphone
Anything else...?
Thanks for checking this out. Leave me honest opinions. Drop me a line if you're interested in collaboration!
Join The Mailing List
We will not store or use this email address other than for this newsletter.