This is art music; compositions and tonal situations which lend themselves to reflection and exploration in the fullest sense. The goal is to portray a wide range of experiences, emotions, palettes, styles, or movements, and to do so exquisitely. Frustration, confusion, boredom, and fear are responses just as valid as joy, catharsis, and ecstacy: The listener's response is always legitimate.
I am a multi-instrumentalist with a focus on drums, piano, digital synthesis, electric guitar, and electronic musical production. Electronics theoretically allow for the production of any and all possible sounds and the manifestation of whatever musical ideas one can conceive, and that is what Gangster Computer God is about. I have produced over 360 compositions, some are variations, some are in collaboration with one or more artist, and the material available on this soundclick page represents merely the tip of the iceberg of a strange, esoteric and vast techno-mystical library.
Gangster Computer God has shared billings with a variety of noise, ambient, glitch-hop, hip-hop and avant-garde artists including R/D, Runar Magnusson, Noah D, and Pulse Emitter, as well as scored several short and mid-length theatrical productions.
I enjoy playing live, I challenge myself to produce a different set for every performance, trying to constantly innovate, hone and build on what came before. There have been many special moments, like when I made a standing wave wobble the concert hall so much it shook metal beams off the walls, or the time a fire marshal came and shut down the venue for good during my performance, or the flaming bicycles that other time....
I would like to believe that often this music sounds like no one else in particular, however I am not interested in the pure isolation such an ideal demands. In fact, I have many influences, which include computers, Claude Debussy, Jimi Hendrix, Aphex Twin, gamelan, the Grateful Dead, trance music, modems, John Cage, Muslimgauze, Kevin Fiske, J.S. Bach, Squarepusher, Acinonyx, echoes, Future Sound of London, Venetian Snares, classical Indian ragas, Susato, Josquin, Umphrey's McGee, Particle, Darvishkhan, Turkish Audio Society, Ifsh, Boards of Canada, u-ziq, and others.
Whatever I can get my hands on, but primarily I use a Korg Triton synthesizer and laptop-based audio-editing software.