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Electronica with a little bit of everything else thrown in.
My older work is mostly MIDI based, 99% composed with a mouse by clicking notes onto a digital score. My newer work is more mixed-media, including both fairly standard MIDI work as well as recorded sections from acoustic and electric instruments.
Band/artist history
I have been a composer since early childhood, initially starting on piano, then moving to classical guitar and other "classical" instruments before discovering MIDI. Since then, I have composed largely elecronic styles incoperating aspects of world, orchestral, and jazz music forms.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I have played live, but only rarely. Most of the pieces I compose at this point are unperformable, although I do still compose for classical guitar and piano, but I'm not fond of performing with either of those.
Your musical influences
My electronic music has been influenced by people like Mike Oldfield, as well as being influenced by non-Western styles.
What equipment do you use?
Currently I use an M-Audio C400, Korg nano series controllers, a QuNexus controller, Sonar X2, various small analog synths, and a theremin. I also use the Euterpea package for sound synthesis in Haskell. For my older works, I used an Audigy2 ZS soundcard, an Alesis QS8 keyboard, Midisoft Recording session (the version made prior to 2000) and a mouse.
Anything else?
I am currently a PhD student in Yale's Computer Science department, where my research has taken a computer music turn in the last two years. My work can be found here:
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