Music, old and new...

Here is some roughly edited music written and recorded opportunistically over the years, occasionally in collaboration with friends, and with often primitive equipment.

I'm a guitarist and recently bassist, who dabbles in other things. Since the growing arthritic stiffness in my right hand, I can't play classical guitar since about 2010. Most of these were performed by me using various bits of software. Live recordings with Ole Martin Løvvik (clarinets and keyboards) and Tom Nielsen (Space Cadet drums).

Some new idea sketches dumped here

2019 - Misc

  1. Fifth Ave (2019) (CD flac)
  2. A Turn For the Worse (2019) (CD flac)
  3. A Turn For the Worser (2019) (CD flac)
  4. Foiling the Plot (2019) (CD flac) (video)

Tundra habitat suite (2019)

  1. Tundra 1 - Icebergs falling (2019) (CD flac)
  2. Tundra 2 - Windy wastelands (2019) (CD flac)
  3. Habitat 1 - Seal dance (2019) (CD flac)
  4. Habitat 2 - Arctic fox (2019) (CD flac)
  5. Habitat 3 - Arctic hares (2019) (CD flac)
  6. Tundra 3 - Rising from the Deep (2019) (CD flac)
  7. Tundra 4 - Out of the Dark (2019) (CD flac)
  8. Habitat 4 - Arctic Seabirds (2019) (CD flac)
  9. Habitat 5 - Flight of the Crane (2019) (CD flac)

The Invasion of the Highlands

  1. Highland invasion (2018) (CD flac)

    Opens to a rainy night over the Scottish Highlands, and Jamie is bringing a pair of horses through the forest path to the town below. As he passes through the mountain land, he spots fires in the distance and diverts through the rain to look. Hundreds of Redcoats are camped and moving towards the town.

  2. Cairngorm march (2018) (CD flac)

    Jamie has told the clan (our heroes), and they track and follow the Redcoats as they move through the valleys below. Jamie sends Kiera to warn the town. The army marches through the fantastic scenery. They lock up the leader Murdoch to keep the town in line.

  3. Getting away with Murdoch (2018) (CD flac)

    The Redcoats have entered the town but Jamie and Kiera sneak into the centre where they have locked up Murdoch. Tricking the drunken soldiers, they release Murdoch and so begins their cat'n'mouse escape. They release some horses and ride off into the hills.

  4. Cayleigh to ride (2018) (CD flac)

    The clan starts to train for fighting, but they are not well rehearsed. Riding and fighting with swords and guns. As they train, they almost run into the Redcoats and fall off their horses, staying just out of reach. They head back to the clan homestead to report.

  5. Burning (2018) (CD flac)

    The soldiers have been to the homestead and it's in ruins. Stores are burning, and people dead.

  6. Into battle (2018) (CD flac)

    The clan prepares to fight.

  7. Going home (2018) (CD flac)

    After winning on their own territory by leading the Redcoats into the Highlands, out of their element, the remaining clan survey their homestead and vow to rebuild. More soliders will be coming. So first they will go North to get help. They begin their journey across the hills. It's not over yet.

The Ivory River (Adventure of the Hopeless Heroes)

  1. Morning Silk Road Procession (no sound effects) (2018) (CD flac)

    Opening scene. Patu and his cat Fee sneak out of bed to watch the silk road procession pass nearby. It's a legacy of the old times, but the cyborg animals are broken and poorly maintained.

  2. A new morning over the ivory mountain (2018) (CD flac)

    Title screen. Some time in a cybernetic future Far East, where humans and animals once worked together, the sun rises casting its orange warmth across the mountain plateau. The Ivory Towers are collapsing. All around are the tusks and bones of ancestor elephants in a circle, looking inwards. Animals of all kinds are peacefully talking and reading and building things. A master library of knowledge, a great treasure. No gold or jewels up here, only the clouds, dreams and ideas. The river runs out from the plain, down into the valley towards the open sea, carrying its knowledge and water of life. Years ago, elephants left for the town below to teach and help them advance but the town priests took over and began to profit from the helper animals, controlling the supply of food and diverting the river through their temple. Now they block the path between the ivory towers and the town, and run the show for their own benefit.

  3. Our Hero - Theme (2018) (CD flac)

    Patu takes his motorcycle with his cat to the main tower in the town. He's promised to help his uncle repair a piece that fell down in the last storm. Another storm is coming. The town is falling apart because the animals and insects that are supposed to keep the buildings are not doiong their jobs. Today he is bringing his flying invention to try to lift part of the tower that's fallen, but he needs the help of the animals.

  4. Patu and Fee work on the tower (2018) (CD flac)

    Patu sets to work, but in spite of a cheering crowd, the block is just too heavy to lift.

  5. Deep In The Jungle, Elephants Toil (2018) (CD flac)

    Patu goes looking for the elephants. Legend has it that they know the secret of communicating with the animals that the priests control. They engineered the ecosystem, part living, part machine, to protect the environment. But he finds them enslaved and working labour for the priests in the forest.

  6. The girl at the water (2018) (CD flac)

    Patu spots a beautiful girl with long dark hair at the water, talking to the elephants and giving them food. Jiushi has come from the Ivory Plains to find out what has happened in the town. The elders gave her a bag of technology, and she rode a serpent down the river towards the town. She tells Patu of a time when there was a great civilization that spanned the valley and the plains, but the port owners tried to steal the wealth for themselves, and keep the plains poor. But the water flows from the plains and their wisdom once made the priests powerful.

  7. The Storm (2018) (CD flac)

    A storm comes to the town and wreaks havoc on the hills and the town. The terraces that grow food collapse and half bury the worker elephants in mud. The town is in serious trouble, and the Priests are reluctant to help for fear of losing their power over people and animals.

  8. Freeing the Elephants (2018) (CD flac)

    Patu and Jiushi use Patu's own inventions and her bag of tricks to get help from the procession elephants that carry trade . He intercepts the regular trade procession on the Silk Road who divert to the collapsed terraces where the worker elephants are trapped in the mud. Pulling them to safety, the procession elephants become angry and march to the town to confront the priests.

  9. The Magic Carpet (2018) (CD flac) Jiushi reveals a fine carpet of butterflies, designed by the elder elephants. It acts as a nematic television screen. The carpet acts as an invisibility cloak, as well as a giant TV projector, to trick the Priests to see what Jiushi wants.
  10. The Elephant Caper (2018) (CD flac) P & J trick the priests to give up their control over the cybernetically enhanced animals, using the magic carpet to create illusions as their wings change colour as they open and close, creating images and an invisibilty cloak, and capture the controller to speak to the animals. The procession elephants then sneak behind the guards and divert the river dams and forest routes that the priests once used to control the town. The priests are tricked into their temple, where they are powerless.
  11. The Open Plains (2018) (CD flac)

    P & J and the elephants travel across the plains to find the Ivory Towers. The procession elephants tell them how reach what is left of the legendary Ivory Towers, and lead a group from the town along the path, formerly concealed by the priests. They travel to learn about their past and reconnect with the knowledge kept by the elephants.

  12. Finale (2018) (CD flac)

    The friends say goodbye to one another at the Ivory Towers, and Patu and Fee return to their town to begin repairs to the crumbling infrastructure. The priests are humiliated, but forgiven for their greed, and there is a celebration as they plan their new future working together as a single ecosystem, as the elders originally intended. A happy ending!

Experiments, exercises, and miscellaneous cues

  1. Under A Cathedral of Stars (2017) (CD flac)(video)
  2. The North (2017) (CD flac) (video)
  3. The Terrible - a Hallow'een Hell March (2017) (CD flac)
  4. The Aftermath (2017) (CD flac)
  5. Captain Diaper (2017) (CD flac)
  6. The Changing of Captain Diaper (2017) (CD flac) (video)
  7. Sea bird (2017) (CD flac)(video)
  8. The Grand Opening (2017) (CD flac) (video)
  9. Summer Arrival (2017) (CD flac)
  10. Time Shuffles Past (2017) (CD flac)(video)
  11. Spring (2017)
  12. Northern Lights (2016)

The Road Ahead - soundtrack based on the book

  1. The Road Ahead - Introit (2017) (CD flac)
  2. The Road Ahead - Memories (2017) (CD flac)
  3. The Road Ahead - Brooklyn Bridge (2017) (CD flac)
  4. The Road Ahead - The Herd Attacks (2017) (CD flac)
  5. The Road Ahead - "As best we can!" (2017) (CD flac)
  6. The Road Ahead - Wandering Spirit (2017) (CD flac)
  7. The Road Ahead - Giles Divad (2017) (CD flac)
  8. The Road Ahead - Amy (2017) (CD flac)
  9. The Road Ahead - Annukka (2017) (CD flac)
  10. The Road Ahead - Annukka'a Betrayal (2017) (CD flac)
  11. The Road Ahead - 5th Ave Parade (2017) (CD flac)
  12. The Road Ahead - Epilogue (2017) (CD flac)

Slogans - soundtrack based on the book

  1. Slogans - prelude, the attack and opening titles (2017) (CD flac)
  2. Slogans - Vibe arrives, police, the mountain, and segue to San Diego (2017) (CD flac)
  3. Slogans - Oslo, Dermot waits for Bishop (2017) (CD flac)
  4. Slogans - Oslo, Dermot takes the tram, meets Christina (2017) (CD flac)
  5. Slogans - San Diego, Den drives to the gathering, Senator billbord, and cross cut montage (2017) (CD flac)
  6. Slogans - Vibe walks to the cabin (2017) (CD flac)
  7. Slogans - Kuala Lumpur (2017) (CD flac)
  8. Slogans - Preeta makes contact (2017) (CD flac)
  9. Slogans - Messenger, Preeta is taken! (2017) (CD flac)
  10. Slogans - London Mist (2017) (CD flac)
  11. Slogans - Who's that up there? Vibe get's nervous (2017) (CD flac)
  12. Slogans - Helicopter evac (2017) (CD flac)
  13. Slogans - Working the problem (2017) (CD flac)

Dragon Boat Suite

  1. Eye of the Dragon - May 2017 (CD flac)
  2. The head and the tale - May 2017 (CD flac)
  3. Neck and neck, to the flag - May 2017 (CD flac)
  4. Exhausted racers, crowds, and prizes - May 2017

The Traveller Suite

  1. The Traveller (Lynn's theme) - 2016 (CD flac)
  2. Petals of the Rose - 2017
  3. The Empty House - 2017 (CD flac)
  4. The Mainland Dream - 2017 (CD flac)
  5. L's Odyssee (return to Europe) - 2017 (CD flac)
  6. Traffic is in her head - 2017
  7. The World is in her head - 2017

2016 - AI - Artificial Improvisation (Blues for the urban machine)

Ideas put together with Garageband (bass clarinets played by Ole Martin Løvvik).

  1. What we should have said (dawn nocturne) (CD flac)
  2. Back in the race (CD flac)
  3. A day in the life...
  4. Plonk (CD flac)
  5. Heliopolis (visit Cairo) (CD flac)
  6. Getting it back together (CD flac)
  7. Weather report on Santanaorini (CD flac)
  8. The Traveller (Lynn's theme)
  9. What we should have said (dusk nocturne) (CD flac)

Misc

  1. At Sixes and Sevens (2016)
  2. For Granted (2016)
  3. Psyched (2016)
  4. Metallic Miles (2016)

Cover version ideas/experiments

  1. Heroes (2016)
  2. Wish You Were Here (2017)
  3. Love Don't Mean a Thing (2017)

Some past highlights

2009 - Classical guitar (best effort recorded on laptop)

Here are some crudely recorded pieces, complete with mistakes, right hand stiffness, and analogue and digital distortion from my cheap sound card, recorded directly in some of the moments when my arthritis is behaving itself sufficiently. These were the pieces that inspired me to play right back in 1977. If I am able to improve or extend these recordings I will, for my own records. I'm ashamed to say that most days it doesn't get any better than this anymore :-( This was the last time I was going to be able to play classical guitar.

1999

1997 - (Electronica/Jazz roughs)

1996 - Film & Video (Electronica)

1995-?? Space Cadets (Live, unrehearsed improvisation)

Bass/guitar (MB), bass clarinet/keys (OL) and drums (TN)

Just a couple of edited samples. This was completely non-serious and often so funny we would laugh until we cried. We had an uncanny telepathy for improvisation. Note: the tracks are supposed to run together, so play in sequence:

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1995 - Urban Platitudes (Industry)

Miscellaneous music from 1985-1991