Electronic project

The piece performed at the 2017 International Trombone Festival

My good friend Gerry Pagano (bass trombone in the St. Louis Symphony) asked me earlier this spring to write a piece of music that he and I could perform at his recital at the International Trombone Festival this past summer in Redlands, CA. The result was “Conversations With Myself”. It was inspired by a comment…

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A music video called Hawaiian Dreams

I took a much-needed vacation to Hawaii. It was my first time there, but certainly not my last. What a great place! Before leaving, I finished a song for my subscribers called Hawaiian Dreams. It didn’t begin relating to Hawaii but I guess I had the vacation bug in me, so as I wrote more and more…

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My new altobone.com album release

https://itun.es/us/pkKMdb?ls=1&app=itunes Born from a sufficient body of work and the knowledge that a legendary mastering engineer was soon to retire, I have created a new album called The Electrik Project, Volume 1. The songs were chosen from my writing and recording over the past year selected from music sent to my altobone.com subscribers. In a way I…

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Launch day!

Today, I launched my Electrik Project. It may not have been a CD creation, but it feels like just as much work. I’ve gotten some good response and more signups than I expected on the first day. My focus is now back to just creating the best possible music I can.

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Expedition Vertigo

Last night I finished the mix to a piece I created about 20 years ago. I called it Expedition Vertigo because it tells the short story of a trek into a strange and wonderful place. Unfortunately, I don’t have the original Logic sequence and only a handful of audio files. I wasn’t as good about…

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Starting Expedition Vertigo

I created a tune 20 years ago called Expedition Vertigo. No trombone, just electronic sounds. It was one of the first electronic pieces I created and something I always liked. I don’t have the original Logic sequence file, but even if I did, I’d have to find someone with an old version who could up-save…

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Beyond the Fog

I just finished my latest piece called Beyond the Fog. I’ve spend much of the past two weeks learning the new synth package I bought from Native Instruments. I began this piece about 3 weeks ago, but learning the new software and hardware put a dent in my progress with writing and recording. Komplete Kontrol…

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Artificial Intelligence is done

Finally finished up this piece. The climax ended up being the words spoken by a couple of the Mac voices. I love how the voices turned out, but unfortunately, Apple doesn’t allow licenses for commercial use. They have no problem with their voices being used for personal projects, but you just can’t sell them. So,…

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Artificial Intelligence

I think that works well for the title to my fourth piece. Lot’s of complex synth and sample sounds that form the foundation for the piece. The simple syncopated rhythm throughout adds a kind of binary sound to it. A computer-like texture enveloping the trombone lines of building harmonic complexity. Today is Memorial day, and I’ve spent…

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Harmonizing tune #4

This piece is starting to take shape. There’s a lot of trial and error. The concept is to evolve the harmonic complexity of the trombone lines as the piece progresses. There is a fairly simple syncopated beat threaded throughout. The trick is getting the sounds to blend and make sense with the trombone. This is…

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