“Isolation Loop” is an original creation made with loops broken down from H.I.F. Biber’s Passacaglia for solo violin from his Rosary Sonatas of 1676. The viola and violins blend with a driving soundscape of synthesis and drums to create a haunting texture at home in any era.
Inspired by the pandemic quarantine of 2020, this improvised work is an expression of relentless hope unleashed upon the world. On a day of feeling “cooped up” I was simply inspired to create this electronic backdrop of voices and texture, and the next day I pulled out my fiddle and enjoyed freely jamming around to this track.
Only a few days ago, an amp I’ve been drooling over for a long time finally arrived! And I just had to share all the fun I’m having with it ?
All the effects that you hear in the video below are built-in. I’m sure they can also be combined, I just haven’t gotten the chance to play more with that yet… This amp also has the option of being battery powered, for those busking outings. And, speaking of busking, I was surprised to find how light and easy to carry it is!
I can control the output to save on power depending on the situation:
Output power is adjustable in three levels—Max (50 W), Normal (25 W), and Eco (10 W)—letting you optimize battery life for different performing situations.
One of the reasons I fell in love with this amp was the full power it offered (50 W)!! As an electric violinist, I’ve often found that I need a lot of wattage to be heard over orchestras and bands.
It has 4 independent channels, and there’s an 1/8 inch jack in which I can plug my iPhone to play with backing tracks or directly record into apps like (one of my currently favorite on-the-go recording apps) Spire.
Above all, I love how warm and natural the sound is as well as all the EQ control I have (as you can imagine, balancing the sound of 6 strings can be tricky). Enjoy taking a listen to my fooling around with the just-out-of-the-box Cube Street EX!
Due to a large and involved soundtrack project I recently took on (featuring my music that will appear in the background of an upcoming bingo game app), I am now able to share these fresh electronic tunes with you all as it’s own full album!
With smooth and comfortable underpinnings reminiscent of Brahms stepping out to jazz, or Zappa gently walking through a garden with a favorite melody, “simplicity” provides a meditative setting while rewarding close listening. The treasures are in the details […]
At last! My 2008 concerto for 6-string electric violin, EWI, synth, and chamber orchestra will be debuted LIVE in concert, alongside Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, on Sunday April 10 @ 6pm in Anaheim!!
[UPDATE: We have a venue and ticket info!!! See the updated flyer below…]
Featuring myself on the solo electric violin part (with my beloved Aisling!) and David Rentz conducting. Also featuring Lyle Michaud on the synth, and Lori Huff and Cory Stockhoff on the EWIs. Spread the word and hope to see you there!
I’ve compiled a new album for you all! Introducing… Memories & The Gray: The Electronic Collection
It’s a re-compilation of all my electronically sequenced works, PLUS two brand new works I’d written for a couple previous video opportunities. I wanted to be able to share them, even though their originally anticipated use fell through… 🙂
Besides being available directly at my Store, this album is streaming now at Spotify and will be up on iTunes shortly… Enjoy!