Saturday, October 20, 2018

Australian film-maker Marie Craven used my music, likably remixed a bit, in her video "Endless Wall to Wall Carpet", which is a response to a poem by Anne Cotten. I am pleased to learn that her film was accepted to the 2018 Zebra Poetry Film Festival.

Endless wall to wall carpet from Marie Craven on Vimeo.

I enjoy Marie's work, and am delighted to appear in her film.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Video-maker Monique Smulders created this excellent video entitled "Small Pond/een vijvertje", which features my song "Small Pond" as its soundtrack. I like her work--and am pleased to share it here:

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Today is Netlabel Day 2018. I am pleased that my track "Rainy Day Inside" is one of the tracks on the Cerebral Rift netlabel compilation "Into the Rift, Volume 3: From Genial Times".

It's a download here:

Into the Rift v. 3

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I am pleased that three of my pieces appear on the release "Double Blindfold Project" on the Cerebral Audio netlabel.

In this project, I created one piece, "Surgery".  Then I was sent anonymized samples by the artist Delicasession to create a second piece, "Words Left Unsaid (re-imagined Delicasession)".  Then I was sent a further set of anonymized samples to create "Distant Festival".

I enjoyed the process of creation, though with hindsight I wish that I had had more fun with the samples that I used to create "Distant Festival". I went for the raucous blend, when perhaps I should have used a scalpel for the subtle tone instead.

The release is available here:
Double Blindfold project

Saturday, June 17, 2017

This Spring in north Texas I've been enjoying walks and bicycle rides. I've seen a lot of interesting things. Sometimes I capture a little bit of what I see on video.

This video uses my 2011 song "Slide Rule" to present some nature footage I took, both very recent and a bit less recent:

Monday, July 18, 2016

I like the annual July event known as Netlabel Day. Last week Netlabel Day 2016 brought a huge group of new releases, including a number of artists whose work I find interesting and fun.

The Cerebral Rift netlabel also released a compilation called "Into the Rift, Volume 1". I am pleased that my track "Deeper Vanity" is on that release:

Cerebral Rift, Volume 1

Thanks to Soundchaser for running this Netlabel Day compilation.

St. Louis ambient and electronica artist Mystified curated a new compilation called "New Mind Emergence'.  Consistent with its theme,  I created a song called "The Robot Smiles Upon Enlightenment". I am pleased to have this track released on Mystified's curated compilation:

Although I was born in Texas, I grew up in Arkansas. My artist name is a contraction of Gurdon, Arkansas, the town I lived in from age 5 to age 15. I sometimes think of myself as being "of" each of the three places at which I have lived for years---Texas, Arkansas and California. But by any measure, I nonetheless am an Arkansas artist.

So I found myself well-pleased to be asked to contribute to the compilation "Ambient Arkansas". My song "Poison Springs" refers to a battlefield about 20 miles from each of the three towns in which I grew up.  I dutifully resisted the urge to add cannons to the song, despite an inner 1812 Overture longing.  

Here's a link to the album, available on Bandcamp from the Aural Films label:

Sunday, June 26, 2016

I'm pleased to advise that I just released my newest album, "Reflections on Self".

The song titles, and more indirectly the ten pieces, all deal with the puzzle of dealing with being oneself.

As is usual, it's available for download with payment optional, and available for re-use under a BY-SA Creative Commons license.