Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I'm always grateful to folks who use my music in videos. I like the variety of uses, from a baby sling promo to nature photography to time-lapse of clouds to a chat about Harry Potter.

Here some good folks in New Mexico use a number of my songs in the soundtrack to a horror short. The film is appropriately creepy:

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I'm very committed to sharing music, and letting people know about Creative Commons music. I created the first episode of a podcast, Onyx Inertia, to spotlight the music of

I suppose life cannot all be about my music. I'd rather life be more about kindness.
Here is an animated film I made called "Let Us Be Kind". The words are by a 19th Century American minister named W. Lomax Childress. The music is by artist Lisa DeBenedictis. I did the animation and the narration.

Let Us Be Kind from Gurdonark on Vimeo.

Poem: W. Lomax Childress, 19th Century, public domain.
Images, animation and narration: Gurdonark.
Music by Lisa DeBenedictis

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Headphonica netlabel released Ergo Phizmiz's "Faust Cycle". Subsequently, other artists were invited to do remixes of this multi-hour work. My remix, "To See the Doctor", appears on the resulting compilation album. As is my way, I put the samples from the original into my software synthesizer and created a new song. I also used the vocal sample from the original for my narrator.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Here is my 2009 EP "Seven Virtues":

I chose to release this via Jamendo and via to experiment with how much traffic I would get from this mechanism for release. I've been pleased with the way that the songs have gotten play through this non-net-label form of release.

It's free to share, to use, to add to a soundtrack, to put in a website or game, with attribution to Gurdonark and citation to

Creative Commons License
gurdonark by Gurdonark is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
The netlabel Classwar Karaoke released its compilation "Classwar Karaoke 12". My song "Berries" is on the release;

On the prior volume 11 compilation, my song "Sadness" appears:

On the volume 10 compilation, my song "Walk through Trees" appears:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

On July 24, 2010, Gurdonark released a collection of images and songs called "Butterflies of North Texas". The collection has its own weblog, located at


In keeping with the title, each image and each song is about a butterfly found in north Texas.

Gulf Fritillary Butterfly

The Gulf Fritillary, pictured above, lacks a song of its own. This is a thing to ponder, as it's lovely enough to deserve a sonata.