Participation in Music

Participation in Music

Participation in music can sometimes get kind of a bad rap. My tendency is to associate it with somewhat patronizing practice of having the audience clap along or do some kind of call-and-response thing, which in practice usually only goes to show how little said...
I’m Doing Music and Sound for ‘Caasis Odyssey’!

I’m Doing Music and Sound for ‘Caasis Odyssey’!

As of a couple of weeks ago, I’m officially onboard designing sound and writing music for the upcoming game Caasis Odyssey! It’s a pleasure to be working on a game that’s already coming along so nicely, as you can see by the GIFs below. It’s a top-down dungeon-crawler...

On Art, Commercialism, and Elitism

Art and capitalism have a very dubious relationship. Art can be defined in countless ways; it’s commonly defined as something created solely to be admired for its own sake outside of any other purpose. This is why some types of music are sometimes not considered “art...

On Expectations in Music

I remember a conversation I was having with a couple of friends a few years ago about a particular jazz(-esque) artist (I honestly can’t remember who it was). One friend was a big fan of their interesting take on jazz. The other, not so much. When asked why he wasn’t...