Uprooting Bitterness

When someone you know gets a cool gig, there are a lot of emotions and thoughts that might come up and play through your mind. I could have gotten that gig, or on the flip-side, I’m never going to get a gig like that. Maybe something like They don’t...

How I Compose

Music is, in short, organized sound. The various methods used to organize sound produce predictable associations and connotations (the seeds of which are largely culturally drawn) in the mind of the listener. I believe that as a composer I must, at the very least, be...

Being Better

I recently resigned from my “day job” as Program Coordinator for the WWU Music Department. I’m now spending all my time trying to be a one-person music/sound-making business. This is scary as hell, and I don’t know if it will be successful, but...

Make It Smaller (+ make space)

I’ve been in a rather massive creative rut since roughly the start of this year (though I think the problem’s roots go back further than that). I don’t know how useful it is to try to find the reason behind it; at a certain point it stops mattering,...
On Synthwave

On Synthwave

Lately I’ve been listening to ungodly amounts of synthwave. It’s not something I expected to get really, really into, but now that I’m here in the midst of this obsession, I can start to trace where this all came from and why I’m digging it so...