I was fascinated by music since I can think. I learned several instruments
as a child at school, which helped to get a feel for the general idea.
Later I took lessons in playing the guitar, although I never managed
it to any degree of perfection, maybe because I just did not devote enough
time to it. I also learned to play the
Didgeridoo, which is a very fascinating instrument which requires
circular-breathing to play it properly.
Later, I started to learn how to play the traverse flute
On the other hand, my interest in music is not limited to instruments
in the classical sense. I also like to experiment with electronic
(digitally or analog generated) music. I also own two speed-variable
turn-tables and quite an amount of european underground tekno records.
I ocassionally spin in public, although never for profit, always
Just For Fun.
It is very rare that I actually find the time to do record spinning in public,
but if it happens, it will get announced here:
Following is a list of recordings of various experiments I
did in the past.
- SkyNet.mp3 -- one of the first tracks I created with ModEdit 3.01 for DOS. I loved that program, and actually never found anything which worked as well for me.
- X-Rated.mp3 -- Also created using ModEdit at about the same time in 1997.
- BreakCore.mp3 -- a somewhat more aggressive track, also created using ModEdit
- Feisar vs. delYsid @ Paranoize '98 (Gleisdorf) -- Some excerpts of a live-set done with a good old friend of mine. This is unfortunately recorded using RealAudio.
- delUxe.ogg (52:53) -- A complete turn-table set recorded in 2002.
- Sunbeam after Rainfall -- Made with SuperCollider.
- TrashedSweetLove.ogg -- Made with SuperCollider, BBCut2 and Om. Don't be too supprised, this track kind of reflects the state of my soul at the moment of "composition" (2005-10-23).
Nurishing the cognitive aspects of music is a very
important part of improving ones knowledge about the field.
Music theory can get boring after a while, especially since
the topic is seemingly endless. However, dabbling in it
from time to time can really help you in the long run.
I currently recommend the Music Theory book on WikiBooks as a really great and comprehensive starting point to deepen your knowledge in this area.
At some point in your musical development, you will have to deal
with some peculiarities around accustics. I am no expert on
this topic either, so for now I can only offer a very useful link
to a comprehensive article about
Acoustic Treatment and
Design for Recording Studios and Listening rooms.