(for non-musicians) I’ve begun to produce a new collection of videos that cover some topics related to music production. These videos are intended for non-musicians, or people that are very new to music production. I’m putting these together because I am going to be presenting at a computer festival ...

Over the years – as an acoustic Americana artist, bass player, and electronic artist – I’ve found that there is a lot of wasted energy expended talking about gear. Don’t get me wrong… I love new gear as much as the next person, but I’ve also learned to temper my ...

Sometimes clients contact me for an evaluation of their small to medium studio setups. In terms of size, these are studios that usually have less than 50k invested in gear. Thy are often run by part-time musicians, people with day jobs, or semi-retired from their other means of income. These ...

I’m happy to offer classes in Ableton Live throughout the region in an informal classroom setting. Sign up for Fall 2023 @ Mt Airy Learning Tree will be open August 21. This new session of my Ableton Live classes will run November 11, 18, and 25. Each session runs 10am-12pm. ...

NEPADOC is a documentary about intersections of environment, industry, and identity in Northeastern Pennsylvania over the past 300 years. Inspired by non-verbal documentary film landmarks such as Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka, NEPADOC blends 4K cinematography, local historical footage, and a sweeping score into a dizzying and contemplative meditation on culture, place, and public memory. ...

Since my last mailing in February, things have actually been pretty busy. My SCI-FI-LOPHONE project appeared at two STEAM events at Fluxspace and also at the 2022 Philly Maker Faire. The Philly Maker Faire podcast has reached over 50 episodes! Fricknadorable is back on the live music scene, having performed in Norristown, Plymouth Meeting, Newtown ...

I’ve been thinking about something a lot lately… I don’t know if it’s a Philly area thing, or if it has anything to do with the pandemic… or maybe it’s something else entirely… I’ve noticed over the past couple of years, that people don’t seem very inclined to introduce themselves ...

Back in May 2022, while providing visual projections for an Event Horizons show at The Rotunda in Philadelphia, I met the multitalented Taji Ra’oof Nahl (aka TR7). Since then, we’ve stayed in touch and have been slowly working on some collaborative projects. TR7’s Microfilm Festival is an ongoing, constantly evolving ...

Join me on Saturday October 15, 2022 at the Independence Seaport Museum for the Philadelphia Maker Faire. The event will run 10 AM to 5 PM and features a wide variety of makers from many fields. There’s truly something for everybody at this family-friendly event, showcasing the creativity of makers ...

After a hiatus of two years due to COVID, the Northeast Electro-music Festival (NEEMFest) returns to the Center for the Arts in Homer, NY on Sept 9-11, 2022. Part music festival, conference, and social gathering, the event has been going in some form for over 10 years. Highlights include opportunities ...

This page gives the viewer an idea of my broad listening tastes. This page is approaching a chronicle of 10 ...

During a recent podcast interview, the topic turned to listening habits and I realized it had been a while since I put together a “recommended listening” list. The groups, artists and albums below are a good sampling of what I enjoy listening to these days. I’ll confess that most of ...