Influences: Max Richter, Arvo Part, Popol Vuh, Philip Glass, Loscil, Gridlock, Autechre, Brian Eno, Nine Inch Nails, Tangerine Dream, Joan Jeanrenaud, Nils Frahm, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, Aes Dana, Deepchord, Clint Mansell, Cliff Martinez
My son, Arvo, was born in November, so my FAWM participation is quite up in the air this year. I think I will manage something, but I'm not sure yet what form it will take.
My past FAWM albums have each revolved around a different instrument (violin, guitar, piano, synthesizers), or theme (quasi-mystical sounds, a movie soundtrack, periodic table of elements, etc). I have some ideas for this year, but haven't decided anything yet.
My typical styles range from ambient to IDM to Berlin School electronic (i.e.Tangerine Dream), sample mangling, modular synth weirdness, drones, etc.
I use a variety of hardware and software -- mostly analog synthesizers and sequencers (including Eurorack modular), but also a sampler, and a couple of guitar effects pedals. I also use some VST instruments and effects.
I've done FAWM 7 times (6 times successfully) and hope to do so again this year.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Looking forward to hearing your work. Hope you have an outstanding event!
Hope you’re around. Your stuff has been inspirational, and I look forward to hearing more.
Ps - congratulations on your new son! You’ll have more time for FAWM this year and next than you possibly will have for the following ten! 😬
Thank you for making contact! I’m not fully back into the swing of checking regularly so apologies for the delay in seeing it! Your film soundtrack sounds fascinating, I should like to see it.
Certainly up for trying a collaboration. Last year I was totally focused, having the concept of the family album meant that I came into the month with a notion of what theme each track might cover, and that is the hardest part for me I think. So this year I feel at a total loss.
As for fitting it around children, I did a lot in evenings after bedtimes and in naptimes on the days I wasn’t working (and therefore had the youngest at home). I couldn’t sustain that longterm but with the buzz of FAWM it really spurred me on! And the kids loved hearing them as they were on most tracks, so they were fairly forgiving of the time it took! I generally spent about 2 hours on a song.