Kari Maaren 28

Artist Bio

Influences:   Procrastination

I dunno...I play 500 instruments, write books, occasionally produce mildly amusing ukulele songs about Star Wars, and have been posting an improv a day on YouTube for, like, 549 days. So I'm all, "Okay, my February improvs are all going to come together to tell a story. Like a novel. They will be...an improvel." I may be very tired right now.

My pronouns are she/her.

Songs (28)

#1 At the Window, Dreaming 8
4 weeks
#2 The Voice From the Attic 4
4 weeks
#3 Shadows 3
4 weeks
#4 The Feather 3
4 weeks
#5 Excitement and Discovery 4
3 weeks
#6 A Bird Appears Suddenly 5
3 weeks
#7 Follow Where It Goes 4
3 weeks
#8 Lost and Bewildered 5
3 weeks
#9 The Ruined Hall 2
3 weeks
#10 The Book 1
3 weeks
#11 Wonder 4
3 weeks
#12 A Little Bit Wrong 2
2 weeks
#13 Thirteen 3
2 weeks
#14 Light and Dark 2
2 weeks
#15 The Chase 2
2 weeks
#16 Under the Mountain 3
2 weeks
#17 Prisoner 2
2 weeks
#18 The Darkness Beneath 2
2 weeks
#19 Ascent 1
1 week
#20 Out 1
1 week
#21 Freedom Is Intoxicating 1
1 week
#22 The Search 1
1 week
#23 Flying 1
1 week
#24 The Prisoner's Book 1
1 week
#25 Transformation 1
1 week
#26 Disenchantment 1
6 days
#27 Home 1
5 days
#28 New View 3
4 days


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  • @sunnymae  4 days

    Well coming from the Queen Bee of improvisation I'm very flattered you enjoyed Burning the Wind. Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated. Hope you had a wonderful FAWM!

  • @cts  1 week

    Congratulations on getting to 14 and beyond! Way to go!

  • @pvk2020  1 week

    You are so very entertaining. I didn't even know there were 500 instruments lol. I also play several. Do you have a charango? Your fingerstyle would reflect nicely. I have an Oscar Schmidt hammer dulcimer that I have incorporated in compositions. ❤

  • @andygetch  2 weeks

    Haha, no worries and YW.

  • @andygetch  2 weeks

    Hi, a slight belated welcome and wow playing so many instruments as improvisations. While I play around with maybe a dozen I doubt I could even name 500. Two weeks in and congratulations on crossing the finish line and your song a day project!

  • @misterd 2 weeks

    Hi Kari ,
    Thanks so much for listening and the kind comments on my ambient piano instrumental . I really appreciate it . Thankyou 😀

  • @artistunknown 2 weeks

    Thanks for the comment!

    I definitely plan on making more chaotic songs 😉

  • @yam655  3 weeks

    Over 500 days of improvised music is super impressive. I've tried my hand at a daily challenge. They're really hard.

    I'm looking forward to next FAWM when you mention the albums you've released in the "Shameless Self-Promotion" section.

    If you don't release an album... I'll again remind you that Audacity will happily open a video file... 😉

  • @yam655  3 weeks

    Lots of people have home recording setups. Call it "lo-fi" and you should be covered. Let people know that if there's sufficient demand, you might do a Kickstarter for a higher quality release. (Also improvised, making both albums distinct!)

    If you don't think it is worth anything, make it pay-if-you-want so people can still give you money when they disagree. (Even I have had a paying sale. And on an album that started as a YouTube video!)

    To convert the files to WAV or FLAC files (to upload to Bandcamp), you'll need a computer, but pretty much any platform will work. (Linux, macOS and Windows will work with Audacity.)

    As the person who posted the videos, you can also download the videos. So, you'll need them downloaded.

    You will also need Audacity (it's free) -- https://www.audacityteam.org/ -- It can open both audio and video files. You can even clean up any particularly egregious issues, and then "export" it as a WAV or FLAC.

    Bandcamp is totally free, so the only thing it costs you is the time to do this.

  • @yam655  3 weeks

    Oh! I just realized I didn't see something. If this album is to be like a novel, it should be published. Are you going to put it on Bandcamp?

  • @yam655  3 weeks

    Do you only ever improv with instruments? Have you ever tried your hand at lyrical improvisation? (It's my specialty.)

  • @kendrakinsey  3 weeks

    Your setup is so happy-making!

  • @wingandwaltz  3 weeks

    Thanks @improvyssey, I am considering replacing out big ol’ upright with an electric. Half-heartedly keeping an eye out and tryng to learn a little about them. Oddly, I am a piano technician, so I probably should keep the possible change on the down low 😆 The Roland aounds good!

  • @ustaknow 3 weeks

    Hello! Happy FAWM2021!

  • @ericdistad  4 weeks

    Welcome to FAWM! Have a great and productive month! 😀

  • @ductapeguy  4 weeks

    Yay. Kari is FAWMing!

  • @tseaver  4 weeks

    Welcome, and happy FAWMing!