"How and When"

"How and When" [mp3 removed]

4/4 time; 155 bpm. Mostly made with the Reaktor Aerobic synth/sequencer. Two preset sequences are tweaked into multiple variations, beats added and dropped, modulation added, etc. This is the most straight-up use of this synth on this page to date.

David Galbraith - New Music

David Galbraith - "Lines in Two Directions (Once More and Again, with Feeling)" Soundmuseum.fm (Click "depot" and pray.)

The essence of analog, very warm and sensuous abstract electronic music in a Subotnickian vein. Galbraith has performed with the Experimental Makeup duo (with Michael Mahalchick) and in the Analogos series at Diapason.

Had a hard time finding the tune at soundmuseum. It didn't come up with the search function. Eventually I found the little billiard ball icon in the "Electronic" field and dragged it into the play bar. (These icons change every time the page loads.) Really wish organizations wouldn't use Flash bells and whistles. A simple html list would work fine (but then you could easily save the mp3 and they seem keen to prevent that).

Still, looking forward to checking out the site's other offerings. Work by Hakan Libdo, Tom Fruchtl, etc.

NY Times Always Ready With Novelistic Description

Crisis or no crisis:

Mr. Gross, a lanky 64-year-old who practices yoga and who sometimes speaks so softly that co-workers lean toward him, as if on an E. F. Hutton commercial, drifts around the room, an unknotted pale blue Herm├Ęs tie draped around his neck like a scarf, his gray and brown hair extending down over his ears, a style reminiscent more of the 1970s than today.