"It is hard to contrast the joy
of community I feel at Occupy Wall Street with the isolation I felt on
Wall Street. It’s hard because I cannot think of two more disparate
cultures. Wall Street believes in, and practices, a culture of scarcity.
This breeds hoarding, distrust, and competition. As near as I can tell,
Occupy Wall Street believes in plenty. This breeds sharing, trust, and
cooperation. On Wall Street, everyone was my competitor. They’d help me
only if it helped them. At Occupy Wall Street, I am offered food,
warmth, and support, because it’s the right thing to do, and because joy
breeds joy. "
Into synth music since 1978; into synths since 1980. Began full-time work in synthesis in 1987 when I started TECHNOSIS, a sound design company first serving the Ensoniq ESQ-1.
Later, created sounds for Yamaha, Korg, Alesis, Peavey, Sound Source Unlimited, Kawai, and others, including a few artists.
Worked at Alesis full-time from 1996 through 2001, on the DG8, DMPro, Andromeda, and other items, including the initial specification (but not the development) of the ModFX line. Also did some patches for the excellent Evolver Rack. Stuffed dozens of circuit boards for Cyndustries, Livewire Audio, and Bubblesound.
Wrote a few reviews for EM magazine, did some interstitial music for a few early Taxicab Confessions episodes, co-wrote and co-produced the title music for the mid 90's MTV special "24/7", mixed some of the music for the wonderfully cheesy film "The People Under The Stairs", and a few commercials as well.
I'm pretty sure that I can still calibrate the tracking of an Oberheim SEM with one hand tied behind my back.
Also, something about Mysticism.