I bought my first computer, a Mac Quadra 900, back in 1991 and the following year discovered that there were software programs available that could fulfill a dream that composers have had for ages––to compose music and immediately have it played back for evaluation and editing purposes. I am still amazed by this miracle. Once I purchased a Korg O1/Wfd synthesizer and Opcode’s Vision sequencing program I was lost for two years in the land of computer-aided composition. The following list is proof that a powerful combination of miracle and madness (the obsessive behavior necessary to be a real composer) can produce a lot of music, but not a lot of sleep.
There are no scores of this music, only mp3 files. Some of these pieces are included on the next webpage (MP3 Sound Files). If you want a listen to something that is not featured here just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In retrospect, I must immodestly say that some of these are really interesting pieces.
Mac Quadra 900 (1991)
1992 The Baroque Mind of Steve Jablonsky
Bitter Suite Miami Nights Different Drummers Lady Godiva Homage Dave’s Lament Rainy Days Lullaby for Kitzel Idiomorph
1992 Hot Fusion
The Fluted Channel Idiomorph II Three Little Devils Song of the Wadi Scenes from the Emperor’s Court
1993 Solstice Offerings
Rae’s Song Blue Man Cabeza de Vaca Anthem The Third Man Poe Park Bram’s Waltz Diatonic Antidote
1994 Witness (based on “Schindler’s List”)
The Old Ways Bureaucracy of Madness On the Train to Hell Dreams