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21st Century Multimedia "- And Winter slumbering in the open air, wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), Work Without Hope Thom's MySpace Page



Published: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 03:47:45 +0000

 



You Can't Make a Movie With a Cellphone

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 02:01:08 +0000

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It's just wrong, don't you see?


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Who knows?

Sat, 22 Nov 2008 08:26:50 +0000

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That's me (ca. 1963) in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters.

Keyboards: Jim Leavelle; Guitar: Jack Ruby


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Tsunami One

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 20:48:49 +0000

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My favorite composition...

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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2008-02-15T12_48_49-08_00.mp3




Mr. Memory

Tue, 15 Jan 2008 18:24:41 +0000

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A track from the 'Alternate' album (2006). More details are available here...

Mr. Memory and here...

the ANnoTatEd aLTeRnAtE


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2008-01-15T10_24_41-08_00.mp3




Song for Judith

Mon, 31 Dec 2007 15:33:42 +0000

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She knows who she is... Best wishes for a happy new year.


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2007-12-31T07_33_42-08_00.mp3




Sound-in-time

Sun, 30 Dec 2007 20:17:56 +0000

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Another in the Millennium series... I guess


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2007-12-30T12_17_56-08_00.mp3




Millennium

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 07:00:54 +0000

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A brief mash-up involving keyboard and drum loops, streaming internet radio, and spoken word samples by President George W. Bush.


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2007-12-26T23_00_54-08_00.mp3




Max

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 04:09:57 +0000

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I made some music (from my heart) that was inspired by 'Rushmore,' one of my favorite films. Special thanks to Woob (Paul Frankland) for Odonna.


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2007-12-01T20_09_57-08_00.mp3




I Believe You

Sun, 09 Sep 2007 14:08:52 +0000

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Here is an extended version of a song that appeared on ALTERNATE (2006) It's called, 'I Believe You,' and features an ambient intro / outro that I now wish I'd left in.


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2007-09-09T07_08_52-07_00.mp3




Turn Away

Fri, 25 May 2007 05:02:46 +0000

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Here's a live version of a song from the Longtime album entitled, 'Turn Away.' The song was written on guitar, but this is a rare performance on keyboard for 'Impressions,' a local cable access show in 1993. And yes, that is a Rhodes - suitcase even!


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2007-05-24T22_02_46-07_00.mp4




Merry Christmas

Mon, 25 Dec 2006 01:29:09 +0000

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Another teaser of sorts for an upcoming post...

This version of the hymn, "Go Tell It On The Mountain" was recorded at home on a Yamaha 4-track cassette deck. Best wishes for a very happy time at Christmas, and a good, fortunate, lucky New Year...

And a good time to be had by all. TMac


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2006-12-24T17_29_09-08_00.mp3




Fascist Fingers

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 00:47:37 +0000

(image) A teaser for an upcoming post... Track 2 from the Longtime CD. It's amazing what you can do with a 4-track. All instruments and vocals by TMac. Enjoy...


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2006-12-14T16_47_37-08_00.mp3




Learning about time...

Sat, 09 Dec 2006 05:15:30 +0000

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I have posted a short film I made using clips taken on my cell phone video camera. It is essentially a brief meditation on time as experienced through I2 technologies. All the sound and visual elements are derived from the clips themselves. Nothing has been added. Starring the teachers and students of the NYU class, COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS IN THE PERFORMING ARTS (E78.2031.001.FA06) Script by Dr. John Gilbert


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2006-12-08T21_15_30-08_00.mp4




Alternate

Sun, 28 May 2006 17:10:54 +0000

For some time now, I've grappled with the issue of what direction my music should take following the release of my first CD, LONGTIME. Originally, I recorded a followup album entitled GONE SO LONG, which attempted to expand the guitar-based textures of LONGTIME into a piano trio format. Although this collection received critical praise, I was unable to generate label interest for an official release. In the meantime, I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the guitar-bass-drums (and piano) setup that had come to characterize popular music. I resolved therefore to renew my study of music composition in an effort to explore the possibilities inherent in more diverse instrumental ensembles. Along the way, I re-discovered my former fascination with ambient music and as a result, my interest in absolute musical forms began to dissolve into a seemingly endless sea of color, sound, and texture. These days, I find myself more interested in the materials that emerge into form rather than the form itself. When the form has emerged, I figure my job is done. The following podcast entitled ALTERNATE is presented as a first step in unifying my interest in ambient sound and popular song. As on the LONGTIME CD, my method was recording technology. The works on this album were created in a variety of formats: 4-track cassette, 8-track analog, 16-track ADAT, 16-track analog, 24-track analog, and digital multi-track. Many of the tracks were then augmented using Logic, Audacity, and Garageband. My thanks to the friends and collaborators whose skills and insights made this project a reality. The results of our efforts are presented here for your approval. Best wishes... Thom ALTERNATE (2006) THOM MACFARLANE Produced by Thom MacFarlane & Joe Bank * Produced By Thom MacFarlane ** Produced By Thom MacFarlane, Frank Balesteri & Ron London *** Produced By Dominick Maita 1. Entrée (MacFarlane) 1:46 - Drums, Percussion: Joe Bank - Piano, Guitars, Bass, Organ: Thom MacFarlane 2. Free Danny (MacFarlane) 3:28 - Drums, Percussion: Joe Bank - Bass, Backing Vocals: Harry Kopy - Piano, Guitars, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 3. Up-link (MacFarlane) 0:48 - Drums, Percussion: Joe Bank - Piano, Guitars, Bass, Organ: Thom MacFarlane 4. You Left Me (MacFarlane) 3:18 - Drums, Percussion: Joe Bank - Guitars, Bass, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 5. Mr. Memory (MacFarlane) 3:22 - Drums, Percussion: Joe Bank - Guitars, Backing Vocals: James Paul Christie - Harmonica, Dulcimer: Bob Dokus - Guitars, Pianos, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 6. Child in a Chocolate Shop (MacFarlane) 3:21* - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 7. Little Girl (Christie/MacFarlane) 2:53 - Drums, Percussion: Joe Bank - Bass: Harry Kopy - Piano, Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 8. Esrever Ni Knil-Pu (MacFarlane) 0:48 - Drums, Percussion: Joe Bank - Piano, Guitars, Bass, Organ: Thom MacFarlane 9. I Believe You (MacFarlane) 4:18 - Percussion: Joe Bank - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 10. State of Mind (MacFarlane) 3:33 - Drums, Percussion: Joe Bank - Saxophone, Percussion: Dave Watson - Piano, Bass, Percussion, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 11. Melt Into Your Arms (MacFarlane) 2:25 - Percussion: Joe Bank - Keyboards: Harry Kopy - Guitar, Piano, Bass, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 12. Gone So Long (MacFarlane) 3:10 - Drums, Joe Bank - Piano, Rhodes, Bass, Guitars, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 13. Outré (MacFarlane) 1:46 - Drums, Percussion: Joe Bank - Piano, Guitars, Bass, Organ: Thom MacFarlane 14. Dysfunctional Town (Christie/MacFarlane) 2:43** - Drums: Clem Burke - Guitar: Bob Sanders - Piano, Guitar, Bass, Vocals: Thom MacFarlane 15. Encore-Pretty Little Fingers (Christie/MacFarla[...]


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2006-05-28T10_10_54-07_00.mp3




Who is Einstein?

Sat, 05 Aug 2006 14:29:54 +0000

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“All is the reality of time curving upon itself, and time and space merged as pure existence without dimension” (Dr. John Gilbert) - Rothko and Linklater?


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2006-08-05T07_29_54-07_00.mp4




Alternate

Sun, 28 May 2006 17:10:55 +0000

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For some time now, I've grappled with the issue of what direction my music should take following the release of my first CD, LONGTIME. Originally, I recorded a followup album entitled GONE SO LONG, which attempted to expand the guitar-based textures of LONGTIME into a piano trio format. Although this collection received critical praise, I was unable to generate label interest for an official release. In the meantime, I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the guitar-bass-drums (and piano) setup that had come to characterize popular music. I resolved therefore to renew my study of music composition in an effort to explore the possibilities inherent in more diverse instrumental ensembles. Along the way, I re-discovered my former fascination with ambient music and as a result, my interest in absolute musical forms began to dissolve into a seemingly endless sea of color, sound, and texture. These days, I find myself more interested in the materials that emerge into form rather than the form itself. When the form has emerged, I figure my job is done. The following podcast entitled ALTERNATE is presented as a first step in unifying my interest in ambient sound and popular song. As on the LONGTIME CD, my method was recording technology. The works on this album were created in a variety of formats: 4-track cassette, 8-track analog, 16-track ADAT, 16-track analog, 24-track analog, and digital multi-track. Many of the tracks were then augmented using Logic, Audacity, and Garageband. My thanks to the friends and collaborators whose skills and insights made this project a reality. The results of our efforts are presented here for your approval. Best wishes... TMac

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UPDATE: I have just added a post to my blog, FLUXUS1 which expands on the preceding information, and provides individual links to each of the songs on ALTERNATE, plus a few surprises. Copyright 2006, all rights reserved


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http://tmacfa.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2006-05-28T10_10_55-07_00.mp3