Exploring: Music Video

Punctuations of Life – released!


Valentine’s Day 2015, let’s spread some love!

This was the the fastest song and video written, conceived, worked on and produced to date. Everything conspired to make it happen, it was meant to be! A huge thanks to my collaborators and co-conspirators. This would not have happened without you!

By the numbers:

  • 1 song idea, studio cat
  • 2 hours video shoot set up
  • 4 hours video shoot, dance/movement co-creation
  • 6 days music making (acapella song snippet demo to mastered track)
  • 7 co-creators (Steve F, Steve T, Thaddeus, Doug, Jeff, Elia and myself)
  • 72 hours video making (shoot -> edit -> final cut)

and now, you can make this happen:

  • 1000s of you listening, watching, loving one another and spreading love in the world!

Video collaborators:
Videography: Douglas Arney
Dancer/movement co-creator: Elia Mrak

or watch on YouTube.

Music collaborators:

Lyrics: Anne-Simone
Music: Anne-Simone and Steve Fisk
Co-produced by: Steve Fisk and Anne-Simone
Mixing and engineering: Steve Fisk
Mastering: Steve Turnidge
Thank you:
Thaddeus Turner, aka Thaddillac for the funkiest guitar!

This song is available for free download:

If you enjoyed it, and are in a position to do so, please consider donating to any charity of your choice. If you are drawing a blank, here are few suggestions:

Digitize Me – music video released!


My first music video from Bittersweet EP. Enjoy!

Videography: Douglas Arney
Choreography: Jaret Hughes

or watch on YouTube. (you can change to HD setting, doesn’t always seem to default to that)

This song has a twist… The lyrics of the song make up a running computer program…

I was pondering on this well known quote “programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute” 1 and went ahead and applied it quite literally!

And I may also have been pondering on the wonderful complexity of being human and wishing sometimes we could be as simple as a computer program that ultimately boils down to 1s and 0s, true or false, yes or no…

And you may be wondering what does computer programming has anything to do with music. Well, when I am not creating music, I happen to create software. Somewhere between the musical keyboard and computer keyboard, the two worlds melded.

For the technically minded or just curious, the code/lyrics is available on GitHub.

And last but not least, for all the software engineers and code ninjas out there… Please note this was primarily a musical endeavor rather than a serious software engineering project. The program itself is trivial (prints an ASCII graphic on screen) and, oh my, there is no unit test! So, in this particular instance, please do as I say, not as I do, and test your code!

1 Preface to the First Edition, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Abelson and Sussman