Anne-Simone Mon, 23 Mar 2015 01:51:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Punctuations of Life – released! Sat, 14 Feb 2015 00:00:11 +0000 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

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:

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Huffington Post Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:28 +0000 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

“…The best way to describe her sound is this: early Taylor Swift doing funkadelic pulse…”  Read more

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Scallywag Magazine Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:00:32 +0000 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

“…her music will remind you of Kate Bush, Cyndi Lauper, Sinéad O’Connor with a dash of Bjork…”  Read more

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Almost Nerdy Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:15 +0000 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

“…she shows off her nerdy charm in the very first track of the album “Bittersweet” with lyrics that form an actual computer program. “Digitize Me” is a gorgeous example of technology and art melding into something new and original…”  Read more

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“…Anne-Simone is not your typical musician. She is a masterful singer/songwriter. She’s a Seattle-based indie electronic pop artist. She’s also a so a software engineer…”  Read more

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Rant Lifestyle Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:09 +0000 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

“…Simone’s music can only be described as infectious and joyful. She has a gorgeous but unpretentious voice that summons up scenes of a sunny spring day. Simone’s vocals on the tracks are absolutely beautiful and remind me of Cyndi Lauper or Bjork, except much smoother without that nasally quality. Simone has a gift for delivering straightforward but heartwarming lyrics with an airy and fairy-like spirit to them…”  Read more

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Local Suicide Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:34 +0000 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

“…#Mondays. If you’re having the kind of morning where you’d rather venture into virtual reality than deal with another email, the new music video by one of Seattle’s upcoming electro pop talents, Anne Simone, might provide some inspiration. You can see Simone dashing around Matrix-style inside of a motherboard in the music video for Digitize Me. She vogues like Janet Jackson in an all-black outfit wearing a Photoshopped blue wig, much like a video game character…”  Read more

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The Future FM Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:05 +0000 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

“…”Digitize Me” definitely has an uplifting feel to it while also featuring the various bleeps and blips of computerized tunes. Apparently the lyrics of the song make up a running computer program as well. Do you think you could figure it out?…”  Read more

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Digitize Me – music video released! Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:00:55 +0000 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

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

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Bittersweet – EP Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:00:17 +0000 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Small collection of songs, some on the sweet side, some on the bitter side, some a little bit of both. Dualities playing their part musically, as in life.

amazon   iTunes   and other digital distributors



  1. Digitize Me
  2. Gone So Long
  3. Let the Heart
  4. Bittersweet
  5. Unsaid
  6. Fire Rainbow

Music and lyrics: Anne-Simone
Co-produced by: Steve Fisk and Anne-Simone
Mixing and engineering: Steve Fisk
Mastering: Steve Turnidge

Thank you:
Thaddeus Turner, aka Thaddillac for the groovy guitar and bass!
Mir for the polish on the album art.


Can you spot… French and cat?

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