The Shelfish Gene
Dark-ambient Jazz Big-Band piece for DIY buffs and Evolutionists.
Emotionally speaking, my favourite track. My wife's also. It was played at our wedding and I've
requested it be played to ensure that people don't get too serious at my funeral. This piece has all the joy
that I think it is a composer's duty to bring into a world that has far too little.
The first piece I ever wrote, and another joint favourite, using humble General Midi on an old
Soundblaster card. It all started from such a simple bass line (as so many do). The orchestral elements were
added later when I graduated to a proper setup.
The Field of Swallows
Named after a visit to a major crop-circle formation in Wiltshire. Those who dismiss crop-circles as a hoax need
to go and sit in the middle of a major one and consider how they would go about accomplishing such a thing. Many clever people have
thought about it and come up blank. The truth is IN there!