This concert was performed at Consonance 2007, and represents the first public appearance of "Tres Gique". It was recorded using a pair of Behringer C2 stereo pair of condenser microphones into an Edirol UA25 interface. The software used was Audacity running on a Macbook Pro.
The concert slot before this one was performed by Callie (Plays Well With Others) Hills and Rebecca Newman; the links to the audio files I was able to capture (I lost a few due to technical stupidities) can be found here.
|1||[ogg]||[mp3]||The World Inside the Crystal|
|My first serious computer song. You can always tell the programmers in the audience. They've been there, and they know.|
|2||[ogg]||[mp3]||Keep the Dream Alive|
|Written in 1986 shortly after the Challenger blew up on takeoff. Revised, unfortunately, for Columbia in 2003.|
|3||[ogg]||[mp3]||Cicero in the Twenty First Century|
|More than 2000 years ago, the Roman orator Cicero wrote ``Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.'' It's amazing how little has changed.|
|I wrote a story that included a description of a duet between a singer/songwriter and an AI built into his guitar. So of course I had to write the song to fit the description.|
|5||[ogg]||[mp3]||Silk and Steel|
|Another song about the AI guitar. I still don't know the full story behind this one -- there's a big gap there.|
|The company now known as The SCO Group was once called ``Caldera.'' I'd always wondered why it was named after a kind of gigantic crater caused by the collapse of a magma chamber.|
|7||[ogg]||[mp3]||The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of|
|I wrote this for my father a few months before he died; he went to grad school with Isaac Asimov, and introduced me to folk music, computers and science fiction.|
|8||[ogg]||[mp3]||Ship of Stone|
|In my opinion the best filksong ever written. If one of the songs we're singing now is still being sung a thousand years from now, it will probably be this one.|