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Family Portrait (2007)

Most of this album is my first foray into algorithmic music, though there are exceptions. All of the pieces relate to my family life in some way. Many of the songs use Tim Thompson's Tune Toys, seeded with different facets of my life (family photos, my social security number, our names, etc.) I took the MIDIs generated by the Tune Toys and made them my own through arrangement, changing instrument voices, writing accompaniments, or mashing several MIDIs together. For more information about each individual song, see the song info at my artist page, http://www.macidol.com/jamroom/bands/682. Special thanks to my family for their love and support, the MacIDOL community for their encouragement, Tim Thompson for creating and sharing his Tune Toys, and The RPM Challenge 2007 for getting me going! This album is (c) 2007 by Chris Cooke, and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. Orchestral samples on tracks 1, 2, and 10 are from Garritan Personal Orchestra(TM).

Tweak (2008)

Chris explores his musical production technology in this multi-genre celebration of the power now available to the amateur composer.

Sketching Divinity (2009)

In "Sketching Divinity" I humbly offer ten short musical sketches inspired by some of the attributes chosen by the Bab for the Badi calendar used by the Baha'i Faith.

Conductance (2010)

Live from my basement, 2/20/2010.

Timeless (2011)

In this primarily electronic album, Chris explores a little of this and a little of that. From loop creations to tuned water glasses, a sampler frenzy to meditation using a Wii balance board, and winding up with an audio interpretation of the _Principia Discordia_, "Timeless" will leave you wondering where the heck you've been all this time, and why you didn't get there sooner.

Following Sea (2012)

Modern chamber music in traditional style, "Following Sea" develops as the CD progresses, starting a solo piano "Sonatina" and adding one instrument per CD track until a veritable nine piece chamber orchestra celebrates "Fair Wind". From the light-hearted "Duet for Flute and Violin" to the moody "Valse Funebre"; the traditional style "Following Sea" to the contemporary "Seethe"; and the mix of both worlds in the robot madrigal, "My CPU Runs Hot", "Following Sea" will delight both casual classical music listeners and hard-core art music fans taking a break from the Masters.

Procrastimazing (2014)

Return to Me (2015)

All soft synth, all the time for this album. Genre descriptions for the songs are loose - I don't really _do_ genre, so I probably don't follow the "rules". You'll just have to give a listen to find out!

0B100 On The Floor (2017)

Original Chiptune on Custom Hardware

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BIOGRAPHY

Chris Cooke played keyboards and sang in choirs from childhood until he graduated from college, writing the occasional tune in high school. After college, he directed his energies elsewhere for over 10 years, finally returning to music, composition, and songwriting in 2004 when Apple released GarageBand. Strictly a hobbyist, he writes primarily for himself, but invites those who dare to listen in. His music has been featured in several podcasts, and he has participated in several online music competitions. Chris's music may be found online at http://macidol.com/jamroom/bands/682.

BAND MEMBERS
Chris Cooke composer, keyboard, vocals, production

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2014,2015,2017

GENRES
Experimental,Classical, ,IDM/Experimental,Chamber Music,Modern Composition,Chip Tunes

OTHER BAND SITES
http://geekidomusic.com


Completed Albums

Family Portrait(2007)

Most of this album is my first foray into algorithmic music, though there are exceptions. All of the pieces relate to my family life in some way. Many of the songs use Tim Thompson's Tune Toys, seeded with different facets of my life (family photos, my social security number, our names, etc.) I took the MIDIs generated by the Tune Toys and made them my own through arrangement, changing instrument voices, writing accompaniments, or mashing several MIDIs together. For more information about each individual song, see the song info at my artist page, http://www.macidol.com/jamroom/bands/682. Special thanks to my family for their love and support, the MacIDOL community for their encouragement, Tim Thompson for creating and sharing his Tune Toys, and The RPM Challenge 2007 for getting me going! This album is (c) 2007 by Chris Cooke, and distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. Orchestral samples on tracks 1, 2, and 10 are from Garritan Personal Orchestra(TM).


Ellasaurus   Download
SSN   Download
Happy Life   Download
God-spawn   Download
Spiderwoman   Download
New Kid   Download
The number you have reached...   Download
Names   (preferred)   Download
Feeding Frenzy   Download
Family Portrait   Download

Tweak(2008)

Chris explores his musical production technology in this multi-genre celebration of the power now available to the amateur composer.


Synvertimento   Download
Klopfgeist   Download
Semi-Auto Suite: Outrageous Oratorio   Download
Vocoder   Download
Drunken Noodle   Download
Lydia's Jam   Download
Semi-Auto Suite: Rockin' Ramble   Download
Duelin' Arpeggiators   Download
Odd Quartet   (preferred)   Download
Semi-Auto Suite: Lilting Lullaby   Download

Sketching Divinity(2009)

In "Sketching Divinity" I humbly offer ten short musical sketches inspired by some of the attributes chosen by the Bab for the Badi calendar used by the Baha'i Faith.


Baha (Splendor)   Download
Jamal (Beauty)   Download
Rahmat (Mercy)   Download
Asma' (Names)   Download
'Izzat (Might)   Download
Mashiyyat (Will)   Download
Qudrat (Power)   Download
Qawl (Speech)   Download
Masa'il (Questions)   (preferred)   Download
Sultan (Sovereignty)   Download

Conductance(2010)

Live from my basement, 2/20/2010.


Banana Code (2010 live)   Download
Udon   Download
Danse Sur la Glace   Download
Snowfall   Download
Skipping to the Stars   (preferred)   Download
Killing Time for Cosmovox Duo   Download
Feeding Frenzy (2010 live)   Download
Desperation   Download
Singin' Naked   Download
Never Let Go (2010 live)   Download

Timeless(2011)

In this primarily electronic album, Chris explores a little of this and a little of that. From loop creations to tuned water glasses, a sampler frenzy to meditation using a Wii balance board, and winding up with an audio interpretation of the _Principia Discordia_, "Timeless" will leave you wondering where the heck you've been all this time, and why you didn't get there sooner.


The Friday Thingie   Download
Uh-uh   Download
Alone in the Dark   Download
Naked Toes   Download
DripDrop   Download
Muted   Download
Zen Thing   Download
Sunday Afternoon   Download
Numb   Download
Hail, Eris!   (preferred)   Download

Following Sea(2012)

Modern chamber music in traditional style, "Following Sea" develops as the CD progresses, starting a solo piano "Sonatina" and adding one instrument per CD track until a veritable nine piece chamber orchestra celebrates "Fair Wind". From the light-hearted "Duet for Flute and Violin" to the moody "Valse Funebre"; the traditional style "Following Sea" to the contemporary "Seethe"; and the mix of both worlds in the robot madrigal, "My CPU Runs Hot", "Following Sea" will delight both casual classical music listeners and hard-core art music fans taking a break from the Masters.


Sonatina   Download
Duet for Flute and Violin   Download
Mystical Memory   Download
My CPU Runs Hot   Download
Following Sea   Download
Valse Funebre   (preferred)   Download
Seethe   Download
Perk   Download
Fair Wind   Download

Procrastimazing(2014)


Saturday Spin   Download
Three Sheets to the Wind   (preferred)   Download
Worry Wednesday   Download
Desperation Jam   Download
Country Pickin'   Download
Cyborg Shuffle   Download
Cohiba   Download
Internet of Things   Download
Black Death   Download
Fatal REM   Download

Return to Me(2015)

All soft synth, all the time for this album. Genre descriptions for the songs are loose - I don't really _do_ genre, so I probably don't follow the "rules". You'll just have to give a listen to find out!


Anticipation   Download
Low and Slow   Download
Reverie   Download
Murky Depths   Download
Bandied About   Download
Transfixion   Download
Upgrades   Download
Off By One   Download
Strike Back   (preferred)   Download
Snowfall by Lamplight   Download

0B100 On The Floor(2017)

Original Chiptune on Custom Hardware


On the Bounce   Download
Jigtune   Download
Broken Music Box   Download
Digital Groove   (preferred)   Download
Singularity   Download
Nautical Twilight   Download
Moon Buggy   Download
Swirly-hoo   Download
Ugly Duckling   Download
Forward Ho   Download