All humans are more than one person. In my case, I am a husband, father, friend, economist, statistician, professor, composer, musician, writer, reader, bowler and brewer. The purpose of this bio is to relate myself to infinitwav.
Infinitwav is me. At the moment, there is just one record attributed to infinitwav – HUMANS. I wrote and played almost every note of the music. I wrote every word of the story that goes with the music. But the fact is, none of us create anything alone. Neither the record nor the short story that goes with it would exist without a lot of help from many other people. Saying I did it all myself would not be true.
Someone else manufactured the instruments I used. That is also true for the recording equipment (recorder, mixer, microphones, amplifiers, compressors, equalizers, cables) I used. All of the equipment required electricity. I didn’t produce that either. Nor did I make the computer I used to write this bio.
I didn’t build the structure that all of my equipment is housed in, and where I recorded all of the tracks. I didn’t construct the roads I drove on to get to the structure where the record was mastered. And over the course of the three years that I needed to write and record HUMANS, I didn’t grow any of the food that I consumed to keep me alive long enough to complete the project.
I could go on and on. The economist part of me wants to do exactly that. All the other parts of me are sitting on the economist so that he can’t. The point is, we all have a massive number of connections to other people. Those connections make it possible for all of us to do whatever it is we choose to do with our lives. It is the complexity of human society that makes the publication of a music recording possible, as well as almost everything else that exists in 2017.
So, I did not create HUMANS alone. There were literally thousands of other people involved. And I am grateful to all of them.
However, some people had more to do with it than others; specifically those who influenced my musical tastes and preferences. I want to give a bit more thanks to them. They include the members of the St. Matthias Cadets, Racine Scouts, Blue Stars, and Marquis drum corps I marched with. I especially want to thank Marc, Larry, Kesai, and Jicky, who I played with in Dri Karere Ran during my days in the Marshall Islands as a Peace Corps volunteer. And Bill Ostrowski gets an extra special thank you for being my co conspirator in The BOKS of ROCK. I have been, and will continue to be influenced by all of them in all of the music I write and record. They are part of me.
In the past five years, I have been writing music for films in between albums, and that also has influenced the way I think about musical composition. That music can be heard at Microwavefilms.org. He's a Batman is included on the music page of this site. That song was used in Batmon Vs Majuro.
Infinitwav is an amalgam of all of my musical influences. Classical, rock, jazz, and drum corps are all part of infinitwav’s songs. In one way or another, every song I listened to when I was a teenager is in my music; Warren Zevon and Steely Dan more so than others.
Family and friends also deserve thanks. I abused their ears with early versions of all of the songs on HUMANS. And I am truly thankful for their feedback and support.
When all is said and done, though, HUMANS was created by me. It couldn’t exist without the existence of thousands of other people, but where HUMANS is concerned, I am the nexus of those connections.
Thank you for reading and listening.