Instrumental Compositions
Network Music


Invention#7 (2001)

Composition for piano, DJ, and percussion with interactive electronics. Performers are Chris Brown, piano and electronics; Eddie Def, DJ; and William Winant, percussion.

“Flies” (1993) (excerpt)
Violin, piano, percussion, and interactive electronics. The piano and percussion scores are algorithmically composed from audio data generated by the human-composed violin part. A live computer part created in the same way as the piano and percussion parts accompanies the trio, and the reversed violin recording accompanies the final minute of the piece. The violin part serves as “food” for the parasites that are piano, percussion and electronics. Written for and performed by the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio. Full recording available on Tzadik CD “Rogue Wave”.

Quartet with Shadows” (1990)
Saxophone quartet and live electronics. In each of four movements, a different saxophone plays into a harmonizer, creating four voice chords that are defined by a composed sequence played by a computer. The other saxophonists improvise or play music from score that is in relation to these “shadows”. Written for and performed by the Rova Saxophone Quartet.


Solos Recorded Live on KFJC, Los Altos Hills; and Li Po Lounge, Chinatown, SF. These are solo laptop pieces that mix samples, synthesis, and signal processing and combine improvisation with the structures built into their homemade software instruments.


Miss Kitty


Rogue Wave





“Eternal Network Music” (2002)
An internet network music piece/site. The link connects you to a site where you can login and play with other quartets of players on the net. The program uses the Transjam and JSynsoftware for music networking and synthesis.

Indigenous to the Net” (2002)
A multimedia article documenting compujter network music created in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s and 90s by the League of Automatic Music Composers and The Hub. Many recordings of compositions by these groups, as well as visual documentation, are can be heard, and viewed, from this site.

“CloudStream/Bellwethers” (2001)
A network music piece with five players using SuperCollider2.

“Invention#5” (1999)
Live recording from Mills College of network piece with ten players in Oakland, Karlsruhe (Germany) and Princeton, NJ. Software used was Max and Grainwave, and Alex Potts was playing berimbau at Mills, and his rhythms interacted with the ensemble music.

Talking Drum at CNMAT” (1998)
This is a binaural recording of a MIDI network installation involving interactive rhythm generators located at four different locations around a tennis court. At each computer station, software analyzes the rhythmic performance of an acoustic instrument player, and generates rhythmic responses algorithmically. The tempi, and base rhythms of all of the stations are synchronized by the network. I performed this installation piece throughout 1996-99 in many different venues in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and binaural recordings of them were compiled and interleaved with location recordings of environments from around the world and released as the full-length composition “Talking Drum”, originally by Sonore, re-released and currently available from Pogus.


Transmission Mission (2004)
“Transmissions” series performance on May 1, 2004 at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, a sound portrait the SF’s Mission neighborhood, produced by Galeria de la Raza and the Creative Work Fund . A collaboration with poets Leticia Hernandez, Paul Flores, Tomas Riley, Caroline Kuntz, and Marciano Acevedo; co-composed with Guillermo Galindo.
( This is a binaural recording — for best 3D effect, listen with headphones.)

Transmission Temescal (2002)
From the “Transmissions” series, September 2002, at the ArtShip in Oakland, recreating the soundscape of the natural environment of Oakland before the arrival of Europeans.
Co-composed with Guillermo Galindo.
( This is a binaural recording — for best 3D effect, listen with headphones.)

Transmission Tenderloin (2002)
“Transmissions” series composed and performed with Guillermo Galindo. This was the second event, broadcast from the Tenderloin Cultural Center in San Francisco, October 2002. Co-composed with Guillermo Galindo.
(Studio recording of broadcast source).

Transmission Main Street (2003)
“Transmissions” series from March 2003, a collaboration with youth from and around Salinas, California and the “Second Chance” project. Co-composed with Guillermo Galindo.
(Studio recording of broadcast source).


Fuzzybunny Theme

An unreleased track from the ‘carnellectual trio’ of Chris Brown, Tim Perkis, and Scot Gresham-Lancaster.


A tribute to the great blues pianist Jimmy Yancey.

OnceUponATimeInCA (2012)
A collage-history of experimental music in the SF Bay Area in the 1970s