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I'm proud to share with you a project by Ensemble Pamplemousse. We made an album of music videos entitled, This Is the Uplifting Part. You can stream it, download the videos, or purchase a HANDCRAFTED USB STICK with the videos on it. Below is the video of my piece, Together Again. Again! Go here for all the various purchasing options.

The Brimstone Project is a new terrifying and vicious album by the keyboard duo, Corky Has a Band. Rhythmically unrelenting, Sgt. Whiskers' playing of the prepared piano is recontextualized by Prof. Tickles' studio-work with electronics, manipulation, and the sampling of a very angry preacher. Available now on the Brave Doom Music store or on iTunes.

The Brimstone Project is a new terrifying and vicious album by the keyboard duo, Corky Has a Band. Rhythmically unrelenting, Sgt. Whiskers' playing of the prepared piano is recontextualized by Prof. Tickles' studio-work with electronics, manipulation, and the sampling of a very angry preacher.

Available now on the Brave Doom Music store or on iTunes.

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!!!

A few months back, I came out with an album of songs called Misinterpretations and Exxaggerrattions… well now I will be performing them live at the Cornelia Street Cafe in NYC.

The songs are all about the important things in life, like ladies with bags and the eating habits of ducks. I spent about 5 years making the album, so come see what I’ve been up in my secret den of a recording studio.

ALSO, my birthday is 2 days after this show, so I’ll just combine the two events. Come hear some music at the early show (6pm) and then hang out for a bit after and we’ll all have a grand old time.

Check out what the music sounds like if you like (link below) —— OR (even better) buy the album, listen to it over and over again, learn the songs, and come sing along with me!


View the brand new video of David Bird's Commercial Vignette, which was premiered at the Qubit concert - Noise_Organ - on October 14th, 2014 at St. Peter's Church in NYC. It's a fantastic mixture of weird and humor - and I had a great time performing it. Watch...

Composed by David Bird, Performed by Dave Broome, October 14th, 2014, at QUBIT's New Music for Organ and Electronics concert at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City. The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a barcode symbology (i.e., a specific type of barcode) that is widely used in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and other countries for tracking trade items in stores. Its most common form, the UPC-A, consists of 12 numerical digits, which are assigned specifically to each trade item. Each of the 12 numerical digits contain, and reference, a specific 7-digit binary code. I use these 7-digit codes to construct a unique rhythm and pitch class for each of the 12 readable numbers listed on a barcode. To construct a harmonic framework which matches the vertical spectrum of the barcode, I’ve transposed each pitch class by fifths (every 7 semitones). Using this approach I am able to read a bar code vertically (90 degrees) as a linear harmonic spectrum while articulating this spectrum in a rhythmic fashion dictated by the horizontal display of the same code. Like barcodes, musical notation is a form of digital symbology. Commercial Vignette aims to highlight the disparity between different forms of digital representation. In this case: the product the barcode aims to represent, the barcode itself, the musical notation used to articulate features of the barcode, and the eventual sonic result. Commercial Vignette was born out of a perverse interest in sensationalizing the arbitrariness of consumer commodities by mapping their representatives onto dramatic musical forms.

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