New music for Xmas

New music for Xmas!  

Given the new realities of the streaming world, it seems to make sense to release singles now. I've been taking the Covid time to learn mastering... I hope you find it pleasing. Please add me to your Spotify playlists with this pre-save link and you can hear how I approach Tchaikovsky's classic "March of the Toy Soldiers".


Sturgeon sounds in Austria 

I'm pleased to note that some of my scientific recordings of lake sturgeon have been used for an installation exhibit at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria this September!

Here's a link to the main exhibition: Ars Electronica - In Kepler's Garden

and here's a link to the installation proper, which was crafted by Samuel Hertz, a Berlin-based composer, and the fascinating Christina Gruber, who originally contacted me regarding use of sturgeon materials I had compiled during my doctoral dissertation:


The fact that they used the chess term "zugzwang" for the work was not lost on me, as I am a great chess aficionado!

zugzwang. n. A situation in a chess game in which a player is forced to make an undesirable or disadvantageous move.

Hunkered down for 2020  

Like everyone else, my activities have been extremely curtailed, but I am spending a lot of time recording and learning the latest version of Izotope's RX, which is SO useful for post-production. I did get a remaster of a Tokyo Vogue song completed, which should be coming out September 14 on all the streaming services. Hopefully, I'll have a few more digital singles to release this year.

here's the Spotify presave link for Tokyo Vogue's new one this week: Dangerous Toys on Spotify

Omnia breaking out 

The good news for 2019 is that my collaborative album with Matt Labarge has been getting some traction on Sirius satellite!!

Now in Colorado! 

I have been teaching behavioral ecology at Regis University in Denver as of 2018; if you are interested in assistance in any bioacoustics or sound-related research, do give me a shout!

Undercurrents wins award 

Nice way to start the new year - the podcast series I produced for the University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute has received a Platinum Award from the AVA, a media communications trade group.

Oh yes, and there's a new Chrys Bocast music album coming out this month...

Production notes 

I have been spending a lot of time finishing the next Chrys Bocast album - things always seem to take ten times as long as they ought to, but it will be out by Christmas!


All my production time for the last several months has been devoted to finishing a new album with sound designer and world-traveling raconteur Michael Ver Steegt. I am working again for the The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute though, so there is a new podcast series underway! Some day I will rest, but I really don't know when that day will be… :)

North to Alaska 

Hammering out the details for doing a podcast series on sustainable fishing in Alaska! In the Sounds section, I've added a 5 minute teaser interview with Winston Warr, on how fishermen practice gill-netting in Sitka Sound. Expect a lot more by the end of the summer...