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028 MMOM – Molecular Music Box

In this episode, I talk about Molecular Music Box, a music app that I wrote that creates algorithmic solo piano music, and two songs that I composed using the app. I started by talking about my entry for the August … Continue reading

027 MMOM-RPSwipe

In this episode, I talk about RPSwipe, a mobile game available now for iOS and Android, and the song and sounds I made for the game. RPSwipe is a mobile game written by Amidos, an Egyptian game developer Ahmed Khalifa. It … Continue reading

026 MMOM-IndieQuilt Clips

In this episode, I talk about Indie Quilt, an online game jam for charity, and about 15 30-second songs I wrote to be used in the game. My album, Major 7ths and Minor 9ths is available on Bandcamp at tomsnively.bandcamp.com. You … Continue reading

025 Making My Own Music – I Love Pivvot

In this episode, I talk about a video game, Match Em that I designed, developed and published. I talk about my debut album, Major 7ths and Minor 9ths that I released on Bandcamp. I talk about how I put together … Continue reading

024 Making My Own Music – Voyage (Pivvot OST)

In this episode, I interviewed Whitaker Trebella, a video game composer and game designer in Chicago. We talked about his song Voyage from his game Pivvot. Pivvot is available on iOS and Android, and will be available soon on Windows, … Continue reading

023 Making My Own Music – No Time

In this episode, I interviewed Joe Gilder, a songwriter and recording/mixing/mastering engineer in Nashville and host of the Home Studio Corner-Ask Joe podcast. We talked about his song No Time from his first album Out of Indiana. Joe’s main website … Continue reading

022 Making My Own Music – Nothing Flower

In this episode, I interviewed Charlie McCarron, a composer in Minneapolis and the host of the Composer Quest podcast. We talked about his piece The Mystery of Grey Matters and his song Nothing Flower. In my interview with Charlie McCarron, … Continue reading

021 Making My Own Music – Pill

In this episode, I talked about and played a song called “Pill” that I wrote and recorded on January 25, 2014 for Global Game Jam. But first I talked about and played my 2-minute Video Game Music demo reel that is made … Continue reading

020 Making My Own Music – Rise Above

In this episode, I talked about and played a new age song called “Rise Above” that I wrote and recorded in January 2014. It uses a mixture of synthesizers and a men’s choir. I analyzed all of my previous recordings to … Continue reading

019 Making My Own Music – Elephant’s Feet

In this episode, I talked about and played a jazz combo song called Elephant’s Feet that I wrote around 1990 and recorded in November and December 2013. It features my saxophone and a jazz piano, bass and drums. I also talked … Continue reading