Tag Archives: Drone

Alphastare and The Flying Pontecorvos

Here’s a bunch of video from June 4th at The Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco’s Tenderloin/Financial District

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I performed as a last minute replacement for Jack Hertz and the opening group The Flying Pontecorvos also joined me later in my set for some free form meditations. This was a blast.





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This was Experimental Electroacoustic Free Jazz Drone Improvisation in the heart of San Francisco.


Alphastare/Wings of An Angel ‘Just Psychopathics’

“Spanning geographical and cultural divides as wide as the oceans, art has this way of creating long and lasting bridges, maybe not the most stable, the ones that sway dangerously in the wind.” Alphastare

Do you dare cross?

I am more than pleased to announce the release of this collaborative work. About 6 months ago I discovered the wonderfully long and immersive Ambient recordings of Wings of An Angel and began sharing some of these on my sprawling blogger playlist ‘Digtal Rivers’ which is now around 750 releases deeeeep!

Anyway, Felix contacted me shortly thereafter and thanked me for sharing his works and asked if I was interested in a collaboration as he had sampled some of my stuff and liked what he heard. Over the next few weeks we set out to record and remotely add to each others works in a pretty fluid and painless process that yielded excellent results. I feel we just scratched the surface a bit and hope to further explore what possibilities may lie beneath in future endeavors.


You can hear more of Wings Of An Angel’s releases via his Bandcamp Site

View his digital art here:

Unearthly Demagogue Deviantart

Drone, Glitch and Noise: Making Experimental Music on iPads and iPhones

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Drone, Glitch and Noise: Making Experimental Music on iPads and iPhones – by Clif Johnston

Digital record label and publisher Apptronica announces the release of “Drone, Glitch and Noise: Making Experimental Music on iPads and iPhones”  Available exclusively on the Amazon Kindle Store.

– “Drone, Glitch and Noise” explores the exciting potential for creating experimental electronic music
on iOS devices. This book is well suited for experimental musicians looking to introduce iPads or iPhones into their
creative workflows, as well as iOS musicians looking to expand into uncharted territory.
“Experimental music is all about exploring cutting edge technologies and techniques, and right now those innovations
are happening on iOS devices”, states author Clif Johnston. “iOS music is one of the most significant developments in
the history of music.”
The book starts with an introduction to experimental music and offers tips for coming up with ideas and avoiding
creative blocks. It then moves on to the essential iOS music tools, music production workflows, midi controllers,
futuristic synths, noise apps, soundscaping, glitching, effects automation, algorithmic composition, and more.
The book is available exclusively on the Amazon Kindle Store and can be read on Kindle devices or on iPads, iPhones,
or computers using free apps available from Amazon and the iTunes App Store. “Drone, Glitch and Noise” is available
for purchase for just $2.99 USD, and may be read for free by Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
For more information, please visit the book page on Amazon at:
About the Author: Clif Johnston is a Seattle-based writer, experimental artist, and musician with a serious iPad
addiction. He has released over 50 albums of experimental electronic music as Mood481, all produced using iPad
music apps. He also runs the Apptronica digital label, featuring music from dozens of iOS musicians.
 visit the blog at: APPTRONICA