weclome to audientmusic...

This is probably the 6th or 7th incarnation on this website. It's been running on and off since 1997. It started out as a way to get my music out into the world. canes logoWhen you listen to it, you'll understand why I couldn't figure out a way to make a living doing it. So over the years it's gone through sundry and assorted forms.

You'll find my music, some things about some of the pices I use for analysis in some of the classes I teach, and a little bit about me (maybe more than you want to know).

The music you'll find here can be (and should be) difficult to listen to. There are a lot of very beautiful things about my music, but it can be extremely dissonant. I gave up on traditional rhythms years ago. A "beat"just doesn't matter to me much anymore.

What matters to me is the idea of pure sound. Sound for its own sake. I'm lucky that I have computers that can help me realize that. Even in my "art" music, the harmonies are not traditional at all. They're sort of "pandiatonic" in that almost any of the chords and harmonic structures could serve as a stopping point for the piece. It's a little diconcerting, but it's not that bad, really, once you listen a few times. I hope you will.

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The music here is free for non-commercial use. I can't imagine why anyone would want to steal this music to try to make money from it, but you're not allowed to do that. Do not post any of these pieces on a website. Please point a link back to this site.

I very much wish that I could embed all the mp3's I have onto one page so that they'd be easy to get to. That's what I want. Ease of access to my music. But Chrome doesn't allow that. I can load them all up in any other browser, but Chrome balks at about eight on a page. Fancy, modern browser my ass.

This site is still a work in progress. I can't even remember what software I used to create the first iteration of this site since it was so long ago, but I eventually moved to Adobe's Dreamweaver and used that for many, many years. It was a good program since it was a WYSIWYG type program. I had to learn a bit of coding to make certain things happen, but for the most part it was purely visual.

Then a couple of years ago, I switched to using WordPress and I still can't, for the life of me, remember why I did that. It's a blogging platform & I really needed static pages, so I just sort of rigged it up to do what I wanted it to do.

I woke up one morning and all of my WordPress documents were gone. Just gone. I have literally no idea how they disappeared, but they did. And it was only those files that were missing. Weird.

....which leads me to this iteration of the site....When I first started this site back in 1997, it was hosted by a company whose name I can't remember. I know I use Network Solutions for my domain name, so I'm guessing it was probably them. I started hosting it myself around 2003. I first used a Mac G5. Now it's on a Mac Mini in my closet. One thing I haven't been able to figure out about the new (simplified?) server software that Apple has released is the https:// thing. I can'f figure out how to turn it off. So since I am NOT going to spend money on a certificate, I decided to just use MAMP. It's unbelievable simple. I just use the Mac software for file sharing.

So after all the pain of completely losing my site, for a few months I just had a picture of Dillan Lauren holding a phone with text that read "This is a dead site...hold the line...we'll be back soon..."

And that's that. All you need to know to start your journey through audientmusic.

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