Domestic Cellectric

Why do I have a music channel on YouTube?

When I was an undergrad, I played cello in BYU’s Symphony Orchestra for three years and obtained a music minor. I also took part in a NASA BEST Student Multimedia Internship through UMBC making background music for educational clips about NASA’s then-plans to return to the moon as part of a student team. I’m not sure what happened to those clips I created for the project, unfortunately…but some interesting people paid me to organize cool sounds on my computer. Here are a couple of portfolio clips from that project:

Lunar Pondering (Living on the Moon Project, 2008)
I Wonder (Living on the Moon Project, 2008)

Like other kinds of art, I love the idea of music inspiring learning, telling a story, and generally articulating connections between our emotions and the patterns of things we experience as human beings. Music serves as a wonderful medium to play with the mechanisms of sound and express meaning in a chaotic world. While this music channel is more of an experimental outlet at the moment, I’m using this space to play around with recording my electric cello (i.e., multiple parts put together) and creating background audio with (and without) video for various personal applications.

Just for fun, here is an experimental clip I created inspired by my first completed novel, which had post-apocalyptic themes and shall remain unpublished:

Global Famine (music inspired by a novel I was writing in 2011)

Being an archaeologist who has traveled and made camping setups my temporary home from time to time, I love that “home” is a place we return for refuge. I also think that home is something we can take with us, create, or build wherever we go. Part of the goal of this music channel is to also create an uncomplicated, peaceful space for others to visit. Hence, “Domestic Cellectric…” (though I may change this name later…we’ll see if it sticks :).

Like my fiction and blogging activities, I complete music projects at my own pace. Hoping to share some fun vibes and background moods to brighten your day. Enjoy!

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