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Why Reaper?

Introduction [This material is now being maintained, and regularly updated at https://whyreaper.com/] When I was the instructor for electronic music composition at the University of San Diego, I began to use Reaper: and loved it. (Reaper, …

Tpt-Tpt and Made Audible in the same week…

An enjoyable, and full, week. Dave Ballou was in town from Baltimore. In addition to a concert and workshop at UCSD, he joined me at USD for a Tpt-Tpt performance/presentation to my Interactive Digital Music and Art …

Selected Press: 1996-2006

Zugzwang (with Tom McNalley) Sinister, strident and glacial sounds emanating from sunny Ventura, California. Kaiser uses quartertone trumpet, McNalley electric guitar. Both add electronics to distort, extend and transmute their instruments. Zugzwang communicates a taste for …

Two new reviews from Downtown Music Gallery

Two new reviews from DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY… DMG Newsletter for November 16, 2012 http://www.downtownmusicgallery.com/Main/index.htm ENDLESS PIE [JEFF KAISER/PHIL SKALLER] – Endless Pie [2 CD set] (pfMentum 072; USA) Jeff Kaiser on trumpet, flugelhorn and electronics and …

Kaiser, McNalley, Byrnes Recording Session

Had a VERY enjoyable recording session today, a little different: all acoustic! Tom McNalley on steel string and resonator guitar, Ted Byrnes on drums/percussion and I played Bb trumpet, quartertone trumpet and flugelhorn. Ben Power came …

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Douglas Detrick: Interview with Jeff Kaiser

From Douglas Detrick I had a gig in the summer of 2010 with Jeff Kaiser at the Jazz Station, a gem of a venue in Eugene, Oregon’s music scene. I played the first set, Jeff played …

Berlin: August 8-9, 2010

After a very nice train trip from Amsterdam (first class is worth the extra 10 euro) I arrived in Berlin. We have a lovely apartment in Wedding (“we” being Phil Skaller, Ayesha Khatun, Carolyn Chen, Ariana …

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Fall 2009…gone…

(Click any image to enlarge) Fall in San Diego!(Is gone…) This quarter flew by…and I still haven’t taken my qualifying exams….BUT I had a great time: touring with David Borgo (KaiBorg) with gigs in Santa Barbara …

Great Weekend…!

What a great weekend. Besides getting a lot of work done in the studio mixing Jeff Denson’s album, I had friends visiting to play gigs. Steuart Liebig, Bill Barret, Tony Atherton and Joe Berardi (The Mentones) …