Read the lyrics and (in many cases) what the song brings up for me. I do think my understanding of the songs changes over time, so I update these pages as I feel compelled to do so. What you read here last may not be the same thing posted now.
In 2011 Stephanie Lewis Robertson and I created a fabric and sound installation, The Infinite Moment of Now. The installation was in place at the Indianapolis Art Center in June and July of 2011. Click here to see a video introduction to the installation. Will open in a new window.
In 2012 I created an audio component for Sofiya Inger's installation, The Story Dome. The installation at the Indianapolis Art Center was open from December 2012 - January 2013 in the Basille Gallery. I created both an ambient soundscape (natural sounds) and a more personal audio experience available via headphones that were located within the dome (poetry in a variety of languages and music). Click here to read a blog post about the exhibition (complete with audio and video from the exhibition).
In the 1990s I began recording music under the name of 3rd margaret. This music addresses my spiritual journey, as a Lesbian raised in a mainstream Protestant church. The songs I wrote while working as 3rd margaret are available on the streaming player (linked to at the top of this page).
Downloads are currently available for free, though I may change my mind about this without notice at anytime. Yep, that means you can download any of my songs or field recordings for your own personal use for free. If you want to use any of these in a public way, please contact me for permission. All of this material is copyrighted, and protected by copyright law. Just because I offer it here for free doesn't mean I am giving up these rights. Please be courteous.
I love natural sounds, and enjoy recording sounds in the field. I've got a streaming player on my field recordings page so you can listen to the sounds I've collected over the years or download them for your personal use. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
I have created music for use in spiritual ritual including background music and some guided meditations. On my Ritual Music page I talk about these recordings, offer some for download (the rest are available on the download page) and include a streaming player so you can listen to all of them.
There is a section that includes the transitional synthesizer pieces I wrote to use with Julie Forrest Middleton's A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual.
On the About My Music page you can read what I have to say about my music. I talk about how I understand what I do, why I compose, and what music can mean in this world.
In the 1980s I worked with a group of talented female musicians in the band, Software. We played and recorded original rock music. Women in the band included Kara Barnard, Susan Colin, Dianne Steinmetz, Tammy Decker and Julie Huffacre. We played at the National Women's Music Festival and around Indianapolis in the early 80s. I've archived some pictures and recordings on this page. Read more here.
I have worked extensively as an audio engineer specializing in the recording of acoustic sources, especially choral groups. My audio engineering company is Softsound.