Welcome! I'm flattered you dropped by to find out a little
more about me.....
So, tesselating my life and loves in an arbitrary way, here are some typical classifications:
I play oboe in the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra, the The Golden Gate Park Band and the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band
I do location recording with studio quality microphones onto a mac laptop using the metric halo ULN-8, and can even make custom compact disks for people. When CD recorders were expensive and rare, I also did some work for the Kronos quartet transcribing the "tapes" they use for the live-ensemble-and-tape genre of music to custom CD's.
Listening. I like music with a "high hummability quotient" - that can span the gamut from Beethoven to Gershwin to Holly Near. Being forced to play music again and again for 10 weeks can improve one's opinion and appreciation about it ...
Given the amount of time I spend making music, and because there are opportunities to hear live performances of special artists or events crop up just often enough around here, there isn't much time left to sit down to listen to recordings. Since music is something that grabs most of my attention, it doesn't do it justice to put it on in the background.