Devhammer's Den


I'm taking a bit of a chance here, and sharing some stuff that's a bit more music. Some of what I'll put here will be original music and/or sketches and loops, and some will be pieces I've performed or recorded, particularly some of the piano pieces I've been working on recently. Much will be works in progress, so your thoughtfulness in any comments would be welcome. I do welcome feedback on the recordings below, though I would ask that folks understand that I am not a professional musician, nor do I pretend to be. With that, here you go...

Electronic Experiments and Sketches

These are recordings from a Korg Kaossilator (alas, Korg has removed info on the original Kaossilator from their website, since the release of the Kaossilator 2) that I picked up on a whim, and have had some fun playing with. The first is a simple 8 bar riff, suitable for looping. The second is a little longer, and both were performed entirely on the Kaossilator alone.

8 Bar Groove:


Devhammer's Kaos:


Piano Recordings

These are various piano pieces I've recorded, starting with a Chopin prelude that I first started attempting to play over a decade ago, and recently picked back up again, and followed by another prelude that I started practicing at the beginning of August 2011.


Prelude in C Minor, Op. 28, No. 20:


Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4:


Here's a second recording of the No. 4 prelude, recorded 2 weeks after the first...this one is after a total of about a month of practice since starting work on the piece:

Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4:



In November of 2011, I started work on my next piece, the Prelude No. 1 in C Major from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. This is a relatively simple piece, though quite beautiful. It is also the basis of the Charles Gounod Ave Maria, a lovely version of which you can listen to here.

I mention the Gounod because when I played the prelude for the choir director at my church, she suggested that we perform the Gounod Ave Maria for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th, which marked the first time I have accompanied a singer on piano (usually I'm the one doing the singing).

The recording below is the first I've made of the Prelude No. 1. It has a couple of rough spots, but since I've been working on this one a while I wanted to make a recording to mark my progress and share with anyone who might be interested. This recording was made on December 19th, 2011.

Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846:


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