Thursday, February 8, 2018

sushi accelerated

(c) 2018 douglas brent smith

You may use this music, mix this music, have fun with this music. Please do cite the original source as "sushi accelerated" by the bizarre ensemble, written by douglas brent smith.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Phil Candya

image of doug smith and phil candy

Phil Candya, on the right, was a drummer in the early days of the bizarre ensemble. When Phil played with us we had two drummers and Phil brought lots of life and heart and wonder to the band. I miss Phil. He passed on, leaving a void.

Monday, January 22, 2018

RIP Joe Frank

I didn't know Joe Frank. I didn't even, strangely enough, know OF him. Until he died.

How could that be? How could I have missed his bizarre, twisted sense of humor and deep, detailed narrative? How could his sense of improv and experimentation have avoided me?

Then I heard that he'd died. Just like that. Barely around we are and then we are gone. All that work. All that sense of the bizarre. Twisted. Gone.

I heard a show discussing him. On NPR. Here it is.

There is so much yet to discover. If you have a sense for the experimental, for the bizarre (music or otherwise) and especially for improvisational narrative, maybe you'd like Joe Frank. Or maybe he'd insult you. There is something disturbing about his work. It's at once funny. And not funny. Serious, and yet absurd. Some of the traits we seek in the band The Bizarre Ensemble.

We're not Joe Frank. And Joe Frank was never in the Bizarre Ensemble. But what if he had been?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

time and motion control

from the bizarre ensemble album "Bizarre Universe!"

You may remix, reuse, mash-up, and use this track any way you like as long as you credit the original mix as:

from the track time and motion control by the bizarre ensemble,  (c) 2014 douglas brent smith

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Too Much

from the bizarre ensemble album "even numbers" 2017

You may use this track, remix, mash-up, or play exactly as-is as long as you credit it as follows:

original track: "too much" from the bizarre ensemble album "even numbers" (c) 2017 douglas brent smith.

Tempest Maximus

From the bizarre ensemble album "even numbers"

you may remix, repurpose, and utilize this track in any way you like as long as you do not restrict anyone else from doing the same and as long as you credit the bizarre ensemble for the original mix.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

that little dog

harry took a bite from the apple and chewed. "this must be the longest two minutes on youtube," he said, swallowing hard.

'nah, not even close," she said, slicing a pear. "you've had longer minutes contemplating your next tweet..."

that little dog, music by the bizarre ensemble from the album "bizarre evolution." another piece of the soundtrack to your hidden dreams. or not.

you decide.

feel free to reuse, remix, reshuffle, re-bend and rebar. please note the original from the bizarre ensemble. insert smile here.