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All Your Clothes Still Smell Like Gasoline

It’s been a while since I have posted anything to this blog. It has been a while since I have had anything to write that was interesting about what SvenMusic is doing.  I have created a section of SvenMusic called V O T it is an offshoot that focuses only on remixing. The first project [...]

The Cycle of the Seasons

Well that was a lot of words! I have completed the lyrics to the “4 Seasons.” They may not be perfect, but nothing ever is… The seasons became more about relationships as a continuous cycle and yet even as a cycle I can see it as a straight line over the course of a romantic [...]

Four Seasons, not Vivaldi

I am working on an SSAA Choir Piece for the Nordic Voices – Chicago, this is my first commissioned piece that I have ever had… I have some mixed feelings about it.  On one hand, I really am grateful for the opportunity to share my choir pieces with an audience. On the other hand, I [...]


I had dreams and I had so many memories
and more and more I see less and less of them
it is a corruption of what I had planned with you
its the frayed edges of belief that I can never hem

She says she can’t breathe and I am holding too tight
I could lose everything I once had [...]

You Owe Me {Failed Thought}

It’s October.  Pinktober… I used to think of Fall and Halloween, and upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now it’s just the harsh reminder of the divide between those that would like to put breast cancer behind them and those that are more than excited to celebrate survivorship with  “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” Since I feel already [...]

Day 8 and 9 – Failed Poems Series

Completed 5 pieces:

Cross My Heart
Painting in a Cave
Dreams of Hawks

I guess I don’t have much to say about this work.

Here is some possible ways to display the series:

Day 7 – Failed Poems Series

Day 7 of my work commences and I know that the work continues in my head no matter what I do.  Today’s work centers around things that I lost and things that I have dreamed about.

Layer 1 and Combined of “Dreams of Hawks”

“Visage” Layer 1, 2, 3 and combined

Day 6: {after too long} Failed Poems Work

It was nice to get back into the studio again after so many months.  So far I am pleased with the work that I have done.  I have evolved in my process a little, which only brings me closer to the clinical side of this endeavor.  In order to keep the plexi from getting finger [...]

Sweetness and Sour

I haven’t forgotten the sweetness
or the reason we were together
too many things have been taken away

its as if all of creation has become corrupt
with no choice of escaping and it comes in 5 days
with time off for good behavior

The sadness grips me in a different way each time,
Just like my contentment
Or my commitment

What have I [...]

How Can Darkness Fail?

The Poisoned error we breathe
venom succored and lain
the serpents tongue and sleeve
creeps its way through again

It’s your Word against mine
So what of something more?
truth like clock measures time
Darkness is not as sure

Bold in every last step
it waived high bravery
in a Cure and concept
but couldn’t watch you bleed

The Feelings have left me
of a little comfort
the known [...]