Diary of a Technologist
A Diary of a Technologist Music Made by Technology for Human Consumption This long-awaited release offers a mature blend of techno rhythms and sounds with classical nature themes. Music that will immerse your senses in something new, something still ahead of it's time, and definitely cool! Inspired by the travels of MJ Stross, the music will surprise you and excite you in a fresh new way, without the boring repetition of most techno tracks. An interesting and somewhat wacky mix of instruments magically melds together in each song, defining each track as a melodic experiment in and of itself. About the Artist MJ Stross enjoys thinking outside the box. His thoughts are always ahead of their time and not always considered the present norm. However, those who have listened have profited from his ideas and created lasting work that millions have seen and enjoyed. He is a fertile extremist always on the edge of what is considered contemporary and due to this gift he has either starved trying to pitch a vision or helped created extreme pleasure in his realized passions. "Nothing about the act of creation is by luck. Creation is born by doing and fighting for a conceptual intellectual idea that is only viable if allowed to be." Whether he is creating new video technologies for sports fans or his personal brand of techno music, MJ Stross is committed to creating an experience that immerses the senses. Born in London, England and schooled in Switzerland, Mark grew up in and around the film industry. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, he was among the first to create guerilla television shows using personal computers. A Message from the Artist A Diary of a Technologist is a compilation of songs I have written over the past ten years while traveling the world developing software for a major sports signage company. The irony is I am not that interested in what is happening on the playing field. I am an artist, trying to create entertainment for the fans that is more invigorating and entertaining than the game. The images and LED technologies I helped to create in the sports arenas are designed to light a fire in the heart of every fan, adding to the experience of the crowd, of the competition, and of the moment...to show them something beautiful. My intent for the music is the same: create fire, fuel passion, ignite creativity, and burn down walls that limit our expansive mind. It is thinking music, dancing music, working music, trancing music, sleeping music, or music for rocking out. Whatever it makes you feel like doing, you are encouraged to do. Each selection was created when I was in a different place, geographically and emotionally, even spiritually. The feelings that emerge for you will be unique to your place and your life. That is why it does not really matter why or how I wrote each song, or even where I was. What matters is where you are now, and where you may find yourself when you allow that stretch of the imagination to be your daily callisthenic.