tristan shout

NEWS
2013.12.01:
'white christmas' + 'jump steady blues'
here's a modern 78 of boogie woogie piano recordings for the holidays:
side A 'white christmas' as I imagine Albert Ammons would have played it.
side B 'jump steady blues' a studio recording of the 1928 Pinetop Smith boogie woogie classic.

2013.02.12:
'jump steady blues (live video)'
for a few weeks in early 2013 there was a grand piano on the bluffs overlooking the ocean in Half Moon Bay. it was an art installation by Mauro Ffortissimo, involving nightly concerts, and ultimately ended with the piano being set on fire (not to worry, it was in pretty bad shape even before being placed on the bluffs). during the day, it was open to anyone who wanted to play it. so i played the classic 1928 Pinetop Smith boogie woogie 'Jump Steady Blues'.

interesting trivia (if you're me): most boogie woogie that followed this in the 30s and 40s is in C. 'Jump Steady Blues' is in E-flat. curiously E-flat actually makes the walking bass figure a lot easier to play than in C, due to the topology of the keyboard. and also for that same reason many of the riffs really only work when played in E-flat.

2012.12.11:
'a christmas carol'
a year ago Michael La Guardia and i produced the soundtrack for Coastal Repertory Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol. all the tracks are classic Christmas carols with arrangements ranging from fairly traditional to really odd. Case in point: 'Hell' is an arrangement of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' for cello, piano, and steam locomotive. Click here to browse and listen to the entire soundtrack.

2012.11.12:
'heterochromia'
now this is my latest electronic instrumental.

2012.05.26:
'triton'
my latest electronic instrumental.

2011.02.10:
'groovy'
this is the music i wrote for Coastal Rep production of Noises Off.

2010.10.15:
new music!
follow the arrows below for some new songs: 'icarus42', 'stars', and 'brand new dance'

2009.02.01:
'smog'
i've been sitting on this one for a while. don't know why. anyway, a snippet of it got played on kgo radio on 2009.01.30 on a show called 'the greatest music you've never heard', hosted by Ronn Owens and Brad Kava. click here for a link to the kgo audio archive containing the snippet. skip to 19 minutes in. note: this link will probably no longer work after 2009.02.06.

2008.11.29:
new music posted
first there is a new category of piano solos containing two performances of just me and a piano keyboard (no sequencing software, effects, and such). these are non-traditional arrangements of some chrismas classics i did for Pacific Spindrift Players production of It's a Wonderful Life (running for the next 3 weekends). thanks to this show i finally have an excuse to play Albert Ammons style boogie woogie for an audience. note: they are very short, due to how the fit into the show.

additionally there is my entry to the cw/imeem 90210 theme cover contest. fun little diversion between shows.

2008.09.04:
'let's play'
this is the arrangment i played nightly for the the Coastal Repertory Theatre's production of the The Full Monty

2008.06.20:
'get mashed' released
just in time for the theatrical release of get smart.

2007.07.06:
rocky horror
i am playing keyboards in the half moon bay coastal rep's stage production of the rocky horror show. the show runs from 2007.07.27 through 2007.08.18.

2007.02.18:
- the essence - of music
thanks to bloosqr for including 'we are all made of dead stars' in episode 34 of this really cool weekly electronic music podcast.

2006.09.24:
'(just can't get) enough music' video on myspace
hats off to vj jaren for making this wonderful music video!

2006.03.13:
'go frozen' released
apparently i just can't get enough madonna or moby.

2006.01.14:
'(just can't get) enough music' debuts as bootie...
...complete with a lipsynch performance by Patty O'Furniture, Brandon Irons, the Velvet Squid, and me.

2005.10.16:
'cellophane[green]' released
this piece completes the cellophane series... maybe.
2005.06.10:
victoria
patty and tristan (aka denise and bill) are proud to announce the arrival of their daughter, victoria, born at 00:31 on friday, june 10, 2005.
2005.05.13:
big in china
for the last couple of months, users of the chinese search engine mp3.baidu.com have been by far the most frequent downloaders of my mashups. i am completely stumped as to the cause of my sudden new-found popularity there. but i'm happy that somewhere in the world, people are listening to my work!
2005.04.09:
tristan shout tracks included on the compilation CD 'the best mashups in the world ever are from san francisco'
I am honored to have two of my mashups chosen for this anonymously produced 17-track compilation! Click here for more information.
2005.03.12:
patty o'furniture performs to 'diamonds are dead' at bootie.
2005.02.02:
'cellophane[blue]' released
2005.01.02:
tristan shout performing at One Night Stand at Slim's fri, jan 7, 9pm
I'm playing keyboards in an Oingo Boingo tribute band called Forbidden Zone. Click here for more info about the show.
2004.10.09:
'das supermodell' debuts at bootie.
2004.08.30:
'cellophane[red]' reaches #8 on music.download.com's electro chart.
2004.08.14:
'we are all made of dead stars' played on LIVE 105's subsonic program.
2004.08.07:
'we are all made of dead stars' released on bootie cd #12.
ORIGINAL MUSIC
heterochromia
triton
groovy
icarus42
stars
smog
cellophane[red]
cellophane[blue]
cellophane[green]
COVERS
brand new dance
90210 - my entry to the cw/imeem 90210 theme cover competetion
let's play - from the broadway musical 'the full monty' by david yazbek
PIANO SOLOS
white christmas
jump steady blues
here we come a-caroling rag
MASHUPS
get mashed (get smart vs covenant vs depeche mode)
go frozen (madonna vs moby)
(just can't get) enough music (madonna vs depeche mode)
diamonds are dead (dueling marilyns: monroe vs manson)
das supermodell (rupaul vs kraftwerk)
we are all made of dead stars (moby vs covenant)
LINKS
bootie - notorious monthly sf mashup club
party ben - sf dj & mashup genius
moonlife - the synthpop band that I was the original keyboard player in
SATELLITE SITES
soundcloud.com
myspace.com
CONTACT
tristan@tristanshout.net

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