CatSynth Pic: Porcelain Cat and Akai Synthesizers

Beautiful monochromatic photo of a porcelain cat with vintage Akai synthesizers, including the S700 sampler and VX90 six-voice analog synth.  By Jeroen ten Asbroek via Facebook.


Wordless Wednesday: Through The Window (New York)

New York Skyline from MoMA

Wordless Wednesday: Vertical Study

Wordless Wednesday: Lines and Curves (Downtown SF)

Montgomery and Market, San Francisco

Wordless Wednesday: Spheres (San Francisco)

Downtown San Francisco

Wordless Wednesday: Cross Bronx Expressway

Cross Bronx Expressway

Wordless Wednesday: Geometric Contrast (San Francisco)

San Francisco

Wordless Wednesday: Boots on the Ground


2014: Transition and Turbulence

CatSynth 2014 in Review
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Once again, it’s time for our traditional end-of-the-year image at CatSynth. 2014 was a year like no other for us: transition, turbulence, complexity, controversy, beauty. Luna turned 10, and is enjoying the life of a mature but very spoiled house cat. And for me, the year began with a profound change that is still reverberating. Some things stayed remarkably constant, as one can see from themes in the words and images here. But others changed in ways I was not prepared for. Changes in my music, my personality and identity, my friendships and relationships, and my professional life. But in the end I learned the importance of speaking one’s truth. It comes with tremendous risks, but with potential great rewards. So what this means is that even more big changes are likely in store for 2015, especially in music, work, and the pages of this website.

The blog did suffer a bit amidst all the tumult of this past year, but we are reinvigorating it for 2015. There is the new look and feel – one of our truths – and more posts and channels coming. Thank you for being part of this year with us, and looking forward to the next!

Wordless Wednesday: Back in San Francisco

Pyramid in winter