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(Carla J. Patterson)

Member Since: Sunday, August 30 2009 @ 02:33 PM CDT
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Homepage: http://www.icompositions.com/artists/carlajpatterson
Location: Richmond, CA United States
Song Comments: 121
Song Votes: 1
Forum Posts: 3
Weekly Points: 0.00
Total Points: 400.25
Classically-trained in singing, music theory, and compostion

I love to sing and my voice is my best instrument
Improvisation is my joy, creativity is my passion

Love to collaborate

I broadcast a weekly show on Ustream called Improv Friday West
carlajpatterson's Songs (19)
Date Title Rating Hits Genre Last Comment Status
12.04.14 Sounds from the Carlaverse 0.00 (0) 1533 (3) Experimental 12.07.14 Active
02.20.13 Piano Improv 3:54 am 0.00 (0) 1492 (5) Jazz (instrumental) 03.03.13 Active
01.01.13 Tu Non Mi Conosci (You Don't Know Me) 0.00 (0) 1346 (8) A Cappella 12.07.14 Active
02.27.12 Tu Seulement Tu 8.38 (2) 1779 (6) Experimental 02.29.12 Active
05.14.10 Kom Som Ett Barn Fram Till Mig (Come to Me Like a Child) 10.00 (1) 2979 (20) Jazz (vocal) 08.10.11 Active
03.12.10 Dika Flow Redux 3.25 (1) 2104 (3) Spoken Word-Poetry 04.08.10 Active
03.03.10 For Maya, Turning Five  (---) 2009 (7) A Cappella 03.12.10 Active
01.31.10 Fado 5.75 (1) 2280 (9) Ethnic-International 02.22.12 Active
01.16.10 Cause I Love You 5.88 (2) 1900 (7) A Cappella 06.15.10 Active
12.16.09 As I watch you pass from this planetary mass... farewell to Jessica 10.00 (1) 1628 (4) Classical 01.16.10 Active
11.19.09 Memories of Life 10.00 (1) 1999 (6) Classical 01.26.10 Active
11.01.09 The Vampire's Lament 10.00 (1) 1936 (10) Spoken Word-Poetry 11.19.09 Active
10.26.09 Victory  (---) 2196 (14) Classical 11.19.09 Active
09.18.09 Fall With Abandon (Tom's Mix) 10.00 (1) 2084 (7) Jazz Fusion 11.19.09 Active
09.15.09 Carla's Second Ember 10.00 (1) 2917 (14) Jazz Fusion 09.24.09 Active
09.15.09 Fall With Abandon 7.25 (2) 2026 (8) Ambient 09.18.09 Active
09.09.09 Baby, I Miss You 6.88 (2) 2985 (10) Blues (contemporary) 09.18.09 Active
09.09.09 Carla's First Ember 10.00 (1) 2672 (11) New Age 09.22.09 Active
09.08.09 3 AM 10.00 (1) 2420 (15) Open Collaborations 09.15.09 Active
Favorite Songs (43)
Title Artist Date Genre
harmonium Mystified 12.22.11 Other
Limelight Featuring Scott Horwath (867-5309) AcousticGuitarist 11.23.10 Acoustic
EARTH II. (the rocket launch) dedicated to GEORGE "bless you FC!" COUTS doc_elvis 11.17.10 Progressive Rock
Journey To Forty Acres, And A Mule Named Melody BoiAfrica 10.30.10 Folk (traditional)
Hypno perceptualvortex 08.30.10 Techno
You Only Get One SCJohnson59 03.14.10 Rhythm and Blues
Life is a Terminal Disease michaelkoppenheffer 03.01.10 Acoustic
EARTH doc_elvis 01.17.10 Ambient
Fantasy Lady (ft Awigze) lengold 01.04.10 Alternative Rock
BEYOND THE PLASTIC RAINBOWS doc_elvis 12.30.09 Acoustic
O Holy Night magnatone 12.22.09 Piano
Lullaby for the Inner Child drakonis 11.11.09 Ballad
Here to Hear - collab Boundless 11.04.09 Jazz (instrumental)
Way Down FIlth shavingronaldscar 10.26.09 Dance-Club
Personal Space 09 w/ Daugrin tonestones 10.18.09 Progressive Rock
Never Say Goodbye - Bond Challenge MarkHolbrook 09.29.09 Film Scoring
1970's kingbee 09.14.09 Alternative Rock
Boot Dragger's Waltz johnwhitehead 09.11.09 Bluegrass
All About You ramonaji 09.08.09 Jazz Fusion
Coded Zenitude yohmar 09.04.09 Ambient
A Night With Feter feat'(Roxylee sloparts crissew johnwhitehead and Yamin AL Yamani ) Feter 09.03.09 Acoustic
I Settled for a Monster claypotts 09.03.09 Blues (contemporary)
You Broke Your Promise - Intimate Confessions JayLCiazz 08.31.09 Acoustic
A Man Who Is Drinking - Intimate Confessions JayLCiazz 08.30.09 Acoustic
World of Wonders kassia 08.24.09 Experimental
Asleep Last Night - LIOLI9 awigze 08.21.09 Jazz (vocal)
no smoke ste 08.12.09 Pop (Alternative)
The Journey Boundless 07.29.09 Jazz (instrumental)
Abracadabra lengold 07.20.09 Alternative Rock
Ember Remembered - Drakonis Open Collab Boundless 06.29.09 Jazz Fusion
I KNOW YOU (and i want some more) doc_elvis 05.30.09 Alternative Rock
Little Buddha davisamerica 04.23.09 Experimental
If Barry white Was A Cowboy sky shoes 04.21.09 Ambient
10 - The End Is Black - Apple Of Eve o0o 03.17.09 Other
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late PinkFreud 02.24.09 Rock
Africa ckrohm 11.30.08 Rock
Unanswered Letters radiorebelde 08.18.08 Acoustic
GALADRIEL' sMirror (©2001) CharlyDeeCynthius 03.04.08 Jazz (vocal)
Another Green Ember w/Drakonis bud 10.30.07 Open Collaborations
Ember michael2 03.31.07 Ambient
You Feter 12.17.06 Classical
Binary Love BoiAfrica 09.19.05 Acoustic
Ember-Rekindled drakonis 09.05.05 Open Collaborations
Favorite MacJammers (37)
Fans (18)
Music Background I have done a lot of studying but also learned a lot from doing. Started scatting when I was a child listening to my Dad's jazz albums. Wanted to sing all of the instrumental parts right off the bat. My first musical instrument other than my voice was a french horn and I became first chair by junior high. Studied violin and piano as a child, never got very far with either. I take to instruments with single voices the best, not surprisingly. :) Recorders, saxophone, trumpet, the afore-mentioned french horn, and the erhu (which has only two strings and sounds remarkably close to a human voice when played well). Lost my voice after a few years of singing jazz in smokey clubs. Voice class at a local junior college helped me get my voice back and turned me on to the fact that I had the voice for opera. Joined a few choirs - sang opera, sang gospel, sang lieder and art songs, sang jazz. Studied music theory and composition in college and took private lessons in the classical repertoire for both coloratura and lyric soprano. Composed music and did arrangements. Sang for a living for a while. Hated the music 'business'. Enjoying the online collaborative music sites A LOT. It's a whole new world for musicians nowadays and I find it exciting rather than daunting. I have a lot of music available for listening at icompositions.com.
Music Skills Voice (singing of all kinds, vocalizing - sound effects and instruments, vocal 'landscaping', improv/scat) Songwriting (both melodies and lyrics or lyrics only - accompaniments, songbeds, astmospheres) Arranging (esp. vocal arrangements and harmonies, re-envisioning 'standards') Spoken Word (poetry to music, poetry alone, encorporating spoken word 'jams' into songs) Keyboards (enough to play a little, but never while performing - enough to compose with) Percussion (mallet instruments, congas, this and that)
Music Hardware Digio 001 from DigiDesign USB Mixer from Alesis Electronic guitar with midi from Yamaha Casio keyboard with full-sized keys as a midi-controller Powered speakers Midi Sport 2x2 from M-audio Boom mic stand MXL USB Mic Shur SM58 Mic Altec-Lansing headphone/mic combo (spoze it's for gaming but it works well for music too)
Music Software Logic Pro Studio ProTools LE Audacity Peak and SoundSoap Finale Smart Music Studio GarageBand SoundConverter EJamming Audiio Skype and Ustream (which I use for music broadcasting) Camtwist (also for broadcasting)
Keywords singer, songwriter, arranger, composer, improvisational music, experimental music, jazz, opera, collaboration, broadcasting, ustream, improv friday west, icompositions, live jamming