I’m influenced by artists of the environment I grew up in, but I tend to gravitate towards remix and reinterpretations, as that electronic music was my generation’s unique experience. As a contracting producer, I worked on the first major electronic festival in Istanbul – J&B’s Techno Festival – and was the music director of a live after hours club in Istanbul which had an interesting mix of local musicians, African immigrants and U.S. airmen on leave.
Is You Is – C. Porter. Dance experiment. With Nell Carter and C. Weber vocals and remix.
Apart from writing my book, articles and occasionally music, I teach digital skills in the creative arts and for a long time was a film editor and producer. I have music in a few films and documentaries as well as on iTunes (Ascap). Note: music tracks are available for licensing for film and online.
I am an obsessive traveller and for a long time suspect I was addicted to it. This one, ‘Rosarita’, inspired by a visit south of the border while editing film and Tv in L.A.
Like most people right now, my focus is juggling work and bills, but also finishing a thesis and promoting ‘Ragamuffin’s Tale’. I hope to write about adult experiences travelling and working as a film editor, in festivals, music and clubs overseas. Which may become part II of ‘Ragamuffin’s Tale: Attempting and failing to grow up post-counterculture’.
The Ragamuffin App includes original content and music available for licensing, voice and various supporting browsable multi-media. Here my own music is used to underscore various parts of the book.
I do some commercials, documentary and voice gigs. This is an arts preview I presented for the Olympic Arts Festival. There are some of my music pieces in there and also I present the report.
More Original Music
Below are originals that are new or at least unreleased. The music on the ‘Road to Reach You’ project is available with a contracted royalty split with ‘Leprachaun Productions’, who financed my recordings.
The song below is about a certain time when I arrived in New York, but references colonial invasions and the arrival of the pilgrims in the New World. Interestingly, huge 400th anniversary celebrations were planned for 2020/1 in both Plymouth UK, where I live and which is where the boats sailed from, as well as in Boston and Plymouth Rock on the other side of the Atlantic. ironically or fittingly, the Covid-19 Pandemic put paid to most of those ‘celebratory’ events and plans.
This old demo, New World or The Pirate’s Song (all vocals and music by C. Weber), I finished recently, but started writing years ago in New York. I have an idea it might work as music score for a series or as part of the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing, either as a film score or for installations. It was inspired by my roommate in New York at the time, Mr. Kim, a consultant lawyer to the South Korean government – now a law professor at a University in South Korea. An amazing and fascinating guy who opened my eyes to an interesting Korean perspective – in terms of music, health and food – and inspired me to develop a singing voice. Before that I only played guitar.
Above and below are a selection of songs, some original and some reinterpretations, which will underscore the biographical chapters in the E-Book. A few are in the music player (lower right, main screen). They are digital recordings recorded in Plymouth between 2017-20 but upgraded with new recording equipment, my Mustang guitar, new and better drums and a deeper and more polished level of production.
Sentimental Soldier – C. Weber
Two Tracks – C. Weber
Once – C. Weber
Everybody Else – C. Weber
Soundtrack Music Originals
Spanish Lullaby – C. Weber original score
Third Rose – C. Weber original score
Reinterpretations and Covers
Licensing available with appropriate mechanicals and rights clearances.
Arrangements, voices and instruments by C. Weber (Ascap).
Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys. by W. Jennings. Reinterpretation by C. Weber.
Angel – J. Hendrix. Alt Rock. Incorporating the new production sounds, with natural drum sounds.
A number of the tracks I hope to further develop into remix/reinterpretations. Particularly Layla (which is envisioned as a rural Turkish remix), Call Me – the Debbie Harry track (supposed to be a deeper Dub reinterpretation). A couple of others, like My Baby Just Cares for Me, I Don’t Claim to Be an Angel and Shine a Light, which I sense need either new vocals or some traditional Gospel backing accompaniment.
Layla – Derek and the Dominos, Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon.
Shine A Light – Jagger/Richards. C. Weber vocals and guitar. According to the records, this was written about Brian Jones. But licensors would need clear the song with an agency holding the rights.
My Baby Just Cares For Me – N. Simone. Electro version.
I Don’t Claim to Be an Angel – K. Wells. Slide version.
Call Me – Dub/Electronic – D. Harry.
Lover You Should Have Come Over – J Buckley.