CV / Résumé

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Musician / Music Production / Licensing

(’94-present)

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  • 1994 to 1999
    Released several cassette tapes and a CD, independently as part of the bands Triage, Panacea, Downside, and finally, Down Inside. During this time, opened for Overkill, Stuck Mojo, and GWAR, and played a few shows with Twisted Method (Universal Records).
  • 2000
    Established Monochrome Vision Records, a tiny independent record label
  • 2003
    Licensed music from Beauty’s Confusion, for Michael W. Dean’s book/CD-ROM combo $30 Music School.
  • 2004
    Released debut Beauty’s Confusion album “Breathe In”
  • 2005
    Licensed music from Beauty’s Confusion (song: “Burning World”) through Rom DiPrisco / Bitstream Dream for Xbox360 game Full Auto.
  • 2005
    Remixed tracks by Sarah Fimm and Lunascape (as Beauty’s Confusion).
  • 2006
    Retired Monochrome Vision Records due to a copyright dispute. Established Ousted Records, a small, independent record label collective that has sold and distributed physical and digital music, worldwide.
  • 2006
    Released “Someday We’ll Meet Somewhere” (as The Autumn Skylight)
  • 2007
    Remixed “Motherless Child” by Lovespirals (as Chris Caulder)
  • 2007
    Remixed tracks by Buck 65 and East Hundred (as Chris Caulder)
  • 2007
    Licensed music from Beauty’s Confusion, for Michael W. Dean’s documentary It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (about legendary writer Hubert Selby, Jr, who was alive at the time of filming, and is featured prominently in the documentary, as well as interviews with Lou Reed, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn, and more. Narrated by Robert Downey, Jr.).
  • 2007
    Hired by Blaine Graboyes / Blaine Global (CEO of GameCo) to produce three theme music instrumentals for Xbox360 web video series/news show. Blaine has gone on to be the CEO of GameCo, a very popular digital casino game company
  • 2007
    Released EP as The Borough (with Joe Simek and Brad Baker)
  • 2008
    Released “Sound Sensitive EP” (with Lisa Kowalew, as Sunburst Carrier)
  • 2009
    Released instrumental trip-hop album “Dialogue” (as Brinsley).
  • 2009
    Released Beauty’s Confusion remix album.
  • 2009
    Released breakbeat/techno album (as Radialoptic).
  • 2010
    Released ambient album (as Awake By Starlight)
  • 2011
    Began uploading music performances on YouTube
  • 2013
    Released “All The Fading Stars” (as Vertical Interval)
    Released “Alpha State” (with Ego HimSelf, as The Boring Extraordinary)
  • 2015
    Released “Cassette #1” (with Patrick Norris, as Seldom Family)
  • 2015
    Released “10 At Once” (instrumental solo album, as Chris Caulder)
  • 2016
    Released “self-titled” (with Patrick Norris, as Seldom Family)
    Released “Early Fascination” single (Seldom Family)
    Released “Natural Causes” single (Seldom Family)
    Released “The Celebration” (Seldom Family)
  • 2016
    Released “EP #1” (with Cait Kellagher, as Tentative Plans)
    Released “Fall Apart EP” (with Jen McGrath, as Icicle Sound)
  • 2017
    Released “Heaven Won’t” single (Seldom Family)
    Released “Hard to Breathe EP” (Icicle Sound)
    Released “Still EP” (with Cait Kellagher, as Tentative Plans)
  • 2017
    Released “Instrumental Pieces Inspired By Film, Volume 1” (as Chris Caulder)
  • 2017
    Signed multi-band licensing deal with Mother West (New York City).
  • 2017 September
    Tentative Plans song “Getting Out Alive” featured on “DIY For Houston: Volume 1” benefit album, for Houston flood. Every penny from album sales goes to Houston relief efforts, through the entire month of September.
  • 2017 September
    Seldom Family song “White Eyes” featured on “DIY For Houston: Volume 2” benefit album, for Houston flood. Every penny from album sales goes to Houston relief efforts, through the entire month of September.
  • 2017 September
    “Books Never Read” (as Boy In The Background) featured on “DIY For Houston: Volume 3” benefit album, for Houston flood. Every penny from album sales goes to Houston relief efforts, through the entire month of September.
  • 2017 October
    Lefse Records digitally releases ambient album by Seldom Family, entitled Audrey & Laura (inspired by David Lynch’s Twin Peaks series).

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Author / Technical Editor (2000-present)

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  • 2000-2002
    Self-published seven books of journalistic poetry/free verse, under the name “Skip Frederiksen / Planet Isolation Publications” (Fist To Kiss, Wrong Side Of The Bed, Invisible, Deadbeat., Pretty, Sensitive Bastard, 56 Weeks In Hell), distributed locally in Fort Myers, FL and worldwide sales through the internet. Books were “photocopied, fold-and-stable”, completely no-budget books that were a hit, locally and through the web.
  • 2003
    Interviewed and contributed a chapter for Michael W. Dean’s book $30 Music School (Course Technology PTR). Credited as “Skip Frederiksen.” Former band Beauty’s Confusion featured prominently in the section about electronic music production.
  • 2006
    Technical Editor for Michael W. Dean’s book $30 Film School: 2nd Edition (Course Technology PTR). Two original films “Found” and “Like A Tree” featured on the accompanying DVD.
  • 2006-2007
    Co-writer and Technical Editor for DIY Digital Music NOW! book (Course Technology PTR), written by Michael W. Dean and Chris Caulder. Book unfortunately never came out due to corporate downsizing, but the chapters/files were released publicly, under a Creative Commons License in 2007.
  • 2008
    Technical Editor for Myspace Marketing (QUE Publishing, 2008) by Sean Percival.
  • 2009
    Technical Editor for Michael W. Dean and Alan Lastufka’s book YouTube: An Insider’s Guide To Climbing The Charts (2009, O’Reilly Publishing).
  • 2016
    Published paperback of Writings: Volume 1 (175 pages).
  • 2017
    Published paperback of Writings: Volume 2 (252 pages).
  • 2017 July
    Published stripped-down version of songwriting reference book entitled Songwriting: Straight To The Point. Coming 2018.
  • 2017 November
    Published paperback of Writings: Volume 2
  • 2018 January
    Published paperback of Writings: Volume 4

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