Category Archives: Podcasts

028 MMOM – Molecular Music Box

In this episode, I talk about Molecular Music Box, a music app that I wrote that creates algorithmic solo piano music, and two songs that I composed using the app. I started by talking about my entry for the August 2014 Ludum Dare. I worked by myself but used clip art from MyCuteGraphics.com, so it […]

027 MMOM-RPSwipe

In this episode, I talk about RPSwipe, a mobile game available now for iOS and Android, and the song and sounds I made for the game. RPSwipe is a mobile game written by Amidos, an Egyptian game developer Ahmed Khalifa. It is inspired by the games Threes! and 2048, and uses the rules from Rock, Paper, […]

026 MMOM-IndieQuilt Clips

In this episode, I talk about Indie Quilt, an online game jam for charity, and about 15 30-second songs I wrote to be used in the game. My album, Major 7ths and Minor 9ths is available on Bandcamp at tomsnively.bandcamp.com. You can listen to the whole album for free. To download it, click “Buy now, pay […]

025 Making My Own Music – I Love Pivvot

In this episode, I talk about a video game, Match Em that I designed, developed and published. I talk about my debut album, Major 7ths and Minor 9ths that I released on Bandcamp. I talk about how I put together and mastered the album. I also talk about my song “I Love Pivvot.” In May […]

024 Making My Own Music – Voyage (Pivvot OST)

In this episode, I interviewed Whitaker Trebella, a video game composer and game designer in Chicago. We talked about his song Voyage from his game Pivvot. Pivvot is available on iOS and Android, and will be available soon on Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam. In my interview with Whitaker Trebella, we talked about the […]

023 Making My Own Music – No Time

In this episode, I interviewed Joe Gilder, a songwriter and recording/mixing/mastering engineer in Nashville and host of the Home Studio Corner-Ask Joe podcast. We talked about his song No Time from his first album Out of Indiana. Joe’s main website is a blog called Home Studio Corner where he makes frequent posts about recording, mixing […]

022 Making My Own Music – Nothing Flower

In this episode, I interviewed Charlie McCarron, a composer in Minneapolis and the host of the Composer Quest podcast. We talked about his piece The Mystery of Grey Matters and his song Nothing Flower. In my interview with Charlie McCarron, we talked about the following: The concept of Grey Matters which was released as a […]

021 Making My Own Music – Pill

In this episode, I talked about and played a song called “Pill” that I wrote and recorded on January 25, 2014 for Global Game Jam. But first I talked about and played my 2-minute Video Game Music demo reel that is made up from clips of my songs 8-Bit Frenzy, Escape!, Tremble, Follow The Advice Of Your Heart, […]

020 Making My Own Music – Rise Above

In this episode, I talked about and played a new age song called “Rise Above” that I wrote and recorded in January 2014. It uses a mixture of synthesizers and a men’s choir. I analyzed all of my previous recordings to see which keys I have used and have not used. It turns out I’ve used […]

019 Making My Own Music – Elephant’s Feet

In this episode, I talked about and played a jazz combo song called Elephant’s Feet that I wrote around 1990 and recorded in November and December 2013. It features my saxophone and a jazz piano, bass and drums. I also talked about Disquiet Junto #100 and an upcoming project. I talked about my submission for Disquiet […]