Vegan Composer and Musician
Who is Senator Jaiz?
I am an experimental electronic composer and performer. As a vegan, I am trying to show the world the spiritual, environmental, and compassionate results of a plant-based lifestyle through my music and actions. I am also the composer and audio point person for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in the Digital Media department.
I say experimental as my music does not fit nicely in any single box. I am a product of my influences, which include Jean-Michel Jarre, Gary Numan, Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Massive Attack, and, well, this list could get pretty long, so let’s leave it there.
My music is geared for the soundtrack of life. It could be a backdrop for the day to day, or even better for RPG and board gamers, filmmakers, manga and anime fans, readers, students, and all other dreamers. The soundtrack quality of my work means it can be your background or the center of your full attention. Much like Brian Eno described ambient music.
How’s this?“Experimental Synth Space Lounge Pop in a Dark Industrial Ambient Container Delivered in a Kilt”
To bring music into the world that suits the purposes of the listener, no matter what that purpose is, be it studying, relaxing, meditating, playing games, zoning out, or listening intently.
I combine rock. electronic, orchestral, ambient, and experimental sounds to create my soundscapes and music. I try to find that thing that no one else has. Sometimes I succeed, other times I don’t. To me, it is the journey that counts.
To bring a bit of relaxation, wonder, and spiritual enlightenment into the world. To alert the world to the plight of our environment and the innocent creatures that we exploit. To teach the world about the simple choice to aid both, which is a plant-based diet.
What Have I done?
Career so Far
EP Dimensional Chaos Released
September: -Released Album Blaise Artica -Scored Cirque Performance for Dance Company Elevate as part of the Extreme Mammals Gala Opening -Released Convergence: Call of the Wild Album, Music for Extreme Mammals
October: -Debuted the Mammal Music Creation Station Exhibit at the Extreme Mammals Exhibit at NC Museum of Natural Sciences
February: -Released Album B-Sides and Songs That Missed The Cut
March: -Released the EP Ipad Sessions Vol. 1: Electro Mess
April: -Brought the 10 Minute Music Station Workshop to Sci-Tech Expo
May: -Brought the Ten Minute Music Station to Moogfest
June: -Released the EP Sparkless Ignition plus One
Singles Released Dark Silence, Star Stuff, Dronium, Swatting at Digital Flies, Slither, In Nomine Patris: Melting Heart feat. Effie, Blanco El Alce and Secret of the Hill
March: -Scored the Movie Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Fan Movie
May: -Brought the workshop “No Permission Needed: Create!” to Moogfest
September: -Played the Carrboro Music Festival
Singles Released Raccoon Walzes 1 and 2, Being, Dull Sound, and It Starts With A Buzz
January: -Released the Album of collaborations Music For Mazes in Six Movements which was the soundscape for the Mazes and Brain Games exhibit at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Featured Collaborators were Michael Harren, Petridisch, Dejacusse, Skidmatic, and AfroDJMac. -Launched the Maze Music DJ Station exhibit as part of the Mazes and Brain Games Exhibit.
March: -Scored the film Five Nights at Freddy’s: Forgotten Memories
September: -Released the experimental ambient album Of -Played the Carrboro Music Festival
December: -Played Two shows for the WRAL First Night Raleigh downtown New Years Eve Celebration.
Singles: This Crawl, Solar Wind, Hello, Where in Space, Hanging With Major Tom, Positive Ambivalence, Rhythmic Sadness, Cosmic Connection, Bells of Proxima Centauri, Lonely Voyager, Looking Back from the Cosmos
April:-Senator Jaiz Single, It Starts With A Buzz used in the video Proteus Action by Bradley Allf as part of The Art of a Scientist exhibit by Duke University
May:-Brought the No Permission Needed: CREATE workshop to Art Dissected at the NC Museum of Natural Science
Nov:- Played Five Hour Durational show at the 2019 Wake Forest VegFest
2020: Singles: S’merize, The View From Here
January- Launched the side projects Oregano Wrathbone and Souls Leak Liquid Silver. Relaunched Senator Jaiz dOt Rocks. Launched the SJ Merch Store.
February: Released ambient album “Cosmic Feels”
April: Playing a Five Hour Durational Set at the Raleigh VegFest.
“May the world find spirit and rejuvenation in my music and become more compassionate to our animal friends and our environment”