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Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop - November 4th, 2017. 1-3 pm, Spokane, WA.

Drum Circle Facilitation Workshop - November 4th, 2017. 1-3 pm, Spokane, WA.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 12, 2017 02:33 PM

Proceeds go toward building the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer fundraising campaign. I will be running a workshop titled, "An Introduction to Drum Circle Facilitation" at the Indie Air Radio concert hall in Spokane, Washington, Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Space is limited to 35 people, so book you seat right away.

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Legends Through Shadow - Song 2b - Bonds

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 25, 2017 04:27 AM

Based on the events from Episode 14 of The Spartan Show's "Legends Through Shadow", from one of the player character's perspectives.

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Legends Through Shadow - Song 2 - Bonds

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 25, 2017 03:29 AM

Based on the events from Episode 14 of The Spartan Show's "Legends Through Shadow", from one of the player character's perspectives.

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Song 1b

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 24, 2017 03:39 AM

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Repretoire

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 17, 2017 01:21 AM

List of established performance pieces, including operatic and other styles of vocals.

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The Synthetic Zen Website

by admin — last modified Nov 18, 2016 11:24 AM

This is Synthetic Zen's website for original music (and music with others), radio & music broadcasts as Dr. Z & The Synthetic Zen, The Synthetic Zen Show, SyntheticZen, and Synthetic Potatoes. I create and perform music, often of a style I cannot find elsewhere, for the joy, solace, and therapeutic benefits from the power of music.

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Music made with Amiga 2000

Music made with Amiga 2000

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 24, 2016 09:02 PM

As per comment on the Two Bards One Mic podcast, here are some pieces I composed with the Amiga 2000...

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Manually Edited Playlist

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 15, 2016 11:09 AM

A selection from the more than 200+ pieces by Synthetic, covering more than 25 years of music...

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Chasing The Spirits Of The Dancing Dead Through The Stars

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 22, 2016 03:05 PM

From the 2016 Zentropy Album, "Chasing The Spirits Of The Dancing Dead Through The Stars" in G minor. Inspired in the style of Dead Can Dance, Lisa Gerrard, & Brendan Perry, one my favorite "groups". The title is a mish-mash conversion of "Chasing the Spirits" = "Spiritchaser", "The Dancing Dead" = Dead Can Dance, "Through the Stars" = Song of the Stars. And composed in G minor. :-) The music is all original, it only emulates their style.

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Dumping Google+

Dumping Google+

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 06, 2016 12:49 AM

Checking the numbers, after so much time (years), it is clear Google+ is a complete waste of time, so I am dumping it rather than wasting more time. Get updates and latest music from my website www.syntheticzen.com, Twitter, and Soundcloud...

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Apple Won't Accept Classical Music?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 05, 2016 02:10 AM

Very strange message when I was uploading my music through Distrokid...

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New Live Music Broadcast 16 by Synthetic Zen

New Live Music Broadcast 16 by Synthetic Zen

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 04, 2016 11:35 PM

If you missed the 16th live musics broadcast test, you can catch the recorded video and/or audio here. This is a mostly chill 50 minutes of music. Enjoy!

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Playlist Suggestions for Darwin

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 03, 2016 07:08 PM

Here are links to some songs that username Darwin might enjoy

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All Music Sales Income Going Toward Building Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

All Music Sales Income Going Toward Building Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 22, 2016 05:27 PM

A reminder that all sales income generated from Synthetic Zen music will be going directly toward building the wheelchair friendly RPG Trailer...

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Master of the Immortals Lyrics

Master of the Immortals Lyrics

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 04, 2016 01:31 AM

Stumbled across these on my old Hawkes-haven.com website. More appropriately placed on the SyntheticZen.com website. Composed originally somewhere around 1989 to 1993. I think the melody began to develop around 1989, and I think the lyrics began to develop around 1991, finalizing for the most part in 1993. But I could be off slightly on the timing. Depends on when I read (and they came out), Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series, since that was a trigger for the lyrics (as well as another 1-2 songs)...Lyrics by Hawke Robinson, Synthetic Zen. Jan 06, 2013 10:33 PM. Original lyrics (c) W.A. Hawkes-Robinson (Synthetic Zen), 1991

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New Music - Be 2 Excerpts - Experimental Music #3

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 25, 2016 12:17 PM

Here are excerpts from the live broadcast improvisational performances on Google+ Hangout earlier in 2016. These are the better portions of the pure music segments, with the technical speak on the equipment and such cut out.

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Listen to Synthetic Zen on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, IndieAirRadio, and More!

Listen to Synthetic Zen on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, IndieAirRadio, and More!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 07, 2016 11:30 PM

You can listen to the latest several albums of Synthetic Zen, or download your favorites, on iTunes, Amazon, Microsoft, Spotify, and more...

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Reverbnation a waste of time, don't bother.

Reverbnation a waste of time, don't bother.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 07, 2016 09:04 PM

As I continue trying out different "distribution" and/or 'promotion" services for musicians, the list of bogus services grows longer. Reverbnation is yet another one. Do not even bother with the free version (and definitely don't waste your many on any of the paid "services"), it is appears to be completely bogus and an absolute waste of your time...

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All Synthetic Zen Music Proceeds Now Go toward Fundraiser for Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

All Synthetic Zen Music Proceeds Now Go toward Fundraiser for Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Apr 05, 2016 10:53 AM

All Synthetic Zen Music sales from any sites/stores, and membership payments from IndieAirRadio.com are going to support the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer Fundraiser...

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After a Year of Dabbling with Music Promotion, Fan Base Building, Sales, & A Quick March 2016 Status Update

After a Year of Dabbling with Music Promotion, Fan Base Building, Sales, & A Quick March 2016 Status Update

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 23, 2016 09:10 AM

This past year I have been experimenting with trying to build a fan base, and the workings of music sales out of curiosity.

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BE Album - Live Broadcast Series

BE Album - Live Broadcast Series

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 21, 2016 12:53 AM

I have been experimenting with live broadcast improvisational performances from my home studio, over Google+ Hangout. Here are links to those performances...

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Test 4 Live Studio Broadcst

Test 4 Live Studio Broadcst

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 03, 2016 11:49 PM

Test #4 in broadcasting live music from my studio. Feedback appreciated. If you would like to see/hear more music broadcast live like this, please let me know. 4th test for trying to broadcast live performance music from the studio of Hawke Robinson (Synthetic Zen). Still just testing. This time also testing acoustic guitar, Yamaha CG-120 classical guitar.

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Improv Multitrack

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 03, 2016 03:05 PM

Since I use this technique and phrase somewhat frequently in the composition of many of my music pieces, I thought I should provide a page defining what this actually is. Some people "get it" from the term, others have requested clearer definition, so this page is to provide that additional information that can be easily linked to from my various pieces.

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Zentropy Album Release Announcement

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 16, 2016 12:16 AM

The latest Synthetic Zen completed album, Zentropy, my 13th album, will be released February 20th, 2016. For the month of February this will be exclusively available on IndieAirRadio.com, or available for free for those with sponsoring memberships to IndieAirRadio.com.

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Synthetic Zen - Artist of the Month on IndieAirRadio.com

Synthetic Zen - Artist of the Month on IndieAirRadio.com

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 03, 2016 09:02 PM

Thank you Ted Ron Bob for choosing me as Artist of the month! For the upcoming Zentropy album release, those that join the IndieAirRadio.com website monthly membership and sponsor Synthetic Zen directly, you will get an access code to download the new album on release day free! The release party broadcast is February 20th.

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New Album Release Announcement for Synthetic Zen

New Album Release Announcement for Synthetic Zen

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 06, 2016 01:21 AM

Synthetic Zen's latest album "Zentropy", scheduled for release on February 20th. This will correspond with a release broadcast on IndieAirRadio.com the same day...

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Pics of Hawke's Studio

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 30, 2015 11:49 PM

Here are some pics from my music areas...

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Indie Air Radio Features Synthetic Zen As Music Artist of the Week

Indie Air Radio Features Synthetic Zen As Music Artist of the Week

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 14, 2015 05:40 PM

Bob Rice of IndieAirRadio.com Interviewed Hawke Robinson of Synthetic Zen last week for Rice's weekly show, "The Short Report". The station is also featuring Synthetic Zen as their "Artist of the Week".

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