Northern Lights

Since the beginning of 2017 I have been focused more than usual on ambient music and a few months ago I began work on an ambient album titled “Northern Lights.” Preliminary plans for some of the works are ballet accompaniment for performance and I am also looking at the idea of submitting it for use […]

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The Old Cellar Performance

I was so pleased and surprised the outstanding Duo Harpverk performed my work “The Old Cellar” at their annual concert at Cafe Rosenberg on September 8th in Iceland.  The Old Cellar is a fairly short minimal-esque fantasy which was specifically composed for and dedicated to Duo Harpverk — the two performers being Frank Aarnink and Katie […]

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New Release: Winter, Spring and Fall

I finally was able put together an album of improvisations performed over the last year (Cellar Door Records).  Also included are a couple works, “Currents” and “Elevator to the Moon.”  In the near future I will be releasing an album of sound art-related works titled “Songs of the Singularity.”  Stay tuned.  – JC

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Sound Culture: Adventures Festival

I will be visiting Bellingham for the Sound Culture:  Adventures Festival – April 30 thru May 2, 2015, My set will include two music/video presentations, an excerpt of my work Passi as the music to Susan Haines’ short dance film “A Study in Red #4”, and a video re-showing of “Gazing;” the contemporary dance (choreography Susan […]

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The Old Cellar – Duo Harpverk

Pleased to announce the premiere of The Old Cellar, a piece written for percussion and harp – scheduled to be performed Friday, February 6 at 9:00pm UTC, Reykjavík, Iceland by Duo Harpverk.   Frank Aarnink and Katie Buckley are the two members of the duo (also members of the Icelandic Symphonie Orchestra).  Duo Harpverk has performed in many […]

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“Gazing” WWU Performing Arts Center March 13, 2014

The video of “Gazing” dance performance March 13, 2014.  Note, you can adjust the settings to HD which I recommend.   Choreography: Susan Haines in Collaboration with the Dancers Costumes: Susan Haines Music: J.C. Combs Visual Artist: Prentiss Cole Stage Manager: Christina Butterton Lighting Design: Charlie Weber Set Pieces Design: Prentiss Cole Dancers: Elizabeth Clarkson, […]

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