Heidi Kneale, author

Extras

Authors work hard. To maintain their sanity at publicly safe levels, authors like to unwind with some-o-thing Not Writing. Some authors will knit. (Actually, lots of authors knit.) Others garden or geocache or sew pretty costumes.

I compose music or indulge in astronomy. (Ask me about the stars. I'll tell you everything you want to know and more... unless you have a PhD in the stuff. Then you could probably teach me something. If so, let's talk shop.)

For your cultural edification, I've included a few pieces of music for you to enjoy.

Taken from my body of work from 1990-present, these .mp3 samplings come from work I produced as a solo artist and by Angry Little Babies, my cover band.
Click on a song to listen to it.
Song Length (Size) Album Description

Theme-Desert Sun-Vocals
0:18 (149K) World Horror Convention 2008 The vocals-only cut from the WHC theme: No safe place to hide under the desert sun.

World Horror Convention Final Theme
3:31 (3.3M) World Horror Convention 2008 The main theme for the World Horror Convention, performed at the Closing Ceremonies.

World Horror Convention Theme (extended)
4:04 (3.8M) World Horror Convention 2008 Extended theme with more "horror movie" elements thrown in.

WHC Ambience Theme 1
0:27 (427K) World Horror Convention 2008 Ambience theme taken from the Main Theme.

WHC Ambience Theme 2
0:31 (492) World Horror Convention 2008 Another ambience theme, titled "Descent into the Lair".

WHC Ambience Theme 3
1:49 (1.7M) World Horror Convention 2008 Yet another ambience theme, titled "Doc's Death".

Doc Savage
7:07 (6.7M) Angry Little Babies - Live at the Cathedral of Saint Leibowitz A film score I wrote for a film based on "Doc Savage". Since then, I've borrowed a few themes from this piece for other works.

Christmastime
1:11 (1.1M) Angry Little Babies - Live at the Cathedral of Saint Leibowitz I wrote this piece in high school. Originally called "Friendship".

Fluff Variations
0:48 (765K) Angry Little Babies - Live at the Cathedral of Saint Leibowitz A vocal rendition of the "Fluff" theme for the Live at the Cathedral album.

Nocturne
2:45 (1.3M) Angry Little Babies - Live at the Cathedral of Saint Leibowitz A simple little piano nocturne.

Dunnoo
2:38 (1.3M) Angry Little Babies - Return to the Cathedral of Saint Leibowitz A piece written especially for CONduit 2008 and featured on the Return to the Cathedral album.

Bang nIS be' (I Don't Need Love)
1:29 (707K) Angry Little Babies - Live at the Cathedral of Saint Leibowitz An aria from a Klingon Opera I wrote as a composition class project.

AngrieFugie
2:06 (991K) Angry Little Babies - Live at the Cathedral of Saint Leibowitz Certainly not a "fugue". But rather, employs the single-mindedness of anger.

More Than Just A Face
3:45 (1.8M) Angry Little Babies - Return to the Cathedral of Saint Leibowitz An instrumental version of a song I wrote for British actor Richard Armitage in 2007.

And for some fun, I've scattered a series of pieces called "Fluff: Theme and Variations" throughout the web site. There are fourteen pieces total--the main theme and thirteen variations. Can you find them all?