Torley Wong of Japan, besides being a Second Life resident, blogger, evangelist, and community ambassador, is (among other things) an improvisational pianist. Using Archive.org’s Open Source Audio repository, Torley has made nearly four hundred recordings of his original solo piano improvisations available for free. Below is a ride through Civilization Survives from solo piano 6: RRPM (Really Repetitive Piano Music). The image used for the skysphere in this video is Shadows of Pompeii by Flickr user Stuck in Customs.
I thought I’d kick off June with the appropriately titled “June (I Hate This Month)” from Los Angeles-based artist Monk Turner’s Calendar album, where he’s written and recorded a song for every month of the year. As a self-described “Concept Artist,” Monk Turner makes all of his music freely available under Creative Commons via Archive.org’s Open Source Audio repository.