Welcome to Mashine Music, the home for the music and work of David Mash— guitarist, composer, synthesis, educator, author, and futurist. After 44 years of association with Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts – in a variety of roles, the last of which was as Senior Vice President for Innovation, Strategy, and Technology, I have decided to return full-time to making music and working with the music technology industry to invent new musical tools.
I have been using the word play on my name (Mash) + the “ine” suffix (Mashine) as my publishing company, band name, and corporate identity since the early 1980s. Check out samples of my new work, a collection of existing releases, and check out the Ictus Archive, Ictus was the band in which I experimented with combining machines with humans that led to what is today Mashine Music. I’ll also be blogging about work with which I’m involved and the music technology world at large. Thanks for visiting!
I also make music under the artist persona/brand: Stefan, which I use to release new meditative music. Check out his music on Spotify, Apple Music, or wherever you get your digital music.
Also I have recently been featured on Korg’s website for my work with them on the re-releases of the classic Korg Arp 2600FS and the new 2600 Module. Here are some video master classes on the more esoteric features of these instruments (also available from the Music menu)!
Breaking News: New Release by David Mash:
Colors, Textures, Moods
Although I have publicly released 7 albums under the name Mashine Music, and 5 more as Stefan, this is the first release under my own name, David Mash. All of the pieces on this album fall somewhere between the two musical personas I have developed over the last few years, but the title describes them all well: each piece is built with layers of colors and textures that set a specific mood. These are far less complex jazz fusion compositions than my Mashine Music albums, and too beat oriented to fit into the meditative minimalist style of Stefan. Instead they fall squarely into my category of unpopular music, rooted in sonic exploration, rock guitar, classical guitar, and synthesizer use. Stefan is certainly the producer of this album, and Mashine Music is clearly the band, but this music is out and out David Mash. The album cover is a painting done by my good friend Ken Lemoine, entitled “Random Dreaming.” When I was trying to decide what to call this album, I looked at this painting and it was clear, the music and this painting are about colors, textures, and moods.
Sample Recent Mashine Music Releases
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The Lost Book of David Mash