9/15/21 Legendary Los Angeles video artist Ulysses Jenkins is finally having his first major career retrospective & collaborations w/DS are included in this event. Online premiere is 9/17 at 4 p.m. PST. , info here Without Your Interpretation
9/12/21 In which a certain guest star makes a cameo appearance The Visitor
9/1/21 Dashboard video preview from new EP El Tecolote
7/31/21 First release on new Bandcamp page El Tecolote Sings Songs to the Night
7/27/21 DS pre-pandemic with Dean DeBenedictus & Stratos Ensemble
7/26/21 Short preview from upcoming film soundtrack Daughter recording session
7/5/21 Currently in production for release this summer New EP
6/1/21 Debut of new reverb pedal Walrus Audio Fathom
5/2/21 Under-heard music Televisions Dreaming
4/16/21 That new black NXTa violin again, on Youtube 11:11
4/14/21 New NXTa electric violin meets Fabrikat-as-Jimi Feeding Back
4/3/21 Stay tuned, this film w/DS score is coming Daughter
3/30/21 First studio recording session with new electric violin NS Design NXTa 5 string
3/6/21 New solo EP release on Spirit Charity label Transmitter
2/26/21 Odd glitch textures, found sound, expanded violin techniques & more Yeah!! (Down on the Floor)
2/7/21 Floating Space, new Vimeo soundscape, best experienced on headset.
12/30/20 New on Vimeo, Two Worlds
12/10/20 DS (w/Morgen Wurde) appearing on year end compilation CD from Unexplained Sounds Group
11/26/20 Blues from outer (or inner) space Revisiting a Dark Song
10/10/20 New Line 6 DL4 looper + Pladask Elektrisk Fabrikat featured here
9/24/20 DS original music in Carlos Almaraz: Playing With Fire, coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime, October 1.
9/4/20 Score for Daughter soundtrack is finally completed! Screening as early as October.
8/22/20 Dream: Calm Sea in the Northern Latitudes on Instagram.pre-pandemic.
8/3/20 Full length version of Earth Calling soundscape up on Vimeo.
7/2/20 Earth Calling, more electronic smoke signals to the universe. On Instagram.
6/16/20 New Joe Kevany song w/DS e-violin solo here Students of Tiananmen Square
6/5/20 Morgen Wurde’s “Vermacht” featuring DS on two tracks is album of the day on iconic German electronica program Evosonic. Details here
5/26/20 Dashboard video preview of “Wagt” from new Morgen Wurde/Tis remix opus, “Vermacht,” on Instagram
5/19/20 DS featured on two pieces on new album of remix tracks from Morgen Wurde. It’s on MixCult label. Read all about it & listen here Vermacht
5/7/20 Space blues, new on Vimeo. Warning: flashing lights. The Blues Aquatic
5/1/20 Digital airplay in Netherlands for new DS/MW track from DJ Seznor listen here
4/25/20 Vibration, new on Vimeo. Best on headset.
4/19/20 Terrific live remix of “Flammt Auf” by Cie here
4/17/20 Hear tracks from Morgen Wurde’s “Fur Immer” on pioneering German electronic music program Evosonic.
4/10/20 Out today: “Fur Immer,” ambient tour de force from Morgen Wurde. DS on two tracks + included remixes, on Off-Record label. Also Bandcamp, Amazon, Spotify.
3/29/20 Dashboard video preview of one of DS pieces on “Fur Immer,” great upcoming album from German ambient star Morgen Wurde Flammt Auf
3/27/20 Article on “Daughter,” upcoming feature film w/DS score, here LA Times
3/15/20 Listen to ”Flammt Auf” from collaboration between DS and German ambient star Morgen Wurde. Unexplained Sounds podcast, 10:40 mark here
3/11/20 Work continuing on DS soundtrack for Corey Deshon’s upcoming feature film Daughter
3/7/20 Haywire channels songs about Navajo white boys & Chavez Ravine, Roots psychedelia from 9 tonight at Griffins of Kinsale
3/5/20 New poem in sound Clear Light
2/12/20 2nd movement of micro-symphony A Country, in Pieces (mvmt 2)
2/6/20 Some tough electronica. A Country, in Pieces on Instagram.
2/3/20 “Fur Immer,” truly international release from German musician Morgen Wurde w/contributions from DS along w/stellar musicians like Tetsuroh Konishi & Georges Emmanuel Schneider, will be out 4/10/20
2/1/20 Roots psychedelia in the air tonight. Haywire at Griffins of Kinsale, 9 p.m.
1/29/20 New sound on Instagram
1/25/20 DS off to rehearse/jam tonight with Stratos Ensemble, collective featuring former Brand X keyboardist Dean DeBenedictus & ex Happy the Man drummer Coco Roussel.
1/24/20 Work in studio continuing on score for Corey Deshon film, “Daughter” (current working title) with Michael Gayle of Glynn Sound engineering.
12/27/19 Haywire blasts & channels roots psychedelia tonight at Griffins of Kinsale
12/25/19 Annual year-end space blues on Instagram 2019
12/18/19 DS in studio today, first recording session for director Corey Deshon’s “Your Name Is Daughter” Studio
12/1/19 New on Youtube, best heard on headset Eclipse
11/24/19 Violin/pedals after they set off multiple poppers at a private party where Haywire was featured.
11/14/19 Spirit music on Youtube Bajo la Misma Luna
10/28 19 Full length version of nocturnal landscape Open, All Night on Vimeo.
10/26/19 Timely songs about Santa Ana winds (plus Chavez Ravine, Navajo white boys and Echo Park) with Haywire tonight at 7 in 90039 Haywire at Bon Vivant
10/24/19 New sound on Instagram Open, All Night
9/22/19 Some wounds never fully heal. Longer version on Vimeo Hole
9/19/19 Hole, new on Instagram.
8/23/19 More songs about Santa Ana winds and Echo Park w/Haywire, 8/24 at 8 pm here Haywire at Tam o’Shanter
8/16/19 Roots psychedelia w/Haywire tonight, 9 pm to midnight here: Griffins of Kinsale
8/10/19 Had Enough Yet?
8/7/19 Another Message from Earth, longer version, on Vimeo.
8/3/19 DS has track in film “Carlos Almaraz: Playing With Fire,” screening info: Almaraz ar LALIFF
7/30/19 Another Message from Earth on Instagram.
7/18/19 “It’s jarring and it interrupts.” —Hayao Miyazaki on Internet technology The Over-Documented Generations
7/12/19 With Haywire tonight
7/6/19 Tonight! Haywire live at Griffins of Kinsale
6/30/19 Electronic smoke signals: Transmitter. Listen on headset.
6/24/19 More new spirit music Night in the Mojave
6/18/19 New spirit music here on Vimeo Somewhere Out There
6/15/19 DS with roots psychedelia band Haywire tonight, details here Live at Griffins of Kinsale
6/1/19 Haywire back at Griffins of Kinsale in the 91030 tonight from 9 pm-mid to jam on songs about Navajo white boys, Echo Park, Santa Ana winds & more. Unpredictable roots psychedelia, y’all.
5/30/19 New sound: A Road to a Void (Alternate)
5/17/19 Songs about Santa Ana winds, hillbilly neighbors, Navajo white boys & more. DS with Haywire tonight at Griffins of Kinsale, 1007 Mission in the 91030.
5/16/19 Blues From Another Place, sound on Instagram.
4/16/19 Tracking completed for upcoming album by German filmic/ambient composer Morgen Wurde. The preliminary mixes sound fantastic.
4/5/19 Songs about wayward slippers in the pool, Navajo white boys, Chavez Ravine and more. Haywire live tonight here Griffins of Kinsale
4/4/19 Be the Ever-Alert Guardian of Your Inner Space. New YT video, best on headset.
4/1/19 In studio today recording track for stellar German musician Morgen Wurde. Another track to follow later this week. Stay tuned.
3/26/19 New soundscape on Youtube Altitude
2/26/19 For the land, the power lines, the oddly capitalized words on the freeway sign. For Anthony Bourdain who loved it out there; for the windmills, the wind. Sound for all of the aforementioned & then some. Best on headset other Desert Cities (Youtube version)
2/16/19 DS creates ambience & incidental sonics for artist talk by Kate Kelton today, 2-3 pm, Cactus Gallery
2/9/19 Haywire tonight in 90039, details here Haywire at Bon Vivant
2/1/19 DS plays solo ambience at Cactus Gallery tonight for stellar Kate Kelton art opening Cactus
1/12/19 DS playing roots psychedelia with Haywire tonight Live at Griffins of Kinsale
1/8/19 NS Design CR5 electric violin + wah wah pedal = Thank You, Jimi
1/2/19 More sonic exploration with Dark Moby pedal Jazz That Floats
12/14/18 Sonic exploration with new delay pedal Dark Moby, or the Night the Geminids Were Obscured by Clouds
11/18/18 Televisions Dreaming Evokes future music. DS and Scot Ray, out NOW.
11/3/18 One more preview from upcoming Space Yard album. This is music from the future. Oversoul
10/16/18 Peek into new Space Yard duo project with lap steel wizard Scot Ray, out soon The Stillness Brings
10/12/18 More songs about lost slippers in the swimming pool, Echo Park and the Santa Anas w/Haywire. October 13, 9 p.m.-midnight, Griffins of Kinsale
9/29/18 Haywire drops in at Tam O’Shanter in 90039 tonight, 8-11 p.m. to play songs about Chavez Ravine, Santa Ana winds, and Navajo white boys.
9/26/18 Because it is. World Beyond Recognition
9/7/18 DS with Haywire tonight at Griffins of Kinsale, also Saturday 9/15 at Villains Tavern
8/28/18 Dashboard video preview, DS solo on upcoming Michael Gayle CD Euphrates
8/20/18 New sound That Place Where Outer Space Meets the Barnyard
8/6/18 Visual remix by Spirit Charity’s Vadim Sahakian of “other Desert Cities” vid Mental Optics
7/27/18 For the land, the power lines, the oddly capitalized words on the freeway sign. For Anthony Bourdain who loved it out there, for the windmills, the wind. other Desert Cities
7/14/18 Solo ambience tonight at Cactus Gallery, 3001 N. Coolidge, 90039, 7-9 pm.
7/2/18 Postmodern electric blues violin? Es caliente en aqui
6/23/18 A soundscape Seven Years
6/1/18 Now on Vimeo Poem for the Displaced (full version) Sonic poem for our times featuring a blizzard of serious fx, including Caroline Meteore, Greer Amps Black Tiger and Neunaber Wet
5/30/10 Poem for the Displaced new music on Instagram, excerpt from longer video to follow
5/24/18 New music on Youtube The Unseen
5/14/18 More songs about Echo Park and Santa Ana winds with Haywire this Friday, 5/18 at Griffins of Kinsale
5/9/18 Stark new video, industrial soundscape Dystopia
4/16/18 DS tries out new reverb and adds it to the sonic arsenal Caroline Meteore
4/13/18 Songs about Chavez Ravine, Navajo white boys & Santa Ana winds tonight & tomorrow, 9 pm-midnight at Griffins of Kinsale, 1003 Mission in 91030 Haywire this weekend
3/31/18 DS live tonight w/great Joe Kevany & Haywire Live at Griffins of Kinsale
3/14/18 Brand new EP on Spirit Charity label, released today In the Center of It All
2/27/18 Sound Night Music from Los Angeles
1/15/18 A moment in time Blue Lava Lamp
12/15/17 Three recent videos on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/dstroviolin
12/9/17 With the amazing Joe Kevany & Haywire tonight at Bon Vivant playing songs about Santa Ana winds, Chavez Ravine & lost slippers in the pool. 8 p.m.
12/8/17 Meditation Space 2.0, new on Youtube
11/16/17 New soundscape accessing spirit of the great Jerry Goodman? Ambient Storm Clouds
11/8/17 Vimeo site upgraded, with new clips & improved sound Vimeo
11/1/17 Postmodern electric violin blues Dia de Los Muertos Blues
10/26/17 Sound sculpture featuring Greer Amps Black Tiger Delay Electric Violin Response
10/25/15 New sounds Still Life
9/29/17 Use headphones Not Much to See, Plenty to Hear
9/15/17 More songs about Santa Ana winds w/the great Joe Kevany & Haywire tonight at Griffins in South Pasadena, CA Haywire tonight
8/24/17 Recent loop piece on Vimeo Still, Hiding
8/2/17 New postmodern blues video Exist
7/24/17 Alternate video of version of new recording Sorcery video
7/13/17 Short work-in-progress video Raven
7/5/17 New sounds, here Sorcery
6/26/17 Ricardo Acuna’s poem about his late father, soundtrack by DS FB Live
6/12/17 Songs about hillbilly neighbors, swimming pools, Chavez Ravine etc w/Joe Kevany 2nite, info here Twitter update
6/10/17 Duos with Clucas tonight, details: Twitter
6/2/17 Youtube video pushing some really great pedals to outer realms: Thursday Effect. Pedals are Black Tiger delay from Greer Amps, Pitch Fork shifter from EHX, XW-1 wah from Xotic, Wet digital reverb from Neunaber.
5/26/17 Not a love song. Your Love Songs Always Sound the Same
5/17/17 New Youtube soundscape. Best w/headset March, Still Raining
3/28/17 Blues tune, reduced to its essence? Spoonful
3/26/17 Taking new Henriksen Bud amplifier out for a quick spin March, still raining
2/23/17 Preview of groove from upcoming release Hungry Ghosts
2/1/17 Addition to pedal board, listen here Xotic XW-1
1/9/17 New video soundscape Rain song. 3 a.m.
12/29/16 2016 in sound.
12/27/16 New on Vimeo, part of year-end-series 2016, post everything
11/10/16 “11.9.16.” New video about sound rather than sight, about feeling most of all: 11.9.16
11/9/16 “The Dark Song,” new on Vimeo: The Dark Song
10/26/17 Several new videos on Instagram including this one: Drone Series #1
9/22/16 Listen to “Loving, Fiercely,” a multi-layered bold track from Duo Silencio, a collaboration between DS and percussionist/looper Breeze Smith, here: Loving, Fiercely
8/27/16 Brand new video, meditational/soundscape vibe, here: From Late Summer
7/29/16 In studio this weekend at Glynn Sound to begin next solo CD. Meanwhile, here’s another minimalist video: Green Cactus Light Song
6/15/16 Video sketch for upcoming piece, “Reflejo de la Luna” https://instagram.com/p/BFqmgpxIqk5/
5/27/16 New set from Circuit Assembly now up on Soundcloud. Klarin/Baugh/Strother/Paltrow lineup from February. Hear some tough electronica: https://soundcloud.com/the-circuit-assembly/fluid-derpwav?in=the-circuit-assembly/sets/circuit-assembly-14
3/20/16 “…music that for its large part smiles in beatitude, where technical bravura is still at the service of innocence.” Read rest of “Space Yard” review here: https://touchingextremes.wordpress.com/2016/03/19/scot-ray-david-strother-space-yard/
2/12/16 “Space Yard,” new CD with Scot Ray, is out! Listen & purchase here: Space Yard
2/8/16 DS jams w/the Circuit Assembly collective. Hold onto yer chapeaus: Down Bow
1/7/16 “Waiting on El Nino,” another minimalist video, here: Waiting on El Nino
12/30/15 Hear “Orbit the Cat,” track from upcoming “Space Yard” duo album with lap steel wizard Scot Ray, on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dstroviolin/orbit-the-cat-from-upcoming-album-space-yard
12/13/15 “…to vanish,” ambient/headphone/soundscape: http://youtu.be/QMMhe7VKznk
11/20/15 DS joins Circuit Assembly collective tomorrow 11.21.15 to create electric music without borders at Bughouse, 5050 York Blvd, LA 90042. 6-9 pm., free. A recent session went like this: https://soundcloud.com/the-circuit-assembly/double-hendrix
11/14/15 Sonic ambience for Lisa Agaran art opening here http://www.meetup.com/artgalleriesinLA/events/226665858/
11/2/15 In Glynn Sound studio today with brilliant lap steel visionary Scot Ray, recorded tracks for upcoming duo project. Stay tuned.
10/17/15 Recorded solo for upcoming song by Joe Kevany, composer of “Third Base Dodger Stadium” on Ry Cooder’s “Chavez Ravine” album.
9/9/15 A minimalist video: Black Tiger
9/3/15 A blues in outer space, plus many other new videos on Instagram page: https://instagram.com/p/7LsmVaoqtr/
8/7/15 New guest appearance, “Om Nava Shivaya” on Jennifer Russell’s “Lie Down in That Grass.” Listen/purchase: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jenniferruthrussell
7/24/15 Instagram video, “la llorona de los angeles.” https://instagram.com/p/5dYLH0oqgj/o
7/22/15 Video, “mi media naranja,” opening track from “muse” EP: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-k4wdjFxug
6/13/15 Special event tonight w/Joe Kevany, singer/songwriter and composer of “Third Base Dodger Stadium” from Ry Cooder’s “Chavez Ravine” CD. At CucuArt, 4704 Eagle Rock Blvd, 90041 as part of NELA Artwalk. 7-9 pm. Free. Read about Joe’s famous song here: http://www.georgevecsey.com/home/praise-for-ry-cooder-and-his-chavez-ravine
5/30/15 New Vimeo site: https://vimeo.com/dstroviolin
5/29/15 Instagram video featuring Digitech RP360XP multifx unit https://instagram.com/p/3KC3Y0oqnA/
5/2/15 New Instagram account: https://instagram.com/dstroviolin/
4/29/15 The TC Electronic Hall of Fame reverb pedal, in studio: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NE9UQbhJFms
4/24/15 Photo from last night’s great recording session at Glynn Sound for Jennifer Russell album: https://twitter.com/dstroviolin/status/591677591473360896
4/24/15 More adventures in sound with Circuit Assembly, tomorrow night from 6:30 pm onwards. 5050 York Blvd, 90042. Free.
4/22/15 In studio tomorrow night with producer Michael Gayle to record track for upcoming CD by pianist/vocalist Jennifer Russell.
4/14/15 Rare clip of DS playing fiddle with the Radio Ranch Straight Shooters in the late 1990s. From film “Aliens Among Us,” starring George Wendt and Julie Brown: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qADrPKPrdXM
4/6/15 Replaced old reverb pedal with absolutely superb TC Electronic Hall of Fame pedal, turned it on, and: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yL09LYUljK4
4/4/15 Yes it is possible to order latest EP, “azul,” w/Patricia Krebs’ lovely cover art, via snail mail. Click here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VIOLIN-CD-Los-Angeles-Electric-Violinist-Composer-David-Strother-Solo-Azul-/271577274010
3/30/15 Fasten your seatbelts. Experience “Incendiary Tides” and other newly released Circuit Assembly 06 tracks right here: https://soundcloud.com/the-circuit-assembly/ca06-incendiary-tides-wav
3/14/15 Solo ambience at Cactus, 3001 N. Coolidge 90039 6-7 pm, and then jam w/dj Ron Kane at CucuArt, 4704 Eagle Rock Bl 90041, 7:20-9 pm
3/3/15 Right out of the box experiment with new Digitech RP360XP, “evs song.” https://soundcloud.com/dstroviolin/evs-song
2/21/15 Creating edgy electronica tonight w/Circuit Assembly, at 5050 York in 90042. 7 pm, free. Stuff like this: https://soundcloud.com/the-circuit-assembly/ca04-first-song-wav
2/18/15 New music, “hungry ghosts.” Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/dstroviolin/hungry-ghosts
2/10/15 Circuit Assembly 04 tracks up here on Soundcloud. DS playing some tough, challenging, experimental electronic music: https://soundcloud.com/the-circuit-assembly/ca04-first-song-wav
2/3/15 New soundscape, recorded last week, “the silence in the center of it all.” https://soundcloud.com/dstroviolin/the-silence-in-the-center-of-it-all
1/30/15 Latest DS release “azul” featured on NS Design site: http://news.thinkns.com/david-strothers-latest-and-bluer-than-blue-jazz-release-azul/
1/25/15 NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA, in www.thinkns.com booth, all afternoon.
1/20/15 New soundscape, “comet lovejoy in a time of hate,” here: https://soundcloud.com/dstroviolin/comet-lovejoy-in-a-time-of-hate
1/2/15 Lynchnet site at Facebook features my work on David Lynch’s “Straight Story” today here: https://www.facebook.com/Lynchland/photos/a.538577532875145.1073741836.109607879105448/807973062602256/?l=19c0e2d50a&refid=12
12/5/14 I will be part of Circuit Assembly this Saturday at Bughouse in Highland Park. Description from organizer Jeff Klarin: Circuit Assembly 04 is a monthly improvisational gathering. Electronic, experimental and circuit bending folk creating exploratory music. 12/6/14, 6:30 p.m., 5050 York Blvd., L.A. 90042. Free.
11/11/14 Hanging w/Michael Horse, aka “Deputy Hawk” of “Twin Peaks” https://mobile.twitter.com/dstroviolin/status/531726561163374592
11/8/14, 7-9 p.m. Jamming with DJ Ron Kane on the street at CucuArt, 4704 Eagle Rock Blvd., LA 90041. Free. Part of NELA Second Saturday Art Walk. http://www.facebook.com/cuculapralinefrenchic.
11/7/14 In studio during next 2 weeks to record w/Santa Barbara musician Michael Dallas. Album of Dylan songs, w/great players like Tom Lackner & David West