JacobDuringer.com

   A website for the creative works of Jacob Duringer

   Author, Inventor, Composer

Novels

 Jacob Duringer's novels of near-future science fiction enlighten, entertain, and warn of intoxication with technology in the hands of our adolescent stage of humanity, all written within the confines of contemporary scientific knowledge.

JUST PUBLISHED!, Jacob Duringer's mysterious and intense near future science fiction novel "The Sargasso Settlers."

 An oceanographer discovers the true purpose of a floating pyramid and is forced to make a choice, one that will change the destiny of humanity forever.

Please visit The Sargasso Settlers webpage for more information.




4.5 STARS on Amazon!

Jacob Duringer's near future science fiction love story novel, Eden Unleashed, about two scientists whose noble dreams cause the apocalypse, is available on Amazon and Kindle.

Please visit the Eden Unleashed webpage for more information.

Invention

 The synthesizer deserves a brighter future than what the 300 year old piano keyboard can offer. The piano is a beautiful instrument, but it was never designed or intended to perform multi-timbral music. The Monolith however, was invented for this express purpose - to perform arrangements of instruments by manual fingering on a two-dimensional plane.

For more information on the Monolithic Two-dimensional Keyboard please visit the Monolith webpage.

Watch a 2017 live performance of Jacob Duringer playing "The Lamb and the Scroll" from the upcoming album "7 Seals."

Jacob Duringer performs "Dignus Est Jesus."

Jacob Duringer performs an excerpt of "The First Seal."
Watch a music video of Jacob Duringer performing "Longsuffering" on the Monolithic Two Dimensional Keyboard.
The Monolithic Two-Dimensional Keyboard is still in the prototype phase and is not in production. If you would like to be  kept abreast of its manufacturing status or are interested in bringing this instrument to fruition for others to enjoy please put your contact information on the guestbook web page.

Electronic Music

World's First Symphony Performed on the Monolith

2018 Performance - The first movement of The Symphony of the Seven Angels is complete. This groundbreaking achievement is documented on the above video. Never before has an individual performed a complex arrangement in the orchestral form by manual fingering alone without using artificial accompaniment techniques such as, tracking, dubbing, looping, sequencing, programming, mapping, or any other artificial assistance. The soundtrack for this performance is available here

https://jacobduringer.bandcamp.com/album/symphony-of-the-seven-angels

The thematic album "7 Churches" is a solo performance of electronic music composed  by Jacob Duringer and realized on the 4th generation Monolith engineering prototype. All music is performed live without the use of any multi-tracking, dubbing, programming, sequencing, or other artificial assistance. Synthesizer used: K2000RS












   The thematic album "Fruit of the Spirit" is a solo performance of electronic music composed by Jacob Duringer and realized on the 4th generation Monolith engineering prototype. All music is performed live without the use of any multi-tracking, dubbing, programming, sequencing, or other artificial assistance. Synthesizer used: K2000RS




These tracks from 1993 - 1995 are the earliest recorded compositions on the midi version of the Monolithic Two-dimensional Keyboard. These works are solo performances of electronic music composed by Jacob Duringer and realized on the 4th generation Monolith engineering prototype. All music is performed live without the use of any multi-tracking, dubbing, programming, sequencing, or other artificial assistance. Synthesizer used: K2000RS The Birth of The Monolith Album is available on Bandcamp. Click here

https://jacobduringer.bandcamp.com/album/the-birth-of-the-monolith

7 Churches and The Fruit of the Spirit Albums are available in the iTunes Store. Search for "Jacob Duringer"