Joseph Aylsworth's work is on Homestuck Vol. 2. Check out a sampling right here:
Robert Blaker is a real-life guitar wielding superhero. He specializes in grand orchestral pieces, hip-hop, and rock. His influences range from Tchaikovsky through Bach to The Fall Of Troy, At The Drive-In and back again, and his primary instruments are the drums, guitar, piano, and bass. You could probably beat him in a fight.
When Bowman was a senior in high school, he rode his bicycle to and from school each day. Eventually, he received the award for "Best Car" from his class of peers, and he appears alongside his bicycle in the senior yearbook in a photograph with the words "best car" below him.
This is not his highest accomplishment, but it's worth telling you about.
Bowman plays guitar, ukulele, drums, piano, and other instruments. He writes and produces his own music and also occasionally works on comics and videos. He also has a website at iambowman.com.
Tyler "Seppuku" Dever's work is on Homestuck Vol. 5. Check out a sampling right here:
Steve Everson is a mathematics student from East Anglia. He is a self-taught pianist but has had some training with a violin and studied music in school. He is influenced largely by soundtracks of films and games, and prefers to listen to them as a genre. He is an obsessive fan of MS Paint Adventures and keeps various charts and graphs cataloguing information about the comic.
Thomas "EidolonOrpheus" Ferkol's work is on The Felt. Check out a sampling right here:
Toby "Radiation" Fox
Toby "Radiation" Fox is an upcoming Environmental Science major who started composing music six months ago for a webcomic he really, really likes. Major influences include Hip Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki, Hiroki Kikuta, Yasunori Mitsuda, Masashi Hamauzu, and countless others. He is incredibly grateful to have been allowed the honor to be part of such a talented and helpful group of musicians and hopes that he'll be able to reciprocate the kindness and guidance they continue to show him during his never-ending quest to improve his music.
He would also like to specifically thank Cindy and Andrew for being cool coordinators, and Alexander Rosetti for being a total bro.
Mark J. Hadley ("AgentParsec") is an electronic music composer prefering to work with videogame-style soundtracks, and an amateur game designer (though not a game programmer). He got involved with Homestuck after randomly deciding to submit a piece of fanmusic for Problem Sleuth. (NOTE: this wasn't the first fanmusic he had submitted to an animated comic.) His dream is to one day work on a professional game project in both music and game design.
Andrew Huo is an audiosmith that primarily specializes in music theory, sketching out concepts, and orchestral and 16-bit textures, as in PXTone. He is a junior in high school whose major musical interests and influences include Shostakovich, Bach, Daisuke "Amaya" Pixel, Nobuo Uematsu, and everyone else on the music team. He plays the violin and thereby gains his experience with symphonic textures. He is enthusiastic about new sounds in music, particularly novel harmonies, but something like Homestuck is fine too.
Jeremy Iamurri (Solatrus) is a Computer Engineering Senior at Michigan State University with a very long lived passion for music. He has been composing and producing in his spare time since 2003, and has been playing instruments for far longer, including trumpet and piano.
Influences include Philip Glass, Pendulum, Doc Severinson, and many more.
Jeremy joined the music team less than 6 months after reading Homestuck page 1 for the first time, (just in time for Vol. 5!) and is nothing short of feeling thrilled and honored to be part of such a diverse and talented group of musicians.
David Ko (MightyMoose) is a Music Therapy major that's rather new to this whole "musical composition" thing. David is a fan of Noteworthy Composer and takes most of his composing inspiration from video game music and soundtracks. Aside from arranging music, he also dabbles in voice acting, drawing, singing, theater, and being a member of his college's all-male acapella group.
Oh hey, Robert J! Lake is a person currently in high school (wait, what) who does artistic things I guess sometimes? He draws and writes poetry and also prose but not the kind that makes you want to punch things? Oh and he also does music too and that's the reason he's on this site actually! He was inspired to actually be a pretty cool guy thanks to a Gorillaz music video. That's not even a joke!
He's really bad at not making happy music.
He has his own music project, Polychromatic!, that includes vocals sometimes which are actually sung by him! Wow. He might actually be releasing some music on his own pretty soon, and you'll be able to buy it.
Seth "Beatfox" Peelle is a software developer who hails from his sunny native homeland of Southern California. Among his varied creative endeavors, he has enjoyed composing as a more-or-less occasional hobby since the early 1990s. His smorgasbord of musical influences include demoscene stars like Jonne "Purple Motion" Valtonen and Jussi-Matti "Elwood" Salmela, classical masters like Maurice Ravel and Ralph Vaughan Williams, contemporary jazz greats like David Benoit and Pat Metheny, renowned film composers like John Williams and Alan Menken, Japanese popular media composers like Koji Kondo and Yoko Kanno, prodigious enigmas Jake "Virt" Kaufman and Neil "Lemon Demon" Cicierega, and innumerable other sources dating from that nearly-forgotten kids' show from his childhood to that really cool song that his MSPA Music Team buddy just finished the other day.
He may or may not be an actual fox.
Direct line: email@example.com / http://www.beatfox.com
Alexander Rosetti is a Composition major in college and has been writing music for about six years. After being exposed at a young age to video games, the music he heard in them has marked him for life. He is intensely interested in such music and being a part of the team has allowed him an opportunity to explore it, along with other forms of music. Outside of What Pumpkin he composes lots of concert music and is always trying to develop both this side of his musicality as well as the music he composes electronically. His major influences include Bela Bartok, Sergei Prokofiev, Koji Kondo, the entire team he has worked with here, and many others. He is a pretty chill guy.
Erik "Jit" Scheele is a dual Performance/Composition major, going to school in Canada. He grew up taking piano lessons, after he was discovered teaching himself from listening to his mother, and going through his older sister's books. He also started improvising on the piano, instead of practicing, around the age of 13. Working with the music team here has been his first foray into producing music on a computer, rather than writing it on sheet music. His major influences are probably the video games, musical theater, and classical music he grew up with, but really, he has no concrete idea.
Ian Taylor is just this guy, you know?
More accurately he is a 20-something year old Canadian who really likes to DJ.
He is trying to learn how to do music better, and plays keys and synths. As well as didgeridoo!
Influences include anything that goes "UNCE UNCE UNCE" and Neil Young.
(Among 18,000 other tracks.) He's been told he looks kind-of like Sheldon Cooper,
and this fact is cemented by his Physics degree.