Johnathon Kwisses is a music technologist and software developer. He studied music and native studies at the University of Alberta and proceeds to work in a results-oriented environment.

Having performed in hundreds of concerts, Johnathon knows what it takes to excel under pressure. Besides being a practicing musician, he is also a software developer who develops in the Python and Java programming languages.

In his spare time, Johnathon takes pleasure in swimming and starting new ventures. He is also the founder of Music Machine, a website dedicated to giving music industry professionals the resources they need to succeed.

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[New Release] This piece uses proportional notation where each system is divided into 20" (second) intervals. The time notated does not have to be exa...
 
[New Release] Silent Windows is a piano piece that incorporates strict rhythm and lax feeling creating a conflicting dilemma for the musician. Line...
 
[New Release] Silent Windows is a piano piece that incorporates strict rhythm and lax feeling creating a conflicting dilemma for the musician. Line...
Johnathon Kwisses on Gorgon's Mask  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Gorgon's Mask is a piece written for piano and also saxophone which explores the idea of melodic and rhythmic transformation. Perform...
[New Release] Ascending Dreams was composed to show how video can enhance ones experience of live music. By itself, the music is a complete entity, bu...
Johnathon Kwisses on Deadly Buda  3 years ago
 
Johnathon Kwisses is now following Deadly Buda
Johnathon Kwisses replied on Awakening  3 years ago
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Yes, you may use this track in a Musicoin-exclusive dj mix!
Johnathon Kwisses replied on Explorer  3 years ago
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Yes, you may use this track in a Musicoin-exclusive dj mix!
Johnathon Kwisses replied on Parallax  3 years ago
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Yes, you may use this track in a Musicoin-exclusive dj mix!
Johnathon Kwisses replied on Astral Quarry  3 years ago
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Yes, you may use this track in a Musicoin-exclusive dj mix!
Johnathon Kwisses replied on Relay Station  3 years ago
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Yes, you may use this track in a Musicoin-exclusive dj mix!
Johnathon Kwisses replied on Albedo  3 years ago
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Yes, you may use this track in a Musicoin-exclusive dj mix!
Johnathon Kwisses replied on Transmission  3 years ago
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Yes, you may use this track in a Musicoin-exclusive dj mix!
Johnathon Kwisses replied on Blue Light  3 years ago
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Yes, you may use this track in a Musicoin-exclusive dj mix!
Johnathon Kwisses on Awakening  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Awakening is the twenty-fifth and final short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Drew H...
Johnathon Kwisses on Revolution  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Revolution is the twenty-fourth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Matt Benson.
Johnathon Kwisses on Solar Eclipse  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Solar Eclipse is the twenty-third short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Billy Huynh.
Johnathon Kwisses on Sand Temple  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Sand Temple is the twenty-second short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Fabio Rose.
Johnathon Kwisses on Dreamscape  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Dreamscape is the twenty-first short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Joel Filipe.
Johnathon Kwisses replied on Explorer  3 years ago
 
Thanks! I was going for a space-like soundscape with this one.
Johnathon Kwisses on Explorer  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Explorer is the twentieth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Cam Adams.
Johnathon Kwisses on Parallax  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Parallax is the nineteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Sculpture Qode.
Johnathon Kwisses on Basilica  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Basilica is the eighteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Chris Lawton.
Johnathon Kwisses on Mesmerize  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Mesmerize is the seventeenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Scott Webb.
Johnathon Kwisses on Static  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Static is the sixteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Joshua Sortino.
Johnathon Kwisses on Astral Quarry  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Astral Quarry is the fifteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Vincent Erhart.
Johnathon Kwisses on Dialect  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Dialect is the fourteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Aneta Ivanova.
Johnathon Kwisses on Arachnia  3 years ago
 
[New Release] Arachnia is the thirteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Nicolas Picard.
 
[New Release] Sunlight Bells is the twelfth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by planetMitch aung...
Johnathon Kwisses on Elvya  3 years ago
 
Johnathon Kwisses is now following Elvya
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by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
This piece uses proportional notation where each system is divided into 20" (second) intervals. The time notated does not have to be exact unless notated with a dashed vertical line. This could lead the performer to accelerate or decelerate to match up to the dashed vertical lines. The saxophone part has lots of freedom when it comes to vibrato. The piano part will naturally get faster as notes get less space between them. I composed this piece to reflect the experience I had one evening watching a tornado form before my eyes. Performers: Roger Admiral - Piano Allison Balcetis - Alto Saxophone
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Silent Windows is a piano piece that incorporates strict rhythm and lax feeling creating a conflicting dilemma for the musician. Liner Notes: Silent Windows Movement 3 Performer Notes This movement is based on a chord that consists of G# D# F C#. Start at the top phrase. Keep pedal down for each repetition of the pattern and reset pedal at the end of the patterns repetitions. Performer can then choose to go either left or right downward after you have done the stated repetitions. Once the path is declared, continue in sequence until the bottom pattern. Once there, performer can choose either left or right again and continue back up to the top pattern after the stated repetitions have been done. Once back at the top, perform the repetitions and keep the pedal down and let the notes fade to nothing. The oval in the middle illustrates this concept. Performer: Roger Admiral - Piano
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Gorgon's Mask is a piece written for piano and also saxophone which explores the idea of melodic and rhythmic transformation. Performers: Roger Admiral - Piano Allison Balcetis - Alto Saxophone
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Ascending Dreams was composed to show how video can enhance ones experience of live music. By itself, the music is a complete entity, but lacks context. To add context, there will be gameplay footage from a video game called Against The Wall, by Michael Consoli (used with permission), playing in the background as the performers play the piece. The ensemble does not have to respond to the video in any way. The video is for the audience as they will connect both the gameplay footage and the music as being one entity instead of two. The duration of the piece is 6 minutes long, same as the gameplay footage.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Awakening is the twenty-fifth and final short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Drew Hays.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Revolution is the twenty-fourth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Matt Benson.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Solar Eclipse is the twenty-third short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Billy Huynh.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Sand Temple is the twenty-second short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Fabio Rose.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Dreamscape is the twenty-first short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Joel Filipe.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Explorer is the twentieth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Cam Adams.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Parallax is the nineteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Sculpture Qode.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Basilica is the eighteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Chris Lawton.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Mesmerize is the seventeenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Scott Webb.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Static is the sixteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Joshua Sortino.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Astral Quarry is the fifteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Vincent Erhart.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Dialect is the fourteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Aneta Ivanova.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Arachnia is the thirteenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Nicolas Picard.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Sunlight Bells is the twelfth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by planetMitch aunger.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Quasar is the eleventh short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Joel Filipe.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Rain Clouds is the tenth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Simon Matzinger.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Cave Of Nostalgia is the ninth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Ksenia Kudelkina.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Cosmic Angel is the eighth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Jeremy Bishop.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Relay Station is the seventh short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by SpaceX.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Albedo is the sixth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by NASA.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Artemis is the fifth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Octavian Rosca.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Nova is the fourth short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by NASA.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Forest Fairies is the third short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Lukas Neasi.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Transmission is the second short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by NASA.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Electronic, Improvisation, Experimental
Blue Light is the first short piece out of twenty-five short pieces from the "25" collection. Background photo by Adrien Milcent.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 3 years ago
Ambient, Classical, Improvisation, Experimental
Nautilus is an ambient piece which attempts to portray the feeling of underwater exploration. Background photo by Stefanus Martanto Setyo Husodo.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 4 years ago
Ambient, Classical, Improvisation, Experimental
A Letter From YEG (2015) is an ambient piece which incorporates three completely original works. These works are called Audio Postcards (coined by CASE, the Canadian Association of Sound Ecology). Audio Postcards are modified audio recordings that are suppose to “capture an aural image of a place, moment, or region of Canada” (CASE Website). The three Audio Postcards are exactly two minutes in length and include audio recordings from all over Edmonton, Alberta.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 4 years ago
Ambient, Classical, Improvisation, Experimental
“We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.” ― T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets Autumn Winds (2015) is a piece in which merges audio recorded before I left for university and audio recorded after I had graduated. Most of the audio clips come from my hometown. Whether it be recordings from my backyard or of my guitar-playing, I have included them in this piece. I then glue the piece together using recordings of my current guitar-playing ability to reflect the T.S. Eliot quote above.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 4 years ago
Ambient, Classical, Improvisation, Experimental
Serenity Ranch (2014) is an electroacoustic composition that is suppose to be accompanied by video [both the audio and the audio-visual rendition are available in your EP package]. The piece utilizes numerous field recordings which were recorded at midnight at Birch Bay Ranch which is located in Sherwood Park, Alberta. The audio-visual combination attempts to create a creepy atmosphere for the participant.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 4 years ago
Ambient, Classical, Improvisation, Experimental
Alien Machina (2014) is an electroacoustic piece which portrays a dream that I had one night. In this dream, I watched an alien come down to earth and encountered all the negative aspects of our society. The Alien was so appalled at what he experienced that after wandering Earth for a few days, it decided to leave our planet. This is his journey.
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 4 years ago
Ambient, Classical, Improvisation, Experimental
by Johnathon Kwisses
Released 4 years ago
Ambient, Classical, Improvisation, Experimental
Whatever Is True (2015) is an ambient piece which encapsulates some of the various playing and recording techniques I have learned from 2011 - 2015. The piece consists of 18 audio recordings recorded at various locations on the University of Alberta campus located in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta. Each audio recording captures a location on the campus which is of significance to me. The idea of this piece was to combine a physical locations' aural surroundings with the sentimental value an individual places on a specific physical space.