had classical training for 7 years in both Piano and Classical Guitar,
with many public performances, including regional competitions.
Jon continues to compose and record, now using digital technologies,
and peruses Sound on Sound and other music technology periodicals
(since 1988). He owns a number of instruments. The equipment he
has used has ranged from synthesizers, electric guitars/efx and
drum machines, through to stand-alone (Roland VS series; G-workstations; EMU PCI) and computer-based
recording facilities. He has composed 2 CD albums, the first in
1993 (that was burnt on one of the first £20k studio-based CD recorders at the time!), and 3 CD singles. His current projects involve several soundscapes
(South of France/ Japan-based recordings), having purchased portable solid state
(previously DAT and Minidisc) recorders with appropriate microphones for location
recording. Technology wise this has progressed onto MP3-based WM6 & laptop solutions, including the now sadly undeveloped Phoenix Studio (for WM 6.1!). He played keyboards in a number of live
concerts, 1992-1998, and was a proactive committee member
of Imperial College's Jazz and Rock Club at that time.