Welcome to Dana Cartwright's Home Page
Are you a Dana Cartwright? If so, I'd like to include you on this page. You can reach me by email.
Who am I? Well, I'm one particular Dana Cartwright, from Syracuse, New York, USA, who maintains this page.
I'm actually the third Dana in a sequence of four: my grandfather and father were named Dana Cartwright, as is my son.
My work centers around software (weavemaker.com), with occasional forays into hardware design (dobbytron.com). I also have a deep love of tools for wood and metal working. When I am relaxing, I like to race vehicles that have four wheels (currently karts, see nykarting.com or pakarting.com) and compose and perform music. I am fascinated by any type of machine, be it a clock, player piano, gasoline engine, or textile loom, with my favorites being steam engines and pipe organs.
I am passionate about the English language, and have no small skill in its use.
Some websites my companies have built, and maintain:
I am based in Syracuse, New York.
Music is a personal matter, and like anyone else, I have my personal tastes. I prefer melody, rather than percussion, as the basis of music, for example. Here are some of my compositions.
Falling Thunder is an experiment in mixing real-world sounds (most noteably thunder and water splashing) into music. This has ample amounts of quite low frequencies, and is best listened to with good quality earphones.
Beat 1 was written as a soundtrack for a very short video. The videographer wanted to re-create a sound of "electronic music" from the 1970's.
2000-4 was written for my son and wife to perform, he on the violin, she on the piano, when he was a violin student. My goal was to keep the violin part fairly simple, but interesting, with a bit of a challenge thrown in towards the end. I've recast it here for flute and piano.
BWV543 is a tribute to the Great Man himself, my arrangement of the Prelude and Fugue in A minor, for bells, sax, and piano.