Cairn Desk Composition Front is exploring a wholistic approach to the presentation of musical work that does not shy away from demanding new/specific context thru experience.

We make an effort to enable the practice of listening thru design.

We work in spite of and against the hydrian industries of anxiety and consumption.

about our release format
our releases are digital audio accompanied by a physical object (usually a small book) that is meant to reify the ethereal substance of digital audio. the audio files are downloadable directly from our website, with no DRM protection or paywall barriers. but they are not free. please purchase the book before downloading any audio file of the piece. all releases are fully listenable on YouTube for demonstration purposes. consider the book akin to something between CD linernotes and a software license.


David Grubba or Alec Sturgis