The Makers

Clayton Counts

Role: Music Maker

Location: Texas, USA


I've spent quite a few years on the road, making friends, eating as much as I can. I love eating, but for some reason I never gain any weight. I compose and produce music, some of which has been described as noise, breakcore, drone, electroacoustic, and post-hardcore, though I've contributed to many different kinds of recordings, from rock to jazz to classical. Ultimately, I just consider myself a professional dabbler, but for the most part I do take it seriously.


1. Some Favorite Childhood Music

The Jackson 5, The Beatles, Mr. T.

2. Favorite Childhood Games

Kickball, dodgeball, tetherball, four square, hopskotch, jacks, and tag. Duck-duck-goose, hide and seek, red rover. Oh, and Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue, backgammon, checkers, chess, and all kinds of card games.

3. Favorite School Subjects

English, science, and history. I hated math.

4. Some Favorite Places from Youth

There was this little store just down the road from where I lived, and the old man who owned the place had every video game in the world. Defender, Centipede, Zaxxon... you name it. Kids would hang out inside for hours, and he would give away handfuls of quarters and free ice cream cones to anyone who picked up bottlecaps in the parking lot. That was my favorite place ever. Still is, probably.

5. Childhood Heroes

Muhammad Ali, Sherlock Holmes, Evil Knievel, Mysterio, Bruce Lee.

6. Dream Super Powers

I wish that I was able to travel back in time, but only by about five years or so.