I grew up playing acoustic violin, but was introduced by my son to electronic music, and for the last 12 years have been playing almost exclusively on my 5-string electric violin. I love creating different sounds and tones with a whole variety of effect pedals and sound processors. My main influences have been classical, but I also love folk/ world music, particularly Hungarian and Irish. I have enjoyed creating music videos for YouTube. I usually compose with a specific concept in mind, often following the text of a poem or the meaning behind a work of art.
Everything! Hand-in-hand with my religious beliefs, it helps me express my deeply felt emotions, ranging from melancholy to confusion and frustration, to profound peace and joy.
For the meaning and message of my music to be acknowledged and for people to be moved by it
Making known the true purpose of religion, which is to unite men and women as brothers and sisters in a world which acknowledges a God who IS love
Not a song, but a piece of music: Wieniawski polonaise brilliante for violin and orchestra, heard from a wind-up gramophone at the age of nine
Iona Steve Roach Robert Logan Toby Mac
The love of expressing deep emotions and the creative process itself: discovering new sounds with my electric violin and panoply of sound processors and pedals,also the joy of creating interesting harmonies and melodies
hope and fulfillment
Educate and influence people to recognize the wealth of excellent music being made outside of the mainstream
Wonderful! As an amateur composer, I felt like giving up since no-one seemed interested in what I was producing. Now I seem to have quite a following! it's not the fame I'm interested in, but just knowing that people are appreciating my music.
Getting my sound levels correct when recording!
I support my son in his musical career as an aspiring producer/ composer
Not very good at this!