Extremely eclectic lover of music, my interests run from european medieval/baroque to avant-rock/pop/jazz to avant-garde/experimental to world/ethnic musics I am posting pieces here under different project names ("as-if" bands if you will) for the different kinds of music I make : Haloes - Harder post-rock post-punk post-grunge stuff Equatorial - More expansive ambient/beats impressionistic/atmospheric electronica The Soft Parts - smoother silkier pseudo-jazz/funk sophisti-pop stuff
Music is the air the spirit breathes. Without music the spirit shrivels & dies...
To have listeners who genuinely enjoy appreciate & recognize what I’m doing in my music … I feel I have a unique sound & style that results from all the different kinds of music I love
What originally got me engaged with music as a child was hearing Ravel's Bolero, played by Leonard Bernstein & the NY Philharmonic
I think the notion of “inspiration” commonly held in the minds of non-artists is rather a mythology. The pieces I make are motivated strictly by the musical ideas themselves, and their possibilities for transformations & interrelationships, not by sunsets or rainbows or pictures of starving children in Guatemala … what excites & motivates me to create music is hearing other great music, and the musical ideas that spontaneously come to me.
My pieces are only “about” the musical ideas in the piece - any extramusical suggestions are something in the psychology of the listener, an epiphenomenon that arises after the fact of making the piece, not by design. I too will have imagery suggested back to me by a piece of mine as I listen to it, but it’s amazing how much the associations vary between different listeners.