The Old School
Tradition is important. Ties to the past give us a context for the present. Music is one such tradition.
I’ve composed music since I was a child. I’m classically trained but also have a deep and abiding affinity for jazz. Musicality looms large in my matrix of priorities in this context. While I certainly appreciate all genres of music, certain rhythms, certain cadences, certain breeds of cantabiles appeal to the human ear transcending our too-oft inadequate noëtic categorizations. Why is it, for example, that the middle of Fryderyk Chopin’s Op. 66 Fantasie Impromtu is known for eternity as the “chasing rainbows” cantabile? Why does it evoke such depth, such zal for an ideal world?
We can learn much from nature. Why is the sine wave so fundamental in nature, indeed axiomatic for science? What can we learn from that? Why do human beings – indeed, all sentient beings – pick up quick transitions quickly but ignore a transition of equal magnitude that happens gradually? Food for thought.
Beyond music, I enjoy the science behind certain aircraft sound effects; you can find my contributions here to use in your own work.
I hope you enjoy my contributions. I take great pride in my work and try to weigh tradition with novelty carefully and strive to achieve an appropriate balance. My goal in all things, especially in music, is excellence.
Colleagues and customers alike, I look forward to working with you.