Lost In A Digital World
That’s the title of my first completed, self-produced cinematic album that I began recording in 2010. I wrote some of the original piano versions of the melodies during the past 20 years and then later expanded them. If you’re an artist, then you know that the timeline for reaching goals, especially personal ones, does not always match up to our dreams. I kept my sights low. My original idea was to professionally record a couple songs on the piano for fun. I mean to say that – that would have been plenty to make me happy, in the beginning. Consistently, things added up to what now totals close to 100 pieces of new music that I’ve produced during the past 3 years…, some as singles, some for clients, some for albums and others available for licensing via MIBE.
I admit that while not having the resources I really wanted (an acoustic piano, full orchestra and million dollar recording studio), I utilized the best equipment I had to create these recordings – my own brain, a laptop, a digital piano, a couple keyboards and a few software programs – nothing too fancy. I put it all to good use during a very difficult time (physically, mentally, financially), and began writing lots of music. That helped me to focus on what’s important in my life and to satisfy a deep need to contribute something to the world.
My need to connect with people through music and find a true audience became ongoing. Bouncing back from my music studies, which began over 10 years ago, and my fantasy to become a composer since age 7, I hit the record button many times. Without judging too harshly and letting the muse guide the process, I realized that I had a lot to say. My new musical expressions and arrangements then unfolded dramatically. Some might say too dramatically, meaning that there is a large sense of fantasy in most of my compositions and likewise with the music you’ll hear on the album, “Lost In A Digital World”. It’s film music.
Here are a few selections:
Threading together this blanket of sound, I remembered years ago how albums...