a fellow creative
trance blackman is a multi-faceted singer, songwriter and producer. he loves photography, and has worked creatively (actor, camera, editor, sound design, scoring, even set construction) in film/video/media production. he also enjoys occasional jaunts into theater, and performs as a voiceover artist.
he speaks his mind through his thought-provoking, observational, and often very personal journal entries, which are interspersed with poetry, and of course, his music. trance’s contemplative approach explores and synthesizes ideas of philosophy, spirituality and the esoteric, mindfulness and self-awareness to further both personal and collective growth and transformation.
courage, curiosity, authenticity and vulnerability… cornerstones of a life well explored, deeply engaged, and felt with all of who and what we are.
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trance blackman has been surrounded by, influenced, and immersed in all kinds of music, all of his life.
at around three years of age, his father got him started on a Farfisa organ – a classic dual-keyboard instrument, which featured bass pedals that trance wouldn’t be able to reach until he was several years older. throughout his formative years, tb focused primarily on keyboard instruments and drums, eventually finding his singing voice as a teenager. he then added guitars into the repertoire, favoring the nylon string guitar, and later falling in love with a five-string bass he’d acquired on a trip to Wales.
by his mid-teens, trance had begun composition of original songs and arrangements. his first released album was Runaway, which he followed up with Runaway Revisited, a compilation of his own remixed versions of the original songs. his latest release, and 10th self-produced album, is Fleshwound.
trance strives to create strong, meaningful music. he regularly has several album projects in development and production, exploring as fully as he can his genre-blending methods and creative madness.
music is life.