A Fellow Creative
Trance Blackman is a multi-faceted singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. He loves photography, and works in film/TV and media production as an actor, editor, writer, and producer — but has worn other hats such as camera, sound design, scoring, art department, and set construction. 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 perspective explores and synthesizes elements of philosophy, psychology, spirituality, the esoteric, and mindfulness — with an aim to contribute to and inspire personal, and collective enlightenment and transformation.
Courage, curiosity, authenticity and vulnerability… cornerstones of a life well lived, 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, for all of his life.
At around three years of age, his father got him started on a two-tiered Farfisa organ, 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 taught himself to play guitars, favoring a nylon-stringed Fender classical, and later fell 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 ingenuity.
Music is life.