A Fellow Creative
I’ve been a singer, songwriter, composer, and producer. I love photography. In film and media production I’ve been an actor, editor, writer, and producer. I’ve enjoyed ventures into theater – both on stage, and behind the scenes – and perform as a voiceover artist. My latest venture is Sapientia, a podcast about seeking truth, and finding wisdom.
I speak my mind through (what I consider to be) thought-provoking, observational journal entries, interspersed with poetry, and of course, my music. It’s a contemplative perspective that explores and synthesizes elements of philosophy, psychology, sociology, spirituality, science, the arts, and the esoteric — with an aim to contribute to and inspire personal and collective enlightenment and transformation. Sounds lofty, I know. I’ve written over a thousand entries and articles over the years, though have on occasion “reset” the catalog to start afresh; artistic and creative expression is ever-evolving, adapting, and is never complete. What is true, for me, can change as well.
Let love lead you.
I’ve been surrounded by, influenced and immersed in all kinds of music, for all of my life. It’s that constant element that has kept me going at times. Never discount the power of a song.
My father, also a musician, got me started at the wee age of 3, on a Farfisa organ, which featured bass pedals that I wouldn’t be able to reach until I was several years older. Throughout my formative years, I continued developing my skills on keyboard instruments, while learning to play the drums. I would grow up keeping the rhythm beside my father – who played the accordion, powered by a Leslie speaker – at cultural club gigs, watching couples dance their nights away.
Eventually, as a teenager, I found my singing voice. This personal milestone completely changed the musical game, as my newfound ability to build layered vocal harmonies and emotive expression through lyrics and melodies added depth and breadth that no technology could provide. In the early days, all I had for recording was a dual-cassette portable stereo, a big, heavy gray thing, but it was enough to spark the lasting fire. I then taught myself to play guitars, favoring a nylon-stringed Fender classical, and later fell in love with a five-string bass I’d picked up on a trip to Wales.
By my mid-teens, I had begun composition of original songs and arrangements, summoned through the fervent passion of countless hours of practice, exploring the sampled sounds and programmed rhythms of numerous models of electronic music machines. The advent of Digital Audio Workstation software again changed the game, as my burgeoning artist self had finally discovered a virtually unlimited creative outlet. I quickly poured hundreds of hours into learning how to capture, explore, record and produce my prolific and diverse musical ideas through the ever-evolving DAW.
The result was my first self-released album, Runaway, which was quickly followed up with Runaway Revisited, featuring remixed, alternate versions of the original recordings. The process was a singular, memorable moment in my life, wherein time would fade into the background, when days would turn into nights and back into days, as I honed my sound, and feverishly prepared my music for the world. I would repeat the original-then-remixed process again with my Wander albums, and others.
My latest full release, and 11th self-produced album, is Fleshwound Restitched (The Remixes).
I strive to create emotive, considered, meaningful, “conscious” music. I regularly have several album projects in development and production, exploring as fully as I can my genre-blending methods and creative ingenuity.
Music is life.