In the beginning, I thought that the best way for me to represent the organic and versatile instrument that is a cello in a new way was to construct for it a piece about nature. From that idea, I formed the thought of a Zen Garden as a better entity to express. I began to develop a story and notation system for the piece soon after. After starting on this, We approached me and was intrigued by my idea, and therefore wanted to assist me in realizing this vision. Throughout the creative process we further developed the story of this trip through the Zen Garden, my role more serving as a producer, and Wes more focused on the technical aspects of the piece. The product we achieved was a combined effort to express a journey through a vast and vibrant zen garden through a unique sound vocabulary and visual aids. My inspiration comes from the beauty of nature and man-made form in harmony as it exists in a zen garden that I believe can be represented through sound.
Zen Garden Score redone zen-garden-stage-plot zen-garden-equipment-list
I was discontent with the previous edit for this etude, so I re-did it for the final project
The final version of the score, along with related images has been finished and is ready for performance Continue reading “Final Draft”
Due to an unfortunate formatting error on my part, by previous updates had been misplaced on this site, mostly due to me being incompetent. Fortunately, most of my progress had been previously saved on my computer, so I shall upload it here in one concise place for the purpose of documentation. My video shall be re-uploaded later, when I have redone it.
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As a seasoned composer and musician with an odd background, I feel that I bring a very unique set of skills and flavor to the project at hand. I have been playing low brass instruments for over a decade, composing for at least 3 years, and am a trained vocalist in classical, contemporary, and even extreme techniques. My interests as they relate to this project mostly center around western art music styles, rock styles, and music in film and video games with cinematic styles for entertainment, therapeutic, and immersive purposes.
Here are some examples of where I come from artistically