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Live Performance Revolution!

January 10th, 2011 | By

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Remember the show Reading Rainbow? The other day I spoke with the guy who wrote all the music for it, Steve Horelick.

Aside from scoring hundreds of hours of TV, he’s also considered one of the highest authorities for digital audio technology, specifically Logic Pro. In other words, the guy is a complete animal!

He had listened to my music and really liked it. It was a very cool thing to hear! I asked him some advice about touring and live performance. He’s performed in many types of settings and groups. He believes the best performances are those that are actually¬†interesting. Obviously, the music and emotion come first but it sure makes a performance cool to see Jimmy Hendrix play the guitar with his teeth or to watch Tom Morello turn his guitar into a full blown DJ sequencer! I couldn’t agree more. (more…)

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New Website, Blog and Promo Video!

December 30th, 2010 | By

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Just like the Death Star, this website is now fully operational! Creating this site has reminded me that nobody can achieve anything truly worthwhile on their own. Even if you are writing a song by yourself, you still need another person who’s willing to listen and give feedback. The same goes if you are painting a picture, writing a book or anything else. The classic phrase “no man is an island” is definitely true! Think about it. How many people do you know who are in a career purely because of their own design? How many successful people never had a solid mentor, a talented friend or parent on whom they have depended for guidance, instruction or collaboration?

When Warner Brothers hires Hans Zimmer to write the music for Inception they don’t just hire Hans Zimmer, they hire Hans Zimmer’s team. He doesn’t conduct the orchestra. In fact, he doesn’t even orchestrate the orchestra! Take a look at the full movie credits for Inception and scroll down to the “Music Department” section to learn more. You’ll see the name of the conductor, the orchestrators, the additional music composer etc etc… Nobody can do great things without a network of great people. (more…)