Violinist / Composer
Hello and thanks for stopping by! Here's a bit about my composing process and some other things I like.
I've always been drawn to simple melodies that speak to you with very few notes. I guess you could say I like a good catchy hook and I often describe my style as classical pop. Growing up I was exposed to many styles of music and started playing the violin at age four. My diverse musical taste continued in my journey as a musician, dabbling in fiddle, jazz, hip hop, trip hop, pop, rock, and of course all the while maintaining a strict classical study regimen. I've performed in professional orchestras, with pop stars in stadiums, original bands in dive bars, and mostly now with my crossover electric string quartet Spinphony. I've traveled the world and sat in with street musicians. Sometimes we can't speak the same language but music brings us together. Great melodies are timeless and music is truly universal a universal language.
I guess you could say my original music is a culmination of the many genres I've been exposed to over the years. The recording process is very spontaneous and many of my recordings are first takes. I believe there is something truly magical in capturing a melody the first time it comes into your head. Almost like freezing a moment in time with a photograph. After the melodies come out, I build upon them and add parts but try to never go back and re-record the initial melody. All of my songs evoke images in nature for me and hopefully they will have a similar imaginative effect on you.
I currently reside on a small farmette in Denver with my two cat Otis & Zoe and a big garden. When I am not writing melodies, I play in a the classical rock crossover string quartet I founded 'Spinphony' and run a growing music entertainment company Oncue Entertainment. Gardening, local coffee, capturing images of birds, cooking and walking in nature are all good things as well.