2 days ago
Why do I go to classical music concerts or listen to it on recording?
To experience something extraordinarily beautiful,
to be moved to the point of tears,
to feel chills,
to be transported to some other imaginary place.
The music that I love is a direct channel to emotion.
I compose so that I can provide other people with these kinds of experiences.
But, a fair number of composers do that.
From where do I draw my inspirations specifically?
I am inspired by fantasy worlds – not just those of Frodo Baggins and King Arthur – but of worlds not yet discovered. By “fantasy,” I mean worlds beyond ours – where certain impossible things are possible – where natural beauty is even more amplified.
So for me, in a fantastical world, or in art that represents this fantastical world, there has to be a logical link to the natural world that we know and love – it has to be an organic outgrowth of reality.
The fantastical world doesn’t throw out the rules of our reality, but instead extends and builds upon them. That’s what I try to do with my compositions. I create music that represents fantasy – scenes that are more beautiful, more dramatic, more intense, or have more dark energy than reality.
There are a lot of composers out there, and what I do isn’t for you if are a fan of high modernism. However, if you want dramatic, fantastical music that wears its heart on its sleeve, please, let’s talk. conductor conductors conductorslife composer composerslife maestro maestros