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Music = (Composer's Story + Story's Emotions) Musical Sound + Listener's Connection

Music = (Composer's Story + Story's Emotions) Musical Sound + Listener's Connection

Music moves people in such different ways due its emotional connection with its listeners. Emotional music moves me in such a profound way. Similarly, It flows naturally from within me for outer expression when I write music. In hindsight, whenever I had a choice to choreograph dance pieces many years ago, I would choose very emotional, dark music to share stories that also had a sad dark premise. So, it appears that my creative self-expression comes from an inner desire to express that which I usually do not express in my normal course of interaction with the rest of the world. People often describe me as having a happy-go-lucky, jovial, exuberant persona. Carl Jung believed that there is a mechanism of balance between the inner and outer life of a person. Nature in its grand scheme seeks balance. Weather is an excellent example. From that perspective, that makes some sense. However, creating music is much more than that. Music goes deeper than that. From personal experience in observing other artists as well as myself, I venture to say that composers’ creations embody their personal stories plus the emotions that are a very deep integral aspect of their stories expressed through musical sounds. A composer’s creation becomes music when a listener makes a connection with a composer’s creation in a personal way to the listener. Hence, every person is moved by different types of music. What I find to be music to my ears may not be music to another’s ears. A composer’s story or emotional intention may not be exactly the same to the meaning attributed by the listener. It is the listener’s connection with the composer’s creation that results in music to one’s ears. A listener becomes a fan when that listener identifies and connects with much of a music creator’s music. The old adage “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’ speaks a truth for music creators that music is in the ears of the beholder. So, composers hope …

Where Did All the Sound Go? Audio Files for Audiophiles for All - Part I

Where Did All the Sound Go? Audio Files for Audiophiles for All - Part I

“Music is not a matter of life or death...It's much more important than that.” Unknown

The Birth of the Master Sound Recording

This quote captures the profound significance of music’s value to its creators and performers.  The sound recording team is a group comprised of artists, composers, music producers, and sound engineers, who come together with a singular goal of producing an artistic masterpiece embodied in the final sound recording.  Naturally, the team expends much labor, effort, and emotion in reaching a final product that ultimately brings utter pleasure to their listeners' ears. (Well, that’s the goal at the very least.) (Music Producer n.d.) (Pras and Guastavino 2011) Much detail is carved into the notes…

This Samurai Warrior's Out and About Once Again!

This Samurai Warrior's Out and About Once Again!

I may not have discussed all the gory details of how Visionary Quest Records came into being.  The short story of me finding and channeling my creativity outside of law, dance, or choreography was indicative of my soul's and my entire being's cry for healing and help....