i've seen so many people truly become connected and alive from hearing our music that i'm continualy inspired to keep doing this every month.
they often ask what it is I do and how exactly does it affect the songs
songwriting and composing instrumental music share the art of storytelling
Listeners really "feel" - but don't necessarily anylyse it or make cognitive connections . that's why music is often called the universal language? one doesn't need to think in order for the soul to receive its gifts
so the fun challenge i face with each guest artist is to create arrangement road maps that pull the listerner into the song emotionally and amplify or in some cases exagerate the character and/or mood of a song. At the same time that i'm designing these "master" road maps, i allow ample room for the strengths of my musicians to add their own personal majic. majic that most times is improvised and comes to life as a result of the chemistry between the band and guest artist - in a way each new collaboration is like the romance period in a new relationship - the inherent risk in this process pushes the guest to reach out creatively into new musical territory
it is through this process that we leave a musical signature on each artist's song or in a way re-envision the presentation of their stories.