No project too small, no subject too odd. Trust me, I've seen it all.
Like seeing the view from a mountaintop or a mesmerizing painting for the first time, there's something about a novel experience that makes what is already beautiful an incredibly emotional experience. I try to apply this concept with all of the music I create and projects I work on.
As part of my quest to make the music and sounds in my head come to life, I've travelled far and wide and learned as much as I can from the places I go and the people I meet. Over the years I've picked up a lot of insight and inspiration from my time in the US, Kenya, Spain, Denmark, Germany, and Belgium, among others.
The first aspect of music I fell in love with was creating and performing. Constantly searching for new sounds has lead me to constantly learning new instruments. Some of my favorites are bass, piano, guitar, voice, and modern electronic synthesis and production. While I grew up with a lot of older folk or classical music, the older I get the more I find myself listening to anything and everything from jazz and hip-hop to heavy metal and reggae. Certainly no genre is off-limits.
It wasn't long until I inevitably got sucked into the world of recording. Starting with a cheap microphone and free software, I learned a lot of things the hard way before attending the University of Massachusetts and working with professionals in a multi-million dollar studio. Nowadays I'm back to recording at home in my own studio (with much nicer equipment!) and a lot of remote field recording. I'm a firm believer it's usually best to take the microphone to where the music is, not the other way around. However when I am in a studio, lately you'll find me at the Ana Kasrashvili Scoring Stage or the Opera House at the Palau de les Arts.
The more work I started doing post-university, the more I realized how important quality is when it comes to audio. You could capture the most amazing performance but what good is it without a proper mix and master? Today I probably spend more time in a digital audio workstation doing post production than I do with an instrument in my hands. And I can't complain! I love being able to work at every step of the creation process, from the initial idea to the development of that idea all the way to the final product.