Musically, I tend to create ambient, atmosphere, or film-like background music. (Listen here or on the Youtube Playlist.) I don’t try to limit my music to a particular genre or style, but compose what comes to me. If I had to describe a few of my works, it’s much like merging Enya and Loreena McKennitt while adding Paul Schwartz’s Aria.
In some projects, the resulting sound was a sense of spirit infused with voices and piano, while others bordered on nuovo classical. Still, other pieces are just for fun. Many listeners have said that the ambient music is perfect for film, meditation, presentation, listening, or other artistic projects.
It’s agonizing to write in the “about” section of my sites and biographies. I’ve never quite known what to say about me or my career. I’m a quirky, artsy soul who often travels “off the beaten path” and “colors outside the lines.” I am also a musician, artist, and a writer. Though I am those things, there’s something about music—especially singing at the piano—that fills my soul. Our family piano was the place I would go to find solace from the world growing up. I’d close my eyes and listen to the notes while I composed, getting me through much of life’s turmoil and pain.When digital recording came along, I finally had a way I could take the musical ideas and multi-track/orchestrate them with my voice, piano, and any other instrument or synthesizer I could get my hands on. I fully believe that as artists, we should share our creations with the world. I am so grateful to live in a time when modern technology allows us all the access to express creativity.
Thank you for listening, seeing, and reading what I have to offer.
I’d like to say special thanks to Jason Timothy (Ward) who mastered my first album. He was instrumental in helping to get out Lake of Sky in the early days of digital and electronic recording. Through him, I learned how to use my equipment and voice better, which can be heard in Cielie and more.