Being in the midst of yet another Covid lockdown, I decided to take some time out in September to revisit music composition study and some practice (especially the viola which is new to me). But I'm back in the studio now working on a new up tempo track for release in late October, and reviewing my material for an album release next year. Thanks for continuing to visit this site and for supporting my YouTube channel! More news soon.... RCS
Instrumental music is a truly magical language. It can tell a story, comfort the soul, stimulate the intellect and create pictures in the mind. And all without a single word being uttered.
Felix Mendelssohn probably said it best -“People usually complain that (instrumental) music is so ambiguous, while words are understood by everyone. But for me it is exactly the opposite...what the music I love expresses to me are thoughts not too indefinite for words, but rather too definite.”
And from Carlos Santana -“I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.”
I'm a pianist, guitarist, arranger and composer of instrumental songs. Using topical and universal themes, I like to inject a sense of poetry and imagery into my music. My genre has been described as modern hybrid chamber music, created for a mixed acoustic and electronic ensemble from classical, electronica/EDM and jazz blues influences.
This web site is my "living album", I sincerely hope it brings pleasure to your life.
Robert Cook Sier