Instrumental music is a truly universal and magical language. It can tell a story, change a mood, 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.”
My passion is to compose, arrange and produce songs without words, or tone poems, on topical and universal themes. My genre is modern hybrid chamber music, crafted for a mixed acoustic and electronic ensemble from classical, jazz and electronica influences. Above all, my aim is to create new instrumental music that connects with ordinary people with eclectic tastes for daily commuting, work and play.
This web site is my "living album" and here you'll find a mixture of my own music and some arrangements I've produced of classic, well known instrumental pieces. I sincerely hope it brings pleasure to your life.
Robert Cook Sier