I've received a lot of kind feedback about Keep Walking in recent weeks and decided to make it my featured track to start 2021. It also seems especially relevant at this time. I'm working on a new track for next month and will update everyone in coming weeks. Very best wishes for a safe and happy 2021. RCS
Instrumental music is a truly 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.”
I'm a pianist, guitarist, composer and arranger who enjoys writing instrumental songs without words. Using topical and universal themes, I try to inject a sense of poetry and imagery into my music. While endeavoring to be accessible to a wide audience, my genre has been described as modern hybrid chamber music. Music created for a mixed acoustic and electronic ensemble from classical, electronica and jazz blues influences.
This web site is my "living album", I sincerely hope it brings pleasure to your life.
Robert Cook Sier