SEEKINGRhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums.
Bassist for Forever to the Moon.
Always looking for new musicians to jam with!
I played in a community band from the age of 13 - 19. The symphonic band's repertoire was immense and diverse in genre. Rock, jazz, concertos, movie score, orchestral pieces that had been arranged for a symphonic band, and many others.
During high school I arranged two pieces for Symphonic band, "Dovahkiin" - Jeremy Soule, "Supremacy" - MUSE. Here is the name of the video to search for the performance of "Dovahkiin" on You Tube. [Song starts at 6:00 minutes] I played the Alto Saxophone for this song. The nerdy kid with glasses and what looks like a bowl cut... Times have changed, haha.
( Roseville High School - Joint middle school concert )
I learned the song by ear with an acoustic guitar and wrote out the notation in Finale 2012.
At the age of 16 I joined a semi-professional jazz orchestra called Moonlight Swing, a Glenn Miller tribute band. I played the baritone sax chair, which required me to play both lead and support alto sax, and lead and support clarinet. "Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue."
After moving from Sacramento to the Bay Area, I left Moonlight Swing and temporarily joined the San Jose Metropolitan Band on clarinet, playing third chair. At the time I had a conflicting schedule with a job, which is why I had to leave the band so soon, but that is no longer an issue.
After being in the Bay Area for a couple of years, I played with a metal band called Silaquid. We had some fun and rocked some venues, but it came to an end. I also played with a funk group called LordRifa for a little over a year. I wouldn't call it funk exactly, though... Hahaha an interesting combination of sounds and influences that came together to make a tight groove and sometimes loose, sometimes stanky, a little bit of everything.
Recently I have been experimenting with some synthesizers I had the fortune of coming across. Creating with no boundaries has been my main goal. No rules, no limitation, free and whatever the hell comes out.
Contact me at: ender872 ya hoo (dot) com
- Screen name:
- Ashikpas Maxiwa
- Member since:
- Apr 12 2017
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
Alien Ant Farm, Avenged Sevenfold, Beastie Boys, Beethoven, Benny Goodman, Blink-182, Bob Mintzer, Bright Eyes Buddy Rich, Charlie Parker, Chet Baker, Chopin, Daft Punk, Danny Elfman, The Dear Hunter, Desaparecidos, Dexter Gordon, Disturbed, Drowning Pool, Duke Ellington, Flobots, Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Gordon Goodwin, Gorillaz, Green Day, Green Jelly, Haley Reinhart, Hans Zimmer, Harry Connick Jr., Herbie Hancock, Jack White, Jeremy Soule, John Coltrane, Korn, Linkin Park, Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Maceo Parker, Martin O'Donnell, The Matches, Moon Hooch, Mozart, Muse, My Chemical Romance, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Queen, Rage Against The Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rise Against, Rob Zombie, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sam Butera, Schubert, Slipknot, The Smashing Pumpkins Sonny Rollins, Stone Sour, Stromae, System of A Down, Tiger Army, A Tribe Called Quest, A Tribe Called Red, Tool, Weezer, The White Stripes
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tenor & alto sax, clarinet, native american flute, electric bass guitar, acoustic/electric bass guitar, steel and nickel string acoustic guitars, electric guitar, Focusrite Scarlett2i2 USB audio interface, Finale 2012 music writing software, Fruity Loops Studio 10, some stage stands for instruments, sheet music stand.
Ansiawake Nish Kolo, Eni Lai (Let Ka Pektin Ewaimitano)
Ansiawake Nish Kolo, Eni Lai (Let Ka Pektin Ewaimitano)A love song/story.
Never Alone, Always By Myself
Never Alone, Always By MyselfA story of now in a moment of then.
Breath, AwakeWhat is music?
Waiting For The End (A New Beginning)[SynthSoloDemo AKA FuckingAround]
Waiting For The End (A New Beginning)[SynthSoloDemo AKA FuckingAround]I came to a huge realization on new year's day. Music is the love of my life. The sound of the moon especially. But it's hard to top sunny birds!
On The Inside
On The InsideLet me take you outside. Step into my heart and mind to find peace and light balancing darkness and fright. We are the Earth and she is us. Let us share the beauty she lovingly gives to all, for we are her children, birthed from matrimony with the sun. Thank you for all you give mother and father. Tixarat kai pire. Uxarat kai pire. Xata xuwelo let iyu. (Every sound is a synthesizer.)
Asumpa Pokohikpa (Float Sleep See)
Asumpa Pokohikpa (Float Sleep See)I can stop time with the dance of my hand and a tickle of my fingers.
ShrineThere is a well in our hearts overflowing with water purer than any holy water in a church. A pure freeform outpouring of sound.
Nonsensical (Blue Beneath, Feeling Green)
Nonsensical (Blue Beneath, Feeling Green)Rediscovering roots is how we grow Wade through the pool that we know Hear the passage of water as we row Then the aqua beneath starts to glow We peer inside the glistening stream Everything may not be as it seems But perspective is the key to this dream I see compassion be our theme The community suffering the people they cried Minorities suppressed and pushed aside I see the world, why would water lie? We could be living with infinity in our lives Instead we die trying to lie We don't live, no light in our eyes No time to appreciate this life Don't want this to be the last sunrise Political, historical we grow comical the trivial individual rules everyone it's nonsensical But we can change the range of rage and fade into the peaceful ventricle We are the heart and the glue to our destiny The mother is every part of you and every part of me We'll find a way to unite through the wind and the trees This is how we can re-establish the peace
Heavenly AscentWhat if heaven isn't a place, but a state of being?
Skeleton Octopus Metamorphosis (CBRofP)
Skeleton Octopus Metamorphosis (CBRofP)You have been chosen to watch the descent from grace This once holy place, still remains, molested by two-faced, false domains, A land so pure and whole being abducted by greedy souls, Darkness disgraced, fame defaced, hate replaced You're far from the start, continue, listen to your heart You've come so far from the seed I placed in the dark Feel the beating in your chest, remember when you're depressed I will always be beside you, at your worst and at your best You dream both of life and of death, the decay within our every breath You taste the fruit both bitter and sweet, the waters, the animals, and all the rest Time unending, universe sending messages of what comes next A cautionary tale for those who believe they know best There is no one way to live in harmony with the song of love It is your uniqueness in this moment that makes it special Face your fears, release your tears, open your mind and your ears The cost of beauty is pain, imagine Aphrodite healing to ascend above You're far from the start, continue, listen to your heart You've come so far from the seed I placed in the dark Feel the beating in your chest, remember when you're depressed I will always be beside you, at your worst and at your best
The Place Past Darkness
The Place Past DarknessA nice afternoon in the back.
Out The Box #2 w/YD
Out The Box #2 w/YD
Out The Box #1 w/YD
Out The Box #1 w/YD
Unwinding - CDOPE
Unwinding - CDOPETake a deep breath and unwind. This song took a few months only because I couldn't figure out an ending... Thought I'd lay some sax down.
Let Yourself Go - CDOPE
Let Yourself Go - CDOPEThis track is a funk track with a big influence from "People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul" - James Brown. I've been listening to a lot of funk lately and started experimenting with the vocoder. Enjoy! Lyrics: Loosen up, Give your heart to the pulse, Of the kick, Quick grab your slapstick, Let yourself go, Make your body lose control, Feel the pounding of the drum, For this once, you can be dumb, Feel it deep inside, Moving and flowing, Nothing can ever stop this, Our faces should always be glowing, Loosen up, Give your heart to the pulse, Of the kick, Quick go grab you slapstick, Let Yourself Go, Make your body lose control, Feel the pounding of the drum, For this once, you can be dumb,