Marnen
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ABOUT

I'm a conservatory-trained musician with 30 years of experience (including tours with Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore). I play violin, viola, flute, recorder, and anything with a keyboard; I also compose and arrange. I'm new to the Boston area, and I'd love to find more people to play with. I'm a skilled sight-reader and a good improviser, and I enjoy playing anything from Mozart to electronica.

I'm particularly fond of offbeat stuff that doesn't fit into any one style -- stuff that doesn't sound like everything else out there. I'm always trying to expand my musical horizons, so if you've got an interesting project where a string player might fit in, please get in touch!

Screen name:
Marnen
Member since:
Nov 12 2007
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Lots of stuff...Paul Hindemith, J.S. Bach, Blackmore's Night, Anthony Newman, Crüxshadows, English country dance music, blues...really, I try to let just about anything I listen to influence me in some way!

EQUIPMENT

Violin (with pickup; getting an electric violin soon)
Viola
Flute
Recorders (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
Casio Privia PX3 keyboard
MacBook Pro with lots of music software, suitable for live performance