SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums.
I am a keyboardist/pianist. My last few bands include metal and pop styles. I’m up for just about anything as long as it is serious. I have a full time job during the day M-F (7-4) and spend the rest of the time working on music. If we get good paying gigs I can reduce my work hours.
- Screen name:
- Ryan Douglas Michelsen
- Member since:
- Nov 08 2011
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Most available:
Howard Shore, Clint Mansell,
Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky, Devotchka, 9 Inch Nails, Pretty Lights, Armin Van Burren, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Mozart, Johann Sebastion Bach
- Electronic Music:
Triton Extreme 88 Key Workstation
CamaraderieCamaraderie is an orchestral instrumental which envisions a group of adventures who set out on a quest with high hopes, encounter a tribulation, and therefore must rely on each other for survival. The ending is uncertain, and leaves room for additional movements.
Over MountainsGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
The DefeatOrchestra with choir, an ominous emotive with two movements. In the first we set the scene for a complete and utterly disastrous military situation, and in the second movement that scene is played out. The piece ends with a glimmer of hope before being extinguished by the stroke of fate.
Pursuit Of Happiness
Pursuit Of HappinessGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
BetrayalBetrayal is one of the first songs I wrote using my orchestral VST pack. Heavily influenced from Lord of the Rings, but of course, it utilizes a lot of my own experiences for inspiration. The song opens with an immediate falling out in a situation, with a brief relapse leading into an organized chaos of emotional trauma that we all face when under duress.
New SeasonGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
Awaiting DawnI wrote awaiting dawn one night and finished the draft just as the sun was rising. As I completed the master over the coming months I found the name stuck too well. I can picture so many scenes with this song, but above all, the sunrise and feeling I had listening to it on that morning will forever be my strongest connection to this piece. Thanks for listening!
DreamGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
MagicalMagical is requiem. I wrote it in honor of my father who passed away in 2008, and it begins with a musical illustration of his funeral. His ashes were cast into the sea, so there is a notable change of pace and direction in the song as we follow those ashes across the oceans. We see the world as it evolves through time, and culminates in a crescendo embodying the grandeur of the universe. The ending brings the listener full circle as a newly sprouted plant blows in the wind.
Into The Depths
Into The DepthsGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
CaesarFor the Ides of March are always drawing near, so too is this neo-classical piece designed to emulate the majesty of a roman triumph, intrigue, and society through progressive instrumentation.
Another PageGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
TriumphSymphony Op. 1 : Triumph Features inquisitiveness and determination at the beginning, swaying release in the middle, and a return to normalcy at the end. Represents the joy of overcoming struggle and gaining knowledge.
MemoriesGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
DeterminationTriplet 4/4 progression played in A minor featuring piano, with backing strings and a solo viola in the second movement.
Brighter DaysGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
Carol Of The Bells
Carol Of The BellsDark rendition of Carol of the Bells by Ryan Michelsen at Pombrah Music.
BeginningsGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
O FortunaAn instrumental version of the 13th century classic O Fortuna.
Palm TreeGenre-defying electro-piano rock.
The World At Peace
The World At PeaceNew electronica song based on my old track "The World at Peace", found on my youtube channel. Grown as a musician since then so I wanted to give another crack at this progression, and it worked out great!
The Sun Is Rising
The Sun Is RisingPlayed this when I woke up, and it sounded like a decent version of the rising sun on piano. Hope you enjoy it!
JazzyPlayed this when I got home from school today; felt I had to give it a recording! Redid a melody I've been working on, this time with a jazz guitar, synth chords, and a nice three piece beat.
EmotionsSorry about the static, I recorded it through a direct line from the keyboard and the cable is getting old. Hope you like it! Rerecord of that drunk piano song, Emotions_1!
MedievalI wrote this using a similar chord progression as my other WIP "Falling", and tried to give it a more classical feel with a gamey attitude. I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out!
Piano and Strings
Piano and Strings
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