SEEKING

Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Background Singer, Flute, Mandolin, Trombone, Clarinet, Harp.

ABOUT

Classically trained jazz and prog rock keyboardist seeking to collaborate with creative, progressive musicians to compose & record fusion originals.

I have a modest but effective digital recording studio in my home. All the tunes here (except Social Control & Street Kid) were performed and recorded in this studio by myself using digital, analog, and virtual synthesizers. My last original solo album Plush Toys is included here on BandMix (starting with "Dream With Me"), which exhibits a range of styles from urban dream-pop and jazz fusion to dramatic storyscape and symphonic improvisation.

Now I want to go further and collaborate to create and record originals incorporating other unique instrumental ideas. Songs would be structured loosely for improvisation and feature surprising changes or riffs; interesting lyrics and vocal effects; tasteful instrumentals; and innovative grooves.

But I need the right musical collaborators to do this - musicians who can bring their own ideas to the table and push me to reach further. If it works out, you will have equal credit from the venture. Are you up for the challenge and fun?

Email me at Richard at InterferenceTheory dot com to chat and possibly meet up.

Screen name:
The New Fusion Project
Member since:
Nov 24 2012
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

As a young piano student, I liked Brahms, Schumann, and Prokofiev. As a gigging rock musician in the 70's/80's, my keyboard heroes were Keith Emerson, Patrick Moraz, and Chick Corea. Later, as a solo jazz pianist, I worshipped Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum. But today, my composition style is more like a mashup of Weather Report, Vangelis, Matrix IX, Radiohead and Muse. Rhythmically, I like to use electronic drums and world beat samples, especially when paired with nontraditional grooves. Add to this the influence of 80's synthpop and 90's electronica bands for creative use of analog synthesizers.

Instrument experience:

Keyboard:
Expert
Piano:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Electronic Music:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Yamaha Motif (88-key)
Roland System-8 plug-out synthesizer
StudioLogic Sledge 2.0 (black w/ Waldorf wavetable engine)
Deep Mind 12D rack synth
Moog Minitaur bass synth
Maschine Mk3 and Komplete sample libraries w/ various expansion packs
MIDI & USB hubs for multi-synth stack design & sequencing
Polyverse Manipulator & iZotope VocalSynth
Boss RC-30 looper
Steinway B grand (1921)
Mackie HR824, Presonus E8 (+subwoofer) & Presonus E5 studio speakers
Apollo Duo recording interface w/ plug-in effects
Optical ADAT interface to total 16 channel parallel DAW input
Submixer to route any instrument thru looper & hw effects
Neumann TLM 49 & Sennheiser E945 vocal mics
Beyerdynamic DT 770 & Focal Pro studio headphones
Triple Monitor iMac w/ Logic Pro X
Professional sound effects libraries I collected from work in LA

MUSIC