Composing / Arranging, Film Scoring / Soundtracks, Music History, Performing
My musical instrument(s):
Piano / keyboard, Voice
My other musical interests, styles, and instruments are:
Viola, musical saw, recorder, mountain dulcimer, sometimes percussion
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
My favorite composers are Stravinsky, Beethoven, and Glass. Other composers/authors that have ended up inspiring my work include Lewis Carroll, Bach, Reich, Ernst Krenek, Lennon/McCartney, Grant Kirkhope, Vivaldi, Unsuk Chin, Paris Lavidis, Cage, Pink Floyd, Bartok, Brad Balliett, and Robinson McClellan.
In addition to Symphony No. 1, here are some other samples of my work, including performances by DZ4 and the Metropolis Ensemble. If you haven't already, check out the Metropolis ensemble. They're awesome. http://18.104.22.168/ZTDsamples6-16-13/
Zachary thank you for your opinion :) "Gravity" is an image from my suite and I put contrast between the images. I decided to make each image in one character, so "Gravity" has only mystic and deep character, and the next image (I'll post later) is movable and differs with its character.
Thank you! I try to incorporate math into my compositions, and I am a huge fan of Stravinsky. I think that Stravinsky is both a tonal and rhythmical genius whose legacy is eternal. I actually have plans for a piece in the near future that is inspired by Stravinsky. I hope to get started on it soon!