Biography

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I am Rebecca. I am an artist, semi-retired, and live in Hawaii. Life is good.

That old saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”, is true. Somehow I’ve managed to do just that with many artistic mediums. Check out my website, Dragonhouse Studios.

Music production still fascinates me and I'm enthralled with the digital applications that have taken music production out of the expensive studios and into anyone's home and imagination. The DAW I currently use is Logic X. I have an assortment of guitars, an Ensoniq ESQ1 synthesizer, various percussion gizmos, and several big sample libraries from EastWest and VirHarmonic. Mostly, I compose by writing note-for-note, beat-by-beat, in MIDI, using sampled real instruments and my own contrived sounds.

I grew up hearing the classical composers that my mom liked; Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, & many others. Mom bought one of the first stereo record players in the late 1950's. It was a Magnavox, 2 cabinet console system with 12" speakers. She wanted to be able to rattle the windows when the cannons fired in Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Thanks, mom, for showing me that music has a great place in my life.

I played clarinet and oboe in my elementary school band and orchestra in rural south Georgia, United States. At home there were horses and other farm animals and all kinds of pets to take care of and I learned a lot about life's cycle.

When I was 12, my family moved to northeast Atlanta. I was devastated, at least for a year or so, until I learned how to be a city girl. Turns out that Atlanta was a good place to experience the happenings of the 60s. I remember waiting up past my bedtime, in the dark of my room, to catch a new 2 hour radio show that played Hendrix, Procol Harum, The Who, Moody Blues, Deep Purple ... on the most popular country radio station in Atlanta. Times, they were a'changing.

After collecting lots of 45s, my first LP purchase was The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was 1967, I was 15. That same year, the first live concert I went to was Cream, during their first US tour. I saw Soft Machine open for Jimi Hendrix. I saw Led Zeppelin in a high school gym in some South Carolina town on their first US tour.

I began playing guitar in my early teens. In the mid 1970s I managed a retail record store in north Atlanta. By 1978 I was working for a major label in their southeast regional sales & promotional office.

In 1986, I started an independent record label, based in Atlanta, that produced Alternative music with national distribution of about 20 artists. In 1994, I sold my Indy label to a larger Indy company.

Also, in 1986, I moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia and thought that was THE place for 20 years, until I visited Kauai. The banner above is a painting I did of the view from my home in Kauai.

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Some favorites: Yes, Hendrix, Bowie, King Crimson, Moody Blues, Deep Purple, Genius, Pink Floyd, Beatles, Clapton, Gentle Giant, Soft Machine, Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel, Procal Harem, Rush, Spirit, Quinn, Clannad, Gipsy Kings, Marillion, New Model Army, Tin Machine, Sam n Dave, Otis Redding, Vangelis, ELP, Godley n Creme, Eno, Robert Fripp, Nigel Kennedy.

Recently I've been impressed by some movie and game soundtrack composers: Lorne Balfe, Jesper Kyd, Two Steps From Hell, Harry Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer, Bear McCreary, Ramin Djawadi, Brian Tyler, and Trevor Morris.

Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Dream N Other Jan 12, 2017 167
Dream M Other Jan 3, 2017 189
Dream L Other Dec 16, 2016 180
Dream K Other Dec 8, 2016 391
Dream J Other Nov 29, 2016 232
Dream I Other Nov 17, 2016 326
Dream H Other Nov 10, 2016 278
Dream G Other Nov 3, 2016 263
Dream F Other Oct 26, 2016 214
Dream E Other Oct 15, 2016 281
Dream D Other Oct 7, 2016 200
Dream C Other Sep 30, 2016 205
Dream B Other Sep 23, 2016 239
Dream A Other Sep 13, 2016 302
Happy Trails (AF) Other Aug 31, 2016 257
Long Shadows (AF) Other Aug 24, 2016 278
We Knew In Five Days (AF) Rock Aug 14, 2016 322
Essential Compromise (AF) Other Aug 6, 2016 288
Fires Burn Bright (AF) Rock Jul 28, 2016 248
Everywhichaway (AF) Rock Jul 20, 2016 279
My Lucky Life (AF) Rock Jul 13, 2016 282
I Sure Am Glad (AF) Other Jul 5, 2016 317
We Are Known Before (AF) Other Jun 25, 2016 263
I Will Not Leave (AF) Rock Jun 14, 2016 349
Blast Off (MP) Rock Jun 3, 2016 309
No Moon (MP) Other May 25, 2016 386
Dance At Twilight (MP) Jazz May 10, 2016 532
Caught (MP) Rock Apr 20, 2016 434
After The Battle (MP) Other Apr 1, 2016 291
Invaded (MP) Other Mar 19, 2016 379
Up (RL) Other Feb 28, 2016 371
Instinct (RL) Rock Feb 6, 2016 352
Migrate (RL) World Jan 27, 2016 337
Rebuild (RL) Rock Jan 6, 2016 298
Skeletons (RL) Other Dec 27, 2015 324
Left Yesterday (RL) Other Dec 14, 2015 297
Arriving Today (RL) Other Nov 19, 2015 387
Salute (RL) Other Aug 3, 2015 762
This Mysterious Way Collab Pop Mar 28, 2015 972
Be Here Now (RTH) Other Jul 27, 2014 1207
Here A Little While Ago (RTH) Other May 13, 2014 923
Just Around The Corner (RTH) Other Apr 22, 2014 661
Restored Entrance (RTH) Other Apr 8, 2014 802
Are We There Yet? (RTH) Other Feb 22, 2014 1035
Until We Meet Again (RTH) Other Jan 22, 2014 1283
Onward to Dandi (RTH) Other Dec 13, 2013 820
Treading Over The Threshold (RTH) Other Dec 2, 2013 911
Seeds of Triumph (RTH) Other Nov 24, 2013 892
Irrevocable (RTH) Other Nov 7, 2013 3444
Belonger Status (RTH) Other Sep 22, 2013 990
Undeniable (RTH) Other Sep 9, 2013 905
Saturn, Second Left (RTH) Other Aug 20, 2013 1006
Once Future Now (RTH) Other Aug 4, 2013 921
Where Are We Going? (RTH) Other Jul 18, 2013 821
Phronesis (AET) Other May 6, 2013 1042
Logically Sound (AET) Other Apr 25, 2013 1304
Think (AET) Other Mar 24, 2013 815
Soul Existence (AET) Other Dec 12, 2012 945
Regarding Self (AET) Other Nov 15, 2012 1325
Ants Music Videos Sep 1, 2012 1034
Heroic (AET) Other Jun 17, 2012 1165
Happiness (AET) Other Jul 6, 2011 1741
Virtue (AET) Other May 27, 2011 1091
Forgiveness Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2011 1474
Sleep (DI) Ambient Feb 21, 2011 1662
Glow (DI) Ambient Dec 18, 2010 1567
Light The Way Collab Pop Dec 11, 2010 1720
Serenity (DI) Ambient Nov 26, 2010 1376
Contented View (DI) Ambient Oct 22, 2010 1560
First Light (DI) Ambient Aug 11, 2010 1624
Clearing Sky (DI) Ambient Jul 20, 2010 1789
Concealed Existence (DI) Ambient Jul 3, 2010 1707
Restoring Reflection (DI) Ambient Jun 5, 2010 1444
Dream Well (DI) Ambient May 29, 2010 1416
Silver Lining (DI) Ambient May 4, 2010 1745
Altered State (DI) Ambient Apr 5, 2010 1782
Sailing Moon (DI) Ambient Mar 16, 2010 1389
Deeper Light (DI) Classical Mar 3, 2010 2115
The Shield of Achilles (HTB) Other Dec 25, 2009 2211
Curious Company (HTB) Other Nov 13, 2009 1560
Speculative Mania (HTB) Other Oct 6, 2009 2035
Three Cups of Tea (HTB) Other Aug 8, 2009 8149
Correlates of War (HTB) Other Jul 10, 2009 1633
Days of Self Survival Rock Jul 3, 2009 1892
The Sealed Knot (HTB) Other May 8, 2009 2089
Fixing Broken Windows (HTB) Other Feb 20, 2009 2502
15 Weeks (HTB) Other Dec 16, 2008 2522
There And Back (UF) Other Oct 18, 2008 2284
That Grand Ole Feeling (UF) Other Jul 21, 2008 2180
Broken Chains Collab Classical Mar 8, 2008 4479
Looking Into Fire (UF) Other Nov 6, 2007 2447
The Hunt (UF) Other Apr 8, 2007 3266
Two Playing With Air Collab Other Mar 15, 2007 2420
Spicy Acidic Limbo Collab Other Feb 15, 2007 2591
The Keening Spell (UF) Classical Dec 10, 2006 6746
Let Us Improvise Motifs Collab Spoken Word Dec 3, 2006 2569
Divergence (UF) World Sep 17, 2006 2660
Pachyderm Sunset Collab World Aug 20, 2006 3175
Fear (AE) Other Aug 18, 2006 2084
Tension (AE) Other Aug 5, 2006 2224
Lucy's Homecoming (UF) World Aug 2, 2006 2683
Cold (AE) Other Jul 27, 2006 2426
Discontent (AE) Other Jul 23, 2006 1829
Darkness (AE) Other Jul 21, 2006 3333
Mind The Gap (UF) Collab Jazz Jul 5, 2006 2591
Unearthing Our Own (UF) Other Jun 21, 2006 2644
Indigenous Mystery (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2272
Novel Conservation (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 1959
Influential Supposition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1969
Voices Elsewhere (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2107
Unknown Findings (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2791
Gathering Evidence (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1718
Abundant Display (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2072
Natural Environment (ADE) Jazz Apr 14, 2006 2324
Interior Expedition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1795
Genetic Calling (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2074
Isolated Foray (ADE) Ambient Apr 14, 2006 2500

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