Biography

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

Music production has always fascinated me and I'm thankful that digital audio applications have taken music production out of the expensive studios, transforming anyone's home and imagination into their own expression tool. The DAW I currently use is Logic X. I have an assortment of guitars, an Ensoniq ESQ1 synthesizer, various percussion gizmos, and many sample libraries from EastWest and VirHarmonic. Mostly, I compose by writing note-by-note, beat-by-beat, in MIDI, using sampled instruments and synthetic 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.

In rural south Georgia, I played oboe in my elementary school orchestra and clarinet in the marching band. When I was 12, my family moved to 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 secretly staying up past my bedtime, in the dark of my room, to catch a progressive new 2 hour radio show that played Hendrix, Procol Harum, The Who, Moody Blues, Deep Purple ... ironically on a popular country radio station in Atlanta. Times, they were a'changing.

After collecting lots of 45s, my first LP was The Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. It was 1967, I was 15. That same year, my first live concert was Cream, on their first US tour. In 1968 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 worked 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 Indie label to a larger record 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, Pink Floyd, Genius, Beatles, Clapton, Gentle Giant, Soft Machine, Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel, Procal Harem, Rush, Spirit, Quinn, Clannad, Gipsy Kings, Marillion, New Model Army, Badmarsh & Shri, 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
An Orange Horizon (CTT) Electronica Nov 16, 2017 148
Cardamom Coffee (CTT) Electronica Nov 9, 2017 184
Training a Single Neuron (CTT) Electronica Nov 2, 2017 187
It’s A New Day (CTT) Electronica Oct 24, 2017 225
Dance Instead (CTT) Electronica Oct 16, 2017 310
Impeach (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Oct 4, 2017 330
Suspicion Subverts (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 26, 2017 272
Incite A Party (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 13, 2017 355
Blue Shift (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 1, 2017 439
Don't Look Back (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 23, 2017 419
Go For Broke (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 15, 2017 442
Behind The Curtain (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 4, 2017 411
Insurgency (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 26, 2017 437
Red Shift (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 19, 2017 262
Win The Battle (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 13, 2017 312
Loose Reins (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 4, 2017 301
Running A Mile (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 24, 2017 319
Do You Know? (VIMH) Other May 19, 2017 677
Dig Deep (VIMH) Other May 11, 2017 467
Hold Up Slow Down (VIMH) Other Apr 27, 2017 425
Don’t Keep Me Out (VIMH) Other Apr 14, 2017 470
Circles (VIMH) Other Apr 7, 2017 571
In Another Room (VIMH) Other Mar 29, 2017 460
Revel (VIMH) Rock Mar 18, 2017 441
In The Rain (VIMH) Other Mar 9, 2017 384
Enigma (VIMH) Other Feb 25, 2017 524
Carry On (VIMH) Other Feb 16, 2017 486
Dream O Classical Jan 23, 2017 652
Dream N Classical Jan 12, 2017 419
Dream M Other Jan 3, 2017 370
Dream L Classical Dec 16, 2016 340
Dream K Other Dec 8, 2016 571
Dream J Classical Nov 29, 2016 416
Dream I Other Nov 17, 2016 508
Dream H Other Nov 10, 2016 431
Dream G Classical Nov 3, 2016 464
Dream F Classical Oct 26, 2016 362
Dream E Classical Oct 15, 2016 406
Dream D Other Oct 7, 2016 392
Dream C Classical Sep 30, 2016 338
Dream B Classical Sep 23, 2016 418
Dream A Other Sep 13, 2016 501
Happy Trails (AF) Other Aug 31, 2016 447
Long Shadows (AF) Other Aug 24, 2016 450
We Knew In Five Days (AF) Rock Aug 14, 2016 551
Essential Compromise (AF) Other Aug 6, 2016 460
Fires Burn Bright (AF) Rock Jul 28, 2016 527
Everywhichaway (AF) Rock Jul 20, 2016 472
My Lucky Life (AF) Rock Jul 13, 2016 541
I Sure Am Glad (AF) Other Jul 5, 2016 549
We Are Known Before (AF) Other Jun 25, 2016 394
I Will Not Leave (AF) Rock Jun 14, 2016 588
Blast Off (MP) Rock Jun 3, 2016 455
No Moon (MP) Other May 25, 2016 580
Dance At Twilight (MP) Jazz May 10, 2016 759
Caught (MP) Rock Apr 20, 2016 623
After The Battle (MP) Other Apr 1, 2016 419
Invaded (MP) Other Mar 19, 2016 572
Up (RL) Other Feb 28, 2016 603
Instinct (RL) Rock Feb 6, 2016 519
Migrate (RL) World Jan 27, 2016 496
Rebuild (RL) Rock Jan 6, 2016 479
Skeletons (RL) Other Dec 27, 2015 521
Left Yesterday (RL) Other Dec 14, 2015 460
Arriving Today (RL) Other Nov 19, 2015 558
Salute (RL) Other Aug 3, 2015 967
This Mysterious Way Collab Pop Mar 28, 2015 1175
Be Here Now (RTH) Other Jul 27, 2014 1369
Here A Little While Ago (RTH) Other May 13, 2014 1083
Just Around The Corner (RTH) Other Apr 22, 2014 806
Restored Entrance (RTH) Other Apr 8, 2014 953
Are We There Yet? (RTH) Other Feb 22, 2014 1158
Until We Meet Again (RTH) Other Jan 22, 2014 1554
Onward to Dandi (RTH) Other Dec 13, 2013 1005
Treading Over The Threshold (RTH) Other Dec 2, 2013 1110
Seeds of Triumph (RTH) Other Nov 24, 2013 1019
Irrevocable (RTH) Other Nov 7, 2013 3799
Belonger Status (RTH) Other Sep 22, 2013 1139
Undeniable (RTH) Other Sep 9, 2013 1084
Saturn, Second Left (RTH) Other Aug 20, 2013 1200
Once Future Now (RTH) Other Aug 4, 2013 1086
Where Are We Going? (RTH) Other Jul 18, 2013 957
Phronesis (AET) Other May 6, 2013 1151
Logically Sound (AET) Other Apr 25, 2013 1474
Think (AET) Other Mar 24, 2013 954
Soul Existence (AET) Other Dec 12, 2012 1139
Regarding Self (AET) Other Nov 15, 2012 1582
Ants Music Videos Sep 1, 2012 1375
Heroic (AET) Other Jun 17, 2012 1372
Happiness (AET) Other Jul 6, 2011 1983
Virtue (AET) Other May 27, 2011 1269
Forgiveness Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2011 1683
Sleep (DI) Ambient Feb 21, 2011 1878
Glow (DI) Ambient Dec 18, 2010 1766
Light The Way Collab Pop Dec 11, 2010 1901
Serenity (DI) Ambient Nov 26, 2010 1579
Contented View (DI) Ambient Oct 22, 2010 1751
First Light (DI) Ambient Aug 11, 2010 1811
Clearing Sky (DI) Ambient Jul 20, 2010 1975
Concealed Existence (DI) Ambient Jul 3, 2010 1897
Restoring Reflection (DI) Ambient Jun 5, 2010 1643
Dream Well (DI) Ambient May 29, 2010 1602
Silver Lining (DI) Ambient May 4, 2010 1931
Altered State (DI) Ambient Apr 5, 2010 1933
Sailing Moon (DI) Ambient Mar 16, 2010 1578
Deeper Light (DI) Classical Mar 3, 2010 2286
The Shield of Achilles (HTB) Other Dec 25, 2009 2376
Curious Company (HTB) Other Nov 13, 2009 1743
Speculative Mania (HTB) Other Oct 6, 2009 2273
Three Cups of Tea (HTB) Other Aug 8, 2009 8484
Correlates of War (HTB) Other Jul 10, 2009 1824
Days of Self Survival Rock Jul 3, 2009 2071
The Sealed Knot (HTB) Other May 8, 2009 2329
Fixing Broken Windows (HTB) Other Feb 20, 2009 2731
15 Weeks (HTB) Other Dec 16, 2008 2737
There And Back (UF) Other Oct 18, 2008 2565
That Grand Ole Feeling (UF) Other Jul 21, 2008 2472
Broken Chains Collab Classical Mar 8, 2008 4754
Looking Into Fire (UF) Other Nov 6, 2007 2591
The Hunt (UF) Other Apr 8, 2007 3502
Two Playing With Air Collab Other Mar 15, 2007 2627
Spicy Acidic Limbo Collab Other Feb 15, 2007 2802
The Keening Spell (UF) Classical Dec 10, 2006 7303
Let Us Improvise Motifs Collab Spoken Word Dec 3, 2006 2742
Divergence (UF) World Sep 17, 2006 2813
Pachyderm Sunset Collab World Aug 20, 2006 3359
Fear (AE) Other Aug 18, 2006 2284
Tension (AE) Other Aug 5, 2006 2397
Lucy's Homecoming (UF) World Aug 2, 2006 2954
Cold (AE) Other Jul 27, 2006 2605
Discontent (AE) Other Jul 23, 2006 1984
Darkness (AE) Other Jul 21, 2006 3525
Mind The Gap (UF) Collab Jazz Jul 5, 2006 2865
Unearthing Our Own (UF) Other Jun 21, 2006 2927
Indigenous Mystery (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2458
Novel Conservation (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2135
Influential Supposition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2147
Voices Elsewhere (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2300
Unknown Findings (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2967
Gathering Evidence (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1910
Abundant Display (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2226
Natural Environment (ADE) Jazz Apr 14, 2006 2503
Interior Expedition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1916
Genetic Calling (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2257
Isolated Foray (ADE) Ambient Apr 14, 2006 2665

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