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 many 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, my first live concert was Cream, on 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, 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, Tin Machine, Sam n Dave, Otis Redding, Vangelis, ELP, Godley n Creme, Eno, Robert Fripp, Nigel Kennedy.

Recently I've been impressed by these 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
Carry On (VIMH) Other Feb 16, 2017 200
Dream O Classical Jan 23, 2017 398
Dream N Other Jan 12, 2017 223
Dream M Other Jan 3, 2017 242
Dream L Other Dec 16, 2016 217
Dream K Other Dec 8, 2016 420
Dream J Other Nov 29, 2016 267
Dream I Other Nov 17, 2016 357
Dream H Other Nov 10, 2016 301
Dream G Other Nov 3, 2016 286
Dream F Other Oct 26, 2016 234
Dream E Other Oct 15, 2016 294
Dream D Other Oct 7, 2016 221
Dream C Other Sep 30, 2016 223
Dream B Other Sep 23, 2016 254
Dream A Other Sep 13, 2016 324
Happy Trails (AF) Other Aug 31, 2016 278
Long Shadows (AF) Other Aug 24, 2016 296
We Knew In Five Days (AF) Rock Aug 14, 2016 339
Essential Compromise (AF) Other Aug 6, 2016 300
Fires Burn Bright (AF) Rock Jul 28, 2016 269
Everywhichaway (AF) Rock Jul 20, 2016 291
My Lucky Life (AF) Rock Jul 13, 2016 299
I Sure Am Glad (AF) Other Jul 5, 2016 331
We Are Known Before (AF) Other Jun 25, 2016 274
I Will Not Leave (AF) Rock Jun 14, 2016 368
Blast Off (MP) Rock Jun 3, 2016 327
No Moon (MP) Other May 25, 2016 400
Dance At Twilight (MP) Jazz May 10, 2016 546
Caught (MP) Rock Apr 20, 2016 448
After The Battle (MP) Other Apr 1, 2016 298
Invaded (MP) Other Mar 19, 2016 391
Up (RL) Other Feb 28, 2016 384
Instinct (RL) Rock Feb 6, 2016 365
Migrate (RL) World Jan 27, 2016 353
Rebuild (RL) Rock Jan 6, 2016 307
Skeletons (RL) Other Dec 27, 2015 335
Left Yesterday (RL) Other Dec 14, 2015 307
Arriving Today (RL) Other Nov 19, 2015 399
Salute (RL) Other Aug 3, 2015 772
This Mysterious Way Collab Pop Mar 28, 2015 986
Be Here Now (RTH) Other Jul 27, 2014 1224
Here A Little While Ago (RTH) Other May 13, 2014 934
Just Around The Corner (RTH) Other Apr 22, 2014 673
Restored Entrance (RTH) Other Apr 8, 2014 811
Are We There Yet? (RTH) Other Feb 22, 2014 1047
Until We Meet Again (RTH) Other Jan 22, 2014 1300
Onward to Dandi (RTH) Other Dec 13, 2013 833
Treading Over The Threshold (RTH) Other Dec 2, 2013 929
Seeds of Triumph (RTH) Other Nov 24, 2013 910
Irrevocable (RTH) Other Nov 7, 2013 3486
Belonger Status (RTH) Other Sep 22, 2013 997
Undeniable (RTH) Other Sep 9, 2013 914
Saturn, Second Left (RTH) Other Aug 20, 2013 1018
Once Future Now (RTH) Other Aug 4, 2013 935
Where Are We Going? (RTH) Other Jul 18, 2013 835
Phronesis (AET) Other May 6, 2013 1050
Logically Sound (AET) Other Apr 25, 2013 1319
Think (AET) Other Mar 24, 2013 823
Soul Existence (AET) Other Dec 12, 2012 960
Regarding Self (AET) Other Nov 15, 2012 1355
Ants Music Videos Sep 1, 2012 1047
Heroic (AET) Other Jun 17, 2012 1183
Happiness (AET) Other Jul 6, 2011 1752
Virtue (AET) Other May 27, 2011 1106
Forgiveness Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2011 1508
Sleep (DI) Ambient Feb 21, 2011 1674
Glow (DI) Ambient Dec 18, 2010 1578
Light The Way Collab Pop Dec 11, 2010 1738
Serenity (DI) Ambient Nov 26, 2010 1393
Contented View (DI) Ambient Oct 22, 2010 1568
First Light (DI) Ambient Aug 11, 2010 1639
Clearing Sky (DI) Ambient Jul 20, 2010 1799
Concealed Existence (DI) Ambient Jul 3, 2010 1718
Restoring Reflection (DI) Ambient Jun 5, 2010 1457
Dream Well (DI) Ambient May 29, 2010 1432
Silver Lining (DI) Ambient May 4, 2010 1758
Altered State (DI) Ambient Apr 5, 2010 1789
Sailing Moon (DI) Ambient Mar 16, 2010 1398
Deeper Light (DI) Classical Mar 3, 2010 2128
The Shield of Achilles (HTB) Other Dec 25, 2009 2223
Curious Company (HTB) Other Nov 13, 2009 1574
Speculative Mania (HTB) Other Oct 6, 2009 2055
Three Cups of Tea (HTB) Other Aug 8, 2009 8171
Correlates of War (HTB) Other Jul 10, 2009 1653
Days of Self Survival Rock Jul 3, 2009 1904
The Sealed Knot (HTB) Other May 8, 2009 2096
Fixing Broken Windows (HTB) Other Feb 20, 2009 2513
15 Weeks (HTB) Other Dec 16, 2008 2538
There And Back (UF) Other Oct 18, 2008 2300
That Grand Ole Feeling (UF) Other Jul 21, 2008 2197
Broken Chains Collab Classical Mar 8, 2008 4499
Looking Into Fire (UF) Other Nov 6, 2007 2462
The Hunt (UF) Other Apr 8, 2007 3273
Two Playing With Air Collab Other Mar 15, 2007 2431
Spicy Acidic Limbo Collab Other Feb 15, 2007 2602
The Keening Spell (UF) Classical Dec 10, 2006 6796
Let Us Improvise Motifs Collab Spoken Word Dec 3, 2006 2575
Divergence (UF) World Sep 17, 2006 2667
Pachyderm Sunset Collab World Aug 20, 2006 3187
Fear (AE) Other Aug 18, 2006 2097
Tension (AE) Other Aug 5, 2006 2241
Lucy's Homecoming (UF) World Aug 2, 2006 2693
Cold (AE) Other Jul 27, 2006 2432
Discontent (AE) Other Jul 23, 2006 1842
Darkness (AE) Other Jul 21, 2006 3347
Mind The Gap (UF) Collab Jazz Jul 5, 2006 2605
Unearthing Our Own (UF) Other Jun 21, 2006 2657
Indigenous Mystery (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2283
Novel Conservation (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 1968
Influential Supposition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1983
Voices Elsewhere (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2119
Unknown Findings (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2799
Gathering Evidence (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1732
Abundant Display (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2080
Natural Environment (ADE) Jazz Apr 14, 2006 2337
Interior Expedition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1802
Genetic Calling (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2085
Isolated Foray (ADE) Ambient Apr 14, 2006 2510

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