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
Incite A Party (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 13, 2017 217
Blue Shift (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 1, 2017 318
Don't Look Back (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 23, 2017 306
Go For Broke (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 15, 2017 324
Behind The Curtain (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 4, 2017 328
Insurgency (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 26, 2017 349
Red Shift (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 19, 2017 235
Win The Battle (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 13, 2017 277
Loose Reins (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 4, 2017 274
Running A Mile (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 24, 2017 272
Do You Know? (VIMH) Other May 19, 2017 450
Dig Deep (VIMH) Other May 11, 2017 417
Hold Up Slow Down (VIMH) Other Apr 27, 2017 402
Don’t Keep Me Out (VIMH) Other Apr 14, 2017 414
Circles (VIMH) Other Apr 7, 2017 530
In Another Room (VIMH) Other Mar 29, 2017 441
Revel (VIMH) Rock Mar 18, 2017 424
In The Rain (VIMH) Other Mar 9, 2017 370
Enigma (VIMH) Other Feb 25, 2017 503
Carry On (VIMH) Other Feb 16, 2017 465
Dream O Classical Jan 23, 2017 605
Dream N Classical Jan 12, 2017 376
Dream M Other Jan 3, 2017 350
Dream L Classical Dec 16, 2016 320
Dream K Other Dec 8, 2016 538
Dream J Classical Nov 29, 2016 398
Dream I Other Nov 17, 2016 473
Dream H Other Nov 10, 2016 412
Dream G Classical Nov 3, 2016 429
Dream F Classical Oct 26, 2016 341
Dream E Classical Oct 15, 2016 387
Dream D Other Oct 7, 2016 349
Dream C Classical Sep 30, 2016 326
Dream B Classical Sep 23, 2016 374
Dream A Other Sep 13, 2016 458
Happy Trails (AF) Other Aug 31, 2016 423
Long Shadows (AF) Other Aug 24, 2016 433
We Knew In Five Days (AF) Rock Aug 14, 2016 485
Essential Compromise (AF) Other Aug 6, 2016 418
Fires Burn Bright (AF) Rock Jul 28, 2016 447
Everywhichaway (AF) Rock Jul 20, 2016 425
My Lucky Life (AF) Rock Jul 13, 2016 475
I Sure Am Glad (AF) Other Jul 5, 2016 494
We Are Known Before (AF) Other Jun 25, 2016 381
I Will Not Leave (AF) Rock Jun 14, 2016 552
Blast Off (MP) Rock Jun 3, 2016 440
No Moon (MP) Other May 25, 2016 543
Dance At Twilight (MP) Jazz May 10, 2016 736
Caught (MP) Rock Apr 20, 2016 576
After The Battle (MP) Other Apr 1, 2016 388
Invaded (MP) Other Mar 19, 2016 525
Up (RL) Other Feb 28, 2016 554
Instinct (RL) Rock Feb 6, 2016 487
Migrate (RL) World Jan 27, 2016 470
Rebuild (RL) Rock Jan 6, 2016 436
Skeletons (RL) Other Dec 27, 2015 477
Left Yesterday (RL) Other Dec 14, 2015 421
Arriving Today (RL) Other Nov 19, 2015 526
Salute (RL) Other Aug 3, 2015 908
This Mysterious Way Collab Pop Mar 28, 2015 1130
Be Here Now (RTH) Other Jul 27, 2014 1350
Here A Little While Ago (RTH) Other May 13, 2014 1037
Just Around The Corner (RTH) Other Apr 22, 2014 765
Restored Entrance (RTH) Other Apr 8, 2014 923
Are We There Yet? (RTH) Other Feb 22, 2014 1134
Until We Meet Again (RTH) Other Jan 22, 2014 1491
Onward to Dandi (RTH) Other Dec 13, 2013 964
Treading Over The Threshold (RTH) Other Dec 2, 2013 1058
Seeds of Triumph (RTH) Other Nov 24, 2013 1005
Irrevocable (RTH) Other Nov 7, 2013 3729
Belonger Status (RTH) Other Sep 22, 2013 1101
Undeniable (RTH) Other Sep 9, 2013 1038
Saturn, Second Left (RTH) Other Aug 20, 2013 1151
Once Future Now (RTH) Other Aug 4, 2013 1062
Where Are We Going? (RTH) Other Jul 18, 2013 934
Phronesis (AET) Other May 6, 2013 1135
Logically Sound (AET) Other Apr 25, 2013 1440
Think (AET) Other Mar 24, 2013 920
Soul Existence (AET) Other Dec 12, 2012 1093
Regarding Self (AET) Other Nov 15, 2012 1534
Ants Music Videos Sep 1, 2012 1310
Heroic (AET) Other Jun 17, 2012 1325
Happiness (AET) Other Jul 6, 2011 1912
Virtue (AET) Other May 27, 2011 1227
Forgiveness Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2011 1652
Sleep (DI) Ambient Feb 21, 2011 1820
Glow (DI) Ambient Dec 18, 2010 1716
Light The Way Collab Pop Dec 11, 2010 1880
Serenity (DI) Ambient Nov 26, 2010 1535
Contented View (DI) Ambient Oct 22, 2010 1709
First Light (DI) Ambient Aug 11, 2010 1769
Clearing Sky (DI) Ambient Jul 20, 2010 1930
Concealed Existence (DI) Ambient Jul 3, 2010 1857
Restoring Reflection (DI) Ambient Jun 5, 2010 1600
Dream Well (DI) Ambient May 29, 2010 1559
Silver Lining (DI) Ambient May 4, 2010 1888
Altered State (DI) Ambient Apr 5, 2010 1894
Sailing Moon (DI) Ambient Mar 16, 2010 1527
Deeper Light (DI) Classical Mar 3, 2010 2260
The Shield of Achilles (HTB) Other Dec 25, 2009 2352
Curious Company (HTB) Other Nov 13, 2009 1700
Speculative Mania (HTB) Other Oct 6, 2009 2219
Three Cups of Tea (HTB) Other Aug 8, 2009 8400
Correlates of War (HTB) Other Jul 10, 2009 1785
Days of Self Survival Rock Jul 3, 2009 2025
The Sealed Knot (HTB) Other May 8, 2009 2264
Fixing Broken Windows (HTB) Other Feb 20, 2009 2659
15 Weeks (HTB) Other Dec 16, 2008 2683
There And Back (UF) Other Oct 18, 2008 2490
That Grand Ole Feeling (UF) Other Jul 21, 2008 2383
Broken Chains Collab Classical Mar 8, 2008 4687
Looking Into Fire (UF) Other Nov 6, 2007 2564
The Hunt (UF) Other Apr 8, 2007 3424
Two Playing With Air Collab Other Mar 15, 2007 2581
Spicy Acidic Limbo Collab Other Feb 15, 2007 2753
The Keening Spell (UF) Classical Dec 10, 2006 7151
Let Us Improvise Motifs Collab Spoken Word Dec 3, 2006 2690
Divergence (UF) World Sep 17, 2006 2791
Pachyderm Sunset Collab World Aug 20, 2006 3330
Fear (AE) Other Aug 18, 2006 2233
Tension (AE) Other Aug 5, 2006 2356
Lucy's Homecoming (UF) World Aug 2, 2006 2873
Cold (AE) Other Jul 27, 2006 2551
Discontent (AE) Other Jul 23, 2006 1949
Darkness (AE) Other Jul 21, 2006 3476
Mind The Gap (UF) Collab Jazz Jul 5, 2006 2789
Unearthing Our Own (UF) Other Jun 21, 2006 2839
Indigenous Mystery (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2418
Novel Conservation (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2097
Influential Supposition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2113
Voices Elsewhere (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2259
Unknown Findings (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2922
Gathering Evidence (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1869
Abundant Display (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2183
Natural Environment (ADE) Jazz Apr 14, 2006 2461
Interior Expedition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1881
Genetic Calling (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2211
Isolated Foray (ADE) Ambient Apr 14, 2006 2625

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