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-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 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 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
Do You Know? (VIMH) Other May 19, 2017 171
Dig Deep (VIMH) Other May 11, 2017 232
Hold Up Slow Down (VIMH) Other Apr 27, 2017 300
Don’t Keep Me Out (VIMH) Other Apr 14, 2017 281
Circles (VIMH) Other Apr 7, 2017 398
In Another Room (VIMH) Other Mar 29, 2017 376
Revel (VIMH) Rock Mar 18, 2017 329
In The Rain (VIMH) Other Mar 9, 2017 290
Enigma (VIMH) Other Feb 25, 2017 430
Carry On (VIMH) Other Feb 16, 2017 391
Dream O Classical Jan 23, 2017 488
Dream N Other Jan 12, 2017 283
Dream M Other Jan 3, 2017 283
Dream L Other Dec 16, 2016 264
Dream K Other Dec 8, 2016 450
Dream J Other Nov 29, 2016 341
Dream I Other Nov 17, 2016 408
Dream H Other Nov 10, 2016 359
Dream G Other Nov 3, 2016 331
Dream F Other Oct 26, 2016 279
Dream E Other Oct 15, 2016 330
Dream D Other Oct 7, 2016 269
Dream C Other Sep 30, 2016 268
Dream B Other Sep 23, 2016 288
Dream A Other Sep 13, 2016 370
Happy Trails (AF) Other Aug 31, 2016 335
Long Shadows (AF) Other Aug 24, 2016 353
We Knew In Five Days (AF) Rock Aug 14, 2016 396
Essential Compromise (AF) Other Aug 6, 2016 345
Fires Burn Bright (AF) Rock Jul 28, 2016 325
Everywhichaway (AF) Rock Jul 20, 2016 336
My Lucky Life (AF) Rock Jul 13, 2016 371
I Sure Am Glad (AF) Other Jul 5, 2016 388
We Are Known Before (AF) Other Jun 25, 2016 324
I Will Not Leave (AF) Rock Jun 14, 2016 433
Blast Off (MP) Rock Jun 3, 2016 379
No Moon (MP) Other May 25, 2016 463
Dance At Twilight (MP) Jazz May 10, 2016 662
Caught (MP) Rock Apr 20, 2016 488
After The Battle (MP) Other Apr 1, 2016 331
Invaded (MP) Other Mar 19, 2016 439
Up (RL) Other Feb 28, 2016 443
Instinct (RL) Rock Feb 6, 2016 406
Migrate (RL) World Jan 27, 2016 398
Rebuild (RL) Rock Jan 6, 2016 352
Skeletons (RL) Other Dec 27, 2015 393
Left Yesterday (RL) Other Dec 14, 2015 348
Arriving Today (RL) Other Nov 19, 2015 444
Salute (RL) Other Aug 3, 2015 812
This Mysterious Way Collab Pop Mar 28, 2015 1036
Be Here Now (RTH) Other Jul 27, 2014 1275
Here A Little While Ago (RTH) Other May 13, 2014 968
Just Around The Corner (RTH) Other Apr 22, 2014 704
Restored Entrance (RTH) Other Apr 8, 2014 859
Are We There Yet? (RTH) Other Feb 22, 2014 1093
Until We Meet Again (RTH) Other Jan 22, 2014 1369
Onward to Dandi (RTH) Other Dec 13, 2013 888
Treading Over The Threshold (RTH) Other Dec 2, 2013 973
Seeds of Triumph (RTH) Other Nov 24, 2013 957
Irrevocable (RTH) Other Nov 7, 2013 3606
Belonger Status (RTH) Other Sep 22, 2013 1031
Undeniable (RTH) Other Sep 9, 2013 958
Saturn, Second Left (RTH) Other Aug 20, 2013 1056
Once Future Now (RTH) Other Aug 4, 2013 992
Where Are We Going? (RTH) Other Jul 18, 2013 869
Phronesis (AET) Other May 6, 2013 1087
Logically Sound (AET) Other Apr 25, 2013 1366
Think (AET) Other Mar 24, 2013 851
Soul Existence (AET) Other Dec 12, 2012 1006
Regarding Self (AET) Other Nov 15, 2012 1429
Ants Music Videos Sep 1, 2012 1094
Heroic (AET) Other Jun 17, 2012 1231
Happiness (AET) Other Jul 6, 2011 1804
Virtue (AET) Other May 27, 2011 1142
Forgiveness Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2011 1576
Sleep (DI) Ambient Feb 21, 2011 1724
Glow (DI) Ambient Dec 18, 2010 1631
Light The Way Collab Pop Dec 11, 2010 1797
Serenity (DI) Ambient Nov 26, 2010 1444
Contented View (DI) Ambient Oct 22, 2010 1616
First Light (DI) Ambient Aug 11, 2010 1686
Clearing Sky (DI) Ambient Jul 20, 2010 1837
Concealed Existence (DI) Ambient Jul 3, 2010 1765
Restoring Reflection (DI) Ambient Jun 5, 2010 1502
Dream Well (DI) Ambient May 29, 2010 1475
Silver Lining (DI) Ambient May 4, 2010 1811
Altered State (DI) Ambient Apr 5, 2010 1822
Sailing Moon (DI) Ambient Mar 16, 2010 1450
Deeper Light (DI) Classical Mar 3, 2010 2176
The Shield of Achilles (HTB) Other Dec 25, 2009 2277
Curious Company (HTB) Other Nov 13, 2009 1607
Speculative Mania (HTB) Other Oct 6, 2009 2108
Three Cups of Tea (HTB) Other Aug 8, 2009 8266
Correlates of War (HTB) Other Jul 10, 2009 1704
Days of Self Survival Rock Jul 3, 2009 1939
The Sealed Knot (HTB) Other May 8, 2009 2154
Fixing Broken Windows (HTB) Other Feb 20, 2009 2564
15 Weeks (HTB) Other Dec 16, 2008 2588
There And Back (UF) Other Oct 18, 2008 2359
That Grand Ole Feeling (UF) Other Jul 21, 2008 2250
Broken Chains Collab Classical Mar 8, 2008 4565
Looking Into Fire (UF) Other Nov 6, 2007 2500
The Hunt (UF) Other Apr 8, 2007 3306
Two Playing With Air Collab Other Mar 15, 2007 2483
Spicy Acidic Limbo Collab Other Feb 15, 2007 2663
The Keening Spell (UF) Classical Dec 10, 2006 6944
Let Us Improvise Motifs Collab Spoken Word Dec 3, 2006 2612
Divergence (UF) World Sep 17, 2006 2716
Pachyderm Sunset Collab World Aug 20, 2006 3237
Fear (AE) Other Aug 18, 2006 2139
Tension (AE) Other Aug 5, 2006 2278
Lucy's Homecoming (UF) World Aug 2, 2006 2733
Cold (AE) Other Jul 27, 2006 2474
Discontent (AE) Other Jul 23, 2006 1873
Darkness (AE) Other Jul 21, 2006 3394
Mind The Gap (UF) Collab Jazz Jul 5, 2006 2668
Unearthing Our Own (UF) Other Jun 21, 2006 2718
Indigenous Mystery (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2330
Novel Conservation (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2006
Influential Supposition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2029
Voices Elsewhere (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2174
Unknown Findings (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2849
Gathering Evidence (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1788
Abundant Display (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2119
Natural Environment (ADE) Jazz Apr 14, 2006 2386
Interior Expedition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1827
Genetic Calling (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2133
Isolated Foray (ADE) Ambient Apr 14, 2006 2549

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