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
Brewing Change (OTT) Electronica Jan 15, 2018 116
Moving Through Clouds (OTT) Electronica Jan 9, 2018 171
Of Midnights and New Years (OTT) Electronica Jan 2, 2018 167
Rock Me To Tomorrow (CTT) Electronica Dec 26, 2017 179
Sail Without Leaving (CTT) Electronica Dec 18, 2017 170
The Moment Is And Then It’s Not (CTT) Electronica Dec 11, 2017 196
Swing On The Moon (CTT) Electronica Dec 4, 2017 224
Input From Other Sources (CTT) Electronica Nov 25, 2017 235
An Orange Horizon (CTT) Electronica Nov 16, 2017 305
Cardamom Coffee (CTT) Electronica Nov 9, 2017 287
Training a Single Neuron (CTT) Electronica Nov 2, 2017 318
It’s A New Day (CTT) Electronica Oct 24, 2017 344
Dance Instead (CTT) Electronica Oct 16, 2017 448
Impeach (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Oct 4, 2017 430
Suspicion Subverts (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 26, 2017 339
Incite A Party (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 13, 2017 448
Blue Shift (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Sep 1, 2017 519
Don't Look Back (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 23, 2017 499
Go For Broke (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 15, 2017 529
Behind The Curtain (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Aug 4, 2017 478
Insurgency (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 26, 2017 512
Red Shift (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 19, 2017 299
Win The Battle (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 13, 2017 340
Loose Reins (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 4, 2017 334
Running A Mile (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 24, 2017 372
Do You Know? (VIMH) Other May 19, 2017 768
Dig Deep (VIMH) Other May 11, 2017 533
Hold Up Slow Down (VIMH) Other Apr 27, 2017 464
Don’t Keep Me Out (VIMH) Other Apr 14, 2017 526
Circles (VIMH) Other Apr 7, 2017 640
In Another Room (VIMH) Other Mar 29, 2017 484
Revel (VIMH) Rock Mar 18, 2017 466
In The Rain (VIMH) Other Mar 9, 2017 411
Enigma (VIMH) Other Feb 25, 2017 562
Carry On (VIMH) Other Feb 16, 2017 521
Dream O Classical Jan 23, 2017 733
Dream N Classical Jan 12, 2017 471
Dream M Other Jan 3, 2017 401
Dream L Classical Dec 16, 2016 360
Dream K Other Dec 8, 2016 627
Dream J Classical Nov 29, 2016 441
Dream I Other Nov 17, 2016 535
Dream H Other Nov 10, 2016 463
Dream G Classical Nov 3, 2016 519
Dream F Classical Oct 26, 2016 384
Dream E Classical Oct 15, 2016 423
Dream D Other Oct 7, 2016 438
Dream C Classical Sep 30, 2016 360
Dream B Classical Sep 23, 2016 467
Dream A Other Sep 13, 2016 561
Happy Trails (AF) Other Aug 31, 2016 471
Long Shadows (AF) Other Aug 24, 2016 467
We Knew In Five Days (AF) Rock Aug 14, 2016 611
Essential Compromise (AF) Other Aug 6, 2016 516
Fires Burn Bright (AF) Rock Jul 28, 2016 600
Everywhichaway (AF) Rock Jul 20, 2016 516
My Lucky Life (AF) Rock Jul 13, 2016 605
I Sure Am Glad (AF) Other Jul 5, 2016 605
We Are Known Before (AF) Other Jun 25, 2016 420
I Will Not Leave (AF) Rock Jun 14, 2016 622
Blast Off (MP) Rock Jun 3, 2016 493
No Moon (MP) Other May 25, 2016 621
Dance At Twilight (MP) Jazz May 10, 2016 786
Caught (MP) Rock Apr 20, 2016 670
After The Battle (MP) Other Apr 1, 2016 496
Invaded (MP) Other Mar 19, 2016 647
Up (RL) Other Feb 28, 2016 647
Instinct (RL) Rock Feb 6, 2016 555
Migrate (RL) World Jan 27, 2016 530
Rebuild (RL) Rock Jan 6, 2016 528
Skeletons (RL) Other Dec 27, 2015 566
Left Yesterday (RL) Other Dec 14, 2015 490
Arriving Today (RL) Other Nov 19, 2015 605
Salute (RL) Other Aug 3, 2015 1029
This Mysterious Way Collab Pop Mar 28, 2015 1242
Be Here Now (RTH) Other Jul 27, 2014 1393
Here A Little While Ago (RTH) Other May 13, 2014 1133
Just Around The Corner (RTH) Other Apr 22, 2014 849
Restored Entrance (RTH) Other Apr 8, 2014 991
Are We There Yet? (RTH) Other Feb 22, 2014 1180
Until We Meet Again (RTH) Other Jan 22, 2014 1625
Onward to Dandi (RTH) Other Dec 13, 2013 1048
Treading Over The Threshold (RTH) Other Dec 2, 2013 1164
Seeds of Triumph (RTH) Other Nov 24, 2013 1035
Irrevocable (RTH) Other Nov 7, 2013 3860
Belonger Status (RTH) Other Sep 22, 2013 1180
Undeniable (RTH) Other Sep 9, 2013 1141
Saturn, Second Left (RTH) Other Aug 20, 2013 1269
Once Future Now (RTH) Other Aug 4, 2013 1124
Where Are We Going? (RTH) Other Jul 18, 2013 990
Phronesis (AET) Other May 6, 2013 1170
Logically Sound (AET) Other Apr 25, 2013 1532
Think (AET) Other Mar 24, 2013 1009
Soul Existence (AET) Other Dec 12, 2012 1206
Regarding Self (AET) Other Nov 15, 2012 1636
Ants Music Videos Sep 1, 2012 1468
Heroic (AET) Other Jun 17, 2012 1433
Happiness (AET) Other Jul 6, 2011 2051
Virtue (AET) Other May 27, 2011 1332
Forgiveness Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2011 1718
Sleep (DI) Ambient Feb 21, 2011 1945
Glow (DI) Ambient Dec 18, 2010 1846
Light The Way Collab Pop Dec 11, 2010 1946
Serenity (DI) Ambient Nov 26, 2010 1653
Contented View (DI) Ambient Oct 22, 2010 1813
First Light (DI) Ambient Aug 11, 2010 1885
Clearing Sky (DI) Ambient Jul 20, 2010 2036
Concealed Existence (DI) Ambient Jul 3, 2010 1993
Restoring Reflection (DI) Ambient Jun 5, 2010 1714
Dream Well (DI) Ambient May 29, 2010 1681
Silver Lining (DI) Ambient May 4, 2010 1997
Altered State (DI) Ambient Apr 5, 2010 1984
Sailing Moon (DI) Ambient Mar 16, 2010 1645
Deeper Light (DI) Classical Mar 3, 2010 2329
The Shield of Achilles (HTB) Other Dec 25, 2009 2397
Curious Company (HTB) Other Nov 13, 2009 1791
Speculative Mania (HTB) Other Oct 6, 2009 2329
Three Cups of Tea (HTB) Other Aug 8, 2009 8594
Correlates of War (HTB) Other Jul 10, 2009 1881
Days of Self Survival Rock Jul 3, 2009 2123
The Sealed Knot (HTB) Other May 8, 2009 2398
Fixing Broken Windows (HTB) Other Feb 20, 2009 2806
15 Weeks (HTB) Other Dec 16, 2008 2789
There And Back (UF) Other Oct 18, 2008 2655
That Grand Ole Feeling (UF) Other Jul 21, 2008 2563
Broken Chains Collab Classical Mar 8, 2008 4842
Looking Into Fire (UF) Other Nov 6, 2007 2629
The Hunt (UF) Other Apr 8, 2007 3592
Two Playing With Air Collab Other Mar 15, 2007 2688
Spicy Acidic Limbo Collab Other Feb 15, 2007 2840
The Keening Spell (UF) Classical Dec 10, 2006 7442
Let Us Improvise Motifs Collab Spoken Word Dec 3, 2006 2809
Divergence (UF) World Sep 17, 2006 2836
Pachyderm Sunset Collab World Aug 20, 2006 3387
Fear (AE) Other Aug 18, 2006 2353
Tension (AE) Other Aug 5, 2006 2433
Lucy's Homecoming (UF) World Aug 2, 2006 3060
Cold (AE) Other Jul 27, 2006 2658
Discontent (AE) Other Jul 23, 2006 2032
Darkness (AE) Other Jul 21, 2006 3564
Mind The Gap (UF) Collab Jazz Jul 5, 2006 2955
Unearthing Our Own (UF) Other Jun 21, 2006 3031
Indigenous Mystery (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2519
Novel Conservation (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2180
Influential Supposition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2193
Voices Elsewhere (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2361
Unknown Findings (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 3012
Gathering Evidence (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1950
Abundant Display (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2270
Natural Environment (ADE) Jazz Apr 14, 2006 2547
Interior Expedition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1956
Genetic Calling (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2311
Isolated Foray (ADE) Ambient Apr 14, 2006 2707

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