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. 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 Indie 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 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
Red Shift (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 19, 2017 131
Win The Battle (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 13, 2017 190
Loose Reins (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jul 4, 2017 185
Running A Mile (RR) Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 24, 2017 178
Do You Know? (VIMH) Other May 19, 2017 268
Dig Deep (VIMH) Other May 11, 2017 319
Hold Up Slow Down (VIMH) Other Apr 27, 2017 356
Don’t Keep Me Out (VIMH) Other Apr 14, 2017 323
Circles (VIMH) Other Apr 7, 2017 464
In Another Room (VIMH) Other Mar 29, 2017 405
Revel (VIMH) Rock Mar 18, 2017 365
In The Rain (VIMH) Other Mar 9, 2017 316
Enigma (VIMH) Other Feb 25, 2017 464
Carry On (VIMH) Other Feb 16, 2017 423
Dream O Classical Jan 23, 2017 508
Dream N Other Jan 12, 2017 296
Dream M Other Jan 3, 2017 305
Dream L Other Dec 16, 2016 281
Dream K Other Dec 8, 2016 465
Dream J Other Nov 29, 2016 364
Dream I Other Nov 17, 2016 432
Dream H Other Nov 10, 2016 373
Dream G Other Nov 3, 2016 351
Dream F Other Oct 26, 2016 304
Dream E Other Oct 15, 2016 348
Dream D Other Oct 7, 2016 289
Dream C Other Sep 30, 2016 291
Dream B Other Sep 23, 2016 311
Dream A Other Sep 13, 2016 396
Happy Trails (AF) Other Aug 31, 2016 374
Long Shadows (AF) Other Aug 24, 2016 383
We Knew In Five Days (AF) Rock Aug 14, 2016 420
Essential Compromise (AF) Other Aug 6, 2016 362
Fires Burn Bright (AF) Rock Jul 28, 2016 355
Everywhichaway (AF) Rock Jul 20, 2016 360
My Lucky Life (AF) Rock Jul 13, 2016 402
I Sure Am Glad (AF) Other Jul 5, 2016 425
We Are Known Before (AF) Other Jun 25, 2016 349
I Will Not Leave (AF) Rock Jun 14, 2016 495
Blast Off (MP) Rock Jun 3, 2016 401
No Moon (MP) Other May 25, 2016 499
Dance At Twilight (MP) Jazz May 10, 2016 688
Caught (MP) Rock Apr 20, 2016 507
After The Battle (MP) Other Apr 1, 2016 343
Invaded (MP) Other Mar 19, 2016 463
Up (RL) Other Feb 28, 2016 483
Instinct (RL) Rock Feb 6, 2016 427
Migrate (RL) World Jan 27, 2016 413
Rebuild (RL) Rock Jan 6, 2016 371
Skeletons (RL) Other Dec 27, 2015 421
Left Yesterday (RL) Other Dec 14, 2015 371
Arriving Today (RL) Other Nov 19, 2015 470
Salute (RL) Other Aug 3, 2015 840
This Mysterious Way Collab Pop Mar 28, 2015 1073
Be Here Now (RTH) Other Jul 27, 2014 1304
Here A Little While Ago (RTH) Other May 13, 2014 984
Just Around The Corner (RTH) Other Apr 22, 2014 715
Restored Entrance (RTH) Other Apr 8, 2014 881
Are We There Yet? (RTH) Other Feb 22, 2014 1110
Until We Meet Again (RTH) Other Jan 22, 2014 1404
Onward to Dandi (RTH) Other Dec 13, 2013 900
Treading Over The Threshold (RTH) Other Dec 2, 2013 992
Seeds of Triumph (RTH) Other Nov 24, 2013 980
Irrevocable (RTH) Other Nov 7, 2013 3672
Belonger Status (RTH) Other Sep 22, 2013 1045
Undeniable (RTH) Other Sep 9, 2013 977
Saturn, Second Left (RTH) Other Aug 20, 2013 1079
Once Future Now (RTH) Other Aug 4, 2013 1018
Where Are We Going? (RTH) Other Jul 18, 2013 893
Phronesis (AET) Other May 6, 2013 1104
Logically Sound (AET) Other Apr 25, 2013 1382
Think (AET) Other Mar 24, 2013 863
Soul Existence (AET) Other Dec 12, 2012 1026
Regarding Self (AET) Other Nov 15, 2012 1461
Ants Music Videos Sep 1, 2012 1183
Heroic (AET) Other Jun 17, 2012 1253
Happiness (AET) Other Jul 6, 2011 1838
Virtue (AET) Other May 27, 2011 1164
Forgiveness Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2011 1603
Sleep (DI) Ambient Feb 21, 2011 1754
Glow (DI) Ambient Dec 18, 2010 1650
Light The Way Collab Pop Dec 11, 2010 1825
Serenity (DI) Ambient Nov 26, 2010 1472
Contented View (DI) Ambient Oct 22, 2010 1649
First Light (DI) Ambient Aug 11, 2010 1707
Clearing Sky (DI) Ambient Jul 20, 2010 1865
Concealed Existence (DI) Ambient Jul 3, 2010 1793
Restoring Reflection (DI) Ambient Jun 5, 2010 1538
Dream Well (DI) Ambient May 29, 2010 1492
Silver Lining (DI) Ambient May 4, 2010 1834
Altered State (DI) Ambient Apr 5, 2010 1837
Sailing Moon (DI) Ambient Mar 16, 2010 1470
Deeper Light (DI) Classical Mar 3, 2010 2209
The Shield of Achilles (HTB) Other Dec 25, 2009 2312
Curious Company (HTB) Other Nov 13, 2009 1634
Speculative Mania (HTB) Other Oct 6, 2009 2137
Three Cups of Tea (HTB) Other Aug 8, 2009 8321
Correlates of War (HTB) Other Jul 10, 2009 1724
Days of Self Survival Rock Jul 3, 2009 1960
The Sealed Knot (HTB) Other May 8, 2009 2185
Fixing Broken Windows (HTB) Other Feb 20, 2009 2586
15 Weeks (HTB) Other Dec 16, 2008 2611
There And Back (UF) Other Oct 18, 2008 2386
That Grand Ole Feeling (UF) Other Jul 21, 2008 2288
Broken Chains Collab Classical Mar 8, 2008 4608
Looking Into Fire (UF) Other Nov 6, 2007 2524
The Hunt (UF) Other Apr 8, 2007 3327
Two Playing With Air Collab Other Mar 15, 2007 2505
Spicy Acidic Limbo Collab Other Feb 15, 2007 2702
The Keening Spell (UF) Classical Dec 10, 2006 7015
Let Us Improvise Motifs Collab Spoken Word Dec 3, 2006 2633
Divergence (UF) World Sep 17, 2006 2743
Pachyderm Sunset Collab World Aug 20, 2006 3278
Fear (AE) Other Aug 18, 2006 2165
Tension (AE) Other Aug 5, 2006 2294
Lucy's Homecoming (UF) World Aug 2, 2006 2775
Cold (AE) Other Jul 27, 2006 2492
Discontent (AE) Other Jul 23, 2006 1894
Darkness (AE) Other Jul 21, 2006 3421
Mind The Gap (UF) Collab Jazz Jul 5, 2006 2696
Unearthing Our Own (UF) Other Jun 21, 2006 2741
Indigenous Mystery (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2356
Novel Conservation (ADE) Other Apr 15, 2006 2031
Influential Supposition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2053
Voices Elsewhere (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2199
Unknown Findings (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2865
Gathering Evidence (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1806
Abundant Display (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2131
Natural Environment (ADE) Jazz Apr 14, 2006 2406
Interior Expedition (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 1838
Genetic Calling (ADE) Other Apr 14, 2006 2154
Isolated Foray (ADE) Ambient Apr 14, 2006 2565

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