David Arkenstone Quotes
"Technology has produced some wonderful tools for making music. The computer allows me to fully orchestrate my pieces and really fine tune them,"
"It is sometimes difficult to categorize my music and this is a term I can live with,"
The first music I remember being aware of is the Nutcracker. It was filled with imagery, especially from faraway lands, which has become a theme of mine. Then as I listened closer, I think it was the emotional content of music that got to me. The fact that it could make you feel a certain way. I knew as a kid what I wanted to do.
I did a lot of experimentation with convoluting other artists' songs I liked. That started me discovering elements I thought I'd like to hear in my own music. When I started writing my own songs for my bands, these discoveries took flight and became the first examples of what I'd call my 'style.' I think playing other people's music helps you get a sense of song structure and basic characteristics of music making. After a little of that, I started my own bands and rehearsed and played a lot. I think some more of my style was born during this time. I think it just evolved naturally over time into what I do now. I had always had songs that were more like what I do now, that didn't seem to fit in my rock bands.
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