Patrick O'Hearn Quotes
I'm told by my mother that I had a strong interest in music by age 2, playing on our piano and fooling around with rhythm instruments. My first formal training began around age 5 on piano, then moved to cello at age 7, then on to many other band and orchestra instruments in following years. I've always been more interested in the family of instruments as a composer rather than as a soloist.
I start building ideas and songs until the collection reaches about 12 to 20 sketches. As they are further developed it becomes apparent which compositions will form a core for the album and a firm direction then takes shape. The inspiration varies, I always keep my ears, eyes and mind open. Best work to date? Well it's my most recent so it's fresh and enjoyable, but I'm afraid I'd have to make a selective compilation drawn from all my work to achieve a "best of" going back to Ancient Dreams, circa 1984.
I worked as an ensemble player for many years with many groups, when the opportunity to emerge as a solo artist presented itself, I was well ready for the change; the idea of being self reliant was most appealing at the time.
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