"Reflections": When I wrote the title track "Reflections", I was in a very contemplative, melancholy mood. I was thinking about where I was in life at that time, what the past had brought, and the uncertainty of what the future might hold. I was hoping it would be successful, hoping things would be better. As you listen to it, take the time to reflect on your own life.
"03699": This song is about lost love. 03699 represents the date that I met a man I once loved. Truly love at first sight, our romance was cut short as he was from Belgium and had to return to Europe. As you listen, remember the longing for your own lost love...
"Spanish Theme": A song of celebration with a traditional Spanish, flamenco flare. Celebration and somber melancholy.
"Scarborough Faire": A timeless folk melody reflecting a simpler, better time.
Reflections has been described as "contemplative", "well-composed", and "beautiful." The music really mirrors Amy's introspective personality. The album has earned the laud of respected musicians such as Turning Point's John Herrera. "She's a fine talent," he says. " The record is thought and mood provoking."
Steve Thomas, owner of a music venue in Undici Undici in Mesa, AZ, says, "Amy is so talented. When she plays, people listen. Her music is very evocative."
Amy K - Biography
A true musician such as AmyK can be difficult to find...her music will move you.
In her songs are feelings that everyone experiences at some point in their lives: loneliness, despair, joy, and love are all the constituents of her latest CD, aptly titled Reflections. The album's theme illustrates how music directly mirrors life. "Music captures emotional moments in time, like an audio photograph. Listening to a song on the radio, or writing one on your guitar, it is that feeling, that very moment that is captured. When you listen to that song again, it takes you back... to that same nostalgic feeling."
An avid composer, the album consists exclusively of Amy's original compositions and arrangements. She has to date completed more than 32 works for solo and ensemble settings, on classical guitar and electric guitars.
In addition to composing, Amy's career as a session player has recently come to fruition. She has worked on several projects at Crossroads studio on Tempe, AZ, and continually seeks new challenges in the field. "Studio work allows me to bring someone else's musical vision to life. Getting a chance to put my skills to work technically and creatively is extremely fulfilling."
Composer, session player, performer...why not add rock goddess to the list? With a taste for intricate musical styles, she is equally at ease shredding out electric solos as she is playing complex classical pieces. She currently performs electric guitar with the progressive rock band Slate. The band's original works have been compared to the likes of Dream Theater. With odd time signatures, melodic harmonies, and programmatic themes, Amy's technical skills are showcased in an aggressive rock setting. "I always loved the raw energy of heavy rock music. It provides a productive outlet for the darker emotions that we all feel." (For audio samples of Amy's electric playing visit www.AmyK.net and www.slatedreams.com).
No talent develops without discipline and refinement, and AmyK is no exception to the rule. A perfectionist by nature, it's no surprise that she pursued her dream of playing guitar by studying the strict disciplines of classical style. It was through her education that she acquired the tools necessary to express herself through the instrument. Amy starting writing her own music about a year after she started playing. "I was quickly inspired by the traditional repertoire I was learning, and writing just seemed to be a natural progression of my study." She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in classical guitar performance, and has performed in Master Classes for over 26 world-renowned guitarists, including Christopher Parkening, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, and Ben Verdery.
Whether performing original, popular, or another artist's works, AmyK brings music to life with exceptional delivery. Conveying the music with such belief and conviction, her listeners have no choice but to feel it.
She also founded Amy K Music Company (www.AmyKMusic.com) which provides all styles of live music for weddings and special occasions, as well as music instruction on all instruments. For audio samples or more information visit www.AmyKMusic.com.
To inquire about performances, sessions, lessons, or group collaborations, contact her management at info@AmyK.net, or call 602-703-3002.
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6. Song for Marc
7. Far Away - So Close
8. Spanish Theme
9. Scarborough Faire