1/28/05 - New website completed. Check it out!!
"Serene Reflections" album doing well. Future albums in the works. "Reflections of Christmas" album was completed and tested in December 2004. Commercial release will hopefully be ready this year! A classical works album featuring the compositions of the french composer Claude Debussy is currently being complied, arranged, and recorded at TimberLine-Music. I am also busy working on my second original compilation CD entitled "South by Southwest". Thanks for stopping by and check back often for the latest updates!!
Dave Smith's first CD "Serene Reflections" was the result of a life long love of music. Dave learned music theory in junior high school playing the clarinet. During the 1960s - 70s the advent of composing and playing music via electronic music synthesizers was realized by such pioneers as Wendy Carlos' "Switch on Bach", Brian Eno, Morton Subotnick, Gershon Kingsley, and Jean-Jacques Perrey. These "Electronic Music Pioneers" started a revolution in how music was, is, and will be played. Dave was "hooked" so to speak and devoted his spare time to study and learn all there was to this fascinating field of music.
Over the years Dave developed expertise in music theory, sound production, music synthesis, arrangement, musical composition, and a host of other "tools" needed to compose music "electronically". Dave's technical training in the US Air Force developed his technical expertise allowing him to build his own synthesizers and bedroom studio.
Now, over 20 years of self-taught knowledge and experimentation, Dave has found his own unique compositional style. Most of his music is a blend of free-form, classical, and contemporary styles which allows Dave to compose music as he "sees" it. Dave explains that his compositions are created by the symphonic images he sees and hears floating around in the "Ether". "At times I can hear an entire composition when I direct my attention to another time and place and can listen to the Spirit in quite solitude".
Check out the artist's website:
1. Starlite Nights
2. Gems of Time
3. The Lights Above
4. Images On the Lake
5. Forgotten Rainbows
6. Musical Crystals
8. Cascade Springs
9. Serene Reflections