Albums & Tracks
This album is a story inspired by my reflections on the beauty and unpredictability of life. It is divided into two sections.
The first trilogy after the prelude represents a journey though darkness into light. It is my hope that the music will light the way for those who are lost.
The second section following the intermission takes us though several soundscapes. Enjoy the adventure as we set sail upon cosmic winds, over capricious seas, amongst the infinite stars and between whimsical mountains.
Released in 2018
Prelude: Xotic Saedi
A short prelude to the trilogy, borrowing themes from each of the pieces woven together through counterpoint.
Tesla in Arabia
An inquisitive mind wandering the desert meets a mystical force that reveals the secrets of the universe for a price. Curiosity leads the unaware as darkness beckons. Temptation and the allure of knowledge draws the wanderer… a conversation, an enigma, down a mysterious path. Magical forces reveal themselves, and the wanderer is lost, entangled in a web of darkness.
Enter a dream of the enchanted forest, where all who are lost wander in darkness, chasing their deepest desires, and being chased by shadows. Running in circles, going nowhere, the darkness envelops and beasts reveal themselves, but through the darkness the wanderer travels, and he eventually emerges as the nightmare comes to an end, forever changed by the wild encounters.
The spiritual realm reveals itself, a higher power watches as the wanderer strays into the devil’s den, led by the devil’s puppet. Ensnared by the schemes and ploys, all hope seems to be lost. As night progresses, the point of death draws closer, and closer.. till the angels reveal themselves to be protecting the wanderer, and he leaves the cursed abode unharmed. The angels have revealed themselves, and now the wanderer no longer wanders, but walks in the light, though the darkness desperately attempts to thwart his progress, the light triumphs. Salvation.
A short break from the intense adventure from darkness into light, this intermission ushers in the next trilogy of soundscapes. As the clock strikes twelve, imagine embarking on a mythical ship that transcends the cosmos.
Gold in the Midnight Skies
We begin our journey on the high seas. Tranquil and calm at first, but the skies soon darken. We emerge at full speed through the rocky waters, before delving headfirst into a bigger storm. When all seems lost, angelic beings lift the ship from the depths, and launch it into space.
We are now on a journey through the stars of a magical universe, phasing through portals to different dimensions as peculiar oddities pass you by. Let your imagination run wild as the music guides you through this fascinating adventure.
We arrive in the far east. Three instruments converse, and although it seems like they may be speaking about the same thing, the conversation gets convoluted, and just when it seems like an argument is about to ensue, they dance in harmony. The second section sees us jumping through various iterations of the soundscape, landing us at our final destination.
The epilogue sums up the expedition, weaving in themes from the previous three tracks to close the album.
An instrumental journey of a king, uniting the elements of Counterpoint, Synthesis, Classical and Folk Music.
In this eight and a half minute piece, I drew upon my studies into counterpoint and audio synthesis, which I had delved into during the 2020 pandemic.
May it take you upon a magical adventure, as it always does for me.
Released in 2020
Bach Synthesis: 15 Inventions
Learning more about wavetable synthesis and Bach’s music during the 2020 pandemic, I combined the knowledge he gathered into an album featuring each of 15 of J.S Bach’s inventions played with a wavetable synthesizer, with each song having a unique tone synthesized from scratch.
As Bach’s inventions are written in the style of two-part counterpoint (two separate melodies being played simultaneously, in harmony), the two melodies are separated into the left and right speakers to give the listener a unique listening experience.
Released in 2020