I write music because it's what I love to do. I like to tell stories with music. Sometimes this includes enhancing the story of certain images, sometimes I think the music goes best with a dance, and other times I prefer that the musical story stand alone for the listener.
My parents met in choir. We had a piano and my mom was always singing. When I was a boy, I loved to make fun little rhythms with my teeth. That kid in me was re-awakened when I was in my mid twenties. How did this happen? First, I watched the movie August Rush. Then, shortly after, I discovered the best instrument in the world-- my new Sonicare toothbrush! I found that the steady drone of the vibrating toothbrush was great to hum along with. The act of brushing my teeth became my favorite activity, and this helped to unlock the music.
In 2012, I decided to break through my fears and share some of my melodies with the world. The first songs that I recorded were rough. REALLY rough. I'd already been dabbling with music production for a few years, and I owned Sonar X1. So I hooked up a mic, sang acapella, slapped on some reverb and I layered a few tracks together. The production value was poor, but I noticed that these recordings contained something real, something valuable-- they contained a deep part of me. So I kept going.
Over the years, I've learned that music has offered me a method of communication that I never thought was possible. It's provided me with a way to share my deep joy and brokenness with others, and I'm amazed to hear from people who identify with it. Each piece of music contains a piece of my heart. The music, for me, is a way to celebrate Life. Each song is a testament of victory in the face of the hopelessness that once held me.
I really like how Victor said it...