Although I am a singer, I can't help but love instrumental music. I have written a few over time on which I enjoy playing most of the instruments, including a diverse array of guitars, bass guitars, mandolin, glockenspiel, some little chinese harp, and the occasional electronic sample.
This piece of music accompanies a painting/collage by Beatrice Razack. You can see a bit of the painting on the left. It is a very evocative painting, which felt to me like the start of a journey (real or imaginative).
So, that is what dictated the direction of the music. It starts very peaceful and quiet, and goes on to explore various moods and places.
This is a piece I wrote to celebrate the wedding of a very good friend. It was meant to be quite ceremonial, yet joyful at the same time. You will find a lot instruments I often enjoy playing: accoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel, a small zither, an irish bodhran, as well as a few other things.
The main melody for this piece came to me while I was travelling in New Zealand. Usually, unless I record it straightaway, I tend to forget a melody when it comes like that. For some reason, however, I remembered this one until 6 months later, after I came back from my travels (I took a year off to travel around the world some time ago). I was near mount Cook, the highest mountain in New Zealand, so I thought I would name the track after it. It is a very simple piece, all hand played except for the drums (although there is a real irish bodhran).