Music has always been a central part of my life. Over the years, as I have developed as an artist, my music has become the primary filter through which I process my experiences and emotions. My creative approach is to use the recording studio as an instrument of expression - to use technology as an extension of physical performance. Improvisation is always a core part of my creative process as I continue to search for the unexpected moments that occur when I perform spontaneously and in-the-moment. This improvisational approach applies both to instrumental performance as well as mixing and effects processing. I find much of my inspiration in the natural world and in my personal relationships. I view the sharing of my music with others as a way for me to more deeply connect with the world and the people in it.
Explorations in electroacoustic / neoclassical composition. Minimalist motifs, circling counterpoint melodies and processed drones all feature heavily. Orchestral instruments form the foundation for this music to evolve out from.
"The evolving layers, tones, and interwoven synths are as calm as ice crystals beginning to thaw before a warm incoming Spring. SubtractiveLAD creates emotive sound worlds to get lost inside of, and what lies within is simply astounding."
Inspired, in part, by classical mythology (especially Ovid's Metamorphoses), this album examines the concept of transformation with the difficulties and the revelations that are embodied in the process.
" Music of this quality can move us toward something higher at the best of times, or at the very least exist as a reminder of our collective human potential, creativity, and spirituality. Minor Deities deserves that the act of listening be an act of intelligence - with the listener truly attending and adoring what they are hearing."