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Listen to “Monk Soup”

February 28, 2013
Monk Soup cover art by T Kaczor

Monk Soup cover art by T Kaczor

Feeling cold during these last days of winter? Rain getting you down? Have a listen to Monk Soup, my most recent (complete) song. “Soup” because it sounds like the rain pelting your window, and the sucking mud on your boots as you trudge through the wild trails. “Monk”, well because of the bells, what else? Or maybe it’s because I feel like I’m stuck inside, contemplating life, on these dark days, and praying for the spring sun to arrive. What do you think?

Click here for a link to the song on Reverbnation   http://www.reverbnation.com/c./a4/8860781/270585/Artist/270585/Artist/link

New Song: The Fragrance, by Tiana

July 25, 2010

Cover art by Tiana Kaczor

Finally, a new song for you. I have been improvising a lot the last few months,  getting new ideas, and never finishing them enough to post. This song is the latest idea and I decided to let it remain quite simple and quickly post it. “The Fragrance” is a meditative cinematic journey, a song to listen to with headphones, with eyes closed, lying down, relaxed. At least that’s how I like to listen to it.

Go to my “Songs” page or use the link to Reverbnation to listen to it. Enjoy and let me know what you think of it.

New Song “Tangled Garden” from Tiana

January 3, 2010
Cover photo by Tiana Kaczor for song "Tangled Garden"

Cover art by Tiana Kaczor for song "Tangled Garden"

“Tangled Garden” is Tiana’s New Year’s present to you. You can download it for free on her Reverbnation site.

Last fall I wrote several piano compositions. It seemed that every time I sat down at my acoustic piano a new melody came up and I had to run upstairs to my studio, turn on my computer,  hit record, and then try to play the melody again on my keyboard. I feel many can stand on their own as solo piano pieces, but I also wanted to see what I could do with adding a little orchestration. It is an improvisation, a musical idea. The vision I got while playing it was of a garden, tangled and overgrown, waiting to be tended and loved.

The photo I’ve used for the cover art is from when I was in Bella Bella. This was a lovely walk in the forest near a salmon stream, that unfortunately had a lot of garbage dumped in one spot.

New Song “Analog Wench”

November 21, 2009

Analog Wench cover art by Tiana from a photo of Mushroom Studios

Well it’s not such a new song, but it’s the latest I completed and uploaded to my sites a few weeks ago. At that time I didn’t have time to promote it fully because I was busy writing the film clip score for the Nightingale contest and doing some home renovations. So if you haven’t had a listen yet, please do, and let me know what you think. It’s long, but I like my keyboard slide at the end so I hope it keeps your interest for the full 7 minutes. Comments I’ve had so far have been great. Thanks!

I recently found out that I am #6 out of 313 on Reverbnation’s band charts for the category of “Other” for the area including southwestern BC and it seems at least northwestern Washington State. Sign up as a fan, if you’re not already, and hopefully I’ll reach #1!

Mixing Art Styles, Mastering Subjects

July 23, 2008
Keytar Yellow by Johnathan Wakuda Fischer

I went to an artist trading card session at the Richmond Art Gallery last week. I was hoping that making these little art pieces would get me into a routine of creating visual art, since I have been doing mostly music this year. One of my ideas is to use my realistic drawing talent but create original subject ideas by combining unrelated objects. Just by chance today I came across Wakuda on Flickr. He has fabulous images combining traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e style with modern stenciling techniques and subject matter like cell phones and boom boxes. Very cool. Now I am inspired to go draw!  http://www.flickr.com/photos/wakudastudio/2575080357/

Keytar Yellow by Johnathan Wakuda Fischer