I am a guitarist from Fort Worth, Texas. I started yearning for music at a young age and began my career on the piano. At the age of twelve, I picked up a guitar and have not put it down since.
I started performing with School of Rock at the age of thirteen and have played at venues such as Dallas House of Blues and Trees, in Deep Ellum. I have a unique style with a foundation in metal music. I enjoy playing original music and engaging with audiences.
I am currently a student at Berklee Online, pursuing a Bachelor of Professional Studies in guitar. Music is an expression of what I feel in my soul. I am passionate about life and enjoy sharing that passion with an audience through music.
I think a main truth when it comes to music and art is that music is art and art is music. I think that if we look at it through a lens on how they correlate to each other, then everything will be made clear. When I see a painting that has a nice display of vibrant colors or a happy family all at a table, I can generally see and hear a song being played while looking at that particular painting.
When I listen to music I will sometimes close my eyes and picture the scene and setting that the piece of music puts me in. That is the beauty of art and music. This will reflect into my career and how my creative work will go.
I do not want a piece of music of my own writing that doesn't leave some sort of imagery of a scene. I think that's why we have music for movies and television shows because if there was no music there wouldn't be as much anticipation or fear in a horror movie or a strong fight scene without a little bit of rock music.
My truth in the way I present music is the same way I would present an art piece, with a story. Pablo Picasso wrote in a passage that was given to us to read and it said
"Among the several sins that I have been accused of committing, none is more false than the one that I have, as the principal objective in my work, the spirit of research. When I paint, my object is to show what I have found and not what I am looking for. In art intentions are not sufficient and, as we say in Spanish: love must be proved by facts and not by reasons. What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing."
I think this applies to the way he paints, he does not paint what he wants to find but what he has already found, or in my case, I want to write music that I have found to be an art form for me.
Something else he has written that has spoken to me is, "They speak of naturalism in opposition to modern painting. I would like to know if anyone has ever seen a natural work of art. Nature and art, being two different things, cannot be the same thing. Through art we express our conception of what nature is not."
To define naturalism is "(in art and literature) a style and theory of representation based on the accurate depiction of detail." There are no natural works of art, all art in its true and natural form has been chiseled and molded by the earth for many years. The same way buildings have been built from the ground up is not caused by naturalism, it's caused by time and art, the same way music has been brought from just voices to where we are today with instruments defining countries and continents.
My closing ideology (used in an archaic form) is that art doesn't come naturally while it may provide a stepping stone there is always more time to work on your craft.