Fred Nachbaur
NEWS   After enjoying relative success (which means no-one has thrown tomatoes at me) at both mp3.com and Peoplesound.com, my music is now available at SoundClick. Congratulations! You've found me. Enjoy the music.
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Eclectic electronic classically-based intelligent techno... with heart.
Why this name?
I've been in many bands over the years, with names ranging from the ridiculous to the slightly less ridiculous. Through it all I've still got my birth name. That's me. Fred Nachbaur. Say it while trying to clear your throat and you'll just about have the pronunciation. :)
Do you play live?
The kinds of compositions I've been focussing on over the past two years don't lend themselves well to playing live. However, I've played live many times in the past, and got a deep feeling of joy when the connection is made, and it seems that it's the audience that is playing to themselves. I now get that same feeling when I complete a composition, and know it will connect in that same way over the internet or from a CD.
If you make it big..?
Hopefully if I make it big I'll still have time to compose. I can do without eating and sleeping (for awhile anyway) but find it impossible to not compose. I have an understanding wife, a decent day job, and just barely enough time to compose; in that way I've already made it big.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The music industry as we know it is a dinosaur. It will either have to evolve, or go extinct. The internet and digital music formats are an even more significant development than Edison's invention of the phonograph.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes.
Band History:
Have been in numerous bands over the years, in genres ranging from rock to folk to Celtic to "what the heck is that you're playing." My attention lately has been focussed on doing what I do best -- composing original instrumental music. I play guitar, bass, theremin, and various other things; but the instrument I play best is the sequencer. As you'll hear when you download this work.
Your influences?
Schubert, Beethoven, Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Chrissy Hynde and the Pretenders, the Beatles, Mozart, ELO, Amalia Rodrigues, Wendy Carlos, Nubuo Uematsu, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Schubert
Favorite spot?
Nelson, BC Canada
Equipment used:
Yamaha SB50XG, DX7, custom built Thompson electric guitar, home-built custom theremin, various other synths and lots of software toys.
Anything else...?
This music is straight from the heart. It's for you.