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Enjoy the music!
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Scenes from Walden Pond
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Why this name?
Simple, It is my name. Several years ago (when I started putting my original music on in 1999-2002) I used my production name of "Soulspace Music." (See "Band History" below) There are still remnants of links floating around in cyberspace with that name attached to several of my songs.
Do you play live?
I've been a choral/general music education teacher since 1985 as well as a part-time worship leader. Played music with a band during my college years to pay the bills and get gas money AND by more instruments! I've been involved in one way or another with music since I was a small boy, creating and playing music has been, and always will be my passion... I suffer from the same illness that most musicians suffer from, always needing another keyboard or guitar to round out my collection.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet has helped artists - especially independent artist such as myself, get our "art" to the world.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
If the opportunity would arise - Yes. I would really enjoy writing music for a special video project, kids show or film soundtrack. I have written music for several small projects over the last several years, and it has given me a chance to stretch my horizons...
Band History:
I have been writing/arranging/composing for nearly 30 years. I've played all kinds of music - I was able to pay my way through college, by playing music on weekends. I became a member of the "artist community" in 1999 - If anyone remembers the original site - there was an abundance of great original music on there. Unfortunately, I feel that the "powers to be" within, became too over confident and pushed the company too far, too fast - and it failed. Many good independent artists suffered as a result. I used to list my music under the name "Soulspace Music" until I decided to just list it under my name as D. E. Farmer. I thank you for listening - Enjoy the music.
Your influences?
So many!! Mannheim Steamroller, Windham Hill, Various Narada artists, Saint-Saens, Ray Lynch, Will Ackerman, Tom Aragon, Billy Joel, The Carpenters, Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Dan Fogelberg, Neil Diamond, the Beatles, John Williams, Bassic (Martin Lindhe).... a whole bunch of em! I really enjoy all kinds of music believe it or not I've even sung Opera (I played King Melchior in Amahl and the Night Visitors for three weeks while at the U of A.) and often find inspiration from embracing diversity.
Favorite spot?
Anywhere near the beach or mountains! Right now my wife and I spend a lot of time riding 4x4's every weekend in the desert with our friends here in Phoenix.
Equipment used:
Korg Kronos, Korg Krome 88 key - Korg Triton (Original and updated Extreme) which I regret selling cause I absolutely loved the Triton's. Roland VS-880 Recorder, Tascam DP-02 Digital Recorder, JV-1010,Finale 2008-12, Ovation and Yamaha guitars, my Macbook computer etc. etc.. I love to try different instruments too - I even have an african rain stick that I've used a couple of times!
Anything else...?
Just enjoy the music - if you like it - let me know! Some of these songs were meticulously composed over a period of time, however many of these songs just came in the moment and flowed out of me... There are flaws in them, you may hear them or not but they are like paintings, but with sound instead of oils or water colors. Hope you enjoy them. There is one piece of music that I've composed that has just baffled me since I first recorded and laid the tracks down for it - I could never ever recreate it again if I even tried - "Sea Winds" That is the best example I could give you of something that I've created purely as a product of improvisation and a true "one-off"
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