From: NY, United States
Genre: Classical, Ambient, New Age
My music style has hints of my favorite classical composers but is today considered ambient. It is emotionally charged piano instrumental that is like the month of March. It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. I try to take my music to as many different places and times as possible.
The majority of the music I write is considered very soothing and relaxing and will sometimes be joined by strings or flute. I am keeping real music alive with my playing and composing.
The biggest influence I have in my music is Chopin. The feeling and dynamics he put in his music is incredible. The date of his last concert was the same date of my first concert. Chopin played the piano with sheer passion from his heart and our styles have been compared to one another which continues to inspire my writing.
My grandfather whom I never met has influenced my playing. He would play at the movie theaters when the movies were silent. I think my playing brings back memories in my family of his playing and has inspired me to write music that will one day be in film God willing.
I have recently released my second album entitled "Anatomy Of A Piano Player." This album was released September 25, 2010 and reflects how I have come to be at the piano. For more info. you can visit me at myspace.com/johnkennethhodge.