Boom. This is my site. This is my stuff. The site is still very much in the development stages, but as a young writer, educator and artist, something like this is necessary to get my name and music out there more. This blog page will contain a little bit of everything. My current feelings and thoughts on writing and teaching I'm doing, and breaking down other groups and what they have going on with their music. I'm an avid believer in constantly learning and personal critique, hopefully this will provide a display of that.
As long as I can remember, music has been a huge part of my life, and that in itself is an understatement. Piano and simple theory lessons began at the age of five and I played through middle school. I picked up drums and percussion in 5th grade and continue that on through today. In fact the whole point of this site, composing/arranging, didn't even come about seriously until I was in college. I'm lucky enough to have a father who's an increasingly accomplished and well known writer and arranger himself, R. Kevin Boesiger. So from the age of fourteen-ish, Finale was readily available. My dad's influence can't be stated enough from always being there, Finale in hand, being able to "talk shop" and go back and forth on the ins and outs of what's helped him over the years.
It began with stupid drum cadences when I was in high school, never really knowing or understanding the depth of potential in what I could do, in most part due to my father. Once I began grasping voice leading and harmonic structure, my curiosity grew. It's an interesting thing growing up as a drummer. Even though I knew basic theory, rhythm came first. Four quarter notes, four quarter rests. I always talked with my professor at UNL, Dr. Richards, about how we needed more percussionists as composers since the upbringing is somewhat reversed. The approach is something different, something fresh, not lacking in musicality as often seems to be the case or perception of percussionists.
That's what I want to bring. A different feel, a different vibe, something NEW. Yes, I've spent countless hours drumming; practicing keeping eighths and sixteenths as even as possible. Making sure there's a noticeable, definite difference between 3 inch, piano strokes and 6 inch, mezzo piano. All while running through multiple drum pads and countless batteries in metronomes. But hopefully you'll find that same attention to detail here. I could not be more excited to write music that doesn't yet exist.
"Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure."