Alan Hinde

Alan Hinde

 Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
SoloWorldNew Age

My music spans the genres of new-age, ambient and classical, with a little smooth jazz and rock. I use digital orchestrations, using sampled and synthesized 'instruments', to depict fantasy adventures, and descriptive 'tone poems' akin to an artist painting a landscape.

Biography

After taking up the piano in my teens I soon developed a desire to compose. This was initially piano solos but with the increasing availability of synthesizers in the 80's I started developing an orchestral style using synthesized and sampled 'instruments' that includes influences from the classics, new-age, ambient, jazz and rock.
I am inspired by nature and fantasy adventure and produced 'Journey to the Tower of Light' depicting an epic journey.
My love of nature is expressed in the 'Bubbling Cascade' album.
Although I currently produce my music in the studio, I have played at various 'new-age' seminars, including ones presented by visiting American lecturers Stuart Wilde and Denise
Linn, and played for Denise Linn during some of her workshops during the 80's.
During the early 90's I played at concerts in the beautiful setting of the Abercrombie Caves in N.S.W.
During the late 90's I was in involved in a project called 'Word pictures in music', initiated by author Valerie Budge, and wrote a number of pieces inspired by her descriptive writing, including 'Snow', 'Sherbrooke Forest', and 'The Diamonds'.

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Discography

'Journey to the Tower of Light’ (1985, cassette). An album depicting a heroic journey in the tradition of King Arthur, or Lord of the Rings. Currently being re-mastered for CD.

'The Twilight of Dreams’ (1986, cassette; 2008, CD). Music designed specifically for meditation and deep relaxation. Two 30-minute pieces of continuous, gentle music, for electronic piano.
(Reviewed by Nature and Health 1987 and Southern Crossings 1987)

'Feeling Refreshed, Feeling Relaxed, Feeling Good' (1988, cassette). A guided meditation with words by Michele Bolitho, stress management consultant.

'The Twelve Minute Tape'. A shorter version of 'Feeling Refreshed, Feeling Relaxed, Feeling Good'.

‘Bubbling Cascade’ (1996, CD). A relaxing and evocative collection of music digitally orchestrated for synthesized orchestras, choirs and other sounds, inspired by nature.

‘Sherbrooke Forest’ (1995, cassette). A unique collection of word-pictures, with their own specially composed musical works by Alan Hinde and by Peter Rae, designed to stimulate the imagination, relax the body and soul and transport the hearer away, even for a short time, from the stresses of modern living. (Words by Valerie Budge).