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"Classic Composition in 13/8"

“One does not come by this every day or every month or even ever.” – regarding Thirteen - Odd Time Obsessed Blog


"Classic Composition in 13/8"

“One does not come by this every day or every month or even ever.” – regarding Thirteen - Odd Time Obsessed Blog


"Strings"

“Very cool Bruce. I like how the different string sections are playing entirely different things, but it all comes together … almost mathematically.” – regarding Too Many Hammers - Composer's Forum


"Strings"

“Very cool Bruce. I like how the different string sections are playing entirely different things, but it all comes together … almost mathematically.” – regarding Too Many Hammers - Composer's Forum


"Fierce!"

"I like it. It’s fierce, actiony [sic] and you make great use of the virtual instruments.” – regarding Too Many Hammers - Composer's Forum


"Fierce!"

"I like it. It’s fierce, actiony [sic] and you make great use of the virtual instruments.” – regarding Too Many Hammers - Composer's Forum


"Wow!"

“Very well-orchestrated!” – regarding Thirteen - Composer's Forum


"Wow!"

“Very well-orchestrated!” – regarding Thirteen - Composer's Forum


"Action Film Theme"

"I liked it. Sounded like the theme for an action film.” – regarding Thirteen - Composer's Forum


"Action Film Theme"

"I liked it. Sounded like the theme for an action film.” – regarding Thirteen - Composer's Forum


"Idiomatic and Accomplished"

“I applaud your excellent use of the orchestra. It is very idiomatic and accomplished. I also like the structure of the pieces with the theme returning amid contrasting episodes.” – regarding Hopeful Transitions - Composer's Forum


"Idiomatic and Accomplished"

“I applaud your excellent use of the orchestra. It is very idiomatic and accomplished. I also like the structure of the pieces with the theme returning amid contrasting episodes.” – regarding Hopeful Transitions - Composer's Forum


Discography

Vocal-driven full-length recordings:

Ascent: Ascent, 2000
Ascent: Extravagant Turmoil, 2006
Ascent: Secrets of Flight, 2012

Collaborations:

Jon Anderson: Survival and Other Stories, 2011

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Bio

Bruce Baldwin is a composer with years of experience in live performance and recording.

Bruce spends most of his evenings working obsessively on any number of musical projects. Throughout his career, the number of songs written and recorded is well in the hundreds.

Bruce has been composing since he was 16. His first foray into composition involved vocal-driven songs. In college, Bruce learned about composition and began to write instrumental music.

Bruce has attended the following music-related courses: Music Theory 1 and 2 (music composition, theory, structure, harmony, voice leading, etc.), Music History and The History of Musical Style (identifying music from different eras, structure, instrumentation, etc.).

Bruce reads, reviews and applies methodologies and strategies provided in the following music-related books and periodicals: Music Tech, Computer Music, Modern Drummer, Principles of Orchestration by Rimsky-Korsakov, Music Theory by George Thaddeus Jones and Mastering Audio by Bob Katz.

Bruce's music frequently appears on the following online forums where he obtains fellow composer and listener feedback:Composer’s Forum, Cakewalk Blog and Odd Time Obsessed.

The tracks included in this EPK showcase Bruce's exceptional talent, experience, and understanding of music composition. Each track is different and will take you to yet another room in Bruce's mind. The journey is emotional, intense, blissful, turbulent, and unexpected.