Doug Wyatt

Doug Wyatt

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Electronica Unplugged

Biography

2006 CD release

The Dream of 'I' gathers diverse styles ranging from classical, electronic and jazz to pop, into a vision that pianist, composer and music software inventor Doug Wyatt offers as electronic music "unplugged."

In composing the album, Wyatt used the computer extensively for orchestration and electronic sound design. He then traveled to Sweden where Christoffer Lundquist (Roxette, Ulf Lundell, Per Gessle, Ed Harcourt) produced the CD at Aerosol Grey Machine Studio. In the studio, the pair transformed the home-recordings with live performances. Wyatt himself plays the grand piano with mastery, while a Swedish string quartet enriches the soundscape. Vocals, too, contrast and blend with classic Minimoog synth sounds and other ear-stretching digital creations, with timpani, live drums, and programmed percussion completing the recording. The Dream of 'I' lures us into an intricate web that converges classical, electronic, jazz and pop genres; a soundtrack to a mythical filmscape. Often dense and intricately contrapuntal, the CD is a refined and dramatically passionate work.

U.S. Tour, Summer 2006

To coincide with the release of The Dream of 'I' CD, Doug Wyatt will be touring select East and West Coast cities. Performances kick off August 18 at the Lila Theater in downtown San Francisco, with others planned in Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland (OR), Philadelphia, New York City, Ithaca (NY) and Toronto.

Touring as "Doug Wyatt and the Agents of Change," Wyatt stays true to the CD concept, bringing in musicians Joann Ellis and Egan J. Bujak to add character and ambience to the live shows. Ellis performs regularly on the New Jersey-Philly circuit. All three artists are trained classically and shows will include solo segments.

Artist Bio

DOUG WYATT has been composing and performing original music since 1979. Wyatt joined the avante-rock group Red Letter in 1992, touring with them and contributing to the 1995 release, True North (V Records). He also appears on Red Letter guitarist Robby Aceto's critically-acclaimed 1996 CD Code (Alchemy Records). Wyatt's credentials include performing with Mother Mallard, the world's first synthesizer ensemble, from 1998-2000. He played with the group for their 30th anniversary concert as well as a performance at the Smithsonian with guest Keith Emerson.

Since 1986, Wyatt has written state-of-the-art music software, for which he has attained legendary status among musicians. Indeed, many know him solely as creator of the Open Music System (OMS), which Keyboard magazine hailed in 2000 as one of the greatest technological achievements of the previous 25 years. OMS advanced the digital audio workstation by unifying communication among thousands of input devices such as keyboards, samplers, effects and mixers, and music software. OMS is dead, and Wyatt now works in the Core Audio group at Apple Computer.

Born at the crossroads of music and technology, Doug Wyatt lives and thrives there. To this day he splits his time between his own musical journey and making tools for the rest of us.

Discography

2006 : Doug Wyatt, The Dream of 'I' (Sonosphere)
2004 : Doug Wyatt, Notes to Future Selves (Sonosphere)
1998 : Doug Wyatt, Accidental Beauties (Sonosphere)
1995 : Red Letter, True North (V Records)
1991 : Doug Wyatt, Higher Forces
1989 : Doug Wyatt, Presence
1987 : Doug Wyatt, Weapons and Hope

As a contributing musician
1996 : Robby Aceto, Code (Alchemy Records)
1993 : Blindman's Holiday, Living on Credit (Mudhead Records)
1986 : Burns Sisters Band, self-titled release (Columbia)

Set List

Mr. Wyatt's set list is individually crafted for each engagement. Please email or call for more information.