Michael Horsphol

Michael Horsphol

BandClassicalNew Age

This music is new and exciting; using a large orchestral palette with choirs, ethnic instruments and percussion. It is basically music for unseen movies.

Biography

Composing music that has something unique, something that is different yet easily recognisable has been a great challenge
for me, and being brought up with the classical masters ringing in my ears, there was the question “how can I also do this
without access to great orchestras and choirs”. That’s when the new music software technology came into focus. It gives
inspired artists like myself the chance to do what can be done acoustically, but without having to spend tens of thousands
of dollars for hiring the New York Philharmonic! I’ll let you the listener be the judge as to whether I succeeded or not.
My influences are many; too numerous to mention, but 2 fellow composers stand out and they are Howard Shore with
His outstanding modern classical masterpiece; ”Lord of the Rings” and a Finnish contemporary classical composer;
Rautavaara.
I was fortunate to be born into a family where music formed as much a part of my childhood as food and play did. Being
immersed in the music of the great classical composers led me to begin learning the piano at an early age, studying tradi-
tional piano techniques to obtain performance and teaching diplomas from Trinity College and, later, an honours diploma
in composition from the Academy of Musicology (Qld.). But my main love was always composition and I began to focus
more directly on this with my first CD ‘ISIS’ in 1993 and later ‘The Cradle Mountain Suite’ in 1996.
Moving from the Hunter valley in N.S.W. to Northern Tasmania in 1994 brought me into contact even more with the un-
tamed freedom and beauty of nature and my music is always an attempt to interpret this - on one or many levels. The wild
nature of this beautiful planet we inhabit is always my inspiration.
The availability of new technology in the field of digital multi-sampling of acoustic orchestral and ethnic instruments and
choirs has brought new possibilities for composers and I find it a never-ending process of learning and experimenting,
hopefully with an end product which listeners will enjoy. (Most of my music is also scored for live performance.) My
compositions draw on many styles of music – from classical, sacred and impressionist to elements of world music and
jazz.
I compose, play, mix and produce my own CDs. Of which I have 7 to date I have also done some soundtrack work for
small productions, and would love to do more of this type of work.
“Stella Matutina”, took me 3 years to compose and produce. It is an invocation to the Divine Feminine Spirituality using
the revised sacred Latin text, and is scored for Orchestra and Choir.
I have currently released a new CD; “Lu’ElLa Unveiled”. A cinematic musical journey of an Angelic Being who is helping
to heal and transform the planet through the power of Harmonics and Love
This music is new and exciting; using a large orchestral palette with choirs, ethnic instruments and percussion. It is basi- cally music for an unseen movie.

Lyrics

Maria

Written By: Michael Horsphol

Maria

A Sufi's Dream

Written By: Michael Horsphol

non-syllabic

Discography

I compose, play, mix and produce my own CDs. Of which I have 7 to date I have also done some soundtrack work for
small productions, and would love to do more of this type of work.
“Stella Matutina”, took me 3 years to compose and produce. It is an invocation to the Divine Feminine Spirituality using
the revised sacred Latin text, and is scored for Orchestra and Choir.
I have currently released a new CD; “Lu’ElLa Unveiled”. A cinematic musical journey of an Angelic Being who is helping to heal and transform the planet through the power of Harmonics and Love
Stella Matutina has had radio airplay.