Richard Zeier

Richard Zeier

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A Soundtrack for the Active Mind: Featuring Richard's trademark guitar work, his mostly instrumental multi-genre compositions are designed to stimulate the imagination and arouse the spirit. An evolving blend of symphonic orchestra and rock rhythms fused with a measure of electronic elements.

Biography

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Richard has always been driven by a creative passion for music that could not be realized through conventional means. Though not initially recognized as a prodigy, what set him apart from other musicians was a desire to write music from the moment he first picked up a guitar, as opposed to just learning to play. His eventual attempt to re-design music was less than overwhelmingly received in the Midwest and prompted his relocation to the wide-open, but unfamiliar world of Los Angeles.

The new environment brought a revelation of sights and sounds that spawned an even greater flow of creative output, and with it an education into the inner-workings of the music business. Richard’s quest for success led him through many collaborative efforts with bands vying for record deals that left a multitude of near misses in their wake. Determined to press forward, Richard used his electronics background to build his own studio where he would develop his production skills and derive his livelihood from producing other artists. Focusing on instrumental music, he enrolled in the Film Scoring program at UCLA Extension where he was exposed to writing for orchestra. Eventually, with the proper alignment of the planets, the time had come for Richard to produce his magnum opus, and 2006 would mark the release of “Phenomenation”, Richard’s first commercial CD release.

Phenomenation represents years of research and contains elements of everything that affected Richards unique interpretation of music. Electric and acoustic guitars are the primary instruments, but arrangement varies from Rock rhythm sections to a Symphonic Orchestra with a rich array of Electronica to fuse the mix. A common remark is how the music conjures visions of movie scores and hence the category of “Cinematic Rock” was born.

Influences include; Mozart, Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Yes, 60's Motown, Santana and Satriani, just to name a few.

Lyrics

Phenomenation

Written By: Richard & Bonita Zeier

Phenomenation
It's the way that you think
Phenomenation
You've got a vision inside
and something to say
We're only here for a while
to learn how to play
It's the way that you think
It's the things that you do
It's the sum of the parts
that's uniquely you
Phenomenation
We're only here for a while
Count every day

Mulholland Drive

Written By: Richard Zeier

none - instrumental

Discography

Phenomenation (2006) debut solo album