Art Beyond Image

Art Beyond Image was an ambitious music project – part heavy metal, part musical theatre. I refer to this era as my “prog-rock Neil Portnoy” drumming years. The project was ambitious – part heavy metal, part musical theatre. I refer to this era as my “prog-rock Neil Portnoy” drumming years. The songs required heavily arranged drum “parts.” In addition, I leveraged the orchestration skills I developed in school to produce orchestral backing tracks with MIDI and samples. I even wrote lyrics and melodies for some of the songs.

Hear the Music

The band invested in recording equipment to write and record an epic-sounding album without high studio costs and time constraints. I learned a lot about music production during this time, from engineering to editing, working with samples and mixing. Like I said, it was an ambitious project.

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