A 33 year-old musician turned web developer who loves music
I have been writing music for over 20 years. My primary instrument is the piano but I have been known to toy with a guitar or two. I was the only 1st chair Trombone player in a classical orchestra in South Carolina for three years, but decided that ultimately my main interest was in actually writing music, not just playing a part. I did pick up a lot of experience being sat next to the rhythmic sections of the orchestra and pride myself on having a pretty good grasp on the bass-side, so to speak. After leaving the orchestra, I made an extreme shift to learn music theory by taking lessons from anyone who would give them to me. I started writing independent short film music for a while, but my passion and inspiration has always been in the ever evolving world of video games. I was heavily influenced by names like: Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Jeremy Soule, Basil Paledouris, and many popular music bands from the 60's onward.
In 2006, at the age of 24, I decided to establish an online persona for my work: The Allinnia Creative Group, an online music solution for independent projects ranging from college independent movies to local video projects, and started collecting as many small projects as I could find. Unfortunately, the first four years were extremely silent and sparse, as independent composers get little recognition when they live in cities outside the hubs of LA and New York. Without a degree and a solid resume, I continued writing independent albums to build up a solid foundation to show others.
Now days, I develop web applications and design websites for extra income as a 12-year U.S. Army Medical Lab Tech. I hope one day to return to actively writing music, but this website remains in the hope that someone will appreciate the work I have done.
I love hearing from listeners. If you want to know more about an album or want to work with me on a project, don't hesitate to shoot me an email. I have been out of the game for about 2 years now, but I am always open to doing music.