My talents include:
- Composing (er, Kompozing!)
- Keyboard, Organ
- Keyboard, Piano
- Keyboard, Synthesizer
Hi, and thanks for visiting my page! I'm a keyboardist who lives in the DC/Baltimore area.
Here on Kompoz, several of my favorite songs to which I've contributed over the past year include 4Taking, Unafraid, Silent Whisper, and So Alone, in no particular order.You can hear them right on this site. Many of these songs are still being developed.
My Soundcloud page, with more excerpts, is at http://soundcloud.com/benonemusic
I co-organized and played on the just-released Theme of Appreciiation 3: A Worldwide Tribute to Eddie Jobson (UK, Zappa, Roxy Music, Jethro Tull). I'm on the last two tracks of the album, which is available as a free download for the worldwide fan community. You can see it at http://bit.ly/ZjSum3. In 2006 I produced the first tribute album to Eddie and in 2009 I contributed a piece to the second.
I've also played and performed with vocalist songwriter Jen Kirin and in 2002 released an album with her (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Two), a sort of Genesis meets Nine Inch Nails kind of sound, with some goth thrown in.
I performed with the Maryland-based band Big Sur (http://www.bigsurrock.com/) from 1998-2000.
My strongest influences include Eddie Jobson, Tony Banks, Kevin Moore, and Geoff Downes. My favorite genres include progressive and classic rock, and soundtrack music, though I am also a fan of symphonic classical music and lot of jazz.
I'm getting back into playing and composing music after a number of years devoted to raising my son, who turns 10 later this year and is learning a number of instruments as well (including drums and violin). I've been taking drums for about 6 months myself, and am looking to get back into live performance as my schedule permits.