MDK Sven-Martin Keil

Jacksonville NC   United States of America
Member since March 9, 2007

Collaborations: 71   Joined: 430   Tracks: 2,290



Most folks call me Marty, although you can call me whatever you wish. "Sven-Martin" is a title bestowed upon me by Bjorn, as an honorary Swede.

I started playing sax and violin in 4th grade, played through high school, college, and played sax 4 years in the US Marine Corps. In 1985 I played in a country band and was forced into playing keyboards, harmonica and singing (since there is apparently no jazz in North Carolina). I have always loved the jazz genre, although I enjoy playing and creating just about any style of music. I also attempt to play flute, recorder, mandolin, ukulele (none too well). I do some drum programming and anything else I can think of to corrupt whatever I put my fingers on.

All of my kompozitionalizing is achieved in my shedio (shed/studio) and I do not always have a lot of time there, so I try to organize my time so I can do several things at once when I get shedio time. Otherwise I type and listen from the stupid Vista computer in the house.

I WAS in a band playing R&B, 60's & 70's Motown, 70's Dance and Oldies... now I'm doing the musical duo thing playing classics from the 60's, 70's, and a few newer ones.

Groovy Horn Sections

11 members

Hey, I created this group because I like horn sections. Especially those where different instruments play together: trumpet, sax, trombone ... Of course flute, clarinet, French horn, tuba and serpent players are also welcome. Sometimes a horn section r...

Recording in Linux

13 members

Have you decided to dump Windows? Nice move, but what now? Come to the dark side.

Music Theory and Harmony

204 members

A group dedicated to helping understand and learn about music harmony and the theory behind it. If you have a question about how things work in musical harmony, etc. post here and hopefully between us all we can understand and learn from the question ...

BI tacora

12 members

BI tacora  is the name of my personal new project. i'm trying to record and album with the help of musicians all over the world, old and new friends. i invite to this group those who had partecipate here at Kompoz. thanks  

Sax Players

49 members

This group is for all sax players of all skill levels.  Discuss playing techniques, Kompzing and recording, sax set-ups etc. And of course the life long pursuit for the perfect mouthpiece!

Front Porch Collective

116 members

The spiritual home for all those who relish sitting on the front porch, picking on a guitar and sipping a cold beer. Anything acoustic. Guitars, banjos, mandos, dobros, fiddles. Let's all play them or chat about them. Keep it real.

Sonar Users

62 members

Share your tips and techniques, ask for help, and discuss your experiences with Cakewalk Sonar products. Seriousness is allowed, but a sense of humor is encouraged.

Sound Engineering & Recording

819 members

This group is for recording engineers or anyone who is interested in learning more about sound engineering.  Collaborating online is a brave new world for many of us.  This group will help answer questions about mixing, mastering, sync tones, and inter...