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Eric L. Scott is a 32 year old composer of "Modern Classical". Eric strives to create music that is emotionally evocative and inspiring in a style which tells a story to the listener through their own perceptions.
Raised in Canada, Eric discovered his love of music at an early age. He wrote and recorded a singer-songwriter style album at the age of 16, and played guitar and bass in several bands until the age of 21. Composition has always been Eric's central passion-one which he abandoned for nearly 10 years due to painful experiences in his early twenties. It wasn't until his career in the Canadian Armed Forces was coming to a premature end that Eric re-discovered his passion for music and began composing and recording once again. He has recently finished composing his first piano symphony, which was expertly performed by his anonymous partner The Faceless Pianist. Recordings can be found on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/user-613264513). Eric L. Scott can be contacted at ericscott201@ or any other of his social media pages.
- Screen name:
- The Faceless Pianist
- Member since:
- May 23 2017
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 10 to 50
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
I like anything original that displays creative and technical musicianship with high sound quality. Most of what I compose is instrumental and strives to evoke strong emotions. My favourite composers include Hans Zimmer, Claude Debussy, and metal bands like Sikth and Killswitch Engage.
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
Acoustic/electric guitar x2
Roland Digital Piano
Before Time 1st Movement---The Faceless Pianist
Before Time 1st Movement---The Faceless Pianist“Before Time” is all about the number 3. The piece is comprised of 3 movements. The main theme is based completely around triplets, which made it challenging to keep the piece from going stale or sounding repetitive. In medieval music, rhythms with 3 beats were considered perfect because of the “Holy Trinity”. It’s not a religious piece, but the triplet quality is a recognition of the early music which paved the way for music in modern times---hence the moniker “Before Time”.
Before Time 2nd & 3rd Movements---The Faceless Pianist
Before Time 2nd & 3rd Movements---The Faceless Pianist“Before Time” is all about the number 3. The piece is comprised of 3 movements. The main theme is based completely around triplets, which made it challenging to keep the piece from going stale or sounding repetitive. In medieval music, rhythms with 3 beats were considered perfect because of the “Holy Trinity”. It’s not a religious piece, but the triplet quality is a recognition of the early music which paved the way for music in modern times---hence the moniker “Before Time”.
Prelude In C Major A Capriccio Moderato
Prelude In C Major A Capriccio ModeratoA Capriccio of Bach's immortal Prelude in C Major interpreted with piano, contrabass, and concert flute. The tempo has been increased from andante to moderato and the time signature changed to 14/4 (What?! lol) from 2/2. If you care to have the sheet music for any or all of the three instruments, feel free to message me and I will happily provide you with your very own copy!
Menuet de Famille Allegro in A Major---Eric L. Scott
Menuet de Famille Allegro in A Major---Eric L. ScottA tranquil melody capturing the essence of family, young and old. The first 2/3 of this piece were originally written for piano, cello, contrabass, celesta, and harpsicord. The last third of the piece was completed years later, and nearly 7 years passed from its initial musings to the final piece. It is meant to have a deeply layered, dreamy, lullaby feel with unexpected interruptions using arpeggios to achieve a more complex dynamic tone. For me, what I have accomplished with the experimentation I undertook with arpeggiated chords really gives this piece character and a sense of completeness. Structurally, the piece is made up of 3 distinct sections characterized by tranquility, conflict, and resolution all within the context of familial relationships. Of the few pieces I have released thus far, this one is by far my favourite and I am most satisfied with it's development of my composing abilities.
El Hero Larghetto in D Minor---Eric L. Scott
El Hero Larghetto in D Minor---Eric L. ScottThis piece is dedicated to a friend of mine whom passed away far younger than he should have. It is the first piece I've written actually sitting at the piano as opposed to exclusively using notation software. From inception to final form, passed about 6-8 weeks. Experimentation with changing tempo gradually as well as abruptly throughout the song is meant to catch the listener off guard and create a sense of discontinuity-much the way I felt when receiving the news of my friend's death. The piece is delicate, sombre, and fragile, while simultaneously conveying characteristics of strength and confidence many of the traits that made up the complexity of my friend's personality.
Rebirth 2nd Movement Allegretto in B Minor---Eric L. Scott
Rebirth 2nd Movement Allegretto in B Minor---Eric L. ScottVulnerability and hope merge as they become the strength and resolve leading to peace. This piece can be broken down in to 4 distinct sections: an abrasive introduction to a more flowing melody, transitioning to a lethargic and simple dualism, a suspenseful building of repetitive intensity, and ending with a cathartic and peaceful yet pathetic-feeling sense of solace. It is meant to represent the next stage in my compositional development being reborn as an intense struggle ending with a small sense of cautious optimism. As is lacking in the 1st movement, this piece experimented with harmony, (found in the dualistic section) which is meant to represent my reluctance to abandon playing things safe (in music and in my personal life).
Rebirth 1st Movement Andante in E Minor---Eric L. Scott
Rebirth 1st Movement Andante in E Minor---Eric L. ScottThe duality of a droning dissonant rhythm coupled with a delicate flowing melody conjures a feeling of vulnerable hope. Originally, part of a larger composition which included "Rebirth 2nd Movement, Allegretto in B Minor", this piece marks my return to composition after an almost 10 year hiatus. As part of the larger composition "Rebirth", it initially included parts written for nylon guitar, flute, clarinet, cello, and violin. After struggling to balance these instruments and their parts, I decided to scrap my work, and break "Rebirth" down into the 1st and 2nd movements, as well as a prelude that would all be written exclusively for piano. This decision was based on my desire to master the fundamentals of composition by concentrating on one specific instrument. The challenge then became to funnel the main characteristics of all those previous parts into a piano piece which captured their essence without becoming convoluted or losing the main themes. I accomplished this by splitting all the parts in to 2 categories: those which formed the simple, repetitive, and droning progression created by the guitar, cello, and violin and those which formed the delicate flowing melodies and harmonies created by the flute and clarinet. No easy feat for a composer with no formal training. The final product is a result of honing my skills in composition, theory, and notation. But most importantly, I had to learn how to properly compose for piano. From my return to composition to the final form of this piece passed about 2 years. For me this time was literally a rebirth of my own lost love of music, struggling to find my style and learn as much as possible.