MP3 Sydney Stevens - Seasons
Passionate and heartfelt piano-based instrumentals; uplifting to peacefully meditative.
Musical sketches of each season along with other originals. Enchantingly beautiful.
14 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: New Age, EASY LISTENING: Mood Music
Sydney Stevens began writing melodies before she could reach the piano pedals. Her earliest memory was watching her mother play classical piano. She began lessons at the age of 8, and started composing shortly thereafter. The early years of composing took Sydney through a folk music phase, where her rhythmic poetry easily lent itself to song. Following this folk phase, a period of composing lyrical New Age piano music emerged in Juneau, Alaska. In the late 1980''s, Sydney chose to relocate to Southern California where she finished her formal training in music composition at the University of Redlands. During this time, she also studied classical composition in York, England and with Bill Douglas in Colorado.
In 1995, Sydney returned to the Pacific Northwest and recorded "Dancers in the Rain." This album was recorded at White Horse Studio in Portland, Oregon. Primarily piano-based, it also features Jeff Leonard on bass guitar, Phil Baldino on flute, Tim Ellis on guitar and Brian Davis on percussion. "Dancers in the Rain" was co-produced by Bob Stark.
In 1998, while living in a remote part of Eastern Oregon, Sydney composed music for her CD entitled "Seasons" which takes the listener on a musical journey through the cycle of seasons. With more classical overtones, this work features Mitch Iimori on English horn, oboe and guitar. A big fan of Paul McCandles, Mitch was fortunate enough to study with previous Paul Winter Group member, Richard Killmer. This album also features Phil Baker on bass guitar and Valerie Day on percussion.
In 2003, Sydney produced her most recent CD "Portraits." Her most complex work to date, this CD maintains her strong melodic lines, with more developed orchestrations around the piano-based songs. It is a compilation of original songs inspired by people.
Sydney is currently networking with T.V. and film sound tracks. Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Seattle, Washington, Sydney resides on the Oregon side of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
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