What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Neo-romantic and modern
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I'm Ryland Lafferty, ostensibly, a composer. I am of Native-American decent, though I tend not to indulge in traditional aboriginal ideas musically -- unfortunately. I was never too fond of the simple drum patterns. I'm a fan of the romantic and modern periods' use of odd-meters and keys. There's nothing better than a fluid melody carried through an impossible to count measure! Favorite Composers: Baroque: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Scarlatti... Classical: Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert... Romantic: Saint-sans, Sibelius, Sarasete, Wagner, Chopin, Beethoven (late), Orff, Strauss, Grieg, Paganini, Tchaikovsky... Modern/Contemporary: Stravinsky, Scelsi, Coates, Lim, Tidrow... Film: Williams, Horner, Shore, Elfman, Zimmer...