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My plan for 2021 is to keep composing and uploading score videos of my work. This year has been a little slow for me. My main accomplishment in 2020 was the release of my debut single, Serenade: https://theaviv.ca https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/1523500041 https://music.apple.com/us/album/serenade-single/1523501834 https://youtu.be/yn8V1MeoRI8 I spent a lot of time on the source package for the music video: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5d44z6iv4phfwsu/AACNtX4jmM1WtaG31-KKzCn5a https://youtu.be/sqyqgwm2shc I learned how to use my new iMac and notation software, Sibelius: https://youtu.be/pJN1Hc_T3rk https://youtu.be/QdCrOju2SyI As an exercise, I had typeset my favourite classical piece, Palladio by Karl Jenkins: https://youtu.be/LIYx_weCIls I am proud to have finished my first string quartet, Bliss, just in time for Christmas: https://youtu.be/01RDhJK3RFs I intend to work intensely in 2021, composing every day and condensing ten years worth of progress into one! https://youtube.com/the
Reviews of my Serenade: "I think that this artist can hang around with the best of them in this classical genre, so I hope they keep pushing their work forward." - male, 31, rated it 8/10 "I really like the artist name. The track title is nice, simple, and understated. The music is so strong, awesome, movie quality. Great listening." - female, 29, rated it 10/10 "This song is quite the masterpiece that sounds like it needs to be part of a movie soundtrack! This has such intense emotion to it! A song of motivation!" - male, 31, rated it 8/10 "I love the sound of this music! It reminds me of Lord of the Rings. I would definitely buy this album. Great sound and very enjoyable." - female, 40, rated it 10/10 "This song is simply beautiful! I love everything about it. It's lovely to listen to, exciting yet peaceful at the same time. Amazing!!!" - female, 41, rated it 10/10 "I enjoyed everything about this son
I recategorized myself as an artist on social media. I previously categorized myself as a comic, following my resolution at age 30. I felt like I had to commit to a chosen artform. I now see myself as a multidisciplinary artist. artist: (noun) a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker. "An artist is a person engaged in an activity related to creating art, practicing the arts, or demonstrating an art." I like to think of an artist as a professional who creates specialized works of information, food for the soul.
I always loved classical music. It was all I would listen to growing up, and I was the only one in my family who did. When I was 20, I started composing for the very first time and discovered my talent. I grew more passionate than ever before. I envisioned myself as a classical artist. I wanted to release singles and albums just like any other music artist. I wanted to hear my music played on Classical 96.3 FM. I wanted to make classical popular again. I believed I could do it. It was more than a decade ago. Life got in the way and I didn't compose much since. I am now making full circle - doing what I set out to do back when I first moved to Hamilton in 2009 - brand myself as a classical artist and bring back to life the great old genre!