- Posted June 23, 2014 by
Camano Island, Washington
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The Missing Symphony
Music, emotional vibrations, dramatic vision within sound, delicate texture of tone, complete dedication, taste and detail to the art of music composition is the foremost focus for Michael S. Smith when it comes to original composition as a multi-instrumental performer, composer, songwriter and orchestrator. Michael claims only that he composes from his heart and senses the piece of music, no formulas or scientific methods just pure emotional visual compositions and heartfelt songs of truth come through this gift of melody and dramatic movement of sound.
Michael started performing on guitar at the age of seven as his uncle put a guitar in his hand and showed him how to play some chords, he has been playing musical instruments ever since. Michael's father William played organ and cousin Benny an accomplished songwriter, so music has always been part of his influences as well as many rock & blues guitarist, classical period pianist, modern songwriters, & orchestral film composers.
Michael loves to listen close to the underscore of a great feature film and thus the score takes you to that place of experience as the story unfolds.
As a self taught musical talent Michael has learned music theory and expanded his instrumentation to over twenty instruments and plays them all very well and some exceptional. Coming from a career as a 30 year veteran studio designer in technical systems and acoustics Michael has designed and build some of the most recognized broadcast and production facilities in the world. His career was very lucrative but did not provide what Michael was born to do:
Compose music with great passion and to share those melodies with the world through live shows, music for film, live orchestra and mainstream inspirational popular style songs & soundtrack. Michael states that without music the world would be without emotion and feeling. Can you imagine not hearing the the birds singing and the wind howling.
Big dramatic & romantic soundtrack scores and pure emotional movements through all senses is what you can expect when you open your ears and listen to what this composer brings to his finger tips. When you listen you will see a scene move through your closed eyes and you can expect to experience something very profound that has happened in your life as with Michael deep experiences in life he has seen, felt and witness much and this comes through in the musical compositions. Every piece of music is its own adventure and comes from his heart, the source of all vibration, his outlet of expression for you.
In 2010 Michael changed everything and started on what he knew would be a long process of music growth, dedication, more learning, objective listening, and pushing his skills and what he hears & feels. Taking all his skills to the edge of sheer emotional progression with all the ups and downs as a creative force. During the recording and production of 27 albums as of April 2014 Michael has just begun to find his inner voice and the new music of song, film soundtrack and symphony scores are coming through Ohana Musik Group as Artist Agent: Shana Swanson has discovered a proper approach in an industry flooded with so many artist sounding like others with no real deep foundation of their own inner sound. The completion of album 27 IN FOCUS is a milestone for Michael as he has slowed down his life in composition to return to over 100 compositions to articulate additional instrumentation and vocals for scores upon scores and song upon song to bring these pieces to where his growth has taken the music.