Tobias H. Reese
Session Guitarist Composer
Need an actual Artist-player who has the skill of a Composer; the craft of an Orchestrator-remixer, the sensitivity of a Poet who happens to play a wicked guitar with an original voice? Nice to meet you. :-)
My name, as indicated above, is Tobias H. Reese. I am an Artist-Composer-Multi-instrumentalist.
I began as a child sitting for days at my Grandparents piano imitating Beethoven...moved on to Chopin and eventually studied all the classics and, somewhere along the way picked up a guitar.
While my roots are planted deeply within classical structures, art-music and the craft of orchestration as a whole -be it traditional ensemble pieces or forays into soundscape creations- my romance has always been with imitative, experimental guitar work. While playing Beethoven during the day, at night I devoured the stylings of modern and mystical electric guitar gods. Throughout the years I've found my own voice both as a player and composer and I've no doubt that my professionalism, talent and maturity will bring a level of uniqueness to your work.
I adore the art of sound. I love most all music. Good music. Real music. I would love to hear your music and contribute if the union is meant to be.
Namaste, God Bless and ...May the Force be with you. :-) Peace.
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Interview with Tobias H. Reese
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to never become a color-by-numbers machine. I don't do "canned" goods. Everything is served fresh and from the finest Chef you'll find this side of your screen.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Nurturing the marriage between creativity and craft. Achieving good results.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Saraswati 9 An intimate percussive driven, sax-led soul-searching album. Writer, performer, producer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Orchestrations for several video-art pieces. The production of an ambient fusion album.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. I'm set-up for it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How can I help the collaboration be most comfortable for you?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be forthcoming with your needs, expectations and level of satisfaction. Remember that rule that says "you can have it quick, cheap and with great quality; pick any two"
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Plenty of pencils, paper. If the Island had electricity maybe an electric, if not then an acoustic.:-) A proper alto sax being I'd have plenty of time to learn to play it properly. Smart phone loaded with apps...again so long as you had electric power.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I wouldn't.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jan Garbarek. He has touched me like no other.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Good house keeping is essential.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I give meaning to every note.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening. Working like Edison till the inspiration has no choice but to follow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is in a 12X20 ft room with typical modern particulars. Plenty of guitars: Strats, Parker Fly, Tele's I make myself. Keyboards of various types. Too many percussion pieces to mention. Daw etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jan Garbarek. Walter Scharff. Richie Kotzen. Imogen Heap.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remixing, arranging, guitar work.