Need a producer-composer who has the craft of an orchestrator, the sensitivity of a poet who also happens to play a wicked guitar with an original voice? Nice to meet you. :-)
My name is Tobias H. Reese. I'm a multi-instrumentalist producer.
I began as a child sitting for days at my Grandparents piano imitating Beethoven...moved on to Chopin and, somewhere along the way, picked up a guitar.
While my roots are planted deeply within classical structures, popular music as well as 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 electric guitar work. While playing Beethoven during the day, at night I devoured the stylings of modern and mystical electric guitar gods and can emulate just about any style you may prefer, from Jerry Reed to Wes Montgomery to Steve Vai. Throughout the years I've found my own voice as a guitar, piano, wind instrument player / composer and I've no doubt that my diversity, professionalism and maturity will bring a level of uniqueness to your work.
I would love to hear your music and contribute if the union is meant to be.
Stay creative! Love and light.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Tobias H. Reese
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm a guitar "gunslinger".
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Good house keeping is essential. Stay organized.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening. Remaining consistent.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Orchestrations for several video-art pieces. The production of an ambient fusion album.
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 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: 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: 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: 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: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remixing, arranging, guitar work.