Exotic scales and modes
Having shown an affinity for music from a very young age. Musical Artizan has created a wide variety of music to suit every genre from easy listening to heavy metal. He has explored a variety of music genres through his interest in exotic scales and modes. His pianoforte compositions are particularly noted for this.
Musical Artizan is the curator of several popular spotify playlists and blogger.
David N Slater/
David Nicholas Slater
David N Slater the artist mirrors precisely David Nicholas Slater the composer and is exclusively dedicated to producing music that makes use of exotic scales and modes not used by Musical Artizan. You really need to listen carefully paying attention to orchestration articulation and form not used in any of Musical Artizan's musical offerings
Musical Artizan started generating score and related mp3 exports first in musescore and zynewaves podium. He later advanced to sibelius and protools. He developed a taste for exotic scales. His Piano Forte score are particularly noted for this
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Artwork By James Alexander Day
Quote from James Alexander Day on An Artists Blog
'When listening to Sword by David N Slater, I cannot help but think how good this wonderful track by the Musical Artizan would be in a sci-fi movie. And I can see this playing as something very dramatic happens in the film . Maybe some ships are fighting in space, as this is playing in the background, as music is almost the third actor or actress in many movies I love....'
Check it out here ... Sword
My name is James and I am an artist and paint surreal and fantasy art and I take inspiration from many different places everything from Japanese anime and manga comics through to this surreal art of Salvador Dali And other things like sci-fi and word mythology. I have always liked Arthurian story from my childhood . I grew up watching films like Disney's Sword in the Stone and Excalibur from 1981 and many other films about King Arthur. When I was commissioned to do this painting for Sword I thought about what would be the most recognised image that I could do that most people would commonly associate with King Arthur, and for me it would be the Sword in the Stone.
As in the story it is the pulling of the sword from the stone that means that he is the rightful King and only he can pull the sword out of the stone so the Sword in the Stone represents his claim to be the one true King and I guess that's what the inspiration behind this painting is.. When I was painting this painting I had playing the theme music 1981 film Excalibur
I do like the art of the early 20th century everything from cubist and expressionist and Henri Matisse with his brightly coloured paintings and I am well knowing for my bright use of colour and although I did not set out to make this painting look like something for the early part of the 20th century . I cannot help that notice it does have that sort of feel about it with the bright colour palette that I've used and the simple and bold shapes that are in the composition.