VAST is Thad's newest solo piano album, released in June of 2008. It is a mix of emotional impressions, and melodic movement. Thad's music is a blend of classical and contemporary sounds, created for relaxing and meditating. Music to soothe the soul, relax the mind, and reflect upon. VAST is a musical journey and expression of passion, emotion, and experiences, created to convey the blessings received from God's overwhelming love, mercy, and goodness.
Thad's music often combines a unique rhythmic sense (particularly his use of rubato), with melodic simplicity and counterpoint. The fusion often produces a particularly delicate sound in the melody and harmony, which are nevertheless emphasized by soft and interesting harmonic techniques.
Originally from Ottumwa Iowa, Thad currently lives in the Hannibal Missouri area. He is married, with three beautiful children. Thad has been writing and composing music from an early age, which is his focus and passion. He grew up listening and studying classical music, which typically resounds some way in his music. Thad studied piano, violin, guitar, and percussion throughout his school years, and is currently focused on the piano and digital instruments. In the near future He hopes to start working on other instrumental CD's with orchestration, and a vocal/instrumental project with his wife. Thad is also a dedicated and passionate youth pastor and worship leader.
Thad's original intention for composing music was for background music, or for times of meditation or relaxation, especially for his three young children. Thad's music is designed for a time of calm easy listening or for events where background music is needed. Thad’s music has been played all over the world, in daycares, spa’s, retail stores, and business offices, for art shows, dinner parties, banquets, and weddings.
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