Curtis S.D. Macdonald (1962) Composer
A Cal Arts graduate, who after many years of exploring many popular instrumental genres, has found a love of transparency, lyricism and hyperkinetic rhythm to forge compositions to reflect, romanticize and remember. Passive and hypnotic sustains, filtered expressive pointillism combined with rhythmic grooves create the foundation for the memorable melodies and lyrical improvisations performed with a single voice acoustic piano. Imagine watercolors that sing with a soulful advantage.
Imagine you are taking a journey through rain soaked streets, coastal cruises with the wind in your hair and a chill in the air. The mood of Curtis Macdonald's Dreamliner inspires this scenario achieving it's sentiment as a soundtrack for great escapes and reflective romanticism. From the opening track to the final hypnotic and hyper-minimalist pulse of Hollyhock, this CD delivers what could quite be the next step in contemporary Chill/New-Age instrumentals. Swimming delays and textured synths surround humable melodies supported by acoustic piano. At many times just the groove transcends into the consciousness and creates the positive momentum we all like to take us through the day.
If you are looking for a CD with that creates an atmosphere of sophistication for an event or an intimate rondeviou, Dreamliner takes off and always lands in the right spot.