Ray Cooper
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Webpage: http://www.costarpublishing.com
Location: Larkspur, CA, U.S.A
Description: Original compositions for piano as performed and recorded at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in Vancouver B.C. creating a tapestry of arranged pieces interwoven with improvisational work inspired by moods & emotions reflecting moments of the day.
Biography: A native of Saskatchewan Canada, Ray Cooper has found his home in Marin County California where he continues to compose, arrange and produce as part of CoStar Studios and Passion Star Records. Favorite instrument: Keyboards and guitar Past bands/musical projects: Worked on film, video and albums for PBS, NBC, Nettwerk, and Capitol Records Hobbies: Golfing and hiking All time favorite album: XTC "English Settlement" Best show I ever saw: Pink Floyd Memorable experience: Installing a studio on my client's private 737, then flying to India with him My studio is: Digidesign , Logic, DP, Sampletank,All the Spectrosonics stuff, Bryston Power, Focusrite Pres,Neumann Mics,Sony, Tascam,Roland V kit, tons of outboard, effects and guitars and keys I am certified with: Digidesign, Lectrosonics, QSC, Sony, Yamaha, AT, Shure etc I have done tons of work for Nettwork, PBS and Paragon Entertainment on albums, television and film For more information on Ray Cooper, visit http://www.costarpublishing.com Contact: Lisa Star Tel: 415-927-4109 Email: lisastar@costarpublishing.com
Press Release:
Ray Coopers album, Tabernacle, released in December, 2005. Tabernacle represents the celebration of life and forward momentum in the face of all of lifes challenges. This CD features Coopers's original compositions for piano as performed and recorded at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in Vancouver B.C. In this work, Cooper has created a tapestry of arranged pieces interwoven with improvisational work inspired by moods and emotions - reflecting moments of the day. When asked about his choice of piano for his first of many instruments, Cooper reflects, I have never really thought about that - it is an instrument that Ive played since the age of 4. I feel that in addition to emotional expression, the piano can project every possible aspect of the arrangements Im working on - it allows me to hear all of the parts and is dynamic - it moves within me. It is a very intimate and secure feeling. Ray Cooper is an Emmy-winning composer, arranger, engineer and producer for albums, television and film. Ray Cooper is passionate about his own compositions as well as artistic collaboration. His 25+ years of studio experience & musicianship brings an exciting and dynamic level of excellence to his arranging, engineering and producing. Ray has a special talent for grasping an artists vision, which enables the songwriters/musicians he works with to realize and even exceed their project vision. His focus is always one of forward motion and expansion. This brings a very unique and positive flow to all of the projects he is involved with. For more information on Ray Cooper, visit http://www.costarpublishing.com Contact: Lisa Star Tel: 415-927-4109 Email: lisastar@costarpublishing.com