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John Adams & Mark Cuthbertson / Blog

About the Music

While acknowledging the obvious power of well-crafted lyrics in vocal music, instrumental music has the unique advantage of giving the listener a bigger role in to play in interpreting what a given piece is about. This means that the palette of mental images and emotions is perhaps broader and even more subjective in instrumentals than with vocal music. The composer (and or producer) of an instrumental piece may have certain intentions and may assign a title with meaning that is broad and universal or very intimate and personal, or a combination. Conversely there may not be any specific meaning in the titling of a work, just as even vocal music can have lyrics that do not really “mean” anything, e.g. some of the lyrics of Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). No matter which way a piece has been titled or intended, with an instrumental piece, the listener can respond in broad ways to both the title that is given, as well as what the music itself conveys. This entire project is designed with several overlapping purposes and intentions. Above all, we hope to convey music that is exciting, inspiring, and even intriguing, using a wide range of contemporary and classic musical styles, sounds, and equipment. We have attempted to present it all in a light-hearted, humorous, and fun way, which is reflective of part of who we are and what we are about. At the same time, there is a thoughtful and purposeful undercurrent to every aspect of the project, which for us is both universal and personal, and that is it’s portrayal of our faith journeys, which for us is the greatest adventure in life.