Following the 60's & 70's classic Rock/Blues guitar school is how Exavier Rivas became a music writer. Original artists/bands, always had been, still are and will continue doing their own thing, no matter what their genre of music it may be, and that is exactly what Rivas is all about, doing his own thing! Finding innovation in underground R&R music, a brew of Rock/Blues/Jazz/Latin as well as fusioned rhythms in other sub-genres, but the end result being a new blend of R&R... Nevertheless, creating a unique style should fairly describe Exavier's compositions, at times ranging From complex song structures and intricate time signature tempos (sometimes incorporating classical elements) To simpler eclectic songs, and on the experimental side performing as a solo artist with a mixture of "Off-The-Wall" guitar synthesis, Electronica and ambient collages, timbers as well as orchestral textures, while the softer soundtracks provide a mellow atmosphere, the darker Sci-Fi-Rock tracks display ominous visualizations of analog sounds, no digital factory presets, no bells, flutes or whistles here. (As per Jam Magazine's review).
Exavier is an indie artist looking forward to the major league labels and concert promoters, meanwhile indie at his own label based in Antioch, TN. (Fantasman Records USA). and has performed original material in Los Angeles, NYC, central Florida, Mexico and abroad. Currently working on his own projects as well as current collaborations with drummer Patrick Caldwell, vocalist Richard Jackson, vocalist/keyboardist Robert Bartolotta and Pop guitarist singer/songwriter Arthur Perez.
"...Creating and playing original music involves serious dedication and having fun doing it! Performing live adds a great sense of accomplishment and having the purpose to transmit across a unique musical energy as well as delivering great lyrical content..."
Exavier Rivas is an indie (ASCAP) music publisher/writer/producer, multi-genre composer-guitarist-lyricist and multi-instrumentalist. Has performed in USA, East & West coasts and abroad with other musicians as well as a Solo-Artist. A pioneer on guitar synthesis, developing new playing techniques in the field of electronic guitars. Also known as a Space-Rock/Ambient and Cosmic-Art Artist. ADDITIONAL SKILLS: Analog & Digital Sound designer, Arranger, Recording Engineering & TV Production.
REPERTOIRE: Currently owning an extensive catalog of original music, including soundtracks, scores and incidental music for motion pictures. Creating instrumental music as well as vocal oriented songs for records, film, television, theater, dance, and all types of media.
PROFESSIONALLY WORKED: In the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Weber's musical theater play, the official Spanish languaje production of "Jesuscristo Super Estrella" as 1st guitarist along side with a cast of over 150 onstage actors and musicians Starring actress/singer/producer Julissa and theatrical director/actor/composer/Televisa's producer Luis De Llano Macedo (Official producers of the theatrical Spanish-languaje versions of Grease & The Rocky Horror Theater fame) The rock group Zig-Zag and the Mexican Philharmonic Orchestra under the musical direction of composer Marcos Lizama. Also participated on writing/recording jingles for radio & TV in Mexico City.
COLLABORATIONS: With singer/composer/keyboardist Robert Bartolotta (Florida) Singer/songwriter Arthur Perez (California) and Jazz vocalist/songwriter Richard Jackson (USA & Singapore).
MOST RECENTLY: 2011-2013 founding an original Sci-Fi-Rock project named "30,000 Secrets..." in Nashville Tennessee.
ALBUMS RELEASED: Synesthetic Metaforce, Sunflashed and Tropicania.
CURRENT PROJECTS : Editing 3 more original music albums for release in the USA.
PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT PHASE: Writing a musical Sci-Fi themed theater play in the style of Cirque Du Soleil.
RECENT EVENTS: Just moved to Jacksonville Florida.