Moment in Time
All of the work on 'a moment in time' is original;including musical composition,lyrics, and orchestration; and singing and performance on guitar, bass, and keyboard. The concept reflects the simaltaneous and contradictory events in a single moment in space and time, a simultaniety and contradiction that can only be suggested by the artist and interpreted by the listener. In spite of the isolation of each individual, there is hope in the connection between musician and listener, through the energy of rhythm and the lyric of emotion. The collection of twelve songs reflects a variety of musical styles. Some have a contempoary, classic, folk rock style, but incorporate variations in beat and mood. Others have the aggressive quality of hard rock or the soft quality of poetic ballads. Throughout, the emphasis is on song writing, with elaborate guitar work, orchestration, and tonality. Mark's skill in classical guitar, blues, and jazz performance is woven through some of the work as well.