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Kevin Braheny

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Multi-instrumentalist/composer Kevin Braheny began exploring music at age four, starting with the piano; by age seven, he began composing his own music. He discovered woodwinds, the basis for his mature works, at 11, and played in classical, jazz, and rock settings throughout high school and college.

When he moved to Los Angeles in 1971, Braheny discovered electronic music and synthesizers, and worked with electronic music pioneers like Malcom Cecil, a Moog synthesist, and Serge Tcherepnin, a modular synthesizer inventor. With Tcherepnin, Braheny built prototypes of advanced analog synths, and developed “The Mighty Serge,” a modular analog system that he still uses in his music.

This inventive and creative drive led Braheny to modify or build most of his own instruments, resulting in a unique, hand-tailored effect to his musical work. Most of his music features the Steiner EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), the perfect blend of his interest in woodwinds as a child and electronics as an adult. Braheny worked as a recording engineer during the ’70s and later on in his career, developed innovations in three-D binaural recording that gave his work an even more spacious, evocative feel.

In 1980, Braheny released his first album, Lullabies for the Hearts of Space. 1984 saw him become the first signing on the Hearts of Space label, who reissued Lullabies and also released 1988’s Galaxies, 1991’s Secret Rooms, 1995’s Rain, and 1996’s Spell.

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  • krakadog

    And third.........................just wanted to say that if you are unaware of this guy's music.......just give it a listen, he is up there with the best in space music, Meg Bowles, Jonn Serrie and co. his music is very, very sweet, slow and ambient and richly spacey. top quality EM and highly recommended. So beautiful and dreamy.

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • krakadog

    Second

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • special_user

    first!

    11 Aug 2011 Reply

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