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Anthony Baskey

Venus, Hermes, and Orion Projects are releases from the Harmony Through Conflict Series and reflects the diverse musical background of composer - performer Anthony Baskey. Fans of Hennie Bekker, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Mannheim Steamroller will enjoy the refreshing melodies of all projects.

In 2018, Anthony released the single “A New Day” which embraced a feel for latin jazz. That feel continues into “AVES”, Anthony’s 2019 release of 8 new age instrumental compositions that includes the popular single, “A New Day”.

The music is about generating positive emotion that moves the soul. Composer/Performer Anthony Baskey creates stirring contemporary instrumental compositions with an underlying foundation of complex harmonic progressions that triggers emotions in the listener.

Anthony Baskey values his jazz studies and uses them as a foundation in his music, which allows for advanced harmonic structures and progressions. He believes that these harmonic qualities enhance the musical colour and emotion, creating a tension and release quality in his compositions.

A graduate of Humber College and York University as a composition student, Anthony Baskey studied under theory masters which led to his own unique style of composition. His most influential teachers were James Tenney for freedom of expression; David Ledov for advanced traditional theory; Ron Collier, Paul Read, Michael Coughlin and Rick Wilkins for orchestral and arranging techniques; and John Gittins for harmonic and melodic theory. Anthony Baskey intertwines his composition influences in a free format style that generates positive emotion from the listener.

Idiomatically, The Projects are not jazz - but the foundation of the music is of a theoretical jazz influence. The fusion of percussion instruments, rhythmical variations, jazz qualities, orchestral techniques with personal emotional writing - Anthony Baskey has stamped his own musical signature.