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Classical: Film Music Classical: Orchestral Electronic: Ambient Moods: Mood: Dreamy Moods: Instrumental

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Born and raised in the vicious concrete jungles of Vienna, Austria, spending the majority of his formative years in the dark and unsavory parts of the city that is usually associated with Mozart, Beethoven, and seductive chocolaty treats, Casual-T started his love affair with music at a very young age. From when he first heard the wondrous melodies of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s protrude from his mother’s old radio set, he knew that music would be his mistress for the rest of his life.

As the years passed, and manhood slowly asserted itself, this young and eager fellow worked diligently and consistently to earn his first Masters Degree in Classical Percussion Performance, which he received from the prestigious Academy for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, in the year 1992, having studied with principal members of the famed Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, followed shortly after by his second Masters Degree, this time in Contemporary Drum Set Performance, from the Conservatory of the City of Vienna, in 1995. Fresh out of school and ready to take the world head-on, this energetic whippersnapper with a flair for rhythmic extravagancy readily packed his bags and swiftly moved halfway around the globe, to a little-known (but well-loved) village called New York City. What better place to hone his musical skills and sharpen his survival instincts at the same time, than the city that never sleeps? (or so he thought!!)

While earning his stripes as a drummer in and around New York, performing in the glittering pits of Broadway, as well as the musty stages of the downtown club scene, after years of scribbling scrumptious melodies on crumpled bits of paper, Casual-T finally started to record and produce his own music, an eclectic mix of funky beats and ethnic percussion, layered over electronic soundscapes, and accented with orchestral colors, finding the second big love of his life – composing. T’s tracks were well received by anyone with a pair of ears and the willingness to listen, and soon got licensed by various publishing houses in the US and Europe.

Casual-T’s music can be heard on TV and radio stations worldwide, including NBC, CBS, ABC, MTV, FOX Sports, Discovery Channel, Super Station, WebTV-Network, and others, as far as Brazil, Mexico, Austria, Sweden and Israel, and he has been the featured composer in the June '08 edition of Student Filmmakers Magazine. This exposure led to some exclusive compositions for LA based Music Beyond Publishing, as well as some custom audio branding for Omega City Masterworks and, and further on to scoring his first short film in 2008. To satisfy his schedule as a drummer as well as a composer he currently commutes between New York and Los Angeles.

Being an autodidactic composer, Casual-T has always been adamant about keeping an open mind, and getting as much information from as many diverse sources as possible. He has had the great pleasure of partaking in some wonderful film scoring workshops with some of the top professionals in the field, including the 2010 workshop “Hollywood Calling” with Hollywood A-lister Christopher Young, the 2010 Rick Baitz Film Scoring Workshop “, and master orchestrator Scott Smalley’s “The Art of Orchestration” in 2009.

Having to date scored three feature films, seven short films, written two orchestral concertos, and composed and produced a multitude of songs, tracks, beats, and pieces in a variety of styles ranging from orchestral orgasms to ambient soundscapes, Hip-Hop, Rock, and Electronica, and whatever else might come in handy at the time, Casual-T is one handsome chap who has much to say, and the best way for him to say it is through his music. Feel free to listen.