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Vertical Leap

Vertical Leap debuted to critical acclaim and radio airplay in 2002 with tracks broadcast regularly on domestic and international stations, SiriusXM satellite network, and internet channels. Exhibiting a unique mosaic style, the genre-bending discography also repeatedly underscored marquee programs, motion pictures and arts productions.

A Musical Perspective
The concept for Vertical Leap is to illuminate life experience through a contemporary acoustic-electric musical prism. The goal is to integrate opposing musical styles to achieve a harmonic and universal expression of the timeless interplay between light and dark elements which ultimately reveal divine presence within the human spirit. The radio and film repertoire has garnered acclaim by numerous critics based on the resonance of the dynamic arrangements.

While guest musicians may appear on recordings from time to time, the music retains a singular vision and inspiration that pervades from the heart and soul of studio artist, composer and producer George Mahn, III. The essence of the artist’s musical ideas derives from his search for hope and salvation within his spiritual landscape. He feels melody helps discovery and acceptance when words are not enough to express feelings. The purpose of the music is not only to entertain, but also to stimulate the mind and instill a sense of personal understanding by magnifying collective experience.

The versatile guitarist has always had a talent for crafting evocative new musical worlds. His original compositions, with their vigoroso progressions, transparent orchestrations and unforgettable melodies, explore a wide range of forms. Juxtaposing a love of fresh, innovative sonic palettes with traditional orchestra, he incorporates rock, pop, avant-garde jazz, world music, modern minimalism, ambient electronica and other elements to create a signature sound that is distinctively familiar, yet constantly evolving.

In addition to his creativity in Vertical Leap, George has logged production credits in the control room where he can be found working behind the console as producer, sound engineer and film composer. Whether recording and mixing other musicians or scoring to picture and creating soundtracks for film clients, he has earned recognition on a variety of projects.

Always mindful, the lyricist also muses about life adventures via his blog, Vertical Tales.