Welcome to the official website of the Ultra-Romantic composer Randy Wells
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Randy Wells (b. 1992) began composing art music in 2012 after teaching himself keyboard and music theory during a winter of self-imposed exile after leaving a university science program. By 2013, he had finished his first compositions that were worth being cataloged, Coney Island Suite and a few guitar pieces. There are currently 43 pieces in his catalogue of works.
An antidote to current trends in classical music, Randy’s music represents a continuation of the aesthetic philosophy of the Romantic era, and is characterized by emotional sensitivity and intensity, grandiose tendencies, and heavy influence of extra-musical ideas. Among his influences, Randy counts Mahler, Scriabin, Berg, and Shostakovich.
Randy has written concert music for any combination of instruments that strikes him (including full orchestra). From now on, however, he will be primarily a piano composer (unless you ask him to do otherwise). His projects have also included film scores and a psycho-acoustic binaural electronic EP. He has also overseen the premieres of 15 of his “serious” works (the performances have usually been self-organized). A representative work of his is 10:45 Augustin Trébuchon, a work that evokes the horrors of trench warfare, with its haunting melodies, unsettling chords, and explosions of violence.
Randy has written two books of children's pieces, which may be downloaded for free here: Book the First. Book the Second A running joke about the books is that they are children's music for sad adults. A third book will be coming eventually (sooner rather than later if you ask nicely).
Randy enjoys playing guitar, piano, organ, and singing. When not in front of a musical instrument, he can generally be found at the library, enjoying classic literature or reading up on the sciences (another source of musical inspiration).