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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.
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). His projects have also included film scores and a psycho-acoustic binaural electronic EP.
Randy has had the pleasure of working with such luminaries as the Fifth House Ensemble and Jake Heggie; his art song Rose-Cheek’d Laura was offered a guest slot on a concert of Mr. Heggie’s works. He has also overseen the premieres of 15 of his “serious” works
(the performances have usually been self-organized). A representative work of his is10:45 Augustin Trébuchon, a work that evokes the horrors of trench warfare, with its haunting melodies, unsettling chords, and explosions of violence.
Randy enjoys playing guitar, piano, organ, and singing (poorly). 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).