Wednesday, 18 July 2018

What is Shadow Dreamer?

Hi there, and welcome to my blog.

To answer the question in the title as swiftly as possible, "Shadow Dreamer" is my artist name. Whenever the name is occupied on a website, I use a longer username: "LucidShadowDreamer".

In reality, I'm Alexander Nyman. I'm from Finland, I study pedagogy, and I've got an affinity for music. I'm a pianist and a composer, so a lot of my free time goes towards my musical endeavours. I started playing the piano actively at the age of 13, after realising that I could actually play music that I love on the instrument. When I was a small kid, my mother taught me to play "Der Flohwalzer" (also known as "The Flea Waltz"). Aside from that, I didn't have much interest in learning other pieces. Every now and then I would be caught improvising something on the piano without any real understanding of the keys, though.

Since I started playing seriously, I've composed hundreds of pieces. Many are for the piano, but I've composed in a multitude of genres, including (but not exclusively) orchestral/cinematic, electronic and ambient music.
Much of my music can be found online, along with videos of me playing covers or originals (or improvisations) on YouTube.

Besides music I've created a few small, yet reasonably successful video games. Despite not having as much talent for it, I love art as well. Aside from creating games, I've also scored a few video games, and I'm hoping to do more work of such nature in the future!
For now, I felt inspired to start this new blog, in order to integrate it with my website. I plan on updating this blog every once in a while when I've got something new in the works.

If you have any questions or inquiries, don't hesitate to contact me!

That'd be all for now. I hope you're doing well, and I hope to see you around :)