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 :)