Joe Calderone

Joe Calderone playing bass on a session

Joe Calderone playing bass on a session

Ever since I began composing music, my goal has always been to convey a flowing story with music.  Writing my first songs, the style of music that I was most familiar with was progressive rock, so this genre became the medium with which I expressed myself. During my time at Berklee College of Music I became very comfortable in a digital audio and sequencing environment and learned the subtle nuances of MIDI mockup. These new tools have helped to expand the complexity of what I wanted to say with music. When writing for media I am always pushing myself to make as much use of the digital tools at my disposal in order to create an experience that could not have existed 20 or 30 years ago. There is a world between what one could listen to live and what is not common or what, in certain situations, would be sonically impossible in a concert hall setting; The guitar, samplers, and DAWs all function equally as instruments to me, and this is where I believe the future of music lies.