Instrumental music is such a truly universal and magical language. It can tell a story, change a mood, stimulate the intellect and create pictures in the mind. And all without a single word being uttered.

Felix Mendelssohn probably said it best.-“People usually complain that (instrumental) music is so ambiguous, while words are understood by everyone. But for me it is exactly the opposite...what the music I love expresses to me are thoughts not too indefinite for words, but rather too definite.”

And from Carlos Santana -“I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.”

I'm a pianist, guitarist, composer and arranger and my instrumental songs without words are based on topical and universal themes. My genre is modern hybrid chamber music, crafted for a mixed acoustic and electronic ensemble from classical, electronica and jazz blues influences.

This web site is my "living album", I sincerely hope it brings pleasure to your life.

Robert Cook Sier

October single release "Florescence" 

Due for release on October 1st is my new track Florescence. I've uploaded the audio and YouTube video for anyone who would like a preview before the track becomes widely available through digital outlets in coming days (there may be a delay due to COVID). I hope it provides people with a lift in these challenging times.

Thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement. Air on a Canon (Pachelbel) is now approaching 50,000 views on YouTube with very little promotion, and has received some extremely generous and kind comments! RCS

 

Electric Chamber Orchestra - morning (opus one) 

Updated post from 2015 - By popular request I've added this treasured piece of my history to the site. This jazz-rock-classical fusion album released originally by Warner Bros in 1988 (and remastered in 2004) can be accessed here. I've also made the album available for digital download (again!) at the usual outlets (Amazon, Apple, Google).. RCS

What next? 

I'd like to start this post by thanking everyone who has supported my recent Air on a Canon (Pachelbel) release, the response and feedback has been fantastic and so very much appreciated!

I'm now torn between finishing a new original track I've been working on, or following up my Pachelbel Canon interpretation with another classic. Fur Elise and a few of JS.Bach's iconic compositions are being considered, but please feel free to contact me via my Contact page (or reply to this post) if you have any suggestions.

Thanks as always for your support and encouragement, especially in these very challenging times.

RCS

Through The Ages 

An energetic journey in time through electronica, baroque and jazz-pop.

"Through The Ages" will be available at the usual outlets in the next few days. Thanks as always for your kind words and ongoing support. RCS.