Welcome

Instrumental music is a universal language, and I believe the world needs more of it. Not specifically more jazz, more classical, new age or more epic pop/rock "symphonies". Just modern instrumental music, created for an eclectic audience who enjoy the rich rhythmic and sonic diversity available to us today. As a lover of instrumental pop songs, TV and movie themes since I was a child, my singular passion is to create what I describe as “Chamber Jazz Pop” – a crafted genre of electronica, jazz, pop/rock and an intimate chamber music ensemble.

Attempting to be relevant to our modern busy lives, I prefer to write in a shorter "songs without words" style - music of song length and form that can tell a story, evoke emotion, stimulate the intellect and create pictures in the mind, and all without a single word being uttered.

Felix Mendelssohn probably said it best - “Even if I had a particular word or words in mind, I would not tell anyone, because the same word means different things to different people. People usually complain that (instrumental) music is so ambiguous, and what they are supposed to think when they hear it is so unclear, 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.”

On this site you'll find a mixture of my own work and some arrangements I've produced of classic, well known instrumental pieces. I sincerely hope they bring pleasure to your life.


Robert Cook Sier

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.

 

Guns and White Roses 

A musical poem about a serious and frequently tragic topic, the US Second Amendment.Available from the usual digital outlets in the next few days.

RCS

Noise on the Line 

A new year, new track - Chamber Jazz Pop with attitude?

 

Best wishes for a happy 2018 and thanks as always for your kind words and support.

RCS

Keep Walking 

Just letting you know my latest release is now live here. 'Keep Walking' can be described as an instrumental tone poem - a reflection on the ups and downs of life and the struggle many people face on a daily basis. It will be available at the usual digital outlets in the next few days.

 

Thanks as always for your kind words and support!

RCS

Bobblehead 

My new track Bobblehead is now released here and will be available for sale at CD Baby, Amazon, Google and iTunes in coming days. This track has a deliberate retro funk blues edge to it (and features my beautiful new Fender Nashville Telecaster guitar!). It has been described as "the hideous love child of Eric Clapton and Quincy Jones" :-), I hope you enjoy it, and thanks as always for your continued support and kind words. RCS

Memoriam 

My new track Memoriam is now live here and will be available for sale at CD Baby, Amazon, Google and iTunes in coming days. I hope you enjoy it, and thanks as always for your continued support and kind words. RCS

Best wishes for 2017! 

Just a quick note to thank everyone for their generous support and kind words through 2016, it means a lot. When I get a few more tracks completed and some funds available from music sales, I'll be producing some videos (exciting, can't wait!). The videos will feature an ensemble of 7 strings, 3 wind/brass players, 2 percussionists and 4 keyboards/ guitars performing this music live. At that point I'll re-record and re-release at least some of the tracks you hear on this site.

My first track of the new year is in progress and will be released in Feb. If you have a suggestion for any well known piece of music you'd like me to cover, please drop me a note on my Contact page. Wishing you much happiness, good health and success in 2017!

RCS