Instrumental music is such a 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 who enjoys writing instrumental songs without words. Using topical and universal themes, I try to inject a sense of poetry and imagery into my music. While endeavoring to be accessible to a wide audience, my genre has been described as modern hybrid chamber music. Music created 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

December single release "Siete" 

My new track Siete (Seven) is in its final stages of production and will be available here from December 1st. It has a Latin jazz-pop vibe, hence the Spanish name, and I thought it was time for something fun and uplifting. It also has overlapping time signatures (for the music nerds!) and was a LOT of fun to write.

Step by step I'm starting to get some traction with your help, so thanks as always for your support and encouragement. I can't wait for the day when I can afford to video a "live" studio performance of some of these tracks. Your downloads from my web site, your YouTube views and subscriptions and your Spotify streams all help and are much appreciated. Best wishes wherever you are in these challenging times. RCS

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