I'm just a city boy that grew up in Detroit, Michigan(yes, people still live there). I received my BA in Psychology but unfortunately it isn't the path I want to pursue. I've trained and explored music on the side and worked with the music professors there. My instruments are classical guitar, voice(had to do solfeggios) and piano. Now, I'm working at a different Uni on a Computer Science and a Music composition degree.
My tastes are wide and diverse. I like Medieval, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, and Contemporary eras. I grew up with Hip Hop, blues, Jazz, metal and rock. I'll really find something I like in any genre or style of music. I like to find ideas and make them my own own. To get a gist of what I listen to, I'd say Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Louis Hardin, Chet Baker, Charlie Parker and an endless barrage of others for Jazz. For Classical(let's just say Classical to label, not technically accurate), Frederic Hand(classical guitarist), Leo Brouwer, Brahms, Bach, Milton Babbitt, Ianis Xanakis, Honegger and a barrage of others. For Metal, I like Chuck Schuldiner's work from Death, Meshuggah, Tosin Abasi, Javier Reyes, Jeff Loomis's work. For Hip Hop, MF Doom, Bishop Nehru, J Dilla's production work, KRS One, Aesop Rock and some others that are interesting with words and flow. I like exploring experimental(hard to define but I'll go with it) music from Krautrock generation like Can and such. Experimental like Mamaleek, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Talk Talk, Bjork, Pere Ubu, Don Cabellero, Flying Saucer Attack, Ken Nordine and it's endless.
I think I let myself go there, but I like to find ideas and explore everything. I actually used to despise Hip Hop but being aware to some lyrical content can be quite enjoyable, hilarious and refreshing. Anyways, yeah. I hope to find some cool new things on this forum and I'll definitely share what I have.