My name is Mark Thomas and I was born on July 1, 1954 and live in Dundas, Ontario, Canada. As I have been making music all my life my songs are the soundtrack to my life. Important events resulted in compositions.
Although my music has a definite "Classical" influence, I was not a good music student at university. Rather than taking all the rules I was taught as the "Gospel Truth" and attempting to write "authentic-sounding compositions", I would take what I was given and say, "That was interesting and how can I modify it to make it mine?" As a result, my "forms" and harmonies are closer to popular and jazz music than anything Classical. I consider myself to be a "Canadian Composer" and I am currently the Resident Composer for the Dundas Valley Orchestra. I do not write "Heavy-Duty Classical", but simplify things for today's audiences.
While I work primarily in the electronic medium, I do make a point of writing music that can be performed on traditional instruments. My music has been heard on radio and television in Canada and Europe and compositions of mine has been performed by a number of orchestras in Canada. I enjoy what I do and will continue doing it.
Please listen to the songs on the site. MP3 files can be purchased from internet music providers, or if you prefer, some can be purchased from iTunes. My music can be quite diverse, so I am sure that you will find something that you like!
Thank you for visiting my site and taking the time to read this!