My name is Mark Thomas, 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?" I refer to my pieces as "songs" and not "movements." For the past ten years, I have volunteered as the Resident Composer for the Dundas Valley Orchestra, not writing "Heavy-Duty Classical", but simplifying things for a diverse audience.
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 have been performed by a number of orchestras in Canada. I enjoy what I do and will continue doing it.
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