QRN is a brand name for the musical composition works of Peter Tutak, a Seattle, USA bassist and composer. The musical style is derived from the 'progressive rock' genre of the 1970s and 80s.
At the present time, such works take the form of original compositions presented in 'demo' form. Although distinctly imperfect, all of my work is protected by copyright in all cases, and I reserve all rights to its use.
(And, in case you're really interested, "QRN" is international amateur radio shorthand for 'atmospheric electromagnetic noise'.)
Layered, atmospheric keyboard textures (there's a lot of Mellotron, polysynth, piano, Hammond and theremin), 6- and 12-string guitars, various orchestral instruments and sometimes, a voice.
With the exception of some solo and rhythm guitar (ably executed by a couple of trusted colleagues), all work is performed by myself on keyboards and bass guitar, or triggered from digital sample libraries and recorded using the Apple Logic Pro X DAW.
The progressive rock sound from the UK, America, and Europe of the late 1960s and the 1970s drives much of my inspiration. Western classical music is a large influence on the sound. Diatonic and modal melody and harmony form its structure. Simple or complex meter is its engine. Although mostly instrumental, such lyrics (where included) are inspired by observations of everyday life, personal (and impersonal) experiences, and the odd fantastic story.
Original music represented on this website is Copyright © Peter Tutak 2015-2023. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized downloading, duplication, sampling, performance or appropriation by/for any purpose is not permitted, without written permission of the composer.