Music

Music is the universal language. It communicates on many levels, the primary one being emotional. My live performances combine blues with jazz. The basic structure of the blues makes it accessible, while the jazz element leaves room for improvisation and inspiration. My musical roots stem from growing up in the New York area and a love of New Orleans, the birthplace of American music. While the live performances are more blues/jazz-based, the interactive music installations and sound art are experimental, incorporating electronic music, recordings of nature and other diverse elements. The music I write for films is done by watching the footage and composing a piece of music that fits the visual rhythmic structure and overall content of the scene. Live performances are about the moment and the relationship with the audience, while studio recording allows me to experiment with music, sounds and textures that are often not possible in a real-time performance. The music below is from studio recordings, live performances, sound art, interactive music and film soundtracks. You can download them for your personal use and please contact me if you want to use them for commercial purposes.

You can download them for your personal use and please contact me if you want to use them for commercial purposes.
The lyrics for the songs are available in the Writings – Lyrics section of this website

All music copyright 2018 Bruce Wands

Studio Recordings

Brujon Project CD, bass and vocals

Reggae Blue

City Lights

Live Music, C Note, New York City

vocals, guitar and bass; Jeff McGowan, keyboards

Silver Sands

Bourbon Street

Carolina

Woke Up Sleepin’

Crazy

Reggae Blue Revisited

Sound Art/Interactive Music

All instruments and location recording

Trip to NYC

Elmwood Road

Harbor Lights

Film Music, AT&T Dataphone II Film
Bass

Sunny Day

Inner City

Octave Driving

Walk In the Park

Thinking Time