An accomplished composer of many types of thematic music, Caden’s work includes a wide range of genres and styles, ranging from the melancholy to the magnificent, from the subtle to the spacious, and from the ancient to the ethnic.
Introduced to a small Casio keyboard when he was two, Caden composed his first song at age four, a melancholy piece about a storm on the sea. Steadily teaching himself the keyboard on bigger electronic instruments, he composed a percussion ensemble composition at age 15 for his former high school band. ‘Metropolation’ became his first printed musical work.
Caden then went on to perform two of his piano works live at the Drumming Around the World concert held at University Theatre, Lamar University in Beaumont, TX in May of 2008. One of the songs he played that night, ‘Timeless’, also placed in the top ten of the Solo competition at OurStage.com in May 2008.
In recent years Caden’s music has displayed a diverse range of styles and been used online and aired locally in television commercials. Caden is also a frequent composer for the television production of ‘Changed For Life’. Caden has several projects in the works, including an as yet unreleased side-scrolling game and several album projects.
He continues to extensively research his craft and looks forward to composing soundtracks for games, film and other media as opportunities present themselves.
What Caden uses to compose:
Hardware: Desktop Mac Pro – OS X (2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Xeon, with 10 GB Ram)
Software: Logic Pro 8.02
-East West Quantum Leap Complete Composers Collection– PLAY Edition (Including Quantum Leap Pianos Gold, Quantum Leap RA, Quantum Leap Goliath, Quantum Leap StormDrum 2, Quantum Leap Voices of Passion, Quantum Leap Symphonic Choir, and Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold.)
-Camel Audio's Alchemy with the sound library Atmospheric and various user-created sound sets.
Caden’s Musical Influences: Hans Zimmer, Inon Zur, Jeremy Soule, Jack Wall, John Powell, Jesper Kyd, Hideki Taniuchi and Yoshihisa Hirano, Steve Jablonsky, and Kikuchi Hajime.