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Otro Lado - Alex Holland
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It is a spirit that permeates our lives, creating an ethereal atmosphere within which all are touched and influenced within its unfolding expression.

Music can transform the heart of an individual, seize the attention of a crowd, or revolutionize a generation. It is timeless. It is deep. It holds meaning beyond words. An etheric messenger, it can communicate transformational potential as it touches the receptive heart of the listener. From one heart to another, music is communication on a soul level.

It is often said that after silence, music comes closest to expressing that which is inexpressible.



I began my musical career in Seattle at age 4, playing a one-octave xylophone for my family and neighbors. Few were impressed with my creative expression, as it was still in its infancy. I branched out and played trombone in grade school, only to become dismayed at my incapacity to learn to read music. At age 13, I started to play bass guitar. The Beatles would become a significant and life-long influence, as would the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich.

As my musical tastes matured I discovered “progressive rock” and my new heroes became Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and Peter Gabriel, as well as Bela Bartok, Ernest Bloch, Vaughan Williams, and John Barry. This eclectic blend influences the musical expression that I invoke today in my compositions.

In 1973 I purchased a Rickenbacker bass, thanks to the influence of Chris Squire of Yes, a stalwart instrument that I still play. ‘Ric’ has significantly contributed to my musical development. I have also dedicated myself to exploring and expressing music through piano, guitar and synthesizer.


Shadow of Rain, Richard Evans, 2007. Music Contributor

Good Food, Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young, 2008. Music Contributor

Vote, Steve Anderson, Paula Aboud, 2012. Music Contributor

Urban Camper, Evan Grae Davis, Anne Dalton, 2016. Music Contributor

Otro Lado, Alex Holland, 2018. Composer

Music Collection #1

Most recent pieces expressing a deeper evolution of textures, melodies and harmonies. This section will be updated on a regular basis with new material.

ReturnAlex Holland
Paris DancesAlex Holland

Music Collection #2

More orchestrally oriented with stronger emphasis on harmonies and melodic movement. This section is from the 2015 CD The Beautiful.

Stainless SkyAlex Holland
AsylumedAlex Holland

Music Collection #3

These earlier works are from my 2011 CD Dose of Infinity and are more organic without a significant synthesizer contribution. Primarily acoustic guitar, bass and violin.

RememberAlex Holland
Nourishing DestinyAlex Holland