Hi! I’m Quietly Concerned, but you can call me Kyle. I’m a musician and I’m slowly branching out into other forms of art, such as film and writing. As an artist, I believe that it’s my responsibility to ask questions, to challenge the status quo, and to do so in a manner that’s entertaining. I also believe that it’s my responsibility to stand up for what I believe in, and with my art I’m standing up for freedom of information by releasing my music under a Creative Commons license. This means that you can download, share, remix and use my music for free (as long as it’s for non-commercial purposes). Do I think that this is the future of music? I have no idea. Am I scared that I’ll make no money and die in a gutter? Yes, I’m very scared! However, I think it’s important in the rapidly changing music industry, that we explore different ways of making and sharing music so that we can build a music industry that makes sense for both artists and listeners. I may very well fail in this experiment, but I’m going to give it a good go. I hope that you’ll understand if I have to change the way I do things in the future, I expect to fail a lot in my life, if I don’t then I haven’t been brave enough.
I suppose you want to hear me ramble on about the type of music that I make, but the easiest thing for you to do is to listen to it. If you’re still reading this sentence and you haven’t rushed to listen to the music, or you’ve already listened to it and you’re looking for random stuff to read (I suggest losing yourself for hours on Wikipedia, but you’re here and that’s cool by me!), then I best give you what you’re looking for. I play folk music on my guitar, and I sing. So, I suppose I’m a singer-songwriter. I’ll probably be experimenting with electro-folk in the future, but for now it’s just me, my guitar and my harmonica.
Oh yes, I also spent 9 months walking about 5500km around the border of South Africa. It was quite a defining period in my life and I’m writing about it at KyleMeenehan.com