It has been a very busy 2010.
With 3 New Releases…My 2nd Pop Album titled ”My Time” coming out in June…My first Classical EP titled “Accelerando” coming out in August and my 2nd Classical Album titled “My Classical Movement Vol. 2” in October.
When I would tell people that I was coming out with 3 CD’s around the same time…they gave me the double look because they were like:
“How do you find the time?” I just kind of laughed at the question.
It wasn’t that I had much time to begin with…it’s just that I’m able to get a lot done in a short amount of time.
Maybe it was my own pressure of wanting to share my new music with everyone! Whatever it was…my new releases are out! Bringing my total CD count to 5 since 2006.
I’m always finding new ways to promote my music…via online or handing out promotional materials to people old and young!
Having already started on my new material that goes through the styles of pop, classical and film/tv/video games…things are just starting and heating up.
Hopefully you will check out all 53 of my released songs!
Below are just some of the links you can go to find more about me, my music, free downloads, free ringtones and more!
Happy Halloween Everyone!
Hey Good People!
It's time for some free stuff!
Click below to go to the download page...
Just head over to my “Downloads” page of my website and listen for the track you would like and download for FREE!
I’ve added one track from each of my releases!
1 from “Complicated”
1 from “My Classical Movement Vol. 1 & Vol. 2”
1 from “My Time”
& Finally …1 from “Accelerando”
I'll keep you updated with upcoming news, shows and more free music!
Just my way of saying Thank you for the support!
Hope you enjoy!
From the Rat Pack to Vivaldi, Owatonna musician Alfonso Tellez Jr. is finding his musical voice.
By Clare Kennedy
Alfonso Tellez, Jr. never considered himself a musician until 2006 — when he was 22 years old.
It’s an unusual start, but then again Tellez is anything but typical.
His greatest inspiration is Antonio Vivaldi, a baroque master from Venice who died 269 years ago. In the next few weeks, Tellez will release “My Classical Movement, Vol. 2,” a disc of compositions that is more akin to “The Four Seasons” than to anything in heavy rotation on the radio today.
How did this happen? Maybe it was fate. Tellez has no formal training in music. Music runs in his family, he said, but he never had piano lessons, he didn’t sing in his high school’s show choir, and he was never in band or orchestra. Most of his exposure to music making came from his father and his uncles — who sing and play Latin and Tejano music. This didn’t grab his interest, however. Prior to 2006, Tellez had a hard time describing what he wanted to do, what he wanted to become in his adulthood.
“Whenever people asked me what I pictured myself doing after high school I would say ‘I don’t know,’” Tellez said. No one expected him to take up music.“I was surprised,” said his mother Elida Tellez. “He was always around his dad and he played the piano some, but I never thought he would become a musician and a writer.”
Tellez’s course became clear after a failed relationship — an episode of “heartbreak” that he is still loath to talk about in detail. Music became an unexpected source of solace for Tellez. “I just started writing my emotions down on paper. They weren’t lyrics. They were just words,” Tellez said. “Then I just started humming melodies and one thing led to another. It came out naturally.” Tellez gradually learned to play piano by ear.
After more than two years of trial and error, Tellez released his first disc in 2006 — “Complicated” — what he refers to as his “pop” album. At the time, he was most influenced by crooners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the rest of the Rat Pack.“He played me his CD and I said ‘Who is this?’” Elida recalled. “He said, ‘It’s me, Mom.’ I’m very proud of him. It’s amazing that all this comes out of his head.”
From there, Tellez’s work began to go in a different direction. Tellez ran across Vivaldi’s music quite by accident.“I just happened to get into it. I was experimenting with various orchestral instruments and I just fell in love with it,” Tellez said. “Everyone knows Beethoven and Mozart. Vivaldi is my favorite. There’s something about his music that just grabs you.”
In 2009, he put out “My Classical Movement Vol. 1.” Then he immediately started work on Vol. 2. A month ago, Tellez moved to Owatonna from Kenyon. Like Owatonna’s own Adam Young, a.k.a. Owl City, Tellez makes his music in the solitude of his basement floor bedroom, with keyboards, high-end plugs ins and computers. This disc took him about five months to complete — a period that included both composition and recording.
Now his task is to promote his work, something that he finds more challenging than music-making. “It’s a little different with classical. With pop music you just try to get played at a club or go to an open mic night,” Tellez said. “With classical you have to pitch it to ensembles or orchestral groups and try and get them to play your music.” Another option is to sell the music as a score for video games, movies or television shows. “I want to showcase it on a bigger stage,” Tellez said.
The new disc is one of three releases planned for 2010. He has two other discs forthcoming — “My Time” and an EP called “Accelerando.”
The New Classical Album is now released for your purchase!
Hope you enjoy it! Also, check out the free ringtones for this album on my myxer page!
I posted new pics from my upcoming classical album on my website, myspace and facebook pages!
Hope you enjoy them. I will keep you updated when the new music comes out in the next week or so. Stay tuned!
Have a great day!
Here is the link to my new Facebook Band Page:
Make sure to like my page when you get a chance!
I also have new pictures posted up and will have more new ones in the next week or so for my upcoming new classical album!
Lots of new stuff! I'll keep everyone posted on the new pics and new music!
Have a great day everyone!
Wanted to give you a heads up that my Classical Music EP titled “Accelerando” is now available through CDBaby and iTunes.
This EP features three of my classical music tracks including the award winning song “Burning Passion in D”.
I named this EP “Accelerando” because in the classical world or ‘notation’ world…it means to ‘gradually quicken tempo’ and I really felt like it was defining me as I take on these new projects coming up and me as a composer/songwriter. I’ve got a hold on what I want in life and I’m not ever letting go…I’m just going to keep going and going until I reach that “promised land” I’ve been fighting for!
Hope everyone has been doing great! I’ve been keeping busy while also having fun! Keep in touch for more and more music!
I've released my new pop album titled "My Time". I have songs that you can listen to on my main website: www.alfonsotellezjr.com as well as on my MySpace pages.
The direct link to buy my new album as well as my other albums is: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AlfonsoTellezJr
I also have ring-tones of all 3 released albums as FREE DOWNLOADS at: http://www.myxer.com/artist/26690535/
Hopefully you'll check out all of my music...it has been a great journey so far...still have a lot to do but I'm enjoying every bit of it.
The newest area that I've tapped into is the 'scoring music to picture world'...whether it be video games, movies, TV or commercials...there is something about that field of work that is both challenging and a joy to work with.
As for the 2nd classical album I am getting ready to release...it is almost done...just getting volume levels set and I should be good.
I seem to multitask CONSTANTLY...as I'm getting ready to promote the releases of these new albums...I'm also picking/writing out new songs for my 3rd pop album...my 3rd classical album as well as a separate CD/soundtrack type of album...think gears of war 2 soundtrack.
Plenty to do to keep my busy. Although my mind seems to think I don't need sleep or a break from music...I love what I do. =)
Thanks for reading...keep checking for updates and enjoy my music!
My New Album is Available for Purchase! Hope you enjoy the new music!
"Music Drives Me, Music Pulls Me, Music Talks To Me. Every Bit of Concentration is What Sets Me Free"