Spotlight on the Arts: Michelle Kaye

Michelle Kaye

Michelle Kaye

Tell us about your form of art, performance or work.

I am a recording artist and composer.  I play keyboards, and with that keyboard and recording software, I have the freedom to create whatever kind of sound I need, and am able to capture it at any time.  In a lot of my songs, I am improvising the melody, so I am grateful to catch it through recording.  I’ve got an album out on iTunes dedicated to improvisation.  I write music for film and TV and also have released six albums under my previous last name of Glaser.

I love creating new music.  That’s one of the main reasons I stopped performing.  It didn’t give me enough time to write new material, of which happens sometimes to be three new songs in one day, although I won’t limit myself and say it won’t happen again.  My music started off to be geared only towards new age and classical piano.  A former producer said to stay focused in one genre.  Well, that didn’t last too long and I ventured into many different kinds of sounds.  I love to dance, so I write electronica, dance and trance music.  I’m a spiritual person, so you’ll also hear meditation music from me.  Playing piano is meditative.  It’s my prayer to God.  Music is in the very fiber of my being.  It is such a big part of me.  I’ve written around three hundred songs in the last five years, between my solo instrumental albums, film scores and collaborations with various singer/songwriters.  I’ve recently discovered a new instrument.  My voice.  Singer/songwriter Chris Durant and I have formed a new band called “Liquid,” in which I am writing lyrics and singing on some of the songs.  It’s a new and exciting territory for me.  It’s bringing on a whole new level of inspiration…

Where and how can the general public view, participate in, or purchase your work?

You can find my demo reel on my IMDb page at My six CD releases as Michelle Glaser are on amazon, cdbaby and iTunes And my new music gets posted on my ReverbNation page at

Tell us a little about your inspiration. What inspires you?

Life inspires me.  People, angels, nature; what I see around on a daily basis inspires me.  But the main way in which I am able to create music, is through emotions.  That’s why I’m fluid in writing new material.  Each day brings on a whole different set of emotions.  You might just hear or feel what mood I was in when you listen to my music.  I love writing in minor keys.  I find them to be really healing and beautiful.  My wife is a big inspiration.  She is a creative person as well, and pretty much can do anything she puts her mind to.

Tell us about one piece, work, or performance about which you are particularly proud?

Last year I wrote the score to the award-winning film “Boys Cry.”  I was able to pick up on the emotion of the movie by just seeing the trailer, and without realizing it, wrote a song that worked perfectly for one of the end scenes.  I mean, it magically matched the feeling of what you were seeing take place on the screen at each moment of acting.  It was an honor to work with director Mitchel A. Jones, writer/producer Nicole Kruex and producer Reggie Anderson on that project.    

I’m currently working with many artistic individuals, but from being blessed with the ability to create music rather quickly, I am open to new clients who need music in their projects.


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