Arthur Berry first and foremost is a music lover. He is one of the millions of us out there that pour their hearts and souls into music and can get lost in the beat of a good tune.
Music has played a major part in his life for as long as he can remember. He began pretending to play guitar on his mother's broom. He upgraded to his first guitar at the age of 10 and taught himself long and hard to play by ear. At age 14, he got his first electric guitar and started playing in his first band. By the age of 16 he was playing weekly with a well-established band at engagements throughout the Chicago-land area. He was best known at that time for his Jimi Hendrix style of guitar playing.
For decades he has been a serious music enthusiast of all types of music from Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, New Age, Rock and R & B. Over the years he has experimented with a variety of musical styles. He has tried to not fashion his style of music from any one given source, but to make music that comes from his heart and soul using elements of the many different music cultures of his life.
What does Arthur Berry's music sound like? His music is not easy to describe with one word. It has been called electro, ambient, new age, space or ambient cyber music. Some even call it meditative. He likes to use digital technology to create sound combinations. "My music is based on who I am and what I feel like while I'm creating a new piece of music. I like to think of it as merging mind, spirit and machine." Berry likes to think of himself as a music artist rather than a traditional musician.
In 1995, Berry released his first CD, "Reflecting Objects". This album was his premier journey into a new genre of music that ended up capturing his creative heart. The CD that followed was a compilation CD entitled, "Insufficient Funds", and was released in 1999. "Insufficient Funds" is an album that has a variety of all the styles of music that he has worked with and enjoyed.
In 2001, he released "Turbo Toys". This release highlights Berry's experiments with the digital technologies that make it possible for pieces with very different melodic structures to flow into each other; without a distinct cut between the songs on the CD.
Berry continued to push forward with multiple experiments in layering diverse sounds and effects. This can be seen and heard best on his 2002 release of "Under the Oath". This CD also explores additional creative possibilities offered by computer-assisted-composition.
Mirror Image Sound Studios has also released several other CD's that Berry has contributed to.
Berry has worked diligently to develop his own music career. In the 1980's, Berry took his music career to the next level when he began to entertain the idea of recording his own music in his own studio. He learned from seasoned professionals in the industry and began educating himself in the art of digital recording. In 1993, word had gotten out and soon other musicians were asking Berry to help them create their music in his studio. This took his dream of composing and recording his own music into building what is known today as Mirror Image Sound Studios.
The studio has taken on many shapes and forms over the years but Berry continues to work diligently on his music career both as a composer and a producer to help others make their dreams a reality.