Composer • Arranger • Studio Singer • Multi-Instrumentalist
Crispin Barrymore is a pianist, singer, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He began playing piano at the age of 7, later studying with the late Peter Yazbeck (co-founder of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic). He spent several summers at the Aspen Music Festival and performed at The Olympic Arts Festival, and also studied voice, French horn, piano and composition at Cal Arts. Serving as a musical ambassador for the United Nations, Crispin has performed and toured internationally, and was a member of the Roger Wagner Chorale and the LA Master Chorale including several performances with the LA Philharmonic. His career includes musical arranging and singing appearances on television and film (on and off camera), including at the Grammy Award Show with Christina Aguilera and films with Robin Williams and Steven Spielberg. He was also a part of EARTH II Engaging Arts Resources and Technology for Humanity. He is a member of SAG, AFTRA and AGMA as well as ASCAP and is currently composer in residence at Pico studios in Santa Monica and artist in residence at The Zorthian Ranch in Altadena, CA.
"Crispin's intriguing and almost magical piano weaves in, about and through the inspiring compositions. The mark of "true artists" is that they don't need to "overplay", and yet possess the talent and power to brighten your day in ways you had not yet imagined! As you listen to the truly inspiring range of emotions...you realize that you've come upon a musical gemstone that will be with you forever- even in your dreams (I just LOVED the subtle weave of the keyboards...)
Some truly BEAUTIFUL and INSPIRING music!"
"This is beautiful music! I loved the feeling of utter peace
I got listening to this album."
High praise goes to...Crispin Barrymore...I particularly enjoyed the use of the layers of keyboards...It is soothing, contemplative with a hint of sadness and then there is hope and a shining bright light at the end of the musical tunnel.
After nearly 20 years of reviewing music, it takes a lot for me to be left speechless by a recording, but A Hero's Journey has done just that. Olson and Barrymore are pioneers on this ground-breaking recording and, as such, are both on
a true "hero's journey."
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