I'm Ari M. Grayson, an artist and composer.
I've been playing music on the flute, clarinet and piano since the age of 8 and writing music since the age of 15. For me, music and art are more than just subjects in school; they're ways for me to express myself; they're ways for me to relax and find joy; they're ways for me to reach others and communicate.
This is where you can find me online if you would like to get in touch, support me, or see and buy my work
This is how you can get in touch with me.
This is where I post extracts from the music I compose and where I post the art I draw. My personal Instagram is also linked in my bio.
This is where you can buy my music, support me and help me to continue creating. You can also view my art and listen to my music on here.
This is where you can support me and help me continue to make content.
Here, you can buy pins, stickers, cases and so much more with my designs on them.
Here you'll be able to find all the music I've posted (if you have trouble listening to it, I suggest trying to listen to it on my ko-fi).
I don't use Tumblr to publish my art or music, but you can still use it to get in contact with me.
Find me on Twitter. I don't publish any music or art on Twitter, but you can still use it to interact with me or contact me.
Want to see my portfolio? Well, I'm not sure this is exactly the same thing, but these are my top pieces for you to browse (and feel free to support me by buying one or more of my pieces).
A calm and relaxing piano piece, written to celebrate a friend's birthday. I hope he had a fantastic day!! I started by converting his name into musical notes, which forms the basis for the entire piece. I wanted to try and reflect his personality in this piece - this was difficult because I hadn't seen him at all since quarantine started six months ago (or talked to him much) - which made the process of writing it all the more enjoyable to me. This is one of my favourite pieces because it reminds me so much of him.
This was recorded at the Sound and Music Summer School 2020. This was quite a challenge for me since I'd never written any jazz music before and knew next to nothing about, but after a few days of intensive learning on the course, I was really getting into my groove and enjoying exploring this new genre. I named the piece after finishing it, as the piece has a silky and smooth quality which very much reminded me of the goddess Venus.
This piece is lively and energetic, trying to capture the image of a sunflower field engulfed in light. I got inspiration for this piece on a holiday I took; when we drove past a field full of sunflowers and bathed in golden light, I heard the first motif of the piece in my head and worked on it non-stop to try and create exactly what I saw as we'd been driving.