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Welcome to my website!
My name is John Durant, and I'm an active multi-genre songwriter,composer, and producer affiliated with BMI in Nashville,
Tennessee. I own a home studio capable of producing finished masters for artists and for music placements in film
and television. I've been working on a music catalog of songs and instrumentals across a wide spectrum ranging from rock and
country songs to jazz and symphonic works. I'm not afraid to take on new challenges to expand my musical palette, and I'm
constantly looking for ways to increase my production efficiency to meet tight deadlines. I have long term collaborations
with songwriters and composers which helps me to maintain a much broader musical and lyrical range. Most of my co-writers
have many years of experience in songwriting and composition, and we all focus our efforts to create finished quality masters
with commercial appeal.
I primarily created
this website to showcase my music, but I also want to introduce folks to my other creative efforts. I've always had a
lot of creative energy to burn, and I find that each form of art helps to reinforce my other artistic disciplines. I believe
that working with visual arts can help stimulate my songwriting, and I found that working with photography and video comes
in handy for promotional uses on the internet. I usually
set aside a little time for freelance writing and poetry to take a break from the confines of writing music lyrics, and I've added
music and pictures to the poetry pages for a "multimedia-style" presentation. My art and photography pages
are further down the navigator bar, and feature some of my original oil paintings and reference photos. I've also included
some art-related articles, and hope to be writing some how-to articles when I get a little more
I hope that you find something in this site that touches
your heart in some way, and I hope that you'll visit on a regular basis!
Thanks for stopping by!
"Drunk Man with Alley Cat"
oil painting by John Durant
A drunk man sitting in an alleyway picks up and pets his new found friend, a stray alleycat. In a sense
they're both "strays" without anyone to go home to, and no one to love them. Together they find a little comfort
and peace in their otherwise cold, cruel world.
"A Sweet Escape"
Copyright March 2011 by John Durant
I rest my aged scarred hands
on the eighty eight
black and white keys
and make my mind
a blank canvas
tap a few notes
to begin my journey:
fall to the floor
with a heavy metallic clank
saddle and mount
my spirit horse
and steer her
toward the open gate
onto an endless beach,
through an alpine meadow,
up to the clouds and beyond;
past planets, stars,
to far away places
adventures await me
What a sweet escape...
Click here to see my St George's Island vacation photos! Enjoy!