This special episode of CRUMBS Cafe with Bill Stankay was recorded while CRUMBS was visiting Pittsburgh, PA. Bill has a shared interest in supporting the local music scene and is considering starting a collective of local musicians. He wanted to see what goes into creating a CRUMBS Cafe radio show to potentially help him develop a video podcast of local musicians from Pittsburgh.
Bill has been involved with music for most of this life. Early on, would experiment with intertwining visual images with the dynamic of symphonic concepts and infuse the experience with contemporary music patterns. From there he went on to delivering live performances on stage. To his surprise and delight, sometimes it was in front of a packed house. There then came that moment when he transformed from experimental artist to a musician with a message that contained a real and intense meaning. He created the AXA project "Images at Sunfall" and continued to compose and write in other genres, developing new sounds along the way. He emerged almost a year later with the Prelude to Sunfall EP completed and two new projects; the ambient "Tones and Shadows", and the electronic/dance music of Amphibicopter.
He began experimenting with the visual arts to add a new element to his original music and sound architecture projects. His evolution as a visual artist continued over time as he worked extensively with his wife, a professional photographer, in both the commercial and fine art fields. He added new visual elements to his work when he shot and designed the original artwork for his company, Sunfall Records, and created a mix of music videos, short films and commercial productions for both Bill and professional clients. Learn more >