Jay Ribadeneyra


film + television scoring

music production 

songwriting

tape digitizing

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Jay Ribadeneyra


film + television scoring

music production 

songwriting

tape digitizing

ABOUT

jay

I broke a lot of strings learning to play guitar. A lot. I couldn't afford to keep replacing them week after week so one day I looked down at the four remaining strings left on my student size acoustic guitar from the Sears catalog and decided that they would just have to do. I twisted the tuning pegs on each string until I liked what I heard and began to bash away, not giving it a second thought. Twenty years later, I still use that oddly tuned 4-string guitar to write songs and I’m actually happy that I wasn’t able to replace ‘em. I learned something back then that still comes in handy to this day and that’s to use what you have and above all, make it work.

This is the same concept I bring to any project that I’m involved with today. Whether it be scoring an independent film for an NYU student or mastering a 30-minute dance track for a local house DJ using an analog board from the 80’s, I strive to make every session stand out and be the absolute best it can be.  As a musician and artist, I understand the importance of communication and when you work with me you are guaranteed to be satisfied and above all, excited about the end result.

I write music because I have to do something with all the sounds that are playing constantly in my head but I’m in the music business because I love helping other artists realize their vision and achieve success while doing so. I find inspiration in participating in the creative process and will not stop until the finished product is perfect. 

 

 

 


TUNES/Level Anything

Lets just say that Jason Ribadeneyra and Gregg Swiatlowski had more than a few run ins while working the Western MA punk scene like two thoroughbreds with an axe to grind. Jay, being from bands Exit Mentality and 2600 had a deep seated disdain for the pop leanings of Gregg's former super group Riff Raff and the Gang, while Gregg considered Jays '97 Pontiac Grand AM "flashy" and a "gas guzzler".  That was the past, today is now. Level Anything balance rage and resentment with technique and passion... not an easy task for a couple of card carrying "regular dudes." Their music is a testament to hard work and tolerance. Riding the fence all the way to the promised land! They've been described as "cool," "brunettes," and "pretty good". No doubt they will be LEVELING the airwaves in the near future!

-Byron Coley // Review // January 2012