• FOUNDER • OWNER • LEAD PRODUCER •
Bryon Turcotte has been making music with his heart, his mind and his hands since he was 13 years old.
Experimenting with sound, multi-track recording, tape loops and early analog synthesizers, Turcotte began to build a well of knowledge, technical understanding of music and sound that he would tap into for the next 25 years of his life. He grew to appreciate the relationship between music, film and his love for all creativity as his life as a musician continued.
Born in Massachusetts in 1965, Turcotte set foot to become a student of human nature and of sonic chemistry. In addition to being a self -taught musician from age 13 and avid music collector, he pursued an educational path in electrical and audio engineering building a long list of accomplishments as a technical professional during the beginnings of his adult life. These skills helped him to sharpen his passion for music and the love of technology that would increase his strength as a composer and multimedia designer in years to come. Continually experimenting, he perfected his own recording methods in his home studio and began to put them into practice in his life as a performer and producer as he worked with other musicians.
Turcotte began his career in music as a keyboardist/bassist and played and toured professionally from 1984-1997. He also worked as a session and freelance musician between 1997 and 2002 performing with numerous bands in Boston and New York in studio sessions and live stage performances. During this time frame, Turcotte served as an A&R scout for Road Runner Records and the Manager of A&R and Affiliate Relations for Dot Click, a online music marketing and community builder based in Boston. While at DotClick, Turcotte remained active as a music journalist, editor and freelance writer – contributing to The Noise, Instant Magazine and The Performer.
As a musician, he collaborated and performed with artist and composer Michael MacDonald and his bands Transom and Jupiter 88. Turcotte performed with both bands on bass until MacDonalds untimely death in 2000. His work as a film composer began in the independent short film “The River” by young Greek filmmaker Andrea Hadjcosti. Hadjcostis translation of the short story Zitite Elpis by Antonis Samarakis captured Turcottes attention and quickly began to influence his heart to begin his course in the direction of composing for film. Within a year he began working on other independent films leading him to a project for a cause with a very important purpose.
Survivors Stories, a film used nation wide to alert educational institutions, parents, college age students, and law enforcement agencies to the rising issue of rape at the college and university level became the next pallets for Turcottes emotional support through his music. In the early part of 2003, he began working with independent filmmaker and director Kenneth Niblock to work on the musical score for the independent release of “Who Jacked Jimmy?”. Turcotte worked closely with Niblock on the film in its finishing stages.
Between 2000 and the present, Turcotte has been composing music under the name “The Bandless Hands” and released a full-length album in late 2004. Currently three CDs from The Bandless Hands are available. Each covers a wide range of musical styles including Folk, Rock, Electronica, Jazz and Trance. Between 2005 and the present day, Turcotte works as a freelance journalist, publicist and producer while managing RedCave Media – serving the marketing and production needs of an assortment of artists and musicians – while working as the owner, lead engineer and producer at Uncle Brown’s Sound Recordings, LLC. in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Using the experience and knowledge gained over a 30 year creative and technical career, Turcotte strives to continue his work as a supporter and activist for creative people everywhere.
Educated in Electrical, Mechanical, and Audio Engineering, Bryon has also built a long list of accomplishments as a technical professional over the past 30 years.
As a technical professional, Bryon has managed projects for numerous companies and has worked within multiple product development, hardware engineering, and multimedia production environments. His career in the technologies – primarily in information technology, application support and multimedia development – has allowed him to serve a number of organizations, including large publishing and media companies such as Pennwell Corporation and Tulsa World Publishing, and highly respected non-profit organizations such as the Society of Exploration Geophysicists – where he once served as the Multimedia Content Developer within their Information Technology team.
Before relocating to Tulsa, Turcotte served for four years as the Digital Production Support Specialist for Emerson College in Boston. His primary duties were to support all Multimedia Systems and facilities throughout the Emerson College community. He was the Multimedia Software, Video, Audio, expert and consultant for Visual Media Arts/Journalism/Broadcast Journalism Faculty, Staff and students. Bryon trained faculty and staff on the most current software applications to be used at Emerson and assisted faculty to design a proper curriculum. He is proficient in numerous multimedia applications including Final Cut Pro, Media 100, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Logic Pro , Adobe Audition, and Adobe Photoshop.
He spent three years at Media 100 as a Senior Peripheral Engineer evaluating and qualifying the Media 100 Editing System while maintaining successful partnerships with companies like Apple, Compaq, Jems and Rorke Data. He helped create the M100 “Compatible Peripherals guide” which the video industry still regards as an essential compatibility manual for video media and mass storage.
At ICE (Integrated Computing Engines) he developed and managed their first Hardware Qualifications department and Peripheral guidebook. In December of 1999 with three former Microsoft, Vivo and Firefly business development architects, he helped create DotClick Corporation, the Boston based internet start up where his knowledge of the music industry, the internet and content development helped them launch successfully to the world one year later.