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Larry Kutcher Pianist-Composer
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life:
music and cats ~ Albert Schweitzer
Larry Kutcher is a pianist/composer whose varied musical explorations include classical, jazz, progressive rock, ambient soundscapes, and film scores.
He is best known for his powerful and intensely personal solo piano work, balancing technical virtuosity with raw emotional expression.
Larry began his musical odyssey with studying classical violin at the age of six. He moved on from there into the drums and guitar, eventually settling on the piano, with which he could more fully realize and express all the music flowing through him.
Influenced by Surrealism, The Beat Poets, The Firesign Theatre, and Frank Zappa, in particular, Larry also developed theatrical and comedic skills. This led him to recording and performing with Zappa alumni, guitarist Steve Vai. You can hear Larry's stream of consciousness performance art piece "Little Pieces Of Seaweed", on Steve Vai's CD "Flex-Able Leftovers".
An aficionado of prog rock as well, Larry helped co-write "The Emperor's Clothes" with Alan and Neal Morse of Spock's Beard, for their 2010 CD release of Spock's Beard X.
He also has a passion for all things feline, having been a cat rescuer for most of his adult life, which underscores his lifelong love for all animals.
He is currently working in the Los Angeles area as a studio musician, composer, and performer.