Steven OddenThrough out his life, Steven Odden has always been involved with music.
However, it wasn't until he began studying with Luba Zevlev that music composition really opened up for him.
After studying for a year under Luba Levlev, Steven developed a deeper understanding of classical styles by Mozart, Schubert, and Debussy.
This helped development in his own compositions, enabling him to publish his first classical piano work, Piano Sonatas.
Luba Zevlev both inspired Steven Odden's interest in composition and taught him to continue a life-long study of music on his own.
After studying with Lube Zevlev, Steven's musical interests began to open up as he developed interest in various other styles of music.
His greatest music influences are Nobuo Uematsuo and Yoko Kanno.
Both of these composers have opened whole new worlds to his music styles and composition, to this day he is still influenced by there music.
Because of his deep interest in Japanese music, he was able to create his first game demo cd and have it record it at Curve Records studio.
One of his greatest inspirations for composing Japanese music is the famous graphic artists, Amano Yoshitaka.
After reading Tales of the Genji with art work by Amano Yoshitaka, Steven started to get the idea for Poems of the Moon, Sky, and Sea.
He wanted to create a musical story using Japanese instruments, basing it upon a fairy-tale love story about the Moon, Sky, and Sea.
He succeeded in weaving the composition in the fashion of a Japanese anime film giving the characters expressive emotion within the music.