Arrival of the Unexpected is spontaneously composed and performed in one pass on 4 MIDI keyboards, each representing orchestral instruments. This recording includes nine tracks such as “Fireflies” (a playful dialogue between oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, and strings), “Exotic Fanfare” (featuring brass fanfares with lyrical orchestral interludes), and the title track, “Arrival of the Unexpected” (woodwinds, harp and strings). With 25 years of training as a classical pianist and a devotion to bringing wonder and beauty through his music, Kenneth Mills goes beyond the traditional boundaries of both classical and New Age music, and yet still appeals to fans of both.
“The arrival of the Unexpected is always shrouded in mystery and, when it contacts the plane of expectation, releases the force that is exemplified by the vortex of energy which develops as a result of its arrival.” – Kenneth G. Mills
“A musical feast! . . . Kenneth George Mills is a grand master in his own right.” – Steven Halpern
“What separates Dr. Mills from most of his contemporaries is his unique ability for ‘spontaneous composition.’ This truly astounding talent can best be described and imagined as a cross between a symphonic composer and a world-class ‘jazz’ improviser, in that his ideas flow uninterrupted from his soul to his fingers to our very fortunate ears.” – John Lissauer, Composer, Producer