Stalk The OwlS

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Stalk The Owls is the creative project, and moniker, of musician and songwriter Jairo Ruiz. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Jairo has been living in Nashville, TN for the last ten years. During this time, he has performed with several different bands ranging in musical styles including, Alternative, Classic, Folk, Indie, Punk, Hard Rock, and Pop.

His most successful endeavour was with the band The Worsties. The female-fronted Punk/Pop/Rock band enjoyed some success during a span of seven years, including opening up for Bon Jovi and Kid Rock at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. The Worsties disbanded in 2012.

Jairo has also lent his talents as a bass player for recording sessions and cover bands, including shows performing music from Alice in Chains, Tool, Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses, Led Zeppelin, and Queens of the Stone Age to name a few.

Stalk The Owls is something completely different from the projects Jairo has been involved with in the past.

Stalk The Owls was originally formed to explore and create soundtrack music. Specifically, a hybrid of ambient/horror music using a variety of synthesizers, as well as virtual instruments and effects software. Jairo has always been a fan of the horror movie genre, and also a fan of instrumental movie scores.

Some favorite film music composers are Wojciech Kilar, Ennio Morricone, Jozef Van Wissem, Vangelis, Cliff Martinez, John Carpenter, Danny Elfman, and the Nick Cave & Warren Ellis collaborations.

Stalk The Owls' musical inception began in Alton, IL during the week of Halloween, 2014. The project is a collaboration with musician and engineer, Greg Weible. The project is called The Alton Sessions. Click on The Alton Sessions to learn more about this collaboration.

Though Stalk The Owls is a medium for composing ambient/horror themed music, it is not limited to this genre.

Jairo has been recording song ideas for years, compiling a library of music that number in the hundreds. With so many musical influences, and so many song ideas spanning several genres of music, Stalk The Owls transcends a singular classification.

With over a thousand categories of music, the musical landscape is vast and the possibilities are limitless.

Along with music, Stalk The Owls is also a medium for lyrical and visual art, which includes poetry and photography. Such collections can be seen on this site, and on Stalk The Owls' Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

This site will be updated as music, and other works, becomes available.

If you are interested in learning more, have any questions, or would like to collaborate with Stalk The Owls, please feel free to contact Jairo at memento [at] stalktheowls.com

All photographs and art design by Jairo Ruiz.
Original owl illustration by Nunzio Michele Plantamura.
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