Here is a video I composed the music for several years ago. Overdownunder is a suicide prevention and awareness organization in Melbourne, Australia. Very mood-focused music, simple and moving. Glad to be a part of a project that brings awareness to such an important cause.
This isn't finished yet, but I thought I would try composing something in a new way; not only in the same key, but without any modulation whatsoever. This track only uses notes from the scale of B Major, and stays on the tonic chord of B.. forever.
Give it a listen here. To me it sounds beautiful and understated.
I was trying to figure out words to describe the sound in this new track 'Silent Film Comedy', and during my search online I found this cool website BLACK-AND-WHITE-MOVIES.COM. Pretty cool... although I can't make it through these movies there is something about them that draws me to their style. It seems like not many composers try to write in this style, and it is fun to create things like this.. more new piano music for licensing!
Today I had lunch with two legendary music production composers visiting from LA, in Litchfield CT. This doesn't happen everyday, nor has it ever happened, yet somehow it felt like I was meant to meet them. Not only are they extremely talented musicians, and full of great knowledge and advice, but they are honestly some of the nicest people I've ever met.
The website they run, musiclibraryreport.com, is full of valuable production advice and tips on getting into music libraries. By far one of the best resources I have found online for library musicians!
Sitting in the car waiting to pick up Indian food, I got the best email ever.. my first placement, on primetime nonetheless! Thank you Tanvi Patel, thank you Crucial Music, thank you Universe... (It was a Chopin Etude, and in case you are wondering how that would fit into a show about a hip-hop mogul...read on!)
Check out the track here. It is heard as source music (music played in the background for TV or film, such as music coming from a television or in this case, 'live' music at a cocktail party) when Loretha "Cookie" Lyon makes her way into the elegant, formal party.