Imagine a bunch of sideshow freaks performing a waltz for a crowd of sadistic, leering onlookers and you will understand exactly what I was going for when I wrote this. I've always wondered what this would be like with video footage or a photo or art series so if you have any ideas for collabs let me know! :)
this was originally supposed to only be cello and piano... then it just kinda turned into this.
This is the first piece I'm posting to hitRECord. Figured I might as well start with my newest. More to come!!
This is a piano four hands duet... performed by myself and myself :P hope you enjoy. The contrast between ugly chords and pretty chords is supposed to represent fear and hope. Obviously the song ends with hope.
By the way, this song is centered around one unchanging line (the right hand of the second player... which is the first line you hear). Just in case you were interested.
Based on the scene of a book I read in which the main character dies. One of the first things I ever composed (I was a junior in high school).
I decided that since I want to be a film composer, I should start writing more heroic movie themes
Breaking out of my usual solo piano/orchestral compositions, I decided to experiment with some synth sounds and actually tried to write something happy. This was the result.
So here is my first contribution to the Shadow People collab. This is what came to mind when I pictured Ombra witnessing his first sunset, but if you think it would work better for something else, use it for whatever :) I had fun messing around with synth sounds for this one!
That awkward moment when you realize you can't run away from your problems
In case anyone who can actually sing would like to do the vocals :)
once upon a time, tia fischer asked me to work on her song, so i added piano, strings and bells. the end.
i like songs that build. i tried to give each instrument its own entrance rather than having them all come in at once, like joe asked.
i'm not drunk. i may have been a bit hungover when i started this, though. maybe.
listen with headphones! i put us all (and our clones) on different parts of the "stage."
very minimal percussion. because if there's one thing i suck at, it's drums (coughcough you should add some) (hint hint wink wink)
i've been wanting to do this for awhile. hope you like it :)
just started playing around on the piano and this is what came out :)
sometimes i work really hard on my music. other times i slow one of my old songs way the fuck down and add a few effects and release it as a new RECord.
once upon a forever ago i told phenomenaaa i would write music to go with her creation story.
well months passed i couldn't think of anything and i couldn't think of anything and i coudn't think of anything i couldn't think of anything i couldn't think of anything i couldn't think of anything i couldn't think of anythiiinnnnngggg
then i thought of something.
listen with headphones.
sometimes, you release a story to the world thinking you're ready to tell it.
then, as time goes on, you get more and more uncomfortable with that particular record being up, as it c...
i took some liberties with the structure of this one... hope you like! :D
wrote some music for anne hathaway's reading of flockofwords' shadow caste prologue. tried to edit the reading as best as i could (get rid of applause, long pauses, etc) but it is far from perfect =/
so i'm walking at a forest alone at night, and it's almost completely pitch black, and i can't tell where i'm going. at one point, i trip over something and put my hand on a tree to brace myself (cue music). on the trunk of the tree, from my hand, a golden light emerges and expands to cover the whole tree. it then keeps growing and covering all the trees, bushes, flowers, and every other living thing in the forest (except me). at first i stare in wonder, then i get all happy and start chasing the light.
that is what this one is about.
So we had to make an audio documentary for one of my classes, and I did mine about hitRECord, so I figured I might as well post it here!
Also, I don't know why I sound really Irish when I say "check it out." It's 4 AM.
I've been feeling Halloweeny lately... do listen to the original if you haven't heard it yet :)
Once upon a time I did music for a short film called "Funny Business" and realized that I never gave anyone the exclusive rights to it and could upload it on here. Oh happy day!
Wrote music for a short film awhile ago, realized I could legally upload it on here, huzzah.
listen with headphones!
as soon as i saw/heard this story, i knew i had to write music to go with it. i got stuck for awhile (i had only the first 30 seconds or so written for about a month) but i finally got my creative juices flowing!
fun fact: the melody of the king's midnight song is actually "Dies Irae," a Gregorian chant that's often used in Romantic music to symbolize death. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dlr90NLDp-0 now you can impress your friends with your awesome music knowledge.
i hope you like it, Day Glo!
I wish someone would make visuals to go with this!
My score for the Turnip Head film minus Gary's reading. (The version with the narration is resourced.)
Even though this didn't get picked as the final turnip score, I'm still proud of it & I hope you guys will be able to find some other use for it!
So freaking pompous.
The version with Day Glo's reading is here http://hitrecord.org/records/652907
Did a few magic tricks to make the mix sound fuller ;) also I forgot to put reverb on the horns in v3 because I suck, so I fixed that.
Whaddya guys think of this one? I know Joe said he wanted more instruments but I was able to make it sound bigger without them sooo maybe that's not necessary? IDK. You tell me!
I'm waiting on my horn & clarinet players to make hitRECord accounts so I can properly resource them >.<
Violin I: megancarnes, poodlegoose, raquelpspinto
Violin II: Dianna Petyk (recorded by lidan), megancarnes, poodlegoose
Viola: kittypimms, poodlegoose
Horns: Laura Grenlin and ruthiebisek (recorded by megancarnes)
Clarinet: Evan Fazio (recorded by megancarnes)
An expanded version of Waltz of the Freaks: Act II for Edward Shallow's sweet-tooth collab.
scored wirrow's "give me all the flickering lights"
like everything else in the world, this is best listened to on headphones or good speakers.
i couldn't decide whether to fade it out or end it suddenly sooo... i ended it suddenly and video editors can fade it out if they think that works better :)
Hello dear hitRECorders! This is the opening track from my upcoming EP, Music for Made-Up Scenes. I decided to make this one available on hR for downloading and remixing, but if you want the others you'll have to buy the EP when it comes out May 8th! :)
As always, headphones or good speakers are a must! <3
So once upon a time, inspired by Ludovic Bource's music in "The Artist," I was trying write a pretty jazz piano piece and realized that I was accidentally playing the Jelly Babies theme. Then I forgot about it and then I remembered it and now I'm uploading it!
I figure this could be cool credit music for the Jelly Babies film (lidan was working on credits and was going to use this as the background music. Hmmm, wonder what happened with that.) Or not. I actually don't particularly care what you use it for! I hope you enjoy it though!
Remixed eaneikciv's beautiful song based on lidan's tiny story! <3
This is the score I wrote for a short animated film called "Cupid." Figured you guys could use parts of it or the whole thing for videos or something :D
I decided to improvise on the theme of "Cold" for Tori's 10 minute writing challenge! Writing music counts, right? So yeah, this is just 10 minutes of me playing random stuff of the piano (actually I went 13 seconds over. I am so sorry). I was picturing a snowy forest the whole time soooooo yes.
Since it's improvised, there are quite a few screw-ups. Sorrrryyy I'm not a crazy perfect robot person like Mozart. Also, I got a bit bored at one point threw in a little surprise (I think it's somewhere around 8 minutes), see if you can recognize it!
I'm hoping to start doing these piano improvisations for every writing challenge. Hopefully I'll get better at it! :x
Redid WOTF2 to better fit with Edward Shallow's Dr. Sweet-Tooth story.
Also this is the first time really using my East West samples AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I AM IN LOVE.
I left some minor imperfections because I thought they fit with the mood of the piece but let me know if you think it'd sound better without them!