I imagine the music for this piece like a rocket launch. It starts off very soft, like the anticipation before the rocket is launched. In the middle the excitement of the music picks up as the rocket fights through the atmosphere. Then, it finally breaks through and reaches the calmness of space.
A jazzy influence with a taste of psychedelia.
Marathon of Fright
Using a limited amount of tracks (four mellotrons and other sound effects or voice), the assignment was to set some erie background music to this horror movie trailer. Since I am so used to having hundreds of tracking options, I at first thought that it would difficult to work with such limits, but instead it forced me to be more flexible with my imagination. This project was a completely new experience for me. It wasn't a composition in the sense that I'm used to.
This video and the music that went with it was originally done by someone else; I took the video and set my own music to it. I used the idea of water in the beginning creating the idea of a storm. I think I was very influenced by Andy Summer's guitar style with the use of lots of bends and a sparse melody. I also used flanger and chorus, which is unusual for me since I rarely ever use any effects except for distortion and reverb.
I wrote this piece on a blistery snow day, so decided to call it Snowbird since the light and airy feel of the melody reminds me of a bird.