Summer Update: Control Group Distribution Agreement, Forest Heart Progress, and more
At long last after much waiting and wondering The Control Group, directed by Peter Hurd and the music scored by myself, finally has a distribution deal with Wild Eye Releasing !
This means that since it's debut at the Minneapolis Film Festival last October, the film will receive a limited theatrical release, DVD distribution, and release on various Video on Demand services including Amazon Instant Video, Redbox, AND NETFLIX. Cool stuff! This means also that in the coming weeks I will have more information regarding the release of the Soundtrack for the film, which is independent from the aforementioned deal (but production of said soundtrack couldn't gain traction until a deal was done.) I'm super excited for this, as this is a chance for people all over to see the hard work people put into the film, and listen to the music from my first time scoring for a feature film.
It's been a while since this last post so I've got more. The past 6 months has been interesting for me compositionally, learning how to write music on Logic Pro X, and utilizing that for both classical and media compositions, the main compositional project of mine being working as part of the music team for the indie game Forest Heart, developed by Green Dot Games, a company made out of an eclectic mix of passionate freelancers and internet loungers not too unlike myself. It has been a very amazing experience working for this project and for working with a group of about 8 composers from the US, Canada, and various parts of Europe. At times it has been a bit frustrating because of conflicts of creative vision, as all collaborations at some point must develop. But overall the focus of the team is very good and the creative drive is strong in this project, and it is an absolute pleasure to be a part of. For more information on the project you can find many updates on imgur.com, where most of the games employees first heard about the project.
FH July Update
December 2014 Update
and you can also go to the Forest Heart Youtube Channel page to see more game related content including lots of music from the composition team.
Here is a music compilation from April that has one of my tracks:
In addition to this I'm working on a solo saxophone suite, and a string quartet, in addition to continually trying to improve my recording/audio engineering skills. But I'm also working on something special.... but that won't happen for a while yet. Anywho, I'm out of Fuzhou in September to a much, much bigger gig teaching college students in Hangzhou, China. Also this is so much better because this city actually has an artistic and musical soul. China's biggest and most prestigious art academy is here and they have tons of music joints including jazz clubs (which may not sound like a lot but comparing it to the cultural wasteland that is Fuzhou, it is a lot!) . Also have almost finished a self-portrait in oils, and it looks alright I think. That's swell, I think. Alright, that is the happenings, cool, cool stuff. Til next time,
.Will post here about with updates about current works, music in general, likely many linguistic things, general thoughts, etc.