Hope everyone's holidays are going well! I just wanted to upload this extended analysis I did on Penderecki's Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima, a famous piece, as seen in films like The Shining and Children of Men. It's not groundbreaking stuff, but if you are interested in the piece I think you'll find it an interesting read.
I hope everyone is having a most blessed Christmas season.
wishing you all the very best,
Today I just finished my first official movie score, for the film "The Control Group". I will still be in contact with the Musical Producer Michael Teoli for the next few weeks to discuss production/arrangement issues, but besides that, I have finished and have a score of around an hour of music. I'm extremely proud as it took a lot of work, and really thankful for Peter Hurd, the director/producer of the film, for giving me the opportunity, along with Michael with helping me in a process that proved to be an interesting learning experience. Once all the audio is mixed, and mastered and finalized I'll try to get a few audio selections up to view on the site. Here is the poster for the film:
In addition to all the stuff with the film, I'm excited to have finished my brass ensemble piece Fanfare for the Fighting and will be going over edits for that during the school break, along with finishing composing the rest of my chamber winds piece. It is an exciting time for me beginning as a composer, and I feel truly blessed. Hope the holiday season is treating you all as well.
The UMM Chamber Jazz Ensemble will be playing five African inspired Jazz pieces from Prof. Jason "Hollywood" Squinobal, at the HFA Recital Hall in a Chamble Ensembles concert at 730 tomorrow night. Yours truly will be on the Bari Sax, and it shall be a ball! Check out one of Jason's tunes Adowa:Horizon from his album Horizons. The dude plays so hardcore. I'm excited to be a part of playing his pieces!
.Will post here about with updates about current works, music in general, likely many linguistic things, general thoughts, etc.