Posts Tagged ‘rendering’


April 9th, 2012

One of my favorites but an overall lesser known song from Bush, “Swallowed” was a lot of fun to arrange for quartet. The original has some interesting tertiary harmonies which I extended in some parts of the arrangement.

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All You Can Eat – Medley

June 6th, 2011

Medley of music used for All You Can Eat. The music aims to capture the extraordinarily outdated style and thinking of the film’s characters through 80s synth pop and spaghetti western dramatic music.

All You Can Eat – Title Theme

June 6th, 2011

The over-the-top spaghetti western/80s glam metal and pop theme to the equally ridiculous film about a modern man with outdated fashion and delusional dreams of being a hot dog eating champion.

Halo Wars

February 28th, 2011

A few years ago there was a competition to score the Halo Wars video game trailer. I didn’t enter at the time, but I decided to finally make some music for it anyway. Here’s my orchestral/electronic score rendered using EWQL Symphonic Gold, NI Kore Player, and NI Kontakt Player in Sonar 8.5


August 15th, 2010

I founded Else in 2010 with the guitarist from Effigy and A Life Elided. We wrote and recorded nearly 40 tracks, eventually honing in on a really exciting style which combines ambient post-rock sounds, aggressive metal riffs, electronic influences, and extended chords. We are currently looking for more band members to complete the line up.

Music for Opened Strings

May 7th, 2008

I never understood why the sostenuto pedal is used so little because I find it so fascinating. The first really neat use of this pedal which I encountered is in Schoenberg’s Drei Klavierstücke, op 11. In this piece, Schoenberg instructs the performer to silently depress a group of pitches, depress the sostenuto pedal, and then play loud interruptions with both hands, causing these opened strings to resonate. Read the rest of this entry »

Serenade in C Major

February 17th, 2008

Inspired by an Eric Whitacre I sang in choir, this piece bleeds one chord into another. Read the rest of this entry »

Serenade in F Minor

February 11th, 2008

Revolving around only one pitch set (F, G, A-flat) which is transposed throughout the piece, this serenade might be the pinnacle of consistent composing and artistic expression in my serenade writing.

Serenade in Fm rendered through EWQL Orchestral Gold:

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Serenade in E Minor

February 6th, 2008

Simple. Emotive. Powerful. This piece really hams it up in the violins, lets the violas moan, and even gives the basses a melodic line. Throughout the piece, pizz accents are used interspersed with the flowing melody to keep momentum going. Read the rest of this entry »

Project Wish – Lonely Night

April 18th, 2007

This piano trio evokes the feeling of emptiness and lonliness. Although many of the themes are minor and depressing, there is a bittersweet quality to the music as if the time alone is introspective and relaxing.