Archive for July, 2013

Thomas Was Alone… But Surrounded By Some Beautiful Procedural Music. :)

July 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

This week I was reading my July issue of Edge magazine and a quick Q&A with the composer David Housden has caught my attention. Luckily the full interview was featured in their site and that’s what I wanted to share here this week. :)

Housden scored a game called Thomas Was Alone, and from the start he had to face the challenge of lending simple, faceless geometric forms some emotion; more than that, the developer asked him to craft a procedural pile of freely randomizable pieces of music–which can be a technical pain placed over the already-tough creative task previously mentioned… :P

Since I’m a fierce admirer of the modular music created by the group¬†Geinoh Yamashirogumi in Akira this couldn’t resound more within me. :)

Take a read and enjoy this short anouncement trailer as you listen to the smooth piano behind it.

That’s it, have an awesome week!


Testing Vocals.

July 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

This week I want to share a test recording I did for applying different melodic line voices… (For some reason that sentence started dancing inside my head and the only thing I had to do was to grab it. lol)

The important thing when creating such a wall of vocals is to sort ’em into categories (like “harmonization” or “counterpoint”)¬†before really starting to work; as long as you’re able to do that piling 2nd, 3rd lines will be a lot easier.

Take a listen, I hope you like it. :)

Commented Portfolio: Mysterostinatum.

July 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Proceeding with that commented portfolio matter here is a short-but-interesting-nevertheless theme… :P It borrows an influence from the ostinato concept (repeating a motif “with obstinacy”, literally) and the use of an unusual time signature to achieve a mysterious, kinda miring theme.

The piano ostinato grows in speed just to start slowly all over again–almost as if it was a skipping record. :)

I hope you like this one, se ya! :)

Shifting Moods At Each Cycle (Portfolio)

Hi there, how have you been?

It’s been some time since I commented on my portfolio for the last time… So I’m better get going with that. :P

This one was made as an exercise in a composition class. The idea with this arrangement was to create a flute theme (5/4 in this case) and shift it from mood to mood as the cycles of the music flow. So it goes from presenting the theme to emotional (heavier strings) to noir (piano) to tutti. :)

I hope you like it. Have an awesome week!

Radiohead: Live and Free. :)

Hi there, how are you all doing?

Just a heads up… Paste and Noisetrade have partnered to share a full Radiohead concert, back to “The Bends” days. The setlist is a killer one as almost no band could even come close of putting something alike together… The download is free but if you’re feeling generous every tip goes for charity. How awesome is that?

The sound quality isn’t the best out there but even that adds some charm to the show. Did I mentioned the killer setlist? :P

That’s it, enjoy!


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