Posts Tagged ‘commented’

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!

Have a Nice Dream, Little Nemo. :)

March 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how have you been?

Further with my commented portfolio this time I want to share a track called “Have a Nice Dream, Little Nemo”. It’s based on the NES videogame from the 90s, which is based upon the strip comincs from the 10s. :P Both tell the story of a boy who lives the most exciting life in Dreamland just to discover in the end he was dreaming…

The piece here starts with a music box–a fitting choice for a slumber theme–but then develops towards a more sentimental path thanks to the powerful timbres of the oboe and a couple strings.

It’s more about… missing Dreamland when the dream ends, I guess.

I hope you like it, enjoy!

Commented Portfolio: Tracks #8 to #11.

February 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you doing?

More on that commented portfolio issue… :P Here we go with four tracks for a RPG videogame called HIVE. The first two are variations of the same theme, the one reserved for the “Rosebrooke” village; the later are short vignettes meant to be played when certain requirements are met, like “victory” or “death”. lol

I hope you like it. See ya!

Commented Portfolio: Tracks #4 and #5

January 21, 2013 1 comment

Hi there people, how have you been?

Proceeding with the commented portfolio here we go with two more tracks. :)

#4 Nocturne #100 (sketch)

An acoustic guitar sketch (the hundredth as you can see lol), this one was written in the wee, wee hours… :) As I’ve been doing for some time now it has a fair amount of FX layers to make it… fatter. lol

#5 Zangief’s Theme [Street Fighter 25th Anniversary] – julian ozuka

Well, I’m really proud of this one. :) Last year Capcom (the famous videogame producer) promoted a world-wide contest looking for music and visual art made by fans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Street Fighter series. I’m glad to say I was choosen to be  a part of it!

Just like the track before, it’s an acoustic rendition drenched in post-production FXs. I wanted to make Zangief’s theme to sound like steps of a giant coming our way–Zangief is all about that after all, huh? ;)

See ya next week!

Commented Portfolio: Tracks #1 To #3

January 14, 2013 1 comment

Hi there people, how are you doing?

I decided to share some thoughts on the tracks created for the portfolio… That could be useful for those intending to be creative with their music on how to develop an idea until it becomes real. :)

#1 RetroBike: Start! (ozuka)

This works as a start-up tune, a short melodic riff to aware players (in case of a videogame soundtrack, mind you) to be prepared and focused for the action about to start. Take a look at the Atari 2600 version of Pac Man for a good reference.

It has a nice retro feel due to my customized 8-bit NES SoundFont database. -.-

#2 Level 01 (Loop) [by ozuka]

This one was written for the first level of a comic shooter indie videogame. The up-beat mood was mandatory in this case since it goes for cheering the player up and inviting them to enjoy the ride. :)

Same SoundFont file as above.

#3 B – So Walk (ozuka)

One of the very first videogame soundtrack experiments I ever did, it’s a… sunny country theme. lol Inspired by the Harvest Moon series, what I like most here is how the clarinet fells good as the main melody maker–despite not being a traditional country instrument and all.

That’s it for now, more next Monday. ;)

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