D 4 Disgruntled

D 4 Disgruntled

Music Composer

Los Angeles, California

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April 2021
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About D

L.A. based music composer for digital media content – films, games, series, trailers and other web content. Can work remotely for domestic and international projects. Genres of specialty are horror, sci-fi, action and fantasy. Can compose for other genres but these are my favs. My style ranges from traditional to sound design, sometimes a hybrid of both. When between gigs I continue to experiment and flex my composing muscles on my own “concept soundtrack albums”. These projects are my testing grounds for being experimental with various musical styles and creative approaches.

My music theory education and performance as a percussionist in school orchestras in my youth has served me well as a foundation. I learned how to compose music through my classes and playing by ear.

Became a fan of film music as a teenager in high school and always wanted to pursue it. However, did not have the resources at that time that would allow me to grow and advance. So it was put on hold for some time. However, my love of film music led me to learning as much about the art and the industry. My favorite composers and who have been influential on me were and still are Jerry Goldsmith, Christopher Young, James Horner, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Elliot Goldenthal, John Carpenter, Patrick Doyle, and Richard Band.

In 2017, I acquired all essential beginning resources to pursue composing in today’s age. I have met many composers through local LA signings and conventions. I have been doing assistant work off and on for Richard Band managing his website, researching instruments for possible use in his composing assignments, helping with shipping items purchased off his website, and organizing his written scores while being mentored as well.

Credits

  • "TCC Music Library"

    "TCC Music Library" (2017 - 2021)
    Music by The Creative Cortex, LLC (Comedy, Documentary, Horror, Music and 1 More) Composer • Composed music for The Creative Cortex (a videography and video editing service provider based in Los Angeles, CA) and several of their clients. • Projects were mostly for their social media content and promos. • My role as a composer is on a project by project basis since 2017. • Collaborated with TCC director one-on-one to establish the tone and artistic direction of the music.

  • "The Erehwon" ALBUM in Producton

    "The Erehwon" ALBUM in Producton (2021)
    Music by D4D Media (Action, Horror, Sci-Fi and Music) Composer • Creating my 5th Concept Soundtrack Album to establish myself as an independent composer for media content. • Merged cosmic sci-fi horror music styles with techno rhythms to tell the story of a space exploration crew's journeys, explorations and near extinction moments.

  • "Horror Re-Scored: Vol. 3" in Production

    "Horror Re-Scored: Vol. 3" in Production (2021)
    Music by D4D Media (Horror, Mystery and Music) Composer "Horror Re-Scored: Vol. 3" • Currently working on my 6th Concept Album to establish myself as an independent composer for media content. • The project consists of composing an original, complete and alternate score to a horror movie.

  • "Societal Chaos" Album Release

    "Societal Chaos" Album Release (2020)
    Music by D4D Media (Action, Sci-Fi, War and Music) Composer • Created a 4th Concept Soundtrack Album to establish myself as an independent composer for media content. • The events observed in the early Spring of 2020 when the pandemic shut everything down and societal structure, mentalities and behaviors shifted into insanity were used as the narrative structure for this album.

  • "Horror Re-Scored: Vol. 2" ALBUM Release

    "Horror Re-Scored: Vol. 2" ALBUM Release (2019)
    Music by D4D Media (Horror, Mystery, Thriller and Music) Composer • Created my 3rd Concept Soundtrack Album to establish myself as an independent composer for media content. • The project consisted of composing an original, complete and alternate score to a horror movie.

  • Tubular Bells Re-Imagined (The 2020 Hell Mix)

    Tubular Bells Re-Imagined (The 2020 Hell Mix) (2019)
    Music by D4D Media (Horror and Music) Composer D4Disgruntled created a bonus track to his "Horror Re-Scored: Vol. 2" project and is presenting it as a "Single". This track features a newly “re-imagine” rendition of “Tubular Bells” in the same style and tone of the score. It is much darker and evil sounding, almost like a demonic tribal celebration heard straight from Hell. It is going to appear on the upcoming Special Collector’s Edition CD featuring the complete score D4Disgruntled composed to "Horror Re-Scored: Vol. 2". MECHANICAL LICENSE: LICENSE NO.: 1454490490 | LICENSE RENEWAL DATE: Sep 02, 2020 SONG CODE: T74010 | TITLE: TUBULAR BELLS | WRITERS: MIKE OLDFIELD

  • "Horror Movies and Beyond" YouTube Series

    "Horror Movies and Beyond" YouTube Series (2019)
    Music by D4D Media (Documentary, Horror, History and Music) Composer • Commissioned to create a brief music cues to be used in the opening title sequence of a YouTube horror movie review series and as title bumpers on longer videos with chapter titles. • Collaborated with the YouTuber one-on-one to establish the tone and artistic direction of the music.

  • "Homage To Halloween" EP Release

    "Homage To Halloween" EP Release (2018)
    Music by D4D Media (Horror and Music) Composer • Created my first EP to establish myself as an independent composer for media content. • The project consisted of music paying homage to the film scores of the Halloween movie franchise. • Learned about music licensing as the music composed was incorporating variations on the original copyrighted music from John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Mechanical License SONG CODE: M56343 TITLE: MAIN THEME FROM HALLOWEEN II WRITERS: JOHN CARPENTER LICENSE NO.: 1454490488 LICENSE DATE: Sep 02, 2020 SONG CODE: LVB17V TITLE: LAURIE THEME WRITERS: JOHN CARPENTER LICENSE NO.: 1454490489 LICENSE DATE: Sep 02, 2020

  • "Horror Re-Scored: Vol. 1" ALBUM Release

    "Horror Re-Scored: Vol. 1" ALBUM Release (2018)
    Music by D4D Media (Horror and Music) Composer • Created my first Concept Soundtrack Album to establish myself as an independent composer for media content. • The project consisted of composing an original, complete and alternate score to a horror movie. • Spotted & composed additional music for scenes that did not originally have music while also composing music over scenes with existing music.

  • LaCie Video Editing Challenge

    LaCie Video Editing Challenge (2018)
    Music by The Creative Cortex, LLC (Drama and Music) Composer • Commissioned to create a an underscore for a scene edited by and submitted by The Creative Cortex to an online video editing challenge sponsored by LaCie. • Collaborated with TCC director one-on-one to establish the tone and artistic direction of the music.

  • "Sykosis" ALBUM Release

    "Sykosis" ALBUM Release (2018)
    Music by D4D Media (Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Composer • Created a 2nd Concept Soundtrack Album to establish myself as an independent composer for media content. • The project consisted of composing an original work that told a story I wrote and was not composed to any visual mediums.

  • "Black Friday Thursday"

    "Black Friday Thursday" (2018)
    Music by The Creative Cortex, LLC (Comedy, Music and Short) Composer • Commissioned to underscore a short "Tik-Tok" styled video as part of their original content series. • Collaborated with TCC director one-on-one to establish the tone and artistic direction of the music.

  • The Man Bat

    The Man Bat (2018)
    Music by D4D Media (Comedy, Documentary, Family, Music and 1 More) Composer • Commissioned to create a brief 20-second cue to be used in the opening title sequence of a YouTube docu-series about the 1960 Batman series. • Collaborated with the director one-on-one to establish the tone and artistic direction of the music. • Composed 2 different styles - one in the original 1960s style and the other a more adventurous 1990s heroic feel.

  • "The Ceremony"

    "The Ceremony" (2018)
    by D4D Media (Fantasy, Mystery and Music) Composer • Collaborated with another musician off of Instagram to compose a piece of music. • Communicated remotely as the other composer as they were based in Pennsylvania.

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