Composers of Stage32, I was just wondering what kind of music you write when you are not writing film scores. I usually write (mostly) atonal chamber or orchestral works, or things with alternative melodic/harmonic systems.
What about you?
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I am a fan of string quartet.. So that's my current favorite when I am writing non film music..
Study study study!!
I am a Metal guy who besides having released Metal records for years I've been scoring for films for the last two decades because I can really experiment with many various styles of music and sound. Currently I am composing for a ballet. Always something different and exciting!
I write jazzy stuff mostly, but also melancholy pensive tunes.
Vijay, I love string quartets. I even wrote one for my wedding! Mark, do you study books, scores, both? What are you reading right now? Jonathan, that's a pretty hardcore. Mike, I feel you. Before I started writing "classical music" I was in a punk band, there is always something good in any genre of music as far as I am concerned. Ken, I have noticed that a lot of people who write for film write jazz too. I would say as far as genres go, I think jazz is my weak point.
Brian, I got into jazz at an early age, at 10 because my older brother was into it, and of course it ruined my career! Just kidding - I've learned a lot in the pursuit of it - it's full of every other kind of music, including classical, blues, even country and rock overtones, and it's always a work in progress. I was raised on Dave Brubeck (in my opinion one of the greatest composers), and Paul Desmond, who to me is the best soloist ever. I don't like the super-avant-garde stuff much, but the more organized and well thought-out compositions and players. If I could ever find the place to post music here, I've got a jazz/classical suite I'd like to share. Anybody know where that is?
Trying to post a tune -
Anything modern when time permits...Persichetti's book is great for ideas
Hey Ken, if you go to your profile you can add a link to a SoundCloud track, or a video to your post and we can see it there. I'd like to hear it.
I write for live musicians mostly jazz big band, jazz small ensemble lead sheets and arrangements of other pop/jazz material (mostly lead sheets) from the 1920s - 1940s - usually something not already in the Real Books. Sometimes I write non-jazz for jazz instruments on request such as my sax quartet performed two weeks ago by the kenari sax quartet (https://youtu.be/6Bv17gYtHnI). I am in the back row - left in the picture. A lot of original live material is in my youtube account. I am also a professional videographer so I shoot my performances with three cameras and the dolby 5.1 mics on the front two cameras produce much better separated sound than the rear camera mics (without my having to set up external mics patched into a sound board/mixer).
David, I love Persichetti's 20th Century Harmony book! His treatment of the modes is the best. I was super upset when the only books of mine that got ruined in a hurricane was that and the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns from Slonimsky.
Prog Rock. But I rarely have the time.
Here's a link to 13 or 14 of my tunes and charts. Maroo is by far my most extensive piece, kind of a jazz/classical composition. The others are tunes my band Solid State plays at gigs. I'm playing trumpet, guitar, and about half of the bass parts. Hope you guys like it!
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Orchestral, metal, everything that can be epic :-D
The next thing I want to do is to develop darkness without falling in black metal clichees. So, really scare with sounds with a metal touch. Let's see how it goes. :-D
Running to the hills screaming in agony seems like a good piece of music :-D
Before I got into film music, I was heavily into the music of the second viennese composers. I still am to an extent. I love writing in the twelve tone method.
I write mostly downtempo electronica, most often with an orchestral element to it (i.e. lush strings, warm trumpets, etc.)
I write mostly Country-Pop music.
My music can be found at: ReverbNation.com/BrianLeeRobinson I also have Instrumental versions of a lot of my songs.
Hip-Hop, Pop, R&B, Orchestral
I'm a huge rock fan so I write a lot of dirty grungy hard rock songs. I also really love synthesizers so I love to combine those 2 things and make some weird rock!
My range is all over the place. Requiems, electronic ambiance, toccatas, classical string pieces...
I write instrumental rock. Sort of a cross between Joe Satriani meets Metallica. But my albums have everything from rock to Latin to blues to classical to Hawaiian to metal.
Generally speaking, I tend to frequent opportunities where sound design is needed.
I make... weirdo ambient/noise stuff. (It's hard to describe:) Music for non existing film. 1st album finished and released this fall.
I write all types as I cannot stop exploring :-)
I usually have three to four different projects going on at a time, some are licensing/tv/film centric and others are band like projects with myself alone and other musicians.
Right!! You see..we can juggle...we can dance...:-)!....!
Well, you wouldn't want to see me dance. ;)
I usually make albums of Dark ambient Music or Relaxing Ambient Music.
I prefer to call my work elm, electronic listening music. I don't compose scores though, I work as a film director and producer.
ELM eh? I like that .
Electronic synth pop á la 80s. :)
I love to dance!
Well with the right partner I can do a mean box step. ;)
You know. Not a fan of 80's synth pop. I played in angry punk bands. But, as far as music licensing goes, that is a great genre. Stranger Things being a good example.
I love ambient pieces that have electronic and experimental uses of sound design in them. I also have been inspired by dance music recently and have been writing a lot of that with jazz foundations.
Very nice Aashray. Good stuff for a lot of the dark dramas on Netflix
Yeah I love those types of shows, and would love to write for that type of stuff in the future.
That makes two of us. I am working on it. KK
21 neo-romantic piano concertos! I'm working to unseat Mozart.