I am interested to know how you all got started in composing and would love to hear of your stories!
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Hi! Thanks for sharing :) I have been playing multiple instruments for 9 years and began writing my own music about 6 or 7 years ago. I played in bands for a few years but decided to write some orchestral music in the background - I then decided to try and get into the movie industry last year and am currently trying to build my name up and get some more opportunities :)
I first noticed the role music plays in film when I saw "the little mermaid" (i was around 4 at the time), learned to play the piano and organ. Started writing concertos and other instrumental works in 2004, and finally wrote a demo in 2005. After a few dozen films and a couple of games, I went into it full-time in 09. Now involved in films, games, and tv around the world. Music's a lifetime commitment, but if you stick at it, it's one of the most rewarding experiences you can have in life.
Final Fantasy got me composing while growing up. My main instrument is guitar. I didn't have all the fancy gear to compose with while growing up. It was all in my head and on my guitar. For the last three years, I built my dream studio, composed for several films, and made some really good friends. As long as you make a goal of improving each year, you can do whatever you dream of. It take a lot of hours my friend.
It's fascinating to read all the different stories of how people got to where they are. I grew up as a classical violinist and pianist. The only composing I did was songwriting. When I got to university, I was introduced to American minimalism; and it blew my mind!! I had no idea music could sound like that. And from then I was hooked on composing. Did three years of classical composition during my first degree, then during composition masters I was offered a chance to score a play. From there things developed, and I now score theatre and film productions alongside a bit of teaching. Going full time is the dream at the moment :)