Christmas Time; Horrors; and Sadness

Nothing is more fun during a record heatwave than recording Christmas music. I’m used to it – it happens every year.

A piece that I classified as “horror” which was written for a new audio drama… which isn’t horror.

I need to come up with a better way to categorize these. It is getting out of hand. There’s another piece online called Pride… I forget what page it is on.
There you go, everbodys! Five new pieces today. And four more that I should have uploaded but was too lazy. They’re piano solos – I’ll get them up in a bit.

Yearly Calendar Upgrade

A long-time formatting issue with the dates on the Yearly Calendar PDFs have been fixed!
Also, the problem has been fixed with 0-byte length returns on the yearly calendars, so you get them more reliably now with browser plug-ins.
I’m also going to announce that some news features are coming to the Monthy calendars… so if you’ve been waiting – they’re just around the corner! I will say that no other online calendar has these features, and that they have been on my to-do list for over 9 months!

Falcon Byron TV Flash!

Audio Dramas: The Falcon Banner
New Episode online; #5. It has music that I composed for eps 2 and 4 in it – because I didn’t have the time to provide a full new score. Very nice edits. I’m really into this story – but the book is $18 plus shipping… Maybe I’ll get it if I’m super impulsive one of these days.
Audio Dramas: Byron Chronicles
Remember when I said I was busy? I was doing some of these. Episodes 1 and 2 are online. Ep 2 is hilarous.
Uh… I’m not sure what this is exactly (internet-based media channel?), but it has some of the same score from the Byron Chronicles in it.
Somewhere on this site there is a presentation with my music… I’ve not found it yet. Oh well.

Polka / Durge

Ever wake up in the morning and think; “I want to write a super-crazy polka!”? Oh, come on… Seriously? Never? Well… I’m not weird if that’s what you think. They’ve been running radio ads for a polka-fest in my area – they must have gotten into my brain early on.

And the other new piece today makes me wonder how my head doesn’t explode from the contrast.
This is the proof-of-concept piece I did for an upcoming series. It went well, so maybe the others will make it up here… but the new ones’ll be better. This was a 3-track impromptu.

Nice Atmospheric

I’ve been busy, but not everything is online. I’ve done 5 commission pieces and a musical this last week, but here’s some pieces for you – the loving public.

“Bathed in the Light” is a simple airy synth piece I did in Garage Band with my new MIDI controller, the Axiom 61. I’ve waited a long time for this controller, and it is all it is cracked up to be. It is the best MIDI controller for real-time performances I’ve ever seen. The only downside is that is doesn’t come with a manual – I had to download one. Why, M-Audio? Why would you not include a printed manual?
The piano solo is an old one I recorded 8 years ago on a dull-dull sounding Steinway. It sounds ok, but I like the brighter-sounding pianos these days.

31 minutes; Fun for all

I know, it has been almost a week since my last update. I’ve been slacking. All I have to show for it is nine new tracks totalling 31 minutes.
In the Horror Genre I did five new background pads; Heart of the Beast, Inner Sanctum, It is Lost, Spacial Winds, and The Voices. I also put up a children’s song… because it was creepy. Few things in life are as creepy as a corrupted children’s song. Someone is bound to build a horror movie around that thing.

I also took a request for a crazy funky piece of music like what might be found in a certain genre of 1970′s… cinema (most probably Super-8 format)? That one is called C-Funk. I personally like ProtoFunk a little better for that sort of thing. But you can take your pick.

In the piano section, I found an old piece that I thought I put online ages ago. Sapphire Isle.

And now – the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The best contemporary piano solo in existence!
That’s right. How often do I say something is ‘the best’? Or even ‘great’? Never. That is why you should listen to me. Here is my one piece of hype for me – a composition destined to become the Fur Elise of this century: easy to play, elegant, and most of all beautiful.
Money back is not impressed.
(oh boy, I’m going to get mail on this one!)