Piano vs. Electronics. Kinda epic even though it's not all that long! [more inside]
Another symphonic-electronica piece I made when I was sixteen. Terrifically upbeat compared to almost everything I write these days. Reaches critical mass with the help of the trusty ol' 303.
And Now For Something Completely Different: This is a piece of concert music, played by a large ensemble of instrumentalists. I'm a conductor, and I often collaborate with young, up-and-coming (and often quite brilliant) composers, by commissioning new works and premiering them. This is one such piece, played by one of my university ensembles. joe's last mix, by Tanner Menard (who mainly composes computer/electronic works), uses as a point of departure the ways the DJs construct mixes--this generates the large-scale form as well as some of the ways he manipulates the musical motives. (My favorite moment is either the Latin-esque groove about 3:30 in, or the amazing transformation of texture about about 4:30.) It's an unusual piece, that I think rocks, and I'm very interested in your feedback--what do you think of these sounds? (Also, I recommend headphones--there's a lot of ear candy going on in there!)
I made this track when I was sixteen and just getting into music production. I can't bear to listen to very much I produced in those days, but I do still enjoy the cinematic quality of this one. A nice little modulation at 2:15 or so.
Take 1 part Philip Glass, 2 parts Orbital, add a touch of Hans Zimmer and stir.
Music for your next heist.
Breaks + strings + wurlitzer + Rumsfeld = Sleep City Metalworkers