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Cleveland-based musician, composer, producer, Christ-follower, synthesizer enthusiast, multi-instrumentalist, and aspiring content creator. Creating and collaborating across multiple genres since 2014.
You can listen to my work below or access all of the included tracks (with high-quality .wav downloads) in one playlist via this SoundCloud link.
EASTWEST SOUNDS PRODUCT DEMOS
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I have always been fascinated by music technology- specifically, the way virtual instrument sample libraries have revolutionized the industry by empowering composers of all skill levels and budgets. In 2018, I entered a demo contest hosted by EastWest Sounds, a longtime industry leader in cutting-edge sample libraries. I was seventeen at the time, making music on a laptop with minimal production tools. Although the composition - an orchestral piece featuring Hollywood Choirs - didn't get enough attention to be eligible for any awards, the company eventually took notice. Six months later, EastWest featured Alleluia (Holy is the Lamb) on their site as the top demo for Hollywood Choirs, beginning a collaboration that lasted nearly three years and saw the creation of several additional demos. The five tracks listed here - covering musical genres from classical and epic to soul and big band - demonstrate just how much music software companies like EastWest are pushing the boundaries of what today's composers can achieve using virtual instruments.
MUSIC FOR FILM
ESC TV - Do Not Press!
ESC TV - Castle Pt. 1
ESC TV - Castle Pt. 2
ESC TV - Windup Robot
ESC TV - Rock Garden
ESC TV - Video Game
A collection of the music I've scored for picture to date. The included clips are from two projects by since-graduated animation students at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
The first video, an animated short film called "Living Space," was engineered as a group collaboration between students Amy Opfer, Dustin Wisch, Katie Schaefer, and Naomi Williams, with voice acting by Sheila Heyman-Schwartz and Dave Schwartz. The lighthearted film follows the untimely arrival of a fuzzy creature named Gustard at the dwelling of the hostile, mechanical resident, Schmerick.
The remaining clips are from a senior thesis project in which they served as bumper ads for a hypothetical sci-fi network. These shorts integrate a variety of musical styles ranging from sci-fi to horror to retro/video game music. The original concepts, animation, and editing are by Dustin Wisch, with supporting contributions from Jill Cefalo-Sanders.
All videos were provided courtesy of the fabulous Dustin Wisch.
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Various other projects I've worked on, whether for school, learning new production techniques, or simply for fun.
Revelation Song (Epic Orchestral Arrangement) and Farewell at Ephesus were both designed as creative projects during my enrollment at SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary. The former piece is an instrumental arrangement of the contemporary Christian worship song written by Jenny Lee Riddle. The latter is an original score based on the Apostle Paul's missionary travels- specifically, the events leading up to his final journey to Rome (Acts 20-28). Both pieces fall under the category of epic orchestral music, with an interesting twist being their experimentation with 7/4 time.
Small Things and Flip form a hypothetical single, but the main purpose behind their creation was learning Ableton Live's production workflow. The mixes date back a few years and were largely unfinished until I recently remastered them in Studio One. I show these to anyone who wants to know if I also make "modern" music.
The other four tracks - Fixate, Found, Emergence, and Transcience - represent the more mellow side of my work. Ranging in theme from uplifting, soundtrack-like pieces to meditative, ambient improvisation, their sonic palette features atmospheric piano, orchestral strings, and a blend of hardware and software synthesizers.
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