Just Mickey Mousing Around Here

A reddit post caught my attention this week, about film music and the phrase “Mickey Mouse” as a way to describe a composition style. I’ve been thinking about this post for a few days now and on some projects I’ve done a true Mickey Mouse job at scoring, admitting that with no shame. What IContinue reading “Just Mickey Mousing Around Here”

Sampling Autoharp and Pan Pipe

Listen to the clip to hear my new sampled instruments in action: This week I recorded 2 instruments and created digital sample instruments from them. This is the first I’ve done with sampling instruments to be reused with midi. The motivation for this was my coming across an Autoharp in a second hand store. IContinue reading “Sampling Autoharp and Pan Pipe”

Para Marisa – an orchestral work for film

In an earlier post I allude to a piece I wrote to submit to the Gil Family Estates Soundtrack Contest. I was holding off from sharing my composition until the contest played out and now that the 12 finalists are announced I can share my piece, I’m not a finalist; in fact I don’t knowContinue reading “Para Marisa – an orchestral work for film”

Beethoven and the Power of Understatement

This year as we celebrate the 250th birthday of Beethoven I want to give a nod to the man with the intense furrowed brow. For a while now, I’ve been captivated by the first notes of the very famous Beethoven Symphony No.5. It’s a melody I’m sure we all know well, it ranks up thereContinue reading “Beethoven and the Power of Understatement”