As 2009 night slowly winds down I thought I would sum up some projects I worked on in 2009, and how it's effected the direction my work is going for 2010. 2009 was big in the soundtrack area for me. In March I delivered 30 minutes of original music for an instructional DVD. The music was heavily synth, space oriented yet grounding so as to fit with the homeopathic nature of the DVD. The next project was the score for the original short film "Amelia". Great project! It was the first project where I got to compose to picture. I got the final cut and was able to have enough time to try different instrumentation to really convey the feeling and the action on screen. The big news in 2009 was my music being picked up and put to work by two music licensing companies; Jingle Punks and Music Dealers. Both companies are really working hard to get the indie artist some work. I performed again at the 2009 Living Dead Festival organized by Gary Streiner; original member of the "Night of the Living Dead" production team and movie and TV producer in his own right.
With the my music business needing more attention, I needed a better work space. The dungeon like former studio was not working out so the base of operations move up stairs to the north wing of the house. Warm, inviting and filled with natural light this space will hopefully produce some good tracks in 2010.
That leads me to some interesting projects tentatively scheduled for 2010. While back stage at the Livng Dead Festival I was able to talk to Russ Streiner (Producer of Night of the Living Dead and Johnny from the movie.) about writing music for film. He suggested I look into hooking up with some young film makers and offered to help. He is also interested in working with me on a "project" that he and John Russo (co-writer of Night of the Living Dead) are working on. Can't say yet what that project is; so you'll have to keep checking the blog to find out.
Lastly, just as with the young film makers out there I am also interested in composing and recording music as original scores for new game developers. I will use the Creative Commons Licensing scheme so as to be affordable to young developers. So come on guys!27 years experience writing music for stage, film and performance! FOR FREE! Let's do some work!