Last time I wrote an announcement, life looked a lot different. I was still in college and the world had not ended yet.
I thought it was about time I give an update on my life. I graduated college in May of 2020, but was unable to walk the stage or celebrate in any way because of the global pandemic. Also because of the pandemic, opportunities have been quite difficult to come by. Over the summer, I busied myself with working on some freelance projects, as well as some personal projects.
It's currently September. I do have a job now, so that's great-- I'm a substitute private lesson teacher for voice and piano. I don't want to teach long-term, so I'm seeking out other opportunities as well. Each day, I dedicate at least 2 hours to working on music.
It's a really hard time right now. A lot of recent college graduates are like me, stuck at home with little to no opportunities becoming available, wondering when the time will come. I'm remaining diligent and productive despite the circumstances, however.
There are a lot of growing opportunities for film and game production in Texas, so for the short-term future, I'm hoping to land a gig doing music or audio for one of these companies. I did recently get connected with a game composer in Dallas who is going to introduce me to more local professionals. So there is hope!
In the meantime, I do have some projects coming out. I've been working on the final touches of Fallout: Darkest Hour, Vol. 3, which will be released sometime in October. I also have a personal EP in production. More info on that later.
Also, Parker Greenwood and I released a cover of Dusk Till Dawn on YouTube and Soundcloud. It turned out pretty well, so please go and check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD9gZ_7Zg40
Take care, everyone.
In early November, I got handed three films to score and was given a month to do all three.
I got involved with the student filmmakers at TCU this semester, trying to make my presence known as a composer. I didn't anticipate three of the four Student Film Association films to hire me as the composer. Each of the three films were different-- one was a dark horror film, one was a fast-paced comedy, and the third was a mockumentary-style film. Combined, the films totaled about an hour in length.
I dug in right away. I loved collaborating and communicating with each of the directors about their visions and preferences. The director of the horror film, Brad Ramsey, was especially enthusiastic about the score to his film. I got creative with that score and crafted some weird sounds. For example, I recorded my infant sister crying and distorted it to make a scratching/crackling noise. I also had the opportunity to record a live choir, which can be seen here.
The films turned out to be really great and we had a successful premiere night. Everyone was happy with the work I did and I got a lot of applause. I look forward to working with these talented directors in the future.
The soundtracks for all three films are out now on all major streaming services. Click on the buttons below to see the albums on iTunes.
It's a little late, but...
After having to switch distributors, I finally was able to release several singles and albums containing music from various projects I've worked on the last few months.
Among the releases is an album titled Fallout: Darkest Hour, Vol. 1, which contains music from an audio drama written by Jonathan Pocock. The music radiates battle energy and Game of Thrones vibes. Included on the album is an 11 minute long battle montage (Track 2, Ambush) that I am very proud of.
The other releases are: Daniel (music from the Rec Change Film Scoring Competition), I Want Your Eyes (music from the MyRodeReel Film Competition), Rouge (music from the film by Eugene Seo), Phones Are Our Buds (music from the animation by Nikki Behjet), River in the Stars (music composed with the Tina Guo Cello), and Warrior (music composed for the SwatKats: Recharged project).
Warrior contains a rock song with my vocals on it.
These releases are on iTunes and will be on Spotify soon! Check out the links below!
This Saturday, September 21st, the soundtrack album for Emperor Pigs Season One will be released on all major distribution platforms (iTunes, Spotify, etc).
The season finale is airing this Friday, September 19th, in an explosive conclusion to the dark comedy's first season. This show has been very successful, with several nominations for the AudioVerse Awards and with over 1.5k listeners across the globe.
The soundtrack consists of tracks from all episodes. I've been working on this show since March 2019, so it's been several months of work. I'm so excited to share more music with you all.
Keep your eyes open for the release on Saturday!
I'm thrilled to announce that I won honorable mention in the 2019 Rec Change Film Scoring Competition!
The competition was to score a 2 minute long scene called "Daniel," which was directed by Andrea Arteaga. They received 192 entries from 32 different countries. I can hardly believe that I was in the top 8 scores, but I'm absolutely thrilled!
To watch my submission, see the video below!
The latest short film that I scored, "I Want Your Eyes," is now live on Rode.com for the 2019 MyRodeReel Film Competition.
This is a horror/drama micro-short from Applebox Studios.
Below is a teaser. To watch the film, go to:
Voting is taking place NOW, so if you watch the film, please vote for it. You'll need to log into either Facebook or Google and then click the pink button that says "vote" at the bottom right of the screen.
Thank you in advance for anyone who watches and votes!
I am beyond excited to announce that THREE of my pieces from Emperor Pigs have been nominated for the 2019 AudioVerse Awards for Best Original Score. Emperor Pigs first was nominated for Best Whole Production, and now I as well as several others have been nominated for individual awards, such as Best Performance and Best Sound Design.
The three pieces that were nominated were "Emperor Pigs, Pizza, & Cigs," "Ignition," and "Peter's Theme." As of right now, I'm the only composer to have multiple pieces nominated.
I'm very honored by this nomination and I'd like to thank Postal Roach Productions for making me their composer, as well as everyone who nominated me. Working with Persephone Rose has been such a great time, and Emperor Pigs is probably the wackiest thing I've ever worked on, in the best possible way!
Voting takes place in October. Keep an eye out for an announcement. Visit the AudioVerse Awards here: https://audioverseawards.net
To listen to other pieces I've written for Emperor Pigs, see below. The full Season One Album will be released soon after the last episode airs.