Archive for 'Music composition'
The web version of my automatic Melody Generator is now up at melodygenerator.com. I consider it still in “beta.” I’ve spent the last few days creating and finalizing the site’s design in a short burst of obsession. If you’re a bored musician looking to grow your collection of melodies, check it out!
I posted my latest composition on YouTube recently, a short piece I simply call Melody for Harp and Piano, Opus 66: The beginning of the main melody was inspired by the beginning of Tchaikovsky’s famous piano concerto, though the motif is popular in a lot of film music as well (the famous theme of Dragonheart [...]
I finally created a score for my old piece (well, 3 or 4 years old at least) Trio for Harp, Flute, and Oboe No 3, which can be found here. I often get requests for scores, especially for the chamber music-ish pieces, but I usually don’t have the patience for score-making. The original scores I [...]
I posted my latest piece of music, Of Castles and Airships, on YouTube last week… enjoy!
I did not get much sleep last night; I was up very late (or early), obsessed with finishing a new orchestral composition, which I think turned out very nicely. As digital composers may know, after you finish a piece, it gets completely stuck in your head and you are almost powerless to resist the urge [...]
Been a busy week here. Animation Mentor semester 5 started this week. My mentor this semester is animator Jay Jackson, who has a very impressive 2D background. I’m very excited! Our assignment for the next few weeks will be to add facial animation to our last assignment from last semester, which I am both excited [...]
Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend (or regular weekend). I spent the three-day weekend sleeping in, watching movies, reading, and working on a new piece of music. This is so far the only piece I’ve had time to write this year of 2011. Feels great to write some music again. After I write [...]
I haven’t composed in months, and the composing part of my brain is getting really itchy and will need to be scratched soon. Animation Mentor and work are keeping me too busy for such self-indulgence, so before I just jump right into composing a new piece, I’d like to try something new. I’ve been thinking [...]
I’ve been finding it hard to focus on my animation studies this week. I had a little musical epiphany, and my mind is now once again obsessed with working on my book on writing melodies and the “melody generator” computer program to go with it. The program is now capable of outputting some pretty nice [...]
Today on the Garritan forum, Gary Garritan posted a link to the catalog of instruments that will be available in his upcoming World Instruments library: World Instruments List. There are plenty of instruments to look forward to here. Irish whistles, bagpipes, panpipes, celtic harp, didgeridoo, the various Chinese, Japanese, and Indian woodwinds, ocarinas, bamboo flute, [...]