As we were nearing the completion of the Mayflower II score, I was greatly saddened to hear of the sudden death of a friend. He was a brother, both in the sense that we shared the same passion and profession as composers, but also in that we are both children of Christ. When I received this news, we had just begun writing
The goal was to create a feel and atmosphere that embodied the the open, breezy sound of the fields and countryside. We focused particularly on keeping the melodic elements simple and understated. Instead of using many musical notes and motifs to underly the story, we created many dynamic textures that fade and shift as the story unfolds.
People are empathetic creatures. The human experience is highly contagious. We see others laughing or crying, smiling or yawning, and innately feel the urge to do the same. We have the uncanny ability to sense each others' emotions and they affect us in fascinating ways.
As we work through the score for the movie "A Love That Hurts", I've now several times found myself writing music for very painful scenes. This isn't unusual material for movies--pain is a very real part of storytelling. The contrast of joy and suffering is an important part of the craft.
It is with great excitement that I am able to announce that the Christian feature film Slow Fade will be screening at the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience (AFME) on Thursday, June 6th at the Lobo Theater!
As the sun set on the last major analog recording format--the cassette tape--in the 90's, the world of recorded music began a shift into the digital realm. Nearly all music we hear today is through a digital medium--CD players, mp3 players, computers, and with good reason.
The time is quickly approaching to make our annual pilgrimage to the 2013 San Antonio International Christian Film Festival! We are very excited that the Remember Movie has been selected as a semifinalist, and look forward to seeing many other great films during our time there.
I’m pleased to announce that the soundtrack of the Christian Sci-Fi film Remember is now released! A fantastic fusion of orchestral energy and hybrid electronic elements, this soundtrack takes you on an emotional and exciting journey to the not-so-distant future.
It is available at a number of distributors, including CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes.