As I write this…I can only hope that everyone who has been affected by the earthquake in Japan can come out of this with new hope and light…It truly is unbelievable what is going on over there. My thoughts and prayers are with friends and families who are affected in one way or another by these events.
This past weekend I had the chance to see Battle: LA…really great movie ;) Lots of explosions, action and really good music to accompany it by Brian Tyler. It is about Marines being the last line of defense against an out of this world enemy…literally! As my brother is a recent Marine graduate…I connected with it in more ways than one so it was a really good movie for me! Check it out if you like some fast, high flying action!
Also, recently watched an older flick titled: “Legends of the fall” with Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Aiden Quinn. A really great story about three brothers and their father living in the wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love. Check it out when you have a chance!
Currently Listening to:
Recently I’ve had the opportunity to listen to new artists and past favorite artists of mine…A couple of good artists and songs I recommend are “Lost Without You” by Robin Thicke and “Never Gonna Leave This Bed” by Maroon 5. A couple of really nice songs…check these out when you have some time…I think you’ll enjoy them!
So I’m nearly done with my Classical CD. The CD is a demonstration of working with Solo Instruments from the Classical World. The Solo Instruments on my CD are as follows:
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Harp, Piano, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Bass (Contra Bass) and Cello.
It has been both challenging and extremely enjoyable. At times it can be hard to write for just one instrument on its own since my mind can hear multiple sounds coming from one simple melody line. And also, I got the opportunity to write for instruments I don’t usually write for on a daily basis. This project is going to lead into my next Classical CD project…but more on that later!
As soon as I finish this project I can finish up on my “Soundtrack” type CD project as well…Like I’ve mentioned…I’ve started that one and can hardly wait to finish it up.
Although Soundtracks usually have films to accompany them…my CD project is a Soundtrack type but the images are coming from imagination so it’s extremely enjoyable to just kind of go off and wander on my own to an adventure that hasn’t happened yet. My inspirations are coming from cartoons, movies throughout my child and adulthood but also videogames I’ve played through the years (mostly Role Playing Games ala Final Fantasy!) Can’t wait!
Hope you are enjoying your day!
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