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June 9, 2014
News News News!!
So first off, Epitome Music Library has just released their Album Collosal Orchestral Series Volume 1 which has several of my tracks on it! Exciting stuff Click on the PIcture below for a direct link to the album on their site.
Also, Im almost completed my Orchestration II course with Ben Newhouse out of Berklee College of Music and its been an awesome experience, this will be my first summer off of school in the last four years - then its back at 'er in September for another 4 years.
Last but not least - I recently did a tracking session with Heigh River - an alternative rock band out of Calgary which is being mixed by Paul Sabu out of LA - check these guys out here - great badn with big things ahead of them and this weekend Ive got Centuri back in the studio doing some drum tracking for their next album…
May 3, 2014
Just found out I had some of my music placed in two new television shows - “Tickle” on the Discovery Channel and “Breaking the Faith” on TLC. Been pretty absorbed in my orchestration schooling as of late with Ben Newhouse http://bennewhousemusic.com - this guy is the guru of Ochestration at Berklee and hes been guiding me for the last few months, I cant wait to apply what Im learning into some new compositions. I recently posted some new stuff up at soundcloud and mainly Ive had my head in a schoolbook for the last 6 months.
Summer - oh how I miss thee!
Anyways check back soon - Im planning on getting my new CD together soon but what to put on it? such a dilemma.
March 9, 2014
Been taking a break from my composing in the last few weeks to focus on my schoolwork! I recently completed an MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) from the University of Singapore on Classical Music Composition and it was great! Ive been working hard to expand my classical music composition chops as of late. Further to that Im almost done Ben Newhouses Orchestration I course through the Berklee College of Music and Im haveing a great time with that as well. I cant wait to apply some of my new knowledge to some future compositions. Ill be following up with Orchestration II immediatly afterwards (side note - Sibelius is an outstanding notation program)
Otherwise things are much the same - freezing cold winter here in Calgary Canada almost coming to a close, it will be nice to see the sun again soon.
Lastly I hope to be preparing my next Itunes release in the next 2 - 3 months so keep checking back for more inormation on that!
Stay warm people!
February 11, 2014
The ball keeps rolling…
Last week I signed an deal with Epitome Music to be featured on their newest exclusive Epic Adrenaline CD release coming later this year, 6 of my newest Orchestral tracks are going to be featured on the release, Ill have more on that on the site as the project nears completion.
Last weekend was spent in the studio working with local rockers Throne of Vengeance on a two song acoustic project they have been working on. This is the second time Ive had the boys in the studio and they are a blast to worko with and fantastic musicians. You can check them out on their official website here.
Check out some pics from last weekends session
Lots going on with me this year as well as I just started working on some new music, so check back often and see you out there!
January 31, 2014
Also, really exciting news, I’ve recently started working with Epitome Music Library out of LA! Really cool guys with alot of big contacts, I’m really excited about this one and I have good feelings about it. The guys have been really positive to work with so far and I cant wait to see how our relationship develops. Check out there site here or on my links page.
Working hard, always learning and constantly composing! 2014 is already kciking butt I hope it keeps going that way!
January 6, 2014
I Recently had music placed in a batch of new Television Shows including UFC Ultimate Insider, Tosh.0, The Voice, Guiness World Records Gone wild and more. Also, I recently had some music selected to be placed in the Perpetual Music Group Catalogue - these guys are a pretty big deal placing music in many Blockbuster Films and Television shows - check them out here at perpetualmusicgroup.com also. still doing alot of stuff with Jingle Punks out of New York (love those guys!). On a personal note I recently completed my Masters Certificate in Music Production and Technology from the Berklee College of Music and was accepted into their inaugural Bachelor of Professional Studies Program Majoring in Music Production with a minor in Orchestration and Film Scoring - so Im pretty geared about that.
2014 is looking to be a great year so check back often to see whats up!!
Aug 15, 2013
Ascension Released to Online Retailers! Website gets a facelift! Lionsgate Placement!
My new online album Ascension was released to all online retailers. Ascension features 20 of my newest Hybrid Orchestral Compositions. The Album is available on Itunes, CDbaby, Amazon and most other online retailers. It is also available through this site by clicking HERE or through the CD Releases Page. The artwork for the album was done by the ever amazing Tom Stevens over at LRTC Design. Also the site is being overhauled a bit in celebration of "Ascension", Ascension was a over a year in the making and Im really happy with how it turned out, it was a real "coming of age" album for me I feel and it is a great representation of my work. So check it out and I hope everyone enjoys it.
Other exciting news is I recently had some of my compositions placed in the new Lionsgate Film Trailer "The Princess Twins of Legendale". Check it out below!