Setting Your Scene With Music
Did you know that music has the magical power to make you feel what it wants you to feel? And you can wield that power with the right soundtrack to your project!
Have you ever had this experience? You’re engaged in an event or other experience where you’re supposed to be inspired, awe-struck even, but then some music starts playing that seems totally off and it takes you out of the zone so you actually end up laughing?
This has happened to me on several occasions and one of the problems may be something I call “chorusitis” – if you are so inclined, you can check out my blog post on this troubling condition. J
But I digress.
Have you ever had this experience? You are watching a movie and you find yourself very feeling very uneasy and you don’t know why because nothing particularly strange is happening on the screen?
Where does this feeling come from?
This happened to me several years ago when I was watching the movie The Hours. Two of the main characters, portrayed by Ed Harris and Meryl Streep, were having a calm and rational conversation. But I was freaked out, squirming in my seat.
Then it occurred to me – it was the music!
The eerie and quietly frantic vibe created by the amazing Phillip Glass brilliantly set the tone for what was to follow, when Ed Harris… well, you’ll have to see it yourself if you haven’t already. 🙂
When I went to see the Life Of Pi for the first time in the theatre, I almost cried during the opening credits. The stunning imagery and the ethereally beautiful song written by Mychael Danna told me, before the film even started, that this was going to be a magical experience.
This is what I mean when I say that music has the power to make you feel what it wants you to feel – so the music you chose for your project can be a critical decision.
As a composer, I strive to create music that truly complements the project and highlights its message.
As I have also obtained a degree in Film Studies, in addition to a degree in Composition, I am well aware of how music and images can work together.
Do you want to motivate and energize? Create an atmosphere of peace? Tell a story through a character’s songs? Or perhaps you need a good old-fashioned dramatic film score. It would be my pleasure to contribute to your story and your message!
Here’s a brief video with samples of current instrumental tracks available for licensing.
You can also find more tracks available for licensing on Pond5.
I have had the pleasure of contributing music to short films, animated productions, web broadcasts and more. I have composed everything from children’s songs to string quartets to dance grooves. And it would be my pleasure to contribute to your project!
Have a look and listen to some previous media projects!
|Intro to the Coach Joelle web broadcast||Narration of the ebook for children, Tabitha’s Magical Voice|
|Music from the animated feature, Caleb the Colt, and the short film, The Coffeemaker||Songs for the educational organization, Music, Movement and Magination|
Here are some instrumental tracks that are available for licensing. If you are looking for tracks with vocals, head on over to Song Demos.
Let me help you make your media project sing!
Contact me if you are interested in any of the tracks available for licensing or if you would like me to composer some fresh, new material just for you. If you are a recording artist looking for new songs to record, check out some song demos you might be interested in. There’s everything from pop to country!