My contribution to the Lara Croft Composing Challenge

Tom Holkenborg a.k.a. Junkie XL has called for another #NowScoreThis composing challenge. This time the task is to come up with a theme for a particular incarnation of Lara Croft. I searched the internet for different looks and styles of Lara and this one I liked instantly. She’s surrounded by jungle-wilderness and looking tough but… Continue reading My contribution to the Lara Croft Composing Challenge

Alternate Main Titles for Stranger Things

Since I’ve already composed about 10 minutes of music for my Stranger Things alternate score (a self-invoked project that started here), I thought it was time to play with the main title sequence, too, and see if I could manage to include my thematic material there. What you see/hear in the video below is my… Continue reading Alternate Main Titles for Stranger Things

Mike jumps, this time with music

I know, this looks like it’s becoming an obsession, but I have really had so much fun scoring the two Stranger Things key scenes picked by CSR’s Erik Woods that I decided to pick another one by myself. I had this scene (and the short one that follows) scored in about two hours, but it… Continue reading Mike jumps, this time with music

Stranger Things Demogorgon Finale with alternate score

As part of my personal composing challenge I composed an alternate orchestral score to key scenes from Stranger Things which were picked by Erik Woods (Cinematic Sound Radio), just to try out if and how it would affect the drama. It kind of did with the Van Chase, and I’m excited to hear what you… Continue reading Stranger Things Demogorgon Finale with alternate score

Stranger Things – Alternate Van Chase

The Van Chase is one of two key scenes picked by Erik Woods (Cinematic Sound Radio) for my personal composing challenge. The goal was to see what a different scoring approach does with those scenes. What you see below is the Van Chase scored with a more traditional orchestral approach and the intent of reflecting… Continue reading Stranger Things – Alternate Van Chase

Stranger Things have happened

The release of Stranger Things Season 2 has sparked an interesting discussion on Twitter recently, particularly in one of Erik Woods’ (Cinematic Sound Radio) tweets. It was discussed whether the music of Stranger Things be bad storytelling or not. Opinions naturally vary. Interesting thing is, I hadn’t noticed any lack of effectiveness, and I’m a… Continue reading Stranger Things have happened

My entry for the ShowUsYourMusicalGenius Composing Challenge

There has been an interesting challenge around Indi.com. Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe set it up, allowing composers to come up with their own main title for the National Geographic feature Genius (which is about Albert Einstein). I learnt about the composing challenge just a few hours before closing, and Lorne Balfe commented that I’d still have… Continue reading My entry for the ShowUsYourMusicalGenius Composing Challenge