Orange Moon

Over the last few months I’ve been working in cooperation with Orange Moon Marketing, a branding and corporate design agency based in Vienna, Austria. I’ve been busy composing and editing music for a series of corporate and promotional films that Orange Moon have produced, watch this space for more details.

This video is for Orange Moon’s newly launched website, which can be found here.

 

Esrever

Director Tim Glover (USA) commissioned me to score his recent short film, ‘Esrever’, a thriller in reverse (with a twist). The brief was to compose a soundtrack which was equal parts bleak and haunting, as the story featured the last hours of a suicidal depressive.

Due to budget contraints, no ‘real’ instrumentation was used on the recording, instead I produced the soundtrack using synths and plugin sample libraries to the best effect.

Prebirth – The Eternal War

In summer I scored the soundtrack to Prebirth – The Eternal War,
an otherworldly thriller directed by Josh Jackson & Brian M. Tang about angels and demons battling over unborn souls.

Following in depth discussions with the director, I began by scoring a few musical themes for the characters, motifs that supported their emotional state, then combined it with a sound palette that reinforced the connection between the two worlds. I used a fair amount of bespoke sound design; choir manipulation, drum builds, some electric guitar (courtesy of Patrick O.Beck), to pack a punch at certain key points, remaining in close contact with the directors throughout to ensure my score supported their creative vision and met their expectations.

The score was mixed and mastered at Studio Kroess, Vienna by Kurt Richter (Sound Distillery).

Der Fall Wilhelm Reich

This is my entry into the annual Austrian Film Music competition 2014, organised by the Wiener Komponistenbund (Viennese Composer Society). The film clip minus score was made available to entrants who were given a relatively short amount of time to compose an original soundtrack.

Suffice to say, I didn’t win, but I am really pleased with how the music turned out. Special mention to the following musicians who recorded for me at rather short notice:

Michael Kröß: Contrabass
Simon Schellnegger: Viola
Richie WInkler: Saxophone

And of course a special thank you to Michael Kröß and Kurt Richter (engineer) for the studio.

‘Leben’

I’m very pleased to learn that the prize winning short film, ‘Leben – Touching Life’ has been very well received on the international film festival circuit, having been shown at twenty six festivals around the world, from the UK to Chile, Romania to Spain. Together with Patrick O. Beck, we composed and produced the soundtrack for the film in a little under a week, and my endless thanks go to our band, ‘Die Digitale Immigranten’ who so marvelously performed the soundtrack under extreme pressure (from me, on industrial strength painkillers as I had just had my wisdom teeth removed).

The film’s <a href=”http://www.leben-derfilm.de” target=”_blank”>website</a> has more information about the festival selections and awards, and <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/pages/Digitale-Immigranten/222131551147805?fref=ts” target=”_blank”>Die Digitale Immigranten</a> can be found on Facebook.