[profile text updated Feb 27, -15, with SECTIONS:]
* More on my music background
* What makes me stand out, and More on my highly personal styles
* On comment exchanges
I'm a Freelance Composer with lots of depth and experience in several musical genres, but also for visual and music symbolism.
I'm offering my services at attractive rates at this point, as I step up to reach pro music productions for media and gaming markets.
For projects, my music can be focused on the single emotions and effective cues, to greatly enhance moods, or more complex and closer communication to bring extra plot dimensions to the script and screenplay, on a highly professional intepretation & correlation level.
The thing I value the very most in music is the emotions it touches, both my own and for listeners.
It could be technically and theoretically advanced, but not always necessarily.
Some of my personal tracks here are very complex and not suitable as cues, more for showcasing my depth, composing level & musical versatility.
Recently, I've focused a lot on improved mixing & mastering skills quite a bit, and I also consider re-mastering most of my existing tracks.
I use professional plugins & software, but one can always learn more.
Thanks a ton so far, and stay tuned for new versions & new tracks, reaching the next level!
MORE ON MY MUSIC BACKGROUND:
With 7 years of full-time post-college music education, and more than 15 years of teaching music subjects, I've begun to focus a lot more on my own music again in recent years.
Still improving my production skills towards Music Production, but I now feel ready to start marketing myself and my services, whether it's for moving image and other medias, freelance musician for track projects, or editing and mixing your own tracks.
So let me know if you think you got some task for me to work on. Either as a hired talent, or for mutually fulfilling self-promotions of pro quality.
ON WHAT MAKES ME STAND OUT:
I think the attention to details is of highest importance, be it details in phrasing, melodies, chord changes, sound and mixing etc.
The diverse and extensive music background and close studies of film & game genres all certainly help for these things. But there's more:
Another aspect is that I often design my own music for deeper analyze challenges, for anybody who gives it a try.
Therefore, my most personal tracks are heavy on both traditional music symbolism, but some also including sublime or hidden symbolism.
It's a highly personal way to add depth, multi-layered concepts, mystery and challenges while listening/analyzing.
In specific tracks, I avoid spelling out any sublime references, because I'd rather invite you to have all kinds of personal & individual thoughts on my creations.
Before I picked up composing again, I spend most of my spare time with personal research on numerous subjects, from different perspectives & media for a wider picture.
This too helps me in my highly personal composing style - Metaphors, allegories, and to reference well-known and less known knowledge & media alike.
ON EXCHANGING TRACK COMMENTS:
For OLD FRIENDS:
Give me a holler if you wish for some new in-depth feedback of your own material. (I'd wish that you will take a close listen to another track of mine in return, giving me your honest thoughts too.)
for ANY LISTENER:
Put a REAL listening comment on my track, and I'll prioritize giving a real comment back on yours.
If I feel you're the kind that welcome critical ears mentions with close attention listening, then I'm usually game for offering some in-depth feedback.
Personally, I welcome all kinds of nitpicking and remarks on my own tracks, but I'm aware that not everybody appreciate that on theirs,
Don't forget to visit my website for blog posts and more info. Thanks!
Image credits to Pixomar at www.freedigitalphotos.net
Comments by Fredrik Park
Very solid production! Vocals and lyrics coming through clearly, I think... Both lead and also enough of the backing vox. Only exception I can think of is some words being pronounciationed a bit soft for consonants (like the "p" in "hang up")
@aasmusicworks: Yes, after briefly listening to tons of Stage1 submissions, I think this one stood out for emotional and storytelling concept. You version was very nice btw.
Oh, so this is the only other Methuselah stage2 arrangement that I know of. Sensitive and breathing arrangement. Nice work with the sample libs, with the attention to details. Here is my own arrangement, but I kept the original strings. https://soundcloud.com/fredrik-park/age-of-methuselah
Nice treatment of the song, mate! It's also a very emotional song and song performance, reminding me of the style of musicals and also animé style songs with girl solo vocals. So I feel the additional instrumental arrangement is sensible and fits very well. Thank you for the comment on my "In my mind" piano piece too!
@lee-lucas: Speaking of atmosphere, I also consider doing a version with some ambience with FX plugins and possibly some sound design. Thank you for the nod, friend! I know you do pleasant atmospheres with acoustics really well too.
@lee-lucas: Happy to say that was the aim, along with being mainly minimalistic. Thanks a lot for your thoughts, brother!
@koenjanssenmusic: Thank you buddy! I really liked your own submission too :)
Lush and dreamy! The arpeggios works very well, and the build-up & ending too! Thank you for the comment on my own submission, Koen!
Today has been the most stressful at work in the whole year. I truly needed this right now. Fantastic vision coming to life by real artistic minds and abilities.
@lee-lucas: Thank you, buddy! There is a dorian minor scale/mode, which is similar to some Satie piano pieces, although the left hand is very different.