[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
highly interesting and detailed dissonances! Way beyond the usual cliches for traditional tonality and chord progression. Much respect, Michael!
sounds like pin point accuracy for program music. I can almost see the feathers of the wings spreading here...
the note slide right there was so emotional. Great performance, Dirk!
@heartscore: Seems like an explaining swing and a miss? I did believe you composed this. Can't even recall you mentioning Nancarrow.
Like a fusion of styles. Nice use of traditional Ragtime elements and a hint of both Romantic era and J.S. Bach. Makes for a very personal style still, I think.
From the track description, I take it as he never played it, right? Interesting elements, although I can tell it's not played live. But I can say it most likely would be playable, I didn't find anything that would contradict your assessment about that.
@peter-bennborn-project: Here are some misheard lyrics of mine then: "High and seas / High on seeds (!) Harmony / I believe in...love just don't say tonight"... Very unconclusive though. "Tonight" was the word that seemed clear to me.
Nice arrangement leaving room for each other in the phrases. Sounds pro, buddy
Sounds great, Peter! And very musical efforts from everybody. Only thing that mildly bothered me was that I couldn't hear the lyrics from time to time. I suppose it's in the vocal performance, but a very beautiful voice and song indeed. Thanks a lot for your indepth comment on my own (private) WIP track, Peter!
@heartscore: Appreciate it a lot, bro! And yeah, the mic was semi-broke, no room treatment and bad mic position etc. But more importantly, a very hard song to pull off with my limited pronounciation skills for rock lyrics etc. You did a much better job with fast lyrics on your "Dead on time" Queen cover. Thanks a lot again though. I'll keep you updated on the upcoming metal vocals upload