"thanks for you reply.
it is really sad that many people who are respected personalities in the world of music seem to be very narrow minded if it comes to game music.
there is so many great composers and music out there.
their work should be more…"
"I tend to find much of the music I enjoy through games.
However I'm less interested by the cinematic music being incorporated into AAA games (purely a taste thing), as I am the music of more niche games. One of the things that made video game…"
"well i also find it interesting that there is this cult following for game boy music. Some guys have worked out how to hack game boys and turn them in to synths. like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzTiEm7_gTA"
"I really like the music to the Tomb Raider games by Nathan McCree and would love to get hold o0f some soundtracks. I've had no luck so far!
There's not just the complete music though but also what I'd call the 'incidental'…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Songs, Other, multimedia
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral, Electronic, Ethnic, Ambient
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
About Me (MUST be more than 10 words to be approved):
Mariusz Jasionowicz was involved in various music projects, including conteporary electronic music composition, founder of two bands. He is vocalist and keyboard player. His favourite styles of composition are Orchestral, Ethnic, Electronic and Ambient.
Since around two years involved in game composition and at present collaborates mostly with independend developers. He is also student of Higher National Diploma in Music Technology at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK.
Artist who influenced him the most are: Jeremy Soule, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore or Dead can Dance. But also more popular artists such as Depeche Mode, Devision or Kraftwerk.
Through the years he also gained experience in sound design, mixing, live recording, mixing, synthesis and sound creation, performing (vocalist). Familiar with Logic Pro, Protools, Cubase, Sonar, Wavelab, and professional studio environment.
Thank you. My computer is very old (bought it at a flea market). Some kind of off brand. I used to have a notation program called Voyetra which I tried to use, but the delay was so discombobulating, that I compeltely gave up. I am a pianist and a lot of what I'm writing right now is solo piano music. I'm currently working on a suite of pieces," Postcard from the Cumberlands" (the mountains where I live.) I'm going to post one of the pieces in my playlist now. It's called WAITING FOR SPRING. It's done with a Roland Fantom keyboard. I'm in a quandary. One of my friends says she likes the way it sounds, but another one says the piano does not sound real. Do you mind listening to it and telling me your opinion. I'm also interested in the new Roland V-Piano, supposed to be completely new technology. Do you know about that piano? Are you, also, a pianist by the way? Thanks, Mariusz. You are very kind to help a stranger, esp. one so far away! Martha
Hey, you're very kind to share your knowledge. I'm going to be building a new studio behind my house this summer and probably will be getting a computer...and some software. I guess my big puzzle is, how do you get the notes in the computer, do you have a keyboard attached to it. I'm sorry if this is a ditzy question. I know very little about computers, only wordprocesing and e-mail. Thanks again, Martha Maria
Oooh, you're good! Thanks for your compliment about my song 'God's Majesty'. I like that one myself. I'll definitely be checking out all your music. Have you heard of the composer Bjorn Lynne? He used to work for Team 17 and is a bit of a hero of mine. He wrote the theme for Worms!
Hi, Thanks for the friend add and the kind words. Hey, I listened to some of your music. I especially like the crusade, but I like all of it. Do you mind sharing what kind of programs you're using? I'm trying to figure out if I can learn to use a computer to compose....right now, I just play the stuff in front of a microphone. I'm very low tech. Thanks. Martha Maria
Thanks for the comment and the suggestions! I have heard of and have been looking at alot of those software programs, and they all seem pretty solid. Sometime soon I'll have to narrow down my search and decide what to get. Thanks again.
Hi Mariusz, first off, cool stuff, you certainly sound like you know what you're doing. Secondly, I notice that you have Howard Shore as an influence. Although I might not list him as a large influence of mine necessarily, I do really enjoy his work, especially in the Lord of the Rings. I cannot describe how much I enjoy and appreciate that soundtrack!
Anyway, good stuff, maybe you can tell me what you think of mine as well.