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Fingers, hands, strength, flexibility

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Torr Apr 15, 2008. 2 Replies

 

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, film, television, web, multimedia
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
I like almost everything of quality. Currently gaining more experience with orchestral writing, and enjoying it a lot.
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Southampton, England
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Raised in a musical family, encouraged from an early age to get involved in singing, piano, theory studies, choral work and eventually double bass in the County of Avon Schools Orchestra. Continued to enjoy keyboard performance, and after studying maths at university in Southampton, began a two-decade spare-time career playing in bands.

Now restless to leave software engineering and chomping at the bit to write music for film.

Take a look at my web site if you want to know more.
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www.twelvescore.com

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Burnin' plastic!

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 7:37am 2 Comments

So, the album's finally finished! I said I would announce it here, so consider it announced!

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Frozen wastes and expanding waists!

Posted on March 7, 2010 at 4:36pm 1 Comment

I've recently been working on a project that could become a TV documentary series, covering the exploits of a bunch of admirable chaps who are setting out for Antarctica in December to reclaim a speed record from the Norwegians for reaching the South Pole via Scott's infamous Beardmore Glacier route. These guys will be hoping to do the trip in three weeks, pulling pulks behind them over ice. They are spending this year training for the event. For more information see… Continue

Fiddling and Juggling

Posted on February 1, 2010 at 3:50pm 4 Comments

Wow. I've just realised that I've been neglecting to post on my blog for almost as long as I've been learning to juggle. And I've become reasonably competent at that, so that says it all. :)



At the moment I'm also juggling my time, between setting up new gear and learning it, continuing my course, networking, doing my pretend job (the one that pays the bills) and being a dad. I'm preparing to get involved (I hope) in a documentary project that may be coming my way. It has an… Continue

Readymix

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

Well, the latest hot off the presses is that the album is almost ready for mixing! I plan to make a start on Saturday, though a lot of the work is done. But as I'm inexperienced I want to get help from an audio engineer mate of mine.



About half the tracks are now much better than they were, and even the general standard of the others has definitely improved over the 15 months I've been working on it, as I've learned the black art of making waveforms dance (still a sorcerer's… Continue

Two new tracks

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 6:00am 3 Comments

I have added two new tracks to my music player. These are both orchestral, and written as part of an assignment for my course. The brief related to a computer game. "Trogmystique" is an ambient piece that progresses half way through to a slightly more tense and ominous feel. "Night and Fray" is a no-holds-barred battle scene.



It's been fun creating some big orchestral sounds for a change, and I'm quite relieved to discover that my setup is capable of doing this (only just - I had to… Continue

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At 3:30pm on November 8, 2010, Doug Lauber said…
That's Alpiar in 'Euphoria'? He's excellent. Great tune!
At 11:52am on November 8, 2010, Doug Lauber said…
Hi Mike. I just listened to the first three tracks at your website. Interesting compositions! album- 'Collision'.
At 1:28pm on October 21, 2010, Thomas Van Beeck said…
Thanks!
Well I think we all had an excellent time together.
I like your music, seems you have alot of variation, definitely will check back regularly.
At 2:22pm on October 20, 2010, Rudi [Rudolf Schmitt] said…
Hello Mike! It's true - one evening is far too short to have all conversations wished. But we talked a bit and I got an idea of you...
"I like experimenting when playing my piano, sometimes trying out ideas based on mathematical concepts. Do you ever use that kind of approach?" I often use mathematical concepts - simple ones or more complicated concepts (in my wind quintet "Dämmerung" I worked with Fibonacci sequences and prime numbers). Or even more simple I remove every second or third or fourth note out of a twelve-tone scale (or twentythree-tone scales) to get a mode to work with. I once tried to write fractal music, using a fractal note generator I found in the internet, but I didn't like the result.

I had a listen to your music yesterday and I enjoyed it very much. I will come back and comment more detailed on your work.
At 1:18pm on October 20, 2010, Clive Lukover said…
By the way Im in Poole, not that far from you.
At 1:18pm on October 20, 2010, Clive Lukover said…
Thanks Mike. Great to hook up with you too. I used real violins on that as well as sampled ones. I think thats a good mixture. I love your track Snow Pilgrim. Very interesting percussion and vocals. What did you use for that?
At 5:05am on August 25, 2010, Nash Milincic said…
Thanks Mike :)

Sorry for late reply? Talk to you later bro!

Regards,

Nash
At 12:57pm on May 4, 2010, Yaiza Varona said…
Hi Mike!

Thanks so much for your kind words!
Yes indeed I think that we all have many projects waiting for us in our hard disks....but isn´t it just great to have that mine ready to be discovered once in a while, just waiting for you?
I also do bellydancing, in fact Gomyra was written for my girls, it´s dedicated to them, we have such good times together!
I have also been listening to your work in Reverbnation, I very much liked Snow Pilgrim and Euphoria, found them quite original, love the percussion in Snow Pilgrim. I also admire the sound of your voices! very nice sound indeed!
Very nice work Mike, very inspiring!
Thanks again for your comment, hope you have a fantastic day!
Best

Yaiza
At 4:12am on April 22, 2010, Matthew Moore said…
Cool! Let me know how you get on. I was looking at cinematic strings in SOS.......I feel a credit card coming out.

Omnisphere is great. Gotta spend a few days getting to know it again.

Glad to hear you are busy. Don't worry - the money WILL come!

I know what you mean about the giggly thing. Cool isn't it? ;-)
At 2:52am on April 16, 2010, Matthew Moore said…
Hi there. I hope you manage to get VSL SE. IT really helped me sort out my string sound. I found (and still find) it quite hard to place the instruments in an environment - they need lots of subtle reverb fiddling but the legato effect is wonderful.

Give me a shout when you get it and we can swap tricks :-)
 
 
 

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