What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Orchestra
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral (post-romantic, film scores)
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Jeff Heim earned his B.A. degree in music theory from the University of New Hampshire and has studied music composition under Andrew Boysen, Jr., Lori Dobbins, Michael Annicchiarico, and Christopher Kies. He enjoys combining his formal classical training with his experience working with midi sequencers and virtual instruments to create large-scale orchestral soundtracks for film and game developers. His latest works include collaborations with NYU film student/director Jon Truei on many short films including “Wheelchair Tango!”, “Whatever Happened to Amelia Earhart?”, “True Accounts of Supernatural”, “Veggie Straws”, and “Frank McCuff: Police Force Vigilante”. In addition to composing music for film, Jeff is currently involved in a collaborative effort to score music for an online board game called “Underverse”. Jeff began composing music as a hobby at a young age, using his background in trombone and piano as a vital tool. During his high school years, a new passion for film music (combined with his experiences playing trombone) inspired him to begin composing orchestral music. A major turning point in his early career as a young composer occurred during his Sophomore year at UNH when he first got his hands on some new orchestral samples and a midi sequencer, enabling him to compose realistic large-scale orchestral pieces using only a computer. He would devote hours at a time creating new orchestral pallets and fine-tuning and balancing midi instruments to work with on his compositions. Jeff currently resides in Dover, New Hampshire where he enjoys playing trombone and piano, hiking, bicycling, spending time with friends and family, and watching movies. He often finds new inspiration from childhood experiences by the ocean in Rockport, Massachusetts, hiking in the Appalachian and Rocky Mountains, and from his experience studying abroad in Italy.
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I like your music. It is quite epic sounding. Thanks so much for sharing.
Keep up the good work. I'm listening to your music as as I write this and appreciate the clear textures and spacious orchestration.
I just finished listening to No Fear, No Mercy - really liked it. I'll be back.
Took a listen to your music and you have some good stuff here.
By the way, how's the music department at UNH? I'm contemplating returning to the States from Korea, where I train English teachers, to pursue a PhD in English. One of the schools I applied to was UNH. If I'm accepted, it might be nice to take a few courses in choral conducting or composition, the only two facets of music I still do much work in.
Listening to your music I was struck by the quality of the recordings, mixing, and mastering. What programs are you using to do these in? I'm hoping not Finale; if so, you're a much better user than I. Also, how well do EWQL products integrate with Finale 2008? I'm considering upgrading from Garritan to EWQL, but first will need a better computer.