What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
film, television, multimedia, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
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.
I've been pursuing music professionally for about 8 years, and have been working at breaking into film/tv composition for about 4 years. I've composed music for award winning films, tv pilots, and multimedia, and to date, have scored nearly 30 productions. As a recording artist, I have 3 independent releases, and another effort in the works. I work as a musician and producer to artists and appear on recordings as a guitarist, co-writer, and performer, most notably with Juno Award nominee Eternia.
Although born in Canada, I grew up in a family of professional classical musicians in Germany, where my father still plays French horn in the Wuppertal symphony orchestra. I studied classical guitar and music theory, and am self-taught in various other instruments.
I hold an honors diploma in Fine Art, and am a big fan of visual art and design. My passionate hobby is martial arts training - I've been studying Karate for over 6 years and hold a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate, and have recently discovered the joys of coaching.
More than knowledge of music, talent, or ability on an instrument, very important is your ability to effectively communicate with the director, and your ability to analyze, understand, and translate their vision and story into musical ideas which work to picture.
I've begun a new blog "on music composition and production, filmmaking, and creativity"
Have a look and see what you think - much more content to come! The first post details, with audio examples, the always interesting journey of being a hired gun, balancing compromise and conviction, and trying to please everyone - 1 clip, 3 versions of the score!…
After completing my mentorship last year, I started looking into ways to broaden the spectrum of the kinds of projects I was a part of. I began networking with people working in the video games industry, and also put some energy into seeing if I could become involved in doing sound/music for theater. The scene in Toronto is excellent, with a lot of bigger theaters like Tarragon and Soulpepper putting out excellent and challenging material every year. In January, I got hired to do sound design… Continue
Last Wednesday, I had a cue recorded to picture at CBC studios, on the wonderful sounding Glenn Gould stage. It was captured by a number of hall and surround mics, as well as close mics, and it was multitracked through a NEVE 'VR' Legend Console to Protools. The ca. 25 piece orchestra was made up of the advanced students of the Royal Conservatory's Glenn Gould program, and they played beautifully. Seeing musicians expressively play through music they've only just seen for the first time 5… Continue
Hey Adrian: the track sounds great!! It really sounds "film-ic"! This was done at CBC in Toronto, right? Did Scott Carpenter engineer the session? It must have been a huge rush to hear your music come alive. Did you do a synth mock-up? You saying these students sight-read your stuff down cold after 5 minutes will give the RMALA big headaches at the other end! Bravo!
Thanks, glad you enjoyed the new tracks. All the stuff - the orchestration/editing/mixing/mastering is me - I have to answer for all of it. :) A good engineer is something I am currently on the hunt for (along with a good entertainment lawyer) - I spend a lot of time editing midi, mixing, etc, which I could pass off in favor of spending more time composing. While I really enjoy those aspects, I do have a bit of a case of 'do-it-all-itis', plus a good second set of ears is invaluable.