Friday, October 15, 2010

The musical side of me

Lo Fi Epic Featured in The Mass Effect 2 - Lower Afterlife Music


Check out my latest music mixes here: YouTube


Anyone watching my Flickr Photo-stream has probably recently noticed a number of album covers with links to original music on You Tube. Those who know me would tell you long before I was a photographer I started as a sound designer and musical composer. I am now 17 years into my professional career in audio and flourishing well in the world of video game sound design (32 video game credits under my belt).


Chandra Cover


My love for sound design heavily crosses over into my music composition as for me it’s as much about the sound of the instruments as it is the notes played on them. I often avoid traditional sounds and try to build a musical soundscape that immerses the listener into a world of ethereal ambient tones and striking rhythms. I am also completely fascinated with ethnic instruments and often sneak in worldly overtones and supporting rhythm tracks. I like to take the listener on a journey


Jabberwocky


My early influenced were Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and film composer Michael Sterns (Most notably his extraordinary film score for the IMAX film Chronos; a film that tremendously inspired my visual creativity as well).


Under Fire Album Cover


My later influences were electronic type bands such as Delirium, Enigma and DJ/producers such as Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold and BT
I have had several successes with my music such as being nominated in top 10 local artist of the year back in 1993, co-producing a #1 billboard hit for Joi Cardwell with DJ Dealer in 1996 under the alias Kid Sonic.


Thrash Trance Cover


I started composing for video games around 2005 for “NASCAR 2005 Chase for the Cup” and since I have contributed to a number of titles musically including recent tracks on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 and Mass Effect 2 (the lower club afterlife music)


Eye of the Storm Cover


The album covers that are appearing on Flickr are all original photographs or artwork that I have created to represent the video game music I have produced under Electronic Arts Music Label.


Kuroi Tsuki Album Cover


There is considerable detail about how each track was made on the You Tube links that the songs actually play from. It’s pretty cool to have two of my creative worlds come together and be shared publicly.


Enceladus Cover


My complete discography of video game sound and music is:

-Arena Football - SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-Henry Hatsworth – SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-Mass Effect 2 – Featured Music Artist (Club Afterlife on Omega)
-Madden 05 - SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-Madden 06 - SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-Madden 09 - SFX Integrator, Sound Designer, Speech Editor ,Audio Team Lead
-Madden 10 - SFX Integrator, Sound Designer, Speech Editor, Audio Team Lead
-Madden 11- SFX Integrator, Sound Designer, Audio Team Lead
-Madden PSP - SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-MMA 11 - SFX Integrator, Sound Designer, Audio Team Lead
-Need for Speed Underground – Sound Designer
-Need for Speed Pro Street – Sound Designer
-NCAA Football 04 – SFX Integrator, Sound Designer, Speech Editor
-NCAA Football 05 – SFX Integrator, Sound Designer, Speech Editor
-NCAA Football 10 – SFX Integrator, Sound Designer, Audio Team Lead
-NCAA Football 11- SFX Integrator, Sound Designer, Audio Team Lead
-NASCAR 04 – SFX Integrator, Sound Designer, Speech Editor
-NASCAR 05 – SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer, Speech Editor
-NASCAR 06 – SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer, Speech Editor
-NASCAR 07 – SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer, Speech Editor
-NASCAR 08 – SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer, Speech Editor
-NASCAR 09 – SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-NASCAR PSP – SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-NASCAR Sim Racing – SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-NFL Street - SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-NFL Street 2 - SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-NFL Head Coach - SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
-Superman Returns – SFX Integrator, Sound Designer
-Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 - SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound Designer, Audio Team Lead, Speech Editor
-Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 - SFX Integrator, Music Composer, Sound -Designer, Audio Team Lead
-Warhammer The Age of Reckoning – Sound Designer, Speech Editor
-Warhammer Tomb Kings – Sound Designer


The Infectious Groove - Album Cover


Full Film Scores:
Apotheosis
MR2DIE4 – The Extreme Machines
MR2DIE4


Breaking Pandora Cover


Solo Albums (12” Vinyl):
Kid Sonic – The Sandman/ Enceladus
Kid Sonic – Seduction
Kid Sonic – Mixes from the 3rd World
Kid Sonic – Technology 101


Twisted Cover


Co Produced:
Joi Cardwell / DJ Dealer – You Got To Prey
DJ Dealer - Deliverance
DJ Dealer - Free Yourself
Sonic Integrity – Real To Reel
The October Revolution - Frantic


LA V8 Cover