Beauty In the End


I wrote this song last year for my upcoming EP.   After listening to it on a recent walk, I felt like the music and lyrics really resonated with the current moment we find ourselves in, so I decided to release it early.

The musical movements in the intro tell a story of struggle, then acceptance and, eventually, an emergence from darkness.  Ultimately, I feel that it’s an optimistic song that reminds us that, even when times are difficult, we can still find something beautiful if we look for it.

I hope everyone is staying safe and that you are able to experience/create some beautiful moments despite these challenging times.

❤️ D

Note: I’m currently releasing my music under the band name Lost Like You.  You can find this song as well as future releases on Bandcamp:
https://lostlikeyou.bandcamp.com/

Prelude in C Major / F Minor (Summer Rain)

This is my first proper classical composition.  I stumbled across this chord progression while studying some different piano chords and was very moved by it.  I found myself playing it over and over again.  As a gentle rain storm set the mood outside, I spent several hours piecing the composition together into its finished form.

The piano part is composed of two separate parts that were combined together.  It modulates back and forth between C Major and F Minor every two measures which creates an emotional kick.

I’m very proud this piece and find myself coming back to it again and again to help me relax and to put my mind in a good place.  I hope it has the same effect for you too.

 

Temor

I’m very happy to share my latest track created with the help of my music composition app — Bop.  Please have a listen.

My latest project: Bop

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My latest project is a music application application called “Bop”.  Currently, it’s a Unity app that connects to Logic Pro X via MIDI.  Bop can be used by songwriters to discover new musical ideas and/or enhance existing ones.  Basically, it can help you think outside the box.

The functionality is very limited now.  You can currently manually create note sequences, place them on a timeline and fill them with random notes from the current musical key.  Even with these limited features, it’s still possible to create some very interesting musical parts.

Eventually, I plan to expand the app to be able to produce complete musical works with multiple coherent parts.  I’ll post updates as a progress.

Here’s an example of a track I composed with Bop:
https://soundcloud.com/danr-p/temor

Tipping Point now available for PC & Mac on Steam

TPHut.pngI’m very happy to announce that Tipping Point is now available for PC & Mac on Steam! Now you can finally experience the adventure on your desktop computer. This is currently the best version of the game available with cleaned up graphics and sound effects. All of the music in the game has been remixed and remastered, and the soundtrack is included with the purchase of the game.

Tipping Point on Steam:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1043890/Tipping_Point/

Aleah (Stranger #5)

Aleah Painting
Aleah (Stranger #5)
11”x14″
Acrylic on Canvas

Tipping Point Soundtrack

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I’m very happy to announce the release of the Tipping Point Soundtrack!  All of the music  from my point-and-click adventure game has been remixed & remastered and is now available to download.

Most of the music was recorded 25 to 30 years ago, so a lot of work was put into cleaning up the original master recordings.  The Tipping Point game has been updated with the new versions of the music. Note: Tipping Point will be available on Steam soon for PC & Mac.  The soundtrack will be included with the purchase of the game.

Listen and download now on Bandcamp:
https://danrp.bandcamp.com/album/tipping-point-original-soundtrack