My latest EP, Beauty in the End, has just been released! Last year I set a goal for myself to write and record 5 or 6 songs and learn how to mix music. It took a year longer than I planned, but 2020 was kind of difficult (also mixing is really hard). Alas, it’s finally finished.
These songs were written before and during COVID and definitely reflect the mood of the past couple of strange years we’ve lived through.
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.
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/
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.
I’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.
I used the Zorn limited palette for this one — basically just two colors — Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Red (along with Mars Black and Titanium White). If you’re wondering how the green was produced, the Mars Black has a blue bias, so when it’s mixed with Yellow Ochre, you get a limited range of greens.
I used a small palette knife for most of this painting and am very happy with the result. I feel like I’m inching ever closer to the style I want to achieve. This painting required a looseness of mind that doesn’t come natural to me. I still have the urge to “paint within the lines” and make everything look as realistic as possible.