First performance with a symphonic orchestra

2014-06-11 12:29:40 by descara
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I'm probably just slightly douche-y for posting this here since I'm rather inactive nowadays, but I wanted to for old times sake. :)

 

My piece Half-light on desolation was premiered two weeks ago by the wonderful Norrköping Symphony Orchestra here in Sweden. Contemporary music might not be Newgrounds' go-to music, but it's a pretty straight-forward piece that I think most people might get some enjoyment out of!

 

Here's the recording on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/frej-wedlund/half-light-on-desolation

Also on YouTube if that's your deal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgYCPGKb3y4

 

Influences range from early 20th century music, mostly Stravinsky, Bartok and Schönberg to later composers including Lutoslawski, Penderecki and even Saariaho.

 

Thanks for reading, and perhaps listening as well! ;)



I recently got a couple of musicians together and did a quick recording of one of my pieces, The Meadow, which was written last spring. It's a mellow string trio piece (though for the setting vln - vln - vlc rather than vln - vla - vlc), focusing on chord colorings and modulation.

You can view the sheet music here, if you like that kind of stuff:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxsT7xHZWU2mVURu M0RKQjJKSXc/edit?usp=sharing

Take a listen and see if you like it, I'd really appreciate it!


Upcoming game - The Black Knight

2012-10-13 09:32:28 by descara

The last two months or so I've been writing some music for an upcoming platformer game, being created by Mythologic. The soundtrack will feature some crazy electronic/orchestral mashups which I think you'll all enjoy. There's some work left to be done, but I've got some sneak-peaks of the soundtrack for you:

Menu Theme
Boss Theme, part 2

In the meantime you should all go and check out Mythologic's stuff:
http://mythologic.newgrounds.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCharlieBuchanan

Upcoming game - The Black Knight


Where'd stuff go?

2012-09-29 10:28:01 by descara
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You might have noticed a few of my tracks have disappeared from NG(probably not), and that I haven't uploaded stuff in a while. One of the reasons is school, and me focusing mostly on contemporary music, but another is that I've recently started uploading some stuff to AudioJungle as an exclusive author. I'll probably still be uploading stuff on here once in a while, but more sporadically than the last few months!

Anyway, here's a little track I did for AJ last Sunday:
[removed, now available here on NG: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/506956 ]
[aand instead, another AJ track ;): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9PArZ5SuvA]

And here's the rest of my AJ portfolio:

http://audiojungle.net/user/descara/portfolio


RAC7 submission

2012-08-14 06:32:32 by descara
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Decided to enter my first Newgrounds contest, the RAC7 . Feel free to take a listen to my submission: Fjaellpolska

Also, took a look at some old tracks and realised I probably have a fair bit past 10k plays. Not that much by most peoples standards, but thanks to everyone who listened! :)