Hey All! I made a quick cameo appearance yesterday, and I will be back for a short while before heading off to Thailand in a month after a gig at a lifestyle convention in Chicago and coaching some guys.
I just graduated from college (Bachelor's!) and now I'm ready to get back to a few projects that have some dust on them. Here's what's up.
I've been listening to Jesper Kyd and Hanz Zimmer (some of my faves!) for some inspiration. Whenever I go into the music program, I find myself creating more of a rock reel rather than an ambient beat here and there. It's a little frustrating, but having not written for a few months (ick) and having this new job jump in (double ick), it's been a juggling act.
I find that I am more inspired by pictures and video (NO SOUND) rather than audio. So if anyone wants me to create a track for a movie or slideshow, help me help you, and throw a link to a slideshow (again, NO SOUND) and e-mail me the video or slideshow and I will write the tune to it. I'm working on hashing out a much more upbeat theme for Thrive, and frankly, the process is a bit slow, but I'm still chipping away at the block and I hope to give you all some results before I leave for Thailand.
It's really great to see everyone again, and a few new faces as well. Thanks for all your kinds words on my music. It's a ton of fun writing for you dudes.
Just call me Ben.
I teach, compose, and play percussion.
Proud Drum Corps International Alumni - Capital Sound 07 - Pioneer 08 - Colts 09
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