1. Sound Design and Original Audio
High Life (2020) is an original song written, recorded, and produced for a royalty free music library. This library aims to provide a variety of genre specific songs for content creators to use.
Go-to (2019) is an original song written, recorded, and produced using custom self made samples and Logic X Pro. I started with recording the opening of a soda can and went from there.
Flavors (2020) is an original song written, recorded, and produced using custom self-made samples in Logic X Pro.
The Street (2018) is a soundscape created by combining audio of performances by street musicians I recorded while traveling in Europe with audio from the web of recent protests in the same areas. The street is a site of public display and shows the juxtaposition between musical and demonstrative performance.
The Birds (2019) is an original song written, recorded, and produced using self made samples and Logic X Pro. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," the soundscape combines manipulated bird calls with electronic elements to emulate the feeling of fear when birds attack in the film.
Russ Riding (2020) is a musical sketch inspired by the sight and sound of galloping horses in the Eurasian steppe. I recorded and cut my father's vargan (jaw harp) playing with drums, bass, and other self made samples in Logic X Pro.
Working in Pure Data (2020)
In this video, I demonstrate some uses of the visual programming language, Pure Data. I create a visual representation of what a song can look like by presenting an interactive performance patch. The patch consists of a beat loop that can be composed by triggering an array of original samples including voice, drums, guitar, synth, beatboxing, and bass.
From Sound to Music (2020)
In this video, I show how sounds from the environment can be used to create music. This is one example of how I build my songs. The song created with the organ in St. Peter's church is called "Cinematic" and is available on Spotify @PhiloSofie.