Symphoniacal is a 74-minute homage to the art of dark and powerful contemporary classical. It is composed of dozens of elements which have been compiled into this single piece of music. It can best be described as a musical collage. The project began innocently several years ago when I mixed a few of my favorite songs from movie soundtracks into a twenty minute compilation. Over the years I have added songs, removed them, edited them, tweaked them, and worked on the overall sound. It eventually started to take on a life of its own, and I have been working on it ever since.Â It is my tribute to the darkest and most powerful music from various movies, television, and video games.
Like so many others, I grew up watching movies and playing video games.Â I spent countless hours listening to classical music and was a performing musician for several years.Â Consequently, Symphoniacal is much more than a compilation of my favorite songs.Â I have tried to use my love for certain forms of entertainment in tandem with my understanding of music composition to combine dozens of songs, sound effects, and audio clips into a single piece of music.Â It is intended to be a listening experience, just like watching a movie.
It is important to note that I did not write any of these songs.Â My only tools were my CD collection, the Internet, my computers, my headphones, and Adobe Audition. I did not have the symphonies, keyboards, or vocal talents at my disposal to create my own music. Regardless of those limitations, it has become my goal to create a completely novel and unique album using the music of others as my medium and your mind as my canvas.
- a work in progress
- symphonic music
- instrumental soundtracks
- dozens of songs blended together
- sound effects from various sources
- audio clips from historic figures and films
Symphoniacal is not:
- for sale
- a compilation album
- a remix album