Version 7

Symphoniacal is a 74-minute homage to the darkest and most powerful music from television, film, video games, and history. This project began several years ago when I mixed a few of my favorite songs from movie soundtracks into a twenty minute compilation. That was version 1. 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.

Like so many other people, I grew up watching movies and playing video games. I spent countless hours listening to everything from classical music to heavy metal, and was a performing musician for several years. Consequently, Symphoniacal is much more than a compilation of my favorite songs. 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. Very rarely is there a moment where only one song or sound is playing. Sometimes there are a dozen layers of sound and music overlapping. It is a musical collage that is intended to be an experience just like watching a movie.

What Symphoniacal is:

  • 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

What Symphoniacal is not:

  • for sale
  • a remix album
  • a compilation album

It is important to note that I did not write any of these songs. My only tools were my music 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 this 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.