Symphoniacal is an epic homage to the most powerful and moving musical scores in television, film, and video games. For most of the life of this project, it has a been a purely auditory experience. And now I’m adding the other half.
This project began over a decade 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 took 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 along with my understanding of musical composition to combine dozens of songs, sound effects, and audio clips into a single piece of music. It is a musical collage that is intended to be an experience just like watching a movie.
It is important to note that I did not write any of these songs. My only tools were my music collection, computers, headphones, and editing software. 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.
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