I will be conducting a lecture/workshop on March 10, 2016, 10am-12pm at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music. The main topic of this lecture is creating separation between ideas in orchestration and guiding the listener’s attention in a multi-layered texture orchestration. I may throw in some composition and music production ideas as well. See you there! 🙂
The feeling of accomplishment will always be there every time one of my orchestrations or arrangement gets played live. Although, admittedly, this is always accompanied by another feeling; as if I have just submitted my thesis and is currently under scrutiny by the whole college department.
In terms of being an arranger and orchestrator, I always think of the process as a never ending learning event. Every music I orchestrate pushes my creativity into different directions; directions which I wouldn’t initially think of looking into at the beginning of the writing process.
This YouTube clip is from last Jan. 19, 2015. The show’s organizers commissioned me to orchestrate the song People (T. Bennett version). The music was performed by Arthur Manuntag with the String Minstrels Orchestra.
My first international film scoring experience. All music related discussions, from the director spotting sessions to the final mixing, were done over emails and dropbox file transfers. It was quite an experience.
Cool thing about this film score is that the director wanted a “Mariachi” feel for the whole movie. I did a bit of research on Mexican Mariachi styles before finishing the OBB music (which they also used as music for the trailer).
The short film was premiered in Sydney, Australia on June 2014. Produced by Leah James and directed by Charlie Mortimer.