Sunday, December 30, 2007

And then there’s this movie business

I have spent a great deal of time, albeit a great deal of it in a scattered manner, working on scoring a film called Ranchero. Though I have contributed music to films before, this is my first feature-length-real-deal-official-like theatrical-ready-you-better-do-a-good-job kinda...job.

If I knew was I was getting myself into, well, I still would've done it. It's been a incredible challenge to say the least, to put music behind scenes to emphasize the emotion on screen. It always makes sense when I see movies, but less so when it's up to me. In a lot of ways, it's felt like that magnetic poetry game, where you put a jumble of things together and let the magic fall into place.

Over the course of the several months I have worked on this, I've grown quite attached to the film, and once it starts to make the rounds, I hope you'll get the chance to see it yourself. This film is called "Ranchero".

Something that I am very grateful to this movie for, is the birth of a couple new original songs that will find a home somewhere soon. In the meantime, I've just uploaded a rough version of one of them, called "The Bitterness."

Hope you enjoy it.

And thanks, once again, to all of you who come here and listen to my musical nonsense. Helps me feel it makes even just a little sense.

Happy New Year.
Still in awe,