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Paul Levasseur

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  1. Hi Everyone, I thought I'd share something simple that is not film or VGM related. For my 4 film projects I've completed thus far, reference this thread: http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42680&highlight=Paul+Levasseur My friend plays in a piano duo with his girlfriend and he strongly encouraged me to write something for them. So, I thought about what 2 pianos can do that one can't aside from more notes. This is kind of a musical solution to that. It is a very simply and open sort of a piece which is quite a contrast from other stuff I write but I think it is cool nonetheless. O
  2. The only work you need to do if you want to participate is to fill out a questionnaire and a survey.

    Hmm. I'm trying to decide what music to send you to check out.

    How about this? http://pumpernickel.ca/music/Meadows%20of%20Silence%20-%20Performance.mp3

    It is a piece for two pianos which is an example of how to do a lot with very little. The repetitive nature of it is what makes it interesting since I set up an expectation and then I thwart it over time. A lot of my other music is much more complex but I like the simplicity and meditative quality of this work.

    Keep in touch, dude! I Love what you're doing!

  3. Ok, this is great!

    https://soundcloud.com/crystalkingdom/sadpianoenvironment This is the piece I want to include in my project.

    The 'class' is called a 'Major Field Study'. In my DMA program, the first 2 years include composition lessons and coursework but year 3 is devoted to a research project which is a topic of my choice. So this isn't going to be a short 20page essay. The project will probably be c.a. 80 pages long by the time I'm finished. I'm particularly interested in how the compositional decisions you make are informed by your listening experiences with old JRPGS i.e. Secret of Mana and Chrono Trigger in this case. My advisor for this project has said that he hears a new breed of tonality showing up in the last 5 years in music school. Rather than the usual atonal schlop, people are using tonal harmonies in a way none of the classical composers ever would.

  4. Hey,

    would you be ok if I use a couple of tracks in my research project I'm doing? The project is part of my doctorate in composition and I am examining music composed by gamers. There are so many talented people here and I'd love to give a shoutout to all you in academia! There is more to music than Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, etc.

    I'm particularly in your Beryl Beach Kirby sample project and the Breezy Sky Mario Style piece.

    Keep writing awesome music.

    Best wishes


  5. Also, Secret of Evermore is the most underrated SNES game ever with a great soundtrack by Jeremy Soule. I second StarDragonJP's sentiment that it needs remixes! The opening track would be a perfect candidate!

  6. Hey, I loved your battle theme. Can I possible use it as part of my DMA Research Project? It will be for academic use only as a part of an 80 page paper where I examine music composed by gamers. Let me know what you think, and I think your music is AWESOME!!


  7. Hey SanctusAudio,

    I love your battle music. Would you be interested in letting me use it as part of my University Research Project? I am doing a doctorate in music composition and part of my graduation requirements is to write a research project on the topic of my choice. I am investigating music written by gamers. For the project, all I do is transcribe (Make sheet music) from the audio and analyze / discuss it. So it is used purely for academic purposes.

    Let me know what you think, and keep writing great music!


  8. Very nice! Can you explain your artistic vision with this piece. It will make it easier to comment further.
  9. Let me know if you want to hear any of my music as well. I can send you some stuff besides the film scores I posted in the forum here.

  10. Orion, can I use Exploration Theme for my Research Project? I'm working on a project which talks about the music written by gamers and I think your music would be a fantastic addition. I am basically transcribing (Making sheet music) and analyzing music from gamer composers as well as transcribing music from popular video game soundtracks. I compare the difference and similarities between both. Let me know ;)

    Also, I want to hear an edited version of that medley you composed. Very excited to hear how it will turn out in the end!!

  11. PostmanCHILE,

    I absolutely love your music and I'm wondering if I can use 'Water Stage' as part of my Doctoral Research Project? I'm currently working on a DMA (Doctoral degree) in Music Composition and part of my degree requirements is to write a research project on a topic of my choice. I love the music written by gamer composers so I decided to focus on this as my topic.

    For the project, I am transcribing (making sheet music) and analyzing compositions by gamer composers as well as music from various VGM soundtracks and looking for cool relationships between the two. Let me know if you're game!!


  12. Awesome, and I want to hear what you do with it!! You have talent so just keep working. Every composer has to do that work and the unfinished projects are often things that are humiliating to show to others. At least I find this to be the case.
  13. What sort of guitar gear are you using for this? You're going to have some vocals with it as well? Sounds solid so far!! Great stuff!
  14. Love this! Now I definitely want to hear some of your VGM tracks!
  15. Chemical Dependency is my favourite. I love the harmonies at the beginning!
  16. Why do I keep getting a link not found error!!? I want to hear this SO BADLY!
  17. Man, clocking in at over 14 minutes this is an extremely ambitious undertaking. I'll try and offer some constructive feedback based on my experience working with large forms. Overall, the best thing a composer can do with large scale work is to establish some sort of musical narrative. I'll try and give some tips on how to do this. i. Adding textural variety is helpful. There is some of this but add more. Varying instruments and density can add a lot of space. I find the texture to be dense throughout. ii. Adding variation in tempo. Basically, we have a 14 minutes of 8th and 16th
  18. Rad!! I love music and I think there is a lot to be learned by checking out up and coming artists. Music school is stagnant!

  19. It's very beautiful. I think it would work well as a soundtrack for something.
  20. Ha, I think the guitar tone is PERFECT for the genre. LOVE it!! For getting more 'production level' tones for rock music, it pays to have some good guitar equipment. I've found a Shure SM57 to be the 'magic mic', at least for entry level studio mics. I'm not 'experienced' at recording guitars yet but I have been having fun with micing up my cab and trying to see how the tone is affected by moving the mic around in relation to the speaker. The position of the mic between the dust cap on the speaker near the centre and the outside edge of the speaker makes a difference in tone. As you mo
  21. Awesome. Let me know if my input helps you get unstuck. I'm interested to hear the finished product!
  22. Isn't composers block the worst!? First of all, the opening chords are very interesting. You also have a lot of material you can work with already so that's a huge plus. Just be aware that you have used similar material up until the point where you are stuck. I like the pause at the spot you are stuck. I'd keep a pause there and do something new afterwords. I mean I can hear what I would put next but that comes from years of training. An idea. ----E----D------G-A-BDB-----AGE-DEGA---E-GF#DA C-2-3-4--D--2-3-4---E-2-3-4-G-2-3----C-2-3-4-D-2-3-4 Just making stuff up on the fly. Th
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