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I would like to see the music sheet, the spartito to play it
I have MIDI files for all of my music. Currently I don't have them commercially available. However, Gabrielle's Theme is available at SheetMusicPlus.com
Love my baby brother!
After seeing the Oscars last evening, I am recharged and ready to continue down the path of composing for film, documentaries, television and video games. The times have never been better for my craft. Very excited.
So good to hear from you all. Keep dropping me notes as I will do the same. Never stop making music!
Just booked a new show to benefit the Driver Opera House restoration in Darlington, Wi. www.driveroperahouse.org
Hi Roy, hope you're well. Busy on the Broadjam site today. I just uploaded some of my latest. Check out The Sand Man and The Sand Man is Coming...I think you'll enjoy recordings. Some really great sounding stuff coming out of the studio. Keep in touch...I booked my room in Anaheim for NAMM 2016.
Thanks to all who support my music. I'm busy creating new material for all of you.
Thanks to Grace Lutheran Church in Dodgeville for inviting me to perform June 26, 2014. The event is free and any proceeds donated go to the Iowa County Food Pantry. I will have some special guest musicians with me that evening. 7pm. Arrive early for best seating.
Adam, it is a true pleasure and a joy to listen to your beautiful compositions and playing. You are an inspiration to me. Keep up your great creations! Manfred
Thanks Manfred. I so appreciate your kind words. Best of luck to you and your art.
I listened to some of your songs and wrote some comments on them. Great stuff! I sent a mail through your own web site.
Hey David, I just listened to News Breaker. Very tight work. A great submission for theatrical trailers. Would work great in a "Speed" trailer. Awesome rhythmic sense. Nice work.
Thank you Adam for your positive and encouraging words, I've only had a few tracks taken over the past year, so fingers crossed things start picking up! I see you have also been considered! (classical/orchestral trailer listing) of course I had to listen to your track "After The Harvest" and what a track! perfect for film underscore etc.. you managed to keep the track interesting with a sense of theme without repeating! You're good! So glad that I was able to return the compliment!
Wow, so you're both a surgeon and a brilliant composer. I'm impressed! How can you find the time? :-) I was software engineer at Ericsson in Sweden, but then fell madlessly in love with Cubase and all those fantastic instruments, so I had to quit my job and start composing full time. :-) I'll be taking a closer look at your songs soon. Best Regards / Christian
Hey Christian, I listened to Dark Tidings today. Wow. You are the real deal. I live here in Madison, Wisconsin close to Roy. We are friends. I think your compositions are amazing and the use of the libraries is phenomenal. I am a piano guy. I have to say my use of orchestral libraries is simply beginner. I would love to collaborate with a guy like you on some of my bigger pieces. I use Logic. I have a Steinway B in my studio. I use top end mics and have 35 years of theory behind me. I am working on a big number now that could use some help. I wonder how you feel about collaborations. I am an ASCAP composer and have an ASCAP publisher membership as well. My company has worked with the world's largest libraries and I have nice accounts producing royalties. All that aside, I just would love to work with somebody with some chops as serious as mine on the piano. If you need to get a reference on me, just ask Roy Elkins. Have a great day.
Wow, thanks!! Hold on a bit, I'm writing a longer response right now. :-)
Thanks a lot for your very kind words. Actually, I remember I wasn't very fond of Dark Tidings while I worked with it, but I've licensed it a couple of times, and I'm also really glad to hear that you like it!
By the way, I've been to Wisconsin once - Green Bay. We have some friends there. It's a really great and beautiful state, and I would love to go there again one day.
Thanks a lot for all your very kind words of my arrangements. I use Cubase 4 + a big bunch of different VST-instruments.... and actually, it feels like I have just begun to scratch a little on the surface. The big problem is time. I mean, we live here on Planet Earth for only 65-80 years when there's so much wonderful music to write... I need at least 200 more years! :-)
Actually, I feel like a beginner - you've got 35 years of theory behind you, and also having a Steinway B in your studio - that's truly fantastic! Music has been a great part of my life ever since I was a child, but when it comes to composing, I am mostly self-taught. Also, I'm not a good piano player, so if you need help with that, you got the wrong guy. :-)
However, I have a good knowledge about harmonies and it feels like I've got a natural way of finding interesting harmonies and building up an orchestral setting around a melody, and also knowing where in my library that I can find good instruments. I think that's my strength. So when it comes to ideas and inspiration around a musical arrangement, and maybe how to utilize a full orchestra of virtual instruments together with your composition, I might be of help. Maybe I can come up with some ideas and find some potential that you haven't thought of. Would that be useful to you?
I have never been part of a music collaboration projects before, probably because I'm still quite new as a professional composer, but if you believe that I could help you out in some way, it would be really interesting to give it a shot. And if this was not what you were looking for, no problem at all. It's always nice to chat with talented composers, like you, on this kind of forums, and I will definitely check out your work. I am sure I have a lot to learn.
Best Regards & Happy Eastern Holidays
Thanks for the great reviews gang. Glad to see some work on a top ten list.
I have been composing and recording a a whole new mass of work. For the past 15 months I have been constructing my new piano studio and compiling a variety of creations that will be released in the future. I am definitely in the zone for creation which keeps me out of the zone of promotion for a while.
Hi, I saw your note to Roy and thought I would give a listen. I thought the vocal mix on Real Men was a bit too soft at the open. The overdrive guitar solo came as a surprise and I thought this would have been a great arrangement unplugged. The subject is sensitive. I wonder if an acoustic guitar solo would soften this a bit. It might make it a true anthem for men who need a good cry. I love the solo piano opening. The vocal is solid. Very nice, very nice.
Thanks for taking the time to listen. I appreciate the constructive criticizism. I would love to have an acoustic version to it. Something like the song "Stay" by the country band Sugarland. I wrote that song about my brother and all the lyrics, well are very personal to me because they are truly what happened to him and I was there with him in those life moments. I had never seen my brother cry until the day he lost his first set of twin children. It was and still is the sadest day in my life. I will try to get an acoustic version done soon. Thanks again Adam. God bless. Sharon
Adam has successfully re-engineered his piano recording room. An Earthworks Piano Mic, a BLUE Woodpecker, an Apogee Ensemble, an iMac with Logic Studio Pro and a whole lot of musical creations will lead to a new original musical production and a new CD.
Minnie Mouse move aside, Melody is much better! Great idea for a book and wonderful music!