I'm occasional music composer. As the matter of fact, very occasional
recently. But when the mood is right, time is plenty, and the right software happens to be installed on my computer - I compose.
My hobby started in early 1990's on my Amiga computer. I had composed many songs (called "modules" on Amiga) that are impossible to listen to these days. Not because I'm such a bad composer (although that plays
a part too), but because Amiga's music capabilities -- while impressive in the late 1980's -- are
no match to real music performed with real instruments. Some of my old modules are scattered around the Internet, so you can still check them out if you are an Amiga fan. Otherwise, steer clear. Here I present some
of my music composed on a PC, with high quality instruments. So enjoy!
My movie night: The Chase
This is a music score to an action movie. My girlfriend wore a director's hut and came out with
a story and setting. Then I tried to compose a music to match her story. Since our movie is not going to be released any time
soon, fell free to make up some story by yourself :) Hopefully this tune it is interesting enough to engage your imagination.
Cadence - My movie night: The Chase.mp3 (time: 2m 40s size: 4MB)
composing this tune in 2003. I haven't finished it at that time for reasons unknown to me now. Actually, I have dozens
of unfinished songs on my hard drive. Nevertheless, the song got backed up, encrypted, stored on an external medium, and forgotten
for the next six years. I found it accidentally in 2009 while looking for some other files, and decided that it would be cool
to finish it after such a long break. Incidentally, I also bought myself a MIDI controller only two days before, so I just couldn't resist the temptation to use it :)
Cadence - Destination unknown.mp3 (time: 4m 4s size: 5.8MB)
Dancing with tones
a light ambient piece. Good for relaxation and meditation. This is my first music composed using
Renoise, and probably the first one using PC. For the first time in my life I had the opportunity to use high quality instruments
(as opposed to using 8-bit Amiga samples) in more than 4 channels (another Amiga limitation - it could play only 4 instruments
at the same time). As a bonus, the electric guitar that you can hear there is my real instrument that I bought just few days
Cadence - Dancing with tones.mp3 (time: 3m 8s size: 4.5MB)