Wednesday, July 27, 2011

As the World Ends

"Dramatic" was never listed under my genre options. But yesterday, while I was trying to compose some trailer music, and I composed this and realized that it fits the word dramatic pretty well (in my opinion). A really good friend of mine helped me name the song.

[song taken down, can be found on Epic Music, "As the World Ends".]

What do you think?

Thank you so much to everyone who commented on A True Western. I'm glad everyone generally liked it, and I liked all of your thoughts and suggestions. (There were some really good suggestions/insights I'd never thought or heard before!) I will be composing a longer version that will have a lot more themes and definitely more western aspects to it. 

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A True Western!

I'm so excited to post this! But I'll be honest: I composed this piece a while ago. (Possibly last summer? I forget... so yes, a LONG time ago.) After I composed it, I realized that I needed to learn how to compose to other genres (Arabian, Comedy, etc.) That's when I decided to start this blog. (It only took me six months to get around to it!)
I call this piece A True Western because... well, it's what I think a true western should be. I'm composing another version (which will be much longer) that I'm going to enter into a contest... more on that to come.
And, here it is:

A True Western by Jon M.

Please let me know what you think, and hopefully, I'll be posting the comedy soon... I love the comedy piece. It makes me laugh. Haha...

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

P.S. Hitting major writer's block on Sci-Fi... ew. We'll see what happens.

Monday, July 11, 2011


I'll be out of town for the week, but before I go, I wanted to post this song I just did. I call it Superhero. (Sorry, not Sci-fi, Western, or comedy yet...) I haven't decided if it will be trailer music, or if it will be a theme for a book series.
Here it is:

Superhero by Jon M.

Hope you like it, and please let me know what you think. I tried to go for a more modern feel... almost like TRON, but not as electronic.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wuthering Heights

Classical music. At first, I would say I extremely dislike it. But in all honesty, Beethoven is pretty cool. And classical music beats the modern "artsy" music that composers write nowadays. So,  I guess I don't mind classical music. But, I do have a confession: most of it makes me fall asleep.
Classical music is completely different from the stuff I usual compose. When I composed this, I didn't have too much trouble, but I realized that it wasn't necessarily classical, in a sense. But at the same time, it's not not classical. So hopefully it will pass for the classical genre.
I call it Wuthering Heights (book inspired).

Wuthering Heights by Jon M.

I hope you like it, and if you have a minute, please let me know what you think. I'd like some feedback on this piece.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Monday, July 4, 2011

Battle LA

Hey. So, I'm kind of sidetracking. I haven't started Sci-Fi yet, but I have started Classical, and I'm done with Western. So, I'll post all of them eventually, but I don't know in what order.
Anyways, I have started a new project. I am now going to start composing to trailers. (It was my brother's idea). I'll take out the original audio, and then compose music to them. For my first trailer, I did Battle Los Angeles. It was fun. Here is the original. (It won't let me embed it). And, here is mine: (The sound effects at the beginning are the same as the old one, but right when the words appear, it's all my stuff).

I composed this in six hours (non-stop), so I'm kind of brain dead right now. Haha... let me know what you think! Also, if you have any trailers you think would be good for me to do, let me know. 

Thanks for listening, (and in this case watching),

Jonathan Maiocco

P.S. Here is the SoundCloud version: 

Battle LA, My Trailer Music by Jon M.