Tuesday, August 30, 2011

World's End. Again.

Hey everyone. College has officially started. So composing time is almost zero. But... I somehow always manage to find a little time here and there to sneak in some composing (whether that means staying up till 2am or procrastinating school work).
I have two reasons for posting. One: I have been interviewed Jessica, who runs a pretty awesome blog. Check it out! Also, here is the link to the interview. She is also holding a contest, the prizes being some of my music. So, if you want some of my music possibly for free, then I would hop on over.
Two: I can't post without posting new music. So, here is a song I call World's End (not to be confused with As the World Ends). Probably should change the names, but eh. Whatever. World's End (the book) is the sequel to Dormia, a book I also did a song for. Two things I want to say about World's End (the song): 1. I literally was thinking of snow the whole time while composing. 2. It repeats a lot. I don't know if I like it. What do you think?

World's End by Jon M.

Almost done with the comedy piece. Hoping to finish it and post it soon. Sci-Fi... we'll see what happens. I have a couple of ideas.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Sunday, August 14, 2011

T.B.D.

Words of wisdom: never update to the newest version of a software till you know for sure that everything you use on a daily basis will work with it.
I updated to OS X Lion (Apple's "most advanced desktop operating system") and as it turns out, none of my music software works on it. So now I'm back to the basics. I erased my main hard drive, re-installed the original operating system, and right now, I'm installing all my music software. Some of my sound libraries take three-four full days to install. I'll be busy for a while... but not all hope is lost. I still have my laptop to compose on. (But I can't transfer songs between computers, so I can't work on the Comedy or Sci-Fi piece till my main computer is back up and running.)
College starts this Monday (the 22nd). Am I nervous? Eh... no. I just hope I can learn to balance everything. Quickly.
This past week, my family and I went to Panama for a family vacation. It was very nice. Six hour car ride both ways = composing time on laptop. I couldn't think of what to compose though. So, I decided to just... compose. No direction, no inspiration. I just wanted to see where the music would take me. You could say I doodled (musically) for six hours. This is what I came up with:

[song taken down. if you must hear it, just leave a comment or shoot me an email. but you're not missing out on much haha...]

I honestly don't know what to name it. That's why I called it T.B.D. Any name ideas?
Let me know what you think of it! ("It" being only a doodle...) What does it make you think of?
Since college is starting soon, it might be a while before I post next! So, until then...

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco