Sunday, December 30, 2012

Goodbye 2012

Hello internet.

The year is practically done. I didn't post as much this year as I did last year. (Last year being 24 posts, this year being 15, including this post.)

Life update: this has been a good winter break. It's been good to catch up on... everything. As of right now, I have two big things I am working on, both of them being school-related: my junior and senior recital. My junior recital is basically a piano recital in front of whoever wants to attend. It's February 13th at 8pm. (If you want to come, go for it. Just shoot me a message or something.) I have about 32min of music to play. (If I get a recording of me playing, maybe I'll post it here.) My senior recital (which will be probably sometime in November) will be my music. I have to have 45min of music on the recital, which is challenging because it has to be played live. (A lot of the music I do it electronic...) So this year, I will be focusing on composing small-ensemble music (like A Wandering Mind, H20, etc...) which means I will have to stay away from composing my usual epic/electronic music. But, this kind of leads into my announcement.

I have decided to do Epic Music II. But here's the catch: I am not going to post any of the music until I release the album. (And I have absolutely no idea how long it will take me to compose the album, so I have no idea when I will release it...) I'm hoping to do it late 2013, but a lot depends on my senior recital.

Another big announcement: I have started composing a Celtic album. I'm honestly not sure what it's all going to end up looking like or sounding like, or even when it will be released. But I'm going to try. Back in July, I mentioned that The Wild Hills of Erin had 40,000 plays. Now it's at 80,000. Hmm... (My theory: I simply called the piece Celtic, so if you search celtic on SoundCloud, my piece shows up.) Regardless, people seem to like that piece, so I might as well do an album of stuff like it. I am going to put The Wild Hills of Erin and Ever After on the album. (I'm still thinking through a lot of this though... just wanted to throw it out there.) Fingers crossed. Thoughts, advice?

On a smaller note, I have two short films I might be composing to this semester. Again, fingers crossed.

So yes, lots to do, much to think about, and too little time.

Music time: (I'm taking a risk, but I'm posting this anyways.) I have never been much of a singer. (In fact I hate my voice... but that's besides the point.) Earlier this semester, I was sitting at the piano just plucking out some tunes. I was playing Radioactive, by Imagine Dragons. (Really sweet song. Very epic.) I suddenly realized: it kinda had the same chord progression as Time from Inception. So I decided to mash them up. (Note: this was in September. I just didn't have the courage to post this until now haha...) So yeah. Here goes nothing. (Note: I'm only posting the second-half of the song. The first-half sounded awful haha...)



It was fun. I really want to record someone else singing it though. But we'll see what happens. (Not sure if I'll have time...) What do you think?

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Forever and a Day...

Yeah. It's been forever and a day. I'm sorry about that.
Life update: school is crazy, but good. That sums it all up.
Music update: ever since the album came out, I've been in a musical slump. I haven't been writing as much as I should. I've been slacking. Not cool. So I am going to post some stuff.

A True Western (Version 2). Why Version 2? I entered it into a contest, and the piece didn't win, but they told me that if I made certain tweaks to the piece, it would be better. So I did what they suggested. I made the middle more contrasting.



Thoughts?

OK, now for something new. Brace yourselves: I have composed an artsy piece. It's for something called a Pierrot Ensemble. A Pierrot Ensemble is an ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. I composed it last week, because it was due for a contest. Translation: I composed as fast as possible.
I'll be honest, I'm not sure if I like the piece. There are some parts that I like, and other parts I don't. We have a love hate relationship. I originally was not going to post the piece, but then... I caved.
I call the piece A Wandering Mind.


And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the artsy side of Jonathan Maiocco.

So I know none of that was all that exciting. I'm hoping to post something really cool soon though. So hang in there.

But here is something cool for the moment: I have been remixed! Or, re-orchestrated... not sure what you would call it.

Daniel White, an awesome fell composer and friend, took my themes for The Horse and His Boy (which you can listen to them here and here) and composed a piece for The Horse and His Boy! Here's his blog post, and below is the piece.




Go check out Daniel's music and his blog. He's got some pretty awesome stuff! As always...

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September

It's been a month since I last posted here. Sorry about that... life is crazy. School has started, and I am taking 17 hours of all music classes. It's really great, but it's definitely a lot of work.
It's been a month since the album has come out. The first question people always ask me is, "So, how much money have you made off of it?" haha well, I don't know yet. I'm supposed to find out soon though, I think. But honestly, I didn't do it for the money; I did it because it's something I had always wanted to do. And besides, a couple of you guys wanted me to do it, so... yeah. 
The reason I called the album Epic Music is so that when people search epic music in iTunes or Amazon, that it would be the first album to show up. (I'll be honest though, I wasn't sure if it was going to work.) But... it did. Which I thought was cool. So now, when you type epic music into iTunes, its the first album to show up:



When the album first came out, it wasn't even on the first page on iTunes. (It was maybe 50 albums down on the list or something.) So it's cool that it's now first.
Also, here's what the album looks like on iTunes:


I stalk my own music. Is that bad? I've been looking at the reviews every now and then, and I saw this review, and just had to post it. It made me smile:


On Amazon, when you type in epic music, it is the 5th item to show. (Which isn't bad, I guess... originally, it didn't even show up):


It's cool to be near Two Steps from Hell. They're awesome. 

 So yeah, just wanted to share that. Now, I have a request. (And I really didn't want to ask... but I'm going to anyways.) If you have a couple of minutes to spare, can you review/rate my album on iTunes and/or Amazon? Reviews/ratings really help bring up the popularity. And I'm not asking for five stars, or, "This is totally the best album ever buy it right now!!" I'm asking you to put what you think of it. And... that's it. So, take it or leave it. (I hate to be that guy who asks, but...) Thank you to all of you who have already reviewed/rated it!

Another thing: got this magazine in the mail the other day.


I honestly didn't think much of it. But my mom looked in the magazine and found my piece listed. (I was in my room, and I heard her yell, "Jonathan!!!" My first thought was I had done something wrong... haha.) My piece is the one in the middle of all the other pictures, and it's the 3rd piece listed under the "Early Intermediate" column.


Now onto music! I just recently did a short piece in the style of Thomas Newman. (It was for a video... I don't have the videos yet, but if I get them, I might post them.)



I know it's not much music at all, but it's new music needless to say. I currently have composition lessons at college, so I don't have as much time to compose freely like I use to. But for composition lessons, I am working on my piece A True Western (I going to expand it), I am composing an advanced piano piece, and I am going to compose something for a Pierrot Ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, and piano). I am also in the process of teaming up with some short-film makers, so that should be fun. And that's about it! I'll post again soon.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

[UPDATE]: Noah (link to blog), a friend of mine, showed me/reminded me that the album is also on Spotify. Here's a pic:


Monday, August 6, 2012

I'm There

And I'm finally there. There being my music is on iTunes. It is also on AmazonGoogle Store, and CD Baby. It's supposed to be on Spotify soon, and also on a bunch of other music stores (like Rumblefish, Last.fm, etc.), but I haven't checked.

It's kinda surreal. It's nice to be done. This has been a yearlong project, so I'm excited to see what's next.

(Saw this and had to take a pic!)

I would usually post music now, but... I don't have any new music that is upload worthy. (This is my first blog post without music! Weird...) Well...

Thanks for listening (or in this rare case just reading),

Jonathan Maiocco

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Practically There

I am done with composing, artwork, uploading, etc. Now it's being "delivered" to the stores, aka iTunes, Amazon, etc. Right now, Amazon has it on there website (link) but it won't be available till August 6th. (It's so surreal to see that on Amazon. haha)

I hate to say this, but I'm going to: I took Ever After off the album. A lot of people told me to keep it on, but I just didn't feel like it fit the album. Maybe one day I'll post it as a single? We'll see.

Anyways. I wanted to post two things:

1.) the artwork:


I collaborated with my brother, who is an artist and knows all about Photoshop, and this is the final product. (Thanks Mikey!) What do you think?

And 2.) I wanted to post one of my old pieces. Now, before you listen to it, I have a story to tell:

Back in the day, when I was 12 give or take, I didn't read. One day, my mom got me a book called Raising Dragons. I was like, "Ehh, OK, I'll give it a shot..." Loved it. In fact, still love it. While I was reading it, I heard music in my head. It was almost like watching a film without music: I would see "the film" in my head, and then I would subconsciously supply the music. At the time, I didn't realize this wasn't... normal. haha. Time went on, I read more books (like Narnia and The Door Within) and composed more music in my head. Long story short: my parents got me some beginner's music software, and I started writing. One of the first things I composed was for Raising Dragons, and this is what it was:



When I first composed this piece, I thought it was the best thing I had ever composed, and that I would never compose anything better. I was very proud of my work. Now, looking back, it's almost funny to listen to. It's pretty cheesy. Why did I post this? Why didn't I post something new or something better? Good question. haha. The reason I posted it is this: we all start somewhere, we all have beginnings. I didn't sit down and compose a masterpiece in my first shot. In fact, I still haven't. But back in the day, six years ago, God showed me a gift He gave me. At the time, I didn't understand exactly where it would take me or what the outcome would be. I still don't. But I knew, and still know, that He has a plan for me and He'll use my gift somehow. That piece, the Dragons in Our Midst "Theme Song" was a marker for me on that journey. While it seems silly, it was a marker. Now, this album is another marker on my journey. One day, I might look back and say this was all pretty silly. Who knows. But one thing I do know is this: the journey isn't over yet. And one more thing: if God has given you a gift, use it. If it's from God, don't worry about how He'll use your gift, He just will. If it's writing, music, sports, speaking, even composing like me... He'll use it in ways you could never imagine.

I'll let you guys know when it's up on iTunes. In the mean time, I am going to compose some non-epic music. More to come on that.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Almost There

Summer is flying fast. I start school in one month. I'm going to make this month count!

I've been working on the Epic Music album everyday for a week now. There is a lot more to do than I thought there would be. For starters, I have to actually finish composing the rest of the music, then I have to get my brother to finish the album artwork, then I have to decide what music is actually going to be on the album, what order the tracks will be in (because I'm OCD like that), then make sure all the pieces sound good, then upload them, then... I don't even know. This is all new for me. But I think I am almost there.

I'm writing here on the blog because... well, I can't decide. I can't decide what music should actually go on the album. I have a lot of older pieces people like, such as Isle of Swords (pirate genre) and The Wild Hills of Erin (an older piece which oddly has 40,000 plays on SoundCloud). Remember, the album is called Epic Music, so I don't want to put pieces on the album that aren't necessarily... epic. But then that makes me think: do I put on Ever After? People seemed to really like that piece too. (It's the second most played on my SoundCloud). But... it's a celtic piece, if anything. As you can tell, I'm over thinking all of it and should probably just make up my mind already and put it on iTunes.

Here's my rough guess of what I am going to do:

1.) A Great Destiny
2.) Swords of the Six [redone]
3.) Beyond Death
4.) Superhero
5.) At All Costs [I never actually liked this piece... haha]
6.) As the World Ends
7.) Guts and Glory
8.) Free Spirit
9.) Extinction
10.) Voice from Heaven [NEW]
11.) I Am Transformer
12.) Never Back Down [NEW]
13.) Not As It Seems
14.) Ever After [maybe]
TOTAL TIME: 43.6 minutes

I wanted to post a preview of Swords of the Six, Voice from Heaven, and Never Back Down.



And I think that's about it. I'm going to get back to work. If you have any thoughts, suggestions, critiques, please... comment. Let me know.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Monday, June 25, 2012

Back from Africa

I'm back. (I've been back for roughly a week.) Let's recap:
I left for Africa on June 3rd, not knowing anyone in our group of 26 people. We flew to Johannesburg (15 hour flight) and then to Zimbabwe. The Zim is currently in a drought, so we had no showers for about a week. (Honestly, it wasn't too bad. Not only was it the Zim's winter, but there was no humidity. ) This mission trip was different from all the others I've been on, simply because I really bonded with the people in the country. I loved everyone I met. I would live in the Zim in a heartbeat. After a week of ministry, we did some typical touristy things, such as a Safari and Victoria Falls. We then flew back to Johannesburg and then back home. I got back the 15th. Here's some pics:


Saw this Zebra outside Morningstar, the campus we were on.



 Really cool bird.



Crocs. (Got this while on the safari.)



Was really excited when I took this pic!



Rooster! oh yeah



Victoria Falls. Beyond beautiful. 



The road we were staying on with the sun setting. 



I did a lot of rock climbing while in the Zim. (The people
on the trip called me a monkey because, supposedly,
I would scale the rocks and look just like a monkey.)
This is a 4ft gap in two rocks that had a 40ft drop. 
That was interesting to jump across...



Where I'd do my Bible study every morning.
So incredible. 



There are so many more pictures I wish I could share, but there's too many to choose from! This trip was incredible and I'm so thankful God let me be able to go.

Music: Still working on the trailer music album. I've "redone" Swords of the Six (the original can be heard on Scott Appleton's website). I also have to re-mix (not remix, as in doing a different version, but re-mix as in balancing the volume levels of the treble and bass, etc.) I Am Transformer, Beyond Death, and a couple other pieces. So that's taking more time than expected...

It took me forever to decide what to post, but I finally decided to post The Last Thing I Remember. I wrote this probably 2 months ago while I was reading The Homelander Series, by Andrew Klavan. It's based off the first book in the series, The Last Thing I Remember. (As you can tell, it took me forever to come up with a name for the piece. Yes, that was sarcasm. haha) The song is a lot of random themes thrown together that I thought would fit the book. The first half introduces the main theme (the piano motif) and has some action elements, while the second half handles the more emotional side of things. It's kind of in the style of James Newton Howard... what do you think?



I've been side tracking, because this blog was originally meant for me to compose to different genres, which I haven't done in ages. So, hopefully next post I will have a new genre that I composed to.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

P.S. Question: how many tracks should my trailer album have? I'm around 10 solid tracks right now. Is that not enough or...? I've been noticing the typical trailer album has about 20 or more tracks. If I were to do 20 tracks, I wouldn't finish by the end of summer. What do you think?

Monday, May 28, 2012

Not As It Seems

I am back from Nicaragua. (I've been back for a week now). Nicaragua was absolutely incredible. God taught me so much in such a short period of time, it is ridiculous. I'm so thankful God gave me the opportunity to go. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. I'm posting 7. BAM. haha


This little girl was at the church we went to on Sunday. 
She just kind of laughed and smiled, and wanted her picture taken. 



My awesome brother, Michael, painted a picture of Jesus. Upside down. 
This picture is of him flipping the painting. 



This is the final product. The whole church was watching 
and they were captivated. It was awesome. 



Random puppy. haha



We handed out stuffed animals to some kids in a village, and this little boy got one, 
and was hiding behind a doorframe, looking at us. 



The hardest day of the trip by far was going to the dump. This is a place
where people, just like you and me, sort through the trash of others to
find plastic bottles to make money. That is how they make a living. 
They are not doing it because they want to. They are doing it to survive.



You know what I love about this picture? This tree is standing in a pile
of trash. But you know what? It's standing strong. Despite the trash
all around it and the fumes of the fires, this tree is standing tall for all to see. 



That barely scratches the surface of my trip to Nicaragua. I wish I could tell you every detail of the trip, but honestly, it would take a book to do that. I hope what you've seen inspires you and causes you to see the world differently. I can't think of a good transition to start talking about music. So. Moving on...


Since getting back from Nicaragua, I have been working on the "epic music" album. (The goal is to have it on iTunes by the end of summer). I've been composing, brain storming for album covers, etc. I came up with my logo of "epic music" a while ago, but my brother Michael, who I mentioned earlier, kindly did a mock-up for me. Here's my logo:


What do you think? Note: this isn't the album cover. It's just my logo. The album cover could look like this, but I'm not sure... still coming up with ideas.

I can't post on this blog and not post new music, so here we go. I just composed this, hot off the press. I call it Not As It Seems. This will be on the album. What do you think?



I am leaving for Zimbabwe this Sunday (June 3rd). I'll be gone till June 15th. Prayer is definitely appreciated.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Summer Is Here

I am done with my sophomore year of college. It's a little surreal! Summer is here... it's awesome.
A couple of things: first, Gillian Adams, author and blogger, has written a book called Out of Darkness Rising. She first approached me on doing music for a book trailer for her book back in September. Now, the book trailer is done Check it out!



(Note: the piece I just blogged, Free Spriti, is in the book trailer. It's just in a different key...)
Second: This summer is ridiculous. I am going on two mission trips: May 12th-19th, I am going to Nicaragua (again!) and June 3rd-15th, I am going to Zimbabwe (which is in Africa). I feel called to Africa. I can't explain why. But I'm super excited about going. I'm getting my yellow fever vaccination and typhoid vaccination today. Prayer is appreciated.
Lastly: new music. I've been doing a lot of electronic music recently... but out of all the electronic pieces I've done, this was definitely the most fun to compose. I'm currently calling it Guts and Glory. (The name will probably change... any thoughts on a different name?) This will be on the trailer album that I'll put on iTunes... hopefully before the end of this summer... what do you think of it? Any thoughts, suggestions, etc?



Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Free Spirit

School has reached the busiest point in the semester: assignments are due right and left, tests every week... and then finals. So I haven't been composing as I need to. So before I reach utter chaos, I wanted to stop by and post some trailer music I just finished... it's called Free Spirit. What do you think?



I had thought about doing a complete April Fool's post, saying something like I was signed on to compose to the next Narnia or X-Men movie, or maybe that I had given up writing music and was going to take up professional skateboarding. Or underwater basket weaving. But... I didn't. haha

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Extinction

School is crazy right now! Absolutely crazy.
I wanted to post two things... first: my mission trip to the Dominican Republic (here-on simply called "DR") and two: an epic trailer piece that I just finished.
First, the mission trip: I traveled to the DR with 23 other people on Saturday, February 18th and got back Monday morning, Feb. 20th. (We had a 36-hour flight layover on the way back... but that's another story for another time). The trip was through my old high school, which sent me (as a leader), the high school's baseball team, and a couple other people. We not only served, but the baseball team (of course) played baseball. (Side note: I actual played one official inning in right field. It was legit. Sure, nobody hit it to me... but I was so ready. haha) Here are some pics that I took:

First, here's my bro pitching. Yeah, he's a stud.


The kids loved having their pictures taken. So I got some cool shots... 





The beach was incredible. We would go there every night just to unwind and think about the day. I could live there easily... God really knows how to make a good sunset.



 Not only was it an incredible trip, but it has really inspired me to live differently... for God. It has drawn me closer to God. There are three things I learned on the trip that I want to share:

1.) Talent. There was a juggler at the campus we were staying at. One night, he gave us his testimony... through juggling. It was absolutely incredible. (I wish I had filmed it!) It made me see that, no matter what your talent, if God is working through you, He can use you in ways you might not be able imagine. I've always seen my gift in music as... quite frankly, a little wimpy. I really want to be "out in the midst of it all," witnessing to "unreached people groups," digging wells, leading people to Christ, etc. But sitting inside all day composing music? What? Uh... that sounds a little boring. But I realized that, just like the juggler, even if a gift seems "wimpy" or not-very-important, if you are following God and He is using you and the gifts He has given you, the possibilities are endless! Which leads me to...
2.) Don't limit God. I feel so much that I limit God all the time. I think to myself, "Yeah, I'll be a film composer because that's what I'm good at and that's all God has for me..." Well... no. Not necessarily. The Bible says that if you trust in God, and follow Him, He will direct your paths (Prov. 3:5-6). But for the longest time, I have been assuming where those paths would lead. Honestly, I don't have a clue where they will lead me! I'm assuming it will deal with music... but who knows? I mean really? Lastly...
3.) Priorities. Honestly, I get rapped up in life pretty easily. I am distracted on a daily basis. School. Music. Life. But when my life ends, will I look back and regret what I did with my time given on earth? A friend of mine told me recently told me that "if you do something for 10,00 hours, you are a professional at it." At this rate, I am a professional sleeper. And procrastinator. And I am almost to a point of being a professional movie watcher. It's time I get me priorities straight and focus on what matters.

I don't mean to preach or anything... just wanted to share!

To the music: I just composed an epic trailer piece that I call Extinction. It will be on the trailer album that I am hoping to release on iTunes sometime this summer. Please comment and let me know what you think... (I went more electronic/FX for this piece, and I didn't know if it was the right route to take...)



Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Thursday, March 1, 2012

And the Winner Is...

I'll cut to the chase. The winner is Katherine Sophia! Congrats! Thanks to everyone who entered! Katherine, email me at: jon@jonathanmaiocco.com. (The plan is to have more giveaways in the future, so keep checking back.)
I'm going to be lame (again) and post a work in progress... remember that sci-fi song I kept on saying I would post? Well, here is what I had come up with ages ago, but never could finish. It's uber rough. But... what do you think?



Can't believe it's March! Working on a lot of epic trailer music for the album coming up. Hoping to post some soon.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

P.S. Trip went really well, thank you for your prayers! I'll need to talk about it next post. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Officially Published... and a Giveaway

What's up?! Half way through February... time is flying. I am leaving for the Dominican Republic on a mission trip this Saturday, and I will be gone for a week. So prayer is appreciated!
Before I leave, I wanted to share something with you guys... remember way back, about a year ago, when I posted this piece? Well, it has been almost one year, and I am proud to say that this piece is now published. Hal Leonard, "the world's largest music print publisher"(as it says on their website), contacted me about four months ago and asked if they could publish my piece Café à la Française. Of course, I said yes, signed the paperwork, etc. (Interesting fact: a better translation is just straight Café Français, which is what the piece is now named. Also, they shortened the piece by taking out the key change.) When they first contacted me, all I wanted to do was to post all about it on my blog. But I knew that it might not work out, so I waited till it was physically published. So if you want your very own copy, just click here!
Here's a picture of it: 





Or... instead of buying a copy, why not get one for free and signed, plus a CD containing five tracks of my music? Giveaway time. It's the classic blog giveaway:


1.) Log onto my website and become a member: 1 entry
2.) Follow my blog: 1 entry.
3.) Comment on this post: 1 entry.
4.) For every person you get to follow my blog, you get 1 entry (and they get 1 entry because they followed my blog). BUT, they have to comment on this post (giving them another entry) saying who got them to follow my blog. (So if you get 100 people to follow my blog, all of them commenting, not only will they have 200 entries collectively, but you'll get 100 entries. And I'll have a lot of work. haha)
5.) Post about it on your blog: 5 entries.
6.) Post about it on Facebook and/or Twitter: 1 entry. (only can be done once on each site... so if done on both, you get two entries).


So yeah... deadline is February 29th. The more entries you get, the better your chances to win.  Drawing for the winner will be taken from the entries and I'll announce the winner March 1st.  The winner will have to email me with their address, so watch for your name on this. Good luck!


And lastly... music. I literally have no new finished music to post. And it's bugging me, because I have to post something! I'll be lame and post something I composed a year and a half ago... it's called At Least You Know Who You Are, based off the Ranger's Apprentice series. Most of you have probably heard it. But hey... hope you like it enough to listen to it again. haha. (Btw, like the new music player?)








Spring break is the week I get back from the Dominican Republic, so hopefully I'll have more time to compose then. As always...


Thanks for listening,


Jonathan Maiocco

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February

It's February already. The craziest part is I wore shorts today, and went longboarding. It's too warm to be February... but hey, I'm not complaining. Haha
I haven't been posting as much as I have in the past, mainly because I (sadly) don't have as much time to compose music. But this weekend, I finally was able to sit down and just... compose. Gosh, I've been missing it!
Here's a piece I just did. I was reading 100 Cupboards by N. D. Wilson, so it's loosely inspired by that. I don't know if it is finished or not... I feel like I can add more. But, we'll see. Let me know what you think!

100 Cupboards by Jon M.

I'm working on my first official album. As I have said before, it's going to be a trailer music album, mainly epic music. I still have to compose at least six more pieces for the album. Working on them now... I don't want to post them as I compose them, because I want them to be a surprise. But... I might post a sample. :D
Also, I think, along with doing genres, I am going to do word genres. For instance, the word whimsical. What would whimsical music sound like? How about haunting music? Etc... more to come on that.
As always...

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mission Improbable

First post of 2012. World's going to end in December, so I'd better write a lot of music... haha.
Here's the spy genre. I consider it "old school" spy, if you get what I mean. (Like Get Smart, James Bond, Mission Impossible, etc. Not like Salt, Bourne, etc.) This is supposed to be main-titles/suite/just-trying-to-get-all-my-thoughts-out kinda piece.
I want to share a back-story on how I got the theme: I was on vacation with my family at the beach. On the last night there, I had the weirdest dream. In the dream, I was a spy, and the "bad guy" had found me. He looked at me and said something like, "Game's over _______..." (Whatever my spy name was... haha). And then suddenly, everything faded to black, and the theme started playing full force in my head. I woke up suddenly, and immediately ran over to the keyboard I brought with me, and plucked it out. That's how the theme came about. Haha... hope you like it!

Mission Improbable by Jon M. 2011

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

P.S. College starts Monday. Don't know when I'll get a chance to write more...