Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A True Surprise

Why hello there, to anyone who might happen to still read this. You're the best.

So, I am in week five of school. It's going well. Just crazy busy.

Remember way back when, that piece I did called A True Western, and then I re-did it? Well, I entered that into a contest a year ago. I found out a couple weeks ago that I won. (It's called Young Composers Challenge.) Here's the gist of it: October 6th, I'm flying out to San Francisco, and my piece will be performed by the Marin Symphony. (More on the event.)

Honestly, I am so honored, and so humbled, at the same time. I am so thankful for this opportunity.

It's been a long time since I have last posted. (Daniel White keeps reminding me!) And it's been even longer since I have posted music. It's time to break the silence.

Here we go.

I composed to a short-film called Bound back in the spring. Here's the score: (just a fair warning, it's long. Props to you if you make it through the whole thing!)

I hope you enjoy it. (I cannot post the film... maybe one day.) Any thoughts?

And... I have been in debate about this for a long time. Do I post anything from Epic Music II?

You guys have been waiting for so long without hearing anything... I guess I should.

Yeah, only :30sec for now. More to come later.

Progress report: more than half the songs have been composed for Epic Music II, and all of the ideas are there. They are just not all complete yet. Then after that, we gotta do some mixing and mastering, legit cover art, a digital booklet... the whole deal.

And in other news,  Celtic broke 100,000 plays.

OK. That's it for now guys.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

PS - here's the debate: Epic Music II or Epic Music 2? I know it's such a small detail... but that could change a lot when it comes to searching for music. Any thoughts?


  1. Woah, Bound is like... most assuredly Epic! That was amazing... the middle, the end... loved it! Great job!

    TEASER! I can't wait! I'll have to get my brother to ask for it for Christmas again so I can steal it from him.... :)

    Personally I think II looks cooler than 2, but I think it's less common.(Probably why I think it's cool) People would probably type 2 more than II. Just my opinion.

    Great job on winning the contest! That's gotta be super cool to hear it performed!

    1. Thank you so much Tirzah!! haha, hoping to get it out by Christmas :)
      I completely agree, I think II looks cooler...

  2. HUZZAH!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS JON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BOUND IS GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love the various feelings that can be soooo felt!
    Thanks for the peek at Epic II. It's going to be GREAT!!!!

    1. haha Jessica.. thanks :D
      thanks for stopping by!

  3. Congrats John! That is great news :)

    I love the new music too; it's so beautiful! You did a fantastic job.

    And as for the Celtic piece, it totally deserved that many views and more! Superb work :D

    1. haha thank you. Thanks for listening!

  4. Great soundtrack!!

    Definitely Epic II. 2 would ruin the effect of the cover art, IMO.

    1. thanks, and yeah, would definitely ruin the cover art!! whoops...

  5. Bound is a great track, I liked the instrumental choices for the end most of all. Now I really want to see that short film. Is it posted anywhere else that I can see it at, or not yet released?

    As for II vs 2, I would go for II. Typing 2 wouldn't change too much in searching for it, and they would likely remember your name and search that as an alternative.

    Also, IM me on facebook sometime. We should catch up!