Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Miscellaneous #3 - Say Something

This one is definitely more of an official project - but I am just now allowed to post it.

My friend, James Harris, is an incredible singer. We've known each other for years, and have just now got around to teaming up. He came over one morning, we sat down, and decided to do a cover of Say Something, by A Great Big World. That was back in May. Now, months later, after finalizing the track, mixing and mastering, getting the album artwork, getting the rights, etc., I can post it. Here it is:

The epic influence is definitely in there. But man - it was fun to do. What do you think?

The track is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Miscellaneous #2

I freaking love birthdays. They are a great excuse to give a gift to someone you love. And I love giving gifts. Therefore, I love birthdays.

One of my good friends had her birthday coming up - but not only was it her birthday, she was also graduating from college. And not also was she graduating, she was moving to New Orleans to go to seminary. I knew I wanted to do something special. I had to do a "happy birthday"-"happy graduation"-"happy going away" kind of sort of gift.

She loves music. So I took two of her favorite songs and mashed them up. They are It's Time by Imagine Dragons (which everyone and their brother knows) and Wild I Am by The Vocal Few (definitely not as popular, but still good). Singing is definitely not my forte, but hey - it was fun.

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Miscellaneous #1

For August, I want to post several pieces that I have done over the course of this year that don't fit into any category.

This first piece doesn't have a name - it's just an electronic piece that was played at my senior recital. Here it is:

The voice that says "Ladies and gentlemen..." is usually played at every recital, right before the concert is going to start. I was at a recital in the fall, the lights dimmed, the voice started playing, and suddenly the idea hit me - what if the recording were to just stop and break down? What would everyone do? That's what sparked the idea of taking that voice recording and remixing it (kind of). It was really fun to do. At my recital though, it kind of confused everyone, because no one was expecting it. But hey, try something new, right?

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco