Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Live Orchestral Concert Tour Kicks Off in Washington, DC, on August 15, 2014Blog
Hello everybody, happy Monday! I’d like to introduce you to my epic new project, POKÉMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS, a concert tour which begins August 15th in Washington, DC at the Warner Theatre. It will be a bit of an inaugural event for the Pokémon World Championships 2014. This has been the brainchild of me and co-creator Jeron Moore for over 7 months now. Jeron and I have been serving as Associate Executive Producers at Princeton Entertainment. We have all been working very closely with The Pokémon Company International to create an authentic Pokémon experience, and all the music is approved by original Pokémon composer Junichi Masuda himself. (more…)
Hi everybody – my track entitled “Terra’s Resolve” is featured on the new album “Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin” which released today. The disc itself is produced by Andrew Aversa and features the most popular arrangers on the video game arrangement scene. My track is based on the classic Terra’s Theme, and it features a live 120-piece orchestra performing the arrangement. Thanks in advance to everybody who checks it out!
Hi everybody, I’ve posted some samples of music from Star Trek: The Video Game. Please click on the “Music” tab of my website, or follow this link:
Thank you to everybody for the overwhelming support and goodwill I have received for this score. It is very much appreciated and I’m really glad everybody seems to be enjoying it.
Today marks the release of the new STAR TREK video game, made by Paramount Pictures, Digital Extremes, and published by Namco. I had the pleasure of writing the music to this absolutely fantastic game.
Anybody who knows me knows how important Star Trek is to me, and it has always been a huge part of my life. It’s so cool that a dream of mine since I was a kid has finally come true. The score itself is massive. It’s nearly 120 minutes of awesome action music. I composed the score over the course of three months late last year, and recorded it in December with a giant 120 piece orchestra — and that is NOT including a choir! It was orchestrated and conducted by my wife, Susie Benchasil Seiter, who rocked it, as always. I will soon be putting up samples of the score after it has permeated a bit!
I hope you all enjoy the game, and enjoy the score! Congratulations and THANK YOU to Paramount, Digital Extremes, and Namco! And finally, a giant thank you to STAR TREK composer Michael Giacchino, who gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. Of course, it wouldn’t be an awesome Star Trek score without an awesome giant orchestra, so here are some pictures…
As of today, I have begun writing new arrangements for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses: Season 2! It’s great to be playing with Koji Kondo’s melodies again. We will be bringing Season 2 to markets which have already enjoyed Season 1 of our show. I can’t wait for it to premiere! Thanks for all your Zelda love and support!
I have also completed several projects recently which are very unique, and I’m excited to share the information with everybody soon.
This week, my arrangement of “Gerudo Valley” from THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES was performed by the Ohio State University Marching Band, during the Ohio vs. Nebraska game. Very cool! Click here to watch.
Hello everybody, this month’s issue has a feature article about my concert series, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. I have taken the music of the Legend of Zelda concert series and arranged it into a four-part symphony. We also have many one-offs of many classic Zelda melodies through suites and medleys. If any of you would like to come, head over to our Symphony of the Goddesses website to purchase tickets. To your right is a picture of the September 2012 Nintendo Power. After many years of prolific reporting, they are discontinuing their publication this year. I am honored to be in their final few articles, considering I have read Nintendo Power since I was a kid.
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