May 4, 2014
I've dabbled a little bit in orchestral composing but want to really dive in and start composing for films, video, and the like. I am definitely an instrumentalist as well, but want to focus equally on composing for full orchestra.
Howard Shore, no question! I've listened to the various LoTR scores dozens of times - they just speak to me in a way that no other music does. Incredibly evocative, of journeys and adventures long past.
I'm not incredibly up on no-longer-living composers. I generally prefer more modern works, particularly film - so Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Howard Shore, et. al. are my biggest influences. I've heard some Sibelius and Mahler that I quite liked. Actually, you could put Miles Davis pretty high up there for me. I come from a jazz background, so my ear is definitely tuned to that style of music and harmonic progression.
Musician, aspiring film/video composer, multi-instrumentalist, programmer, health writer, entrepreneur. Moved to Bend from Seattle in late 2013 and have been setting up a home studio, very much looking forward to diving into orchestral composing.