Brothers Barbarian, the web series about two young warriors magically turned old (and fat) is back for Season 2 and I've been invited to be in charge of the soundtrack again!
For the first of two Christmas releases, this is the soundtrack to (takes deep breath) Ghasty and Ghasto in "The Enchanted Troll", A-Nether Minecraft Story by my awesome buddies from ZombieChickenTaco. I had loads of fun working on this music as you can probably tell from listening to the OST in this link!
The game itself is coming live soon!
Mandatory picture with my students and the instructors Tim Rescala, João Paulo Mendonça and Alberto Rosenblit. Cheers for a great year!
Recently I put my first soundtrack up for sale on Bandcamp—the music from Hazardous Attack, a shooter for Windows with great graphics and a really massive soundtrack I wrote in 2011.
Can't wait to get all my other games up there!
Today, my friends at d20 Entertainment began kickstarting the live action series for the famous Knights of the Dinner Table comics. Seeing how fast it's taken off, everybody's pretty sure this is going to become reality soon. As soon as they reach 60k, the teaser trailer I scored for them will come live—can't wait!
Today I'm just back from visiting That Game Orchestra, a group of 12 young musicians (4 violins, viola, cello, bass, 2 flutes, bassoon, piano and percussion) dedicated to playing video game music. I sat through their rehearsal and we had a long talk afterwards—guess we could be collaborating soon!
On the way to São Paulo I had a weird dream on the bus—during Daylight Savings all instruments would transpose up one semitone.
Those guys know what's good—not a single transposing instrument aside from the bass (and it's an octave transposition, so we're cool). It's an arranger's dream!
This year, I've been lucky enough to have my work as pianist, keyboardist, arranger and conductor featured prominently in three novelas that air every week day and Saturdays in Brazil: Malhação, Sangue Bom and Amor à Vida. Since I spent most of my time on the past week traveling up and down and working on my current projects, I thought this was a good opportunity to show these records that came out recently:
The quality is top-notch; we recorded some of the finest musicians in Rio de Janeiro. I thank my mentors João Paulo Mendonça (musical producer for Malhação), Victor Pozas (musical producer for Sangue Bom) and Iuri Cunha (musical producer for Amor à Vida) for the frequent opportunities to take part on endeavors like these!
Today I had the pleasure of visiting QUByte Interactive's headquarters in São Paulo. They're a prolific game studio and I've been really meaning to make music for these folks lately—and we're working to make it happen for three great upcoming titles.
On the way back I failed to outrun a summer storm and came back soaked. I hope I don't catch a cold. Nobody's got time for that!
What better way to begin this blog? Last Monday and Tuesday—November 11 and 12 (my birthday!) we had the second string sessions for the 8 o'clock novela, Amor à Vida, produced by my great friend and mentor Iuri Cunha. The team of musicians led by the incredible violinist Bernardo Bessler did an incredible job with my arrangements and, needless to say, we left the studio very happy with the results.
I miss my batons. The first one was gifted to the incredible conductor Luigi Pagliarini, who found it to be the perfect weight and size for him during our stay at the Seasons Music Festival in Yakima, WA; the second broke in two on the flight back to Brazil. This picture was taken right before I had to start conducting with my pencil—I find flailing my arms for hours very taxing.