Over the past few months I have been participating in a podcast with Scott Murray and Joel Lewis called Movie Mumble, hosted by Nerds That Geek (also available on iTunes). We take turns picking a movie, then we watch it together, and then talk about it for the podcast. I composed an original theme, and then for each episode, I do a version of the theme that fits the film we are watching (check the media player to listen to the themes). Here is our ‘Welcome‘ episode to give you and idea of what to expect. For our first cycle of films, we watched ‘Dragon Lord‘ (Joel’s pick), ‘The Sky Crawlers‘ (Scott’s pick), and ‘Koyaanisqatsi‘ (my pick). We also recorded a ‘Cycle One Recap‘ and two special episodes: ‘The Room‘ and ‘The Disaster Artist‘.
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Back in August I participated in a few contests and here are the results. The first was for Sample Library Review’s Soundiron Bumper Scoring Challenge. I was given a 10 second video logo to compose music for, using mostly Soundiron libraries. Had I won, my entry would be the official music for that logo. While I probably can’t publish the logo with my music, you can view the video here, and then listen to “Iron Sound” to get the gist. The other contest, through ThinkSpace Education and Spitfire Audio, was to compose a 2-3 minute piece using only Spitfire Labs libraries ($3 each and the money goes to charity). “Cold and Hollow” was the result.
During the most recent 48 Hour Film Festival, some of the music I composed didn’t get used, but I decided to post it here anyway. Some things to listen for: (1) At one point in the scene there is a reference to a mobile game that was very popular at the time. (2) Around the climax of the scene, a slow-motion “bullet-time” effect was used.
Sarah Perske mentioned me in a blog post that she wrote about the Colorado Clarinet Days Composers Competition concert. Read it here (please).
I’m Tim Girard, a Colorado composer, interested in writing music for film, television, and video games, as well as instrumental and choral music for the concert stage.
I have a Master of Music degree in composition from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music.