A while back I mentioned that I wrote some music for the (soon to be released) game “Rope Ninja.” Not all of the music was used, so I decided to arrange all of the music I had written into a loose narrative of the game. A Rope Ninja Suite, if you will.
First there is the opening title, then music for Level 1 (flute melody), until the first boss approaches. On the first try, our hero is defeated, but immediately tries again, more experienced and confident, and this time is triumphant. The music continues in Level 2 (cello melody), but before long the final boss appears. After an intense battle, our hero is once again victorious. The piece closes with a combination of the music from Levels 1 and 2 (flute and cello melody).
In the media player, I added the recording of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra performing Desolation. Which version do you like better?
Sorry, not THAT LSO. Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 The Lamont Symphony Orchestra will perform Desolation, along with new works by Lamont student composers.
Please check out the new recording of Complements IV for orchestra in the media player.
Desolation began as a score for an animated horror film, but the project fell through. I decided to put it together without the visuals and add some of my own twists to the plot.
Our hero awakens suddenly. He does not remember where he is or how he got there, but he is surrounded by desolation. He gathers himself and tries to look for signs of hope. Just when he is about to give up, the military arrives. Just as they get our hero to safety, the source of the destruction makes itself known: a group of terrifying monsters. A fierce battle ensues, and just as the monsters are about to defeat the military, our hero’s unknown, inner power manifests itself in a glorious, blinding flash that disintegrates all of the monsters. Although, since this power is new to our hero and he has no control over it, he has also disintegrated the surviving members of the military, who were his would-be rescuers. He may be able to find a vehicle that still works, or at least a radio to call for help… but what does his future hold now that he has this strange new ability?