Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ADAM Audio Soundtrack Competition

Image (c) Thomas Easton.

ADAM Audio are running a competition until the end of the month, the details of which can be found here. They've asked participants to create a 30-second piece of music to match one of five provided images, including the one above, titled 'moon,' which has served as the basis for my entry, 'Nightrunner.'

To me, the image speaks of a journey. I could've interpreted it any number of ways, but as I'm in an electro mood at present, I decided to go with an 80's-inspired synthesizer piece, creating literal references to visual cues along the way: travel, clouds, the awe-inspiring image of the moon, the twinkling of stars.

Instruments called upon for this project, recorded in an evening, mixed in another, were Novation K-Station, Korg MS-20 Mini, Tal U-No-LX, Orchestra Silver, a few staple drum machine samples, and a field recording.

I don't expect to win the competition with this by any means. But as an exercise in creating music based on an image, it was a lot of fun.When time allows I intend to work it into a full-length track.