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December 2018
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Cue of the Week: “Prologue to the Crisis”

Here’s the opening music to a darkly satirical political thriller called Our Crisis Cuba, which I scored way back in 2012. Outside very broad comedy, music for satire often takes its subject matter seriously, reflecting the emotions of the characters rather than the audience. Here I adopted an ominous tone, with the governmental backdrop (per film score tradition!) suggested by solo trumpet

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November 2018
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Cue of the Week: “Wizardly Arms”

This week’s selection comes from the magic-combat-strategy game Wizard Ops Tactics. This particular music plays while one buys weapons from a strangely homey shop. As with the rest of the score, there’s a balance between brass-and-drums militarism and the conveying of a sense of character. (In this game, the wizards are adorably grumpy.)

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November 2018
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Cue of the Week: “The Storm Gathers”

This week’s cue is from a pair of thematically-related orchestral pieces with a sturm und drang sense of urgency – hence the title. I originally wrote this for a music production library, a rare case where I handed over the scores and someone else took care of the orchestral recording session with no effort on my end. (To lightly paraphrase Annie Hall, wouldn’t it be great if life were like that more often?)

02
November 2018
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Cue of the Week: “With the Band”

In the movie Siren, a groupie approaches a married band member in a too-close-for-comfort manner. I scored the moment of temptation with ambient electric guitar and vocals, respectively performed by Tom Strahle and Hilary Hearty.

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Morituri Te Salutant // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  1. Morituri Te Salutant // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  2. Emerald, Texas // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  3. Mythic Battle // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  4. The Yard Sale // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  5. Investigations // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  6. Home Room // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  7. Sands of Arabia // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  8. Spider Cult // HOMEPAGE MUSIC
  9. Poker Night // HOMEPAGE MUSIC