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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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October 2018
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Cue of the Week: “Better Times”

This week’s music is another excerpt from my guzheng concerto, Identity: Zhongshan Zhuang. This passage, from the second movement, is the musical equivalent of a nostalgic flashback to happier times. The darker turn at the end presages moodier material ahead.

Want to hear more of the sound of this unique Chinese instrument? Stream the concerto via Apple Music or Spotify.

Morituri Te Salutant // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
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  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