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September 2018
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Cue of the Week: “I Cannot Live With This / The Close”

The film Genie and the Shark pits a clever genie against an opponent who can match her trickery: a film and TV agent. This was an especially fun project in that I got to write both underscore and opening theme song.

This week’s music is a medley from two moments in the film: mid tug-of-war negotiations, and the happy resolution. I gave the traditional orchestral sound a light dusting of mideastern folk music to reflect the flavor of the story.

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September 2018
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Cue of the Week: “Second Place Blues”

In the movie Siren, the protagonist’s band (for whom we’re all rooting) competes in a giant battle of the bands, only to come in second place. They sulk in the green room, to the strains of this week’s music selection. Fortunately, the movie isn’t over at this point. Guitar props go to Tom Strahle, here channeling a little B.B. King.

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August 2018
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Cue of the Week: “Vermilion”

This week’s music is an atmospheric main title for a supernatural thriller called Vermilion. In the film, a painter is slowly haunted by his works, which take on a life of their own… literally. I gave chromatic harmonies to piano, cello, bass clarinets, and muted strings in order to create a disquieting mood.

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August 2018
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Cue of the Week: “Dusk Over Ancient Koryo”

Having had a lovely time at the Edinburgh Fringe (no I didn’t eat haggis this year), I’m back stateside and will happily resume sharing excerpts from my work.

This cue from the game Empire Earth II introduces the Korean faction. As with most of the music in this game, I used an orchestral interpretation of national folk music, supplemented with ethnic instrumentation. (In this case the wooden flute.)

Morituri Te Salutant // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
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