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September 2009
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Cue of the Week: “Secrets Revealed”

Another sneak preview from the forthcoming Home Room soundtrack album. This cue accompanies one of the film’s final emotional peaks, when a dark secret is unraveled layer by layer. (I realize that’s a vague description, but I don’t want to spoil anything for those who haven’t seen the film.) Musically, this cue takes the score’s central theme and recasts it as a slow crescendo, the orchestration thickening by degrees as the scene reaches its climax.

On a side note: those of you on Facebook are invited to check out my new artist page. More music excerpts, notes on current and forthcoming projects, and a few special event invitations. Shortcut link: http://facebook.mikemusic.com


(Click on the play button to stream, or the cue title to download.)

Secrets Revealed
 

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August 2009
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Cue of the Week: “Home Room”

I’m happy to announce that pre-production is (finally!) underway on the Home Room soundtrack album. To whet your appetite, here’s the extended version of the theme from the film’s end titles.

No major surprises here – the cue is a full statement of the film’s moody musical main theme. For the recording I was fortunate enough to have Alan Steinberger on piano, John Acosta on cello, and Chris Bleth on alto flute. Considering that all the tracks were all individually overdubbed, it’s impressive how in sync with one another the players are, both technically and emotionally. (A reminder that great musicians don’t only play well, but listen well.)

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Home Room
 

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August 2009
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Cue of the Week: “Building the Bat”

This hybridized orchestral/contemporary cue features an enigmatic strings and piano texture, acoustic rhythm guitar, and a light garnish of hand percussion.

If you listen to the left stereo channel you’ll just hear a cool African hand drum called an Udu. (It’s a bit low in the mix, unfortunately, so you’ll have to scrunch up your face and concentrate in order to hear it.)


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Building the Bat
 

Morituri Te Salutant // Michael Gordon Shapiro - HOMEPAGE MUSIC
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