I recently sat down (over zoom) with James Jennings to do this interview about my new “Cinematic Rhythms” course for Melodics, as well as a little about my musical past and things that have shaped my musical path.
If you’re unfamiliar with Melodics, it’s a Music training app for Keys, Pads and Drums. Available for both computer and iOS.
Well, to round off a pretty crazy year, I recently became an Ableton Certified Trainer. I’ve been using Live since 2004, and this has been a pretty big milestone for me to achieve as a music and music tech educator. There are just shy of 300 Ableton Certified Trainers in the world, and it’s an exciting international community to be a part of.
In conjunction with the Game Connect Asia-Pacific 2015 conference (GCAP15) the Australian Game Developer Awards were held last Wednesday night.
Breath of Light was shortlisted for three awards, and ended up winning both the Excellence in Art and Excellence in Audio awards.
For someone who is fairly new to this composition for games industry, it was a pretty exciting night to be part of, and pretty amazing that my score and sound design won.
So, congratulations to all the crew at Many Monkeys for making such a great minimalistic, Zen-inspired game, and I feel honoured to be recognised by the Australian Game Developer’s Industry for my part in this project.
I also did an interview about the process of creating the Soundtrack for Ableton.com, which you can read here.
Download Breath of Light via the iTunes store or Google play, and you can get the “award-winning” 😉 soundtrack for free via Bandcamp.
Well, 2010 has been quite productive so far for all things Winterpark!
There has been quite a bit of interest in my music from the TV and advertising world, and some of my music has made it to a Government health ad, and a Duracell battery ad.
Also, a couple of old tracks have made there way to the new ABC teen drama Dance Academy. So, if you keep your ears open, you’ll hear One night alone, Never alone, and a previously unreleased track called Tall man.
One night alone and Never alone will also be on the soon to be released Dance Academy Soundtrack CD, which will be out in July through ABC music.
I’ve also recently uploaded all of Winterpark’s video clips to a Youtube channel, so if you havn’t had a chance to see them yet, check it out here…