Skylights

Skylights: Adventure Trailers for Family and Fantasy

The new trailer music release in the SonicTremor line has just hit the airwaves. Skylights is a bold collection of twelve new pieces of music crafted for motion picture advertising specific to the genres of family, children, adventure, and fantasy. I co-wrote many of these pieces with Michael Elsner, and they span the stylistic gamut from orchestral over to pop, and sometimes morph between those two poles.

For this project, we recorded a string section in Greece to overlay the elements recorded in our studios in the US, and the live orchestra greatly enhanced the expressiveness of the pieces.

Here’s the official PR writeup:

Adventures through magical and wondrous worlds await those with the courage and strength to explore them. This is the essence of skyLIGHTS: Adventure Trailers for Family and Fantasy. Full of exciting and uplifting orchestral themes interwoven with elements of modern pop, skyLIGHTS encompasses all that is action and adventure in the family and fantasy realms. From playful and animated ukulele, mandolin, piano and glockenspiel hooks to epic orchestral builds, titanic melodies, and dramatic pounding percussion, skyLIGHTS is a modern take on the Family Adventure genre.

New: The #AI lawsuit that's shaking up the music world. This new frontier of #GenerativeAI music is being pushed by #Suno and #Udio, but there are serious concerns. https://youtu.be/Hy8Or6af98c

ICYMI: 1 of my most popular #choral arrs ever is this SAB of Pierre Passereau's playful Il Est Bel Et Bon (16th century). Traditionally 4-part SATB, Perfect for emerging choirs to tackle vocal technique & part independence. #choir

New from me: what is going on with @Adobe, @Dropbox, and the future of online #privacy? It concerns every one of us:

I think it’s safe to say when Instagram tries to launch their nth new feature copied from another rival platform, their chances of success now become 1/n.

An interesting comment in light of the fact that the work of millions of human creators has been vacuumed up by OpenAI without consent or compensation.

Happy birthday to this dude (@aaronscottlazar) who is working on a project of a lifetime in the middle of a battle of a lifetime and is making everyone stronger for it. Thank you for being in my life bro and so glad we get to make some magical music together. @youralsnetwork

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