Africa Channel

Writing Music for The Africa Channel

I just finished writing a massive quantity of music destined for The Africa Channel, a cable channel which airs African English language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, soaps, biographies, current business analysis, cultural and historical programs. Together with composers Jeff Aulich and Michael Elsner, I wrote and produced almost 400 pieces of music designed for underscore use. The styles varied widely, from folk, acoustic, and tribal to electro, dance, and pop, and all had to be done with an African flavor. This took extensive research into native African music and instruments to come up with musical ideas that could easily fit in to the character of the channel and the shows on the channel.

Here is a sampling of a few of the cues:

 

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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