Sunday, October 28, 2007
2 films and 1 film teaser-trailer that I composed music for have screened at film festivals recently:
"The Whisperer In Darkness" teaser at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, Oregon
and Diabolical Tales 2 & 3 at Schockerfest International Film Festival in Modesto, California and 'It Came from Lake Michigan Film Festival' in Milwaukee, WI.
More film screenings and updates soon...
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Pictured: Dennis Gowen (conductor) and Troy enjoy the after-concert gathering.
In attendance were some very key people in the development of Troy's creative life. Pictured to the left: Composer and mentor Bill Tornow, Troy's Piano Teacher and mentor, Arlene Gray and Dr. Tom Porter - compositional mentor and instructor to Troy while he studied at Bismarck State University.
Friday, September 21, 2007
To whet your aural apetite - here is another snippet of score material by Troy Sterling Nies. This audio clip is from the Diabolical Tales 3 teaser trailer.
Diabolical Tales 3 Teaser Trailer Audio
Monday, September 17, 2007
"Diabolical Tales 2 & 3" in It Came From Lake Michigan Fest
(Troy Sterling Nies composed the film scores for the Diabolical Tales Trilogy)
Cosmic Control Productions' "Diabolical Tales: Part II" and "Part III" have been selected as official entries in the 2007 It Came From Lake Michigan Film Festival, to be held from October 26-28, 2007 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The films will be playing back-to-back starting at 6:00pm on Saturday October 27th in the "Poe Room" at the It Came From Lake Michigan! Film Festival. This marks the first public screening of "Diabolical Tales: Part III", which is the final entry in the trilogy. Troy will be in attendance with Brandon Kane (producer/director) and will be appearing on Q&A and panel sessions.
Diabolical Tales 2 is also playing at Shockerfest on Sat Oct 6th at 5pm at the Galaxy 12 Cinemas in Riverside (Modesto) CA. Oct 8th will commence the awards ceremony. www.shockerfest.com/2007/schedule.html
Monday, September 10, 2007
Tickets are available at: (701) 258-8345
Troy will be present for the 'pre-concert chat' session with Brian Palachek, M.C. and will also be available following the concert to answer any questions.
Your attendance supports the BMSO and Troy's compositions!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
As post-production wraps up on the 'Diabolical Tales' Trilogy - we're happy to make available to you, TOTALLY FREE, Diabolical Tales Ring-tones for your cell phone!
Diabolical Tales 2 will be receiving it's premiere screening October 6th at the 6th Annual Shockerfest 2007 Film Festival. Also, DT2 will be screening at the 'It Came From Lake Michigan Film Festival' October 26-28.
Friday, August 17, 2007
"The New Protégés" ( http://www.troysterling.com/mp3s/DT3blogexcerpt.mp3)
"Zerrath's Plan" ( http://www.troysterling.com/mp3s/DT3scene5excerpt.mp3 )
"The Hologram of Zorak" ( http://www.troysterling.com/mp3s/DT3scene9excerpt.mp3 )
"The Ultimate Battle" ( http://www.troysterling.com/mp3s/DT3scene11excerpt.mp3 )
Make sure you visit http://www.diabolicaltales.com for everything Diabolical! For more information on what I'm up to or to listen to other music examples - make sure you visit www.troysterling.com
Thank you for listening!
Troy Sterling Nies
Monday, August 13, 2007
With the completion of episode 3, I have composed over 2 hours of music for the Diabolical Tales Trilogy. The Trilogy will be screening as several film festivals this summer/fall. Details will be posted here as they become available.
The Diabolical Tales Trilogy scores are available for purchase at: http://www.troysterling.com/TSN07CDS.html
Monday, August 06, 2007
To whet your audio apetite, here's a score excerpt to the upcoming 'Diabolical Tales III: Betrayal of the Men From Within the Earth'
Diabolical Tales 3 score in progress excerpt
Monday, July 30, 2007
You can either order the physical CD (signed) using the links on the left side or by purchasing downloadable mp3 files for your ipod through the Snocap store to the right.
Troy Sterling Nies - official website ordering page
In addition to the NDMTA commission, I am currently working on a new work for 'The Apollo Trio' The composition will be for oboe, clarinet and bassoon. The premiere will be held at their October concert. Dates and times TBA.
I recently completed the reorchestrations of selections of 'The Call of Cthulhu' filmscore I composed in the Fall of 2005. The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra will be performing selections from the score at the Belle Mehus Auditorium, Sept. 29, 2007, Bismarck, N.D. This concert is the 2007 season opener, 'Cinema Series Concert' other works performed will be selections from 'Maginificent Seven', 'James Bond', 'Star Trek' and others. Reserve your tickets by calling 701-258-8345.
So, here it is - a blog for 'Troy Sterling Nies, film music composer' - as I was told - I'm to define the purpose of this BLOG. This blog will function as a link to all my friends, family, fans(?) who are interested in my coming and goings and what it is exactly I am doing in regards to all things music/art/creation.
Right now, I'm figuring out the interface for this - and as soon as I do that I'll cross-link to my official website . I hope your inner voyeur finds this blog useful and perhaps even a little interesting.
Troy Sterling Nies