Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Studio Upgrade & Film Scoring Update

Well, I have officially taken a huge step closer to the 'darkside' that is Mac.  I purchased a MacBook Pro 17' and am now running Digital Performer 5.12.  This will be a nice addition to the PC setup I currently run (Sonar Pro 5).  Instrument and sound libraries will include the same libraries I have been using (East West, Native Instruments, etc.). bul will soon include the MOTU Symphonic plugins soon as well.

With the new MacBook Pro, I'm finding it to be a very intuitive OS (Leopard).  I've been exploring 'widgets' and am actually typing this blog entry using a handy little blogger widget.  Grreat stuff!  

'In Search of Lovecraft' is in full swing - scoring is going well as I continue to work with Todd Hartman and David Hohl.  The score, so far, can be described as a combination of organic instrumentation and electronic sounds - certainly stuff to send a chill up the spine.  Check back for more updates and clips soon.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

'In Search of Lovecraft' Music Preview

I'm currently composing music for the upcoming feature-film, 'In Search of Lovecraft' by Hohlograhic Productions. I've been working with Director David Hohl and Audio Engineer Todd Hartman.
A sample of the film's music is included here - this is the 'In Seach of Lovecraft' title sequence:
'In Search of Lovecraft' title sequence composed by Troy Sterling Nies (MP3 format)

Check back soon for more updates!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

2008 Happy New Year - sneak preview of upcoming projects

Happy New Year 2008! (I'm only off 3 days..)

It's been a bit since I last posted - I thought a teaser of what's to come in 2008 would be in order:

Currently scoring Hohlographic Productions' 'In Search of Lovecraft'.

H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society will be releasing some very interesting projects this year:
'The Whisperer In Darkness" Also visit the youtube link to teaser that I scored: here
I will be scoring the film, recording on-set dialouge and providing sound design.

H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society will be releasing another installment in the 'Dark Adventure Radio Theatre' series : 'The Dunwich Horror". I will be scoring the music segments and creating sound design for the radio drama.

The N.D. Music Teachers' Association has commissioned me to compose an original work for their annual conference. The performance will be held June 12 or 13, 2008 at the Bismarck State College, Bismarck, N.D. The work is being composed specifically for the Apollo Trio ensemble with other added elements.

A TOP SECRET special project will be in the works during 2008 - watch closely here or www.troysterling.com for more details...