Music & Sound
I like to compose music and create sounds for games and short movies, if I get the chance. Below you will find some of the works I created. Enjoy listening or go back to the front page.
During the Global Game Jam 2014, I unfortunately had other stuff to do and couldn't work on a game fulltime. Instead I wrote two soundtracks for the games other people made, the first being All The Same.
This is the background track for All The Same. The game relies heavily on colours and the whole gameplay is very much ‘flowing’, which I tried to translate to the music. The track was written, recorded and mastered in under three hours.
This is the looping background track for Earth Puzzle. The earth is continuously hit by asteroids and astro-garbage, so what would fit better than a hard rocking, slighty spacey tune? I had no guitar at hand, so what you are hearing is actually a distorted Rhodes piano - works pretty well I think! The track was - Game Jam style - finished from scratch in about 90 minutes.
In my final year in secondary school we were to shoot a short and set music to it. Our project Tales of Tami was half parody, half rip-off of The Lord Of The Rings®. I wrote and recorded the complete score containing 15 pieces (some of them very short) with a total of about 8 minutes.
Credits: I wrote and recorded the music alone, but was of course inspired by the whole team, consisting of Mikesch Bilski (who has since written a Vampire novel), Iris Otterbach, Marius Vierheller, Max Noll and Lauritz Jilge (who's also drummer in my Heavy Metal band Booze Control).
Let's start with the title theme. I tried to capture the high-fantasy epicness as quickly as possible, and then lead over to creating a serene atmosphere as the main character Tami sits by a riverside.
“Beyond What Eyes Can See” is used in a scene where Tami reads a letter his father has left him, along with his talisman (which, you might have guessed, is also an artifact of great power). Tami begins his journey with this talisman and enters a dark forest, where a bandit is up to mischief.
Following the example, Tales of Tami features a - in proportion to the total length - rather extensive final battle. I love battle themes, and got the chance to write two of them. The first one ends with the death of Elrohir, the character I played. The second one is the riposte of Tami, who opposes the big bad and wounds him, giving Elrohir's sister Amarië the chance to destroy the talisman. It has some interesting accents that were "Mickey Moused" to the footage.