This is my first post in quite a while, a month in fact! The reason being I’ve been very busy lately with a music project, a project that I’m proud to say is my first ever professional music composition job :D Unfortunately I can’t say what the project is just yet, but all will be revealed soon. I’m very excited about it!
This means that I haven’t had any time to compose any personal music. So in the meantime, I’d like to share an old track that I composed over four years ago. I thought people may be interested in what I composed in the past.
Boat Adventure (old demo) by Adam Haynes
I composed this piece specifically for my university interview back in 2008, for which we had to showcase some of our music work. I decided that I’d compose four new tunes for this interview, and this was the first. I used an old orchestral package called Edirol, which has a very computer game-like sound. It’s cute, and I kinda miss the simplistic nature of its tones.
I had a cut-scene in mind for this piece - a small child on a small sail-boat, sailing the ocean waves. The scenery of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was a huge inspiration for this; the sea, the bright colours, the character designs. I really wanted to capture that feeling of youth and adventure with this piece.
The ending is supposed to reflect the end of the child’s adventure, as he/she is arriving back at the shore at dusk, perhaps feeling a little tired after a long day playing at sea. I imagined this end-scene silhouetted against an orange and purple sky.
Listening back on it now I can point out some things I’d definitely change, and I have every intention of re-composing this.
Hope you enjoy a little of my composing history! :) I will soon upload the other three tracks I composed for my university interview.
Source: SoundCloud / adamhaynes