Archive for 'Music Composition'

New album available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic and Google Play.

The Sleeping Thunder album composed in 2008, is now available on the digital music web stores!
Please buy, listen and support me 🙂

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id897990447

http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB00LQ8R84G&tag=song04-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325

http://www.emusic.com/album/Daniel-Slabodar-Sleeping-Thunder-MP3-Download/15114215.html

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Daniel+Slabodar+Sleeping+Thunder&c=music

In the near future I plan to release four additional musical albums:

1) Anabel – 2004-2008 Electronica album (a collection of my electronica works)

2) Temporal (2008-2009) – soundtrack from Oren Bartal video game (according to many requests I’ve got)

3) Perfectly Silent (2014) – new album inspired by our family trip to Estonia (album is about nature, feeling and nostalgia for my home land)

4) Oscar and the lady in pink (2008) – soundtrack from the play performed by Ukrainian theater in Lutsk a play written by

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt

You can view the full play in Ukrainian language here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CoIo7SdW9w

 

Posted on 11 August '14 by , under Entries in English, General Music news, General News, Music Composition. No Comments.

New composition released – Fantasy in a dream – Allegro in D maj

Hi all, I’ve created a new composition called Fantasy in a dream – this composition is special, due to the fact that it is played live without thought. Art without art, music as I hear and see it in my dreams, it is strong, explosive and very deep few layers down. Enjoy this dream…
http://www.dmelody.com/music/Live%20Improvisations/Piano/Fantasy_in_dream_Allegro%2011042013%20Dmaj.mp3

Posted on 11 April '13 by , under Entries in English, Music Composition. No Comments.

Created few improvisations Live.

Interesting how my skill got better.

http://www.dmelody.com/music/Live%20Improvisations/Piano/

Posted on 6 September '12 by , under Music Composition. No Comments.

You can now buy Lucid Harmony on iTunes store!

Please support me, it’s only 8.91$ for the whole album!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lucid-harmony/id416392806

Posted on 26 January '11 by , under Entries in English, General Music news, General News, Music Composition. No Comments.

Three new compositions released from the new album I’m working on.

Started to work on my “Igor Krutoi” like musical album, prefering light and easy listening music. Another direction that might get catch.

Download samples here, this is temporary link, if I see lots of requests I will put this to RS

http://www.dmelody.com/tmp

Posted on 10 January '11 by , under General Music news, Music Composition. No Comments.

Just some news…

A good friend of mine left to Canada… I hope he and his family would do well there. Another friend is getting divorced… A job I do, is interesting, I enjoy it, sometimes it is hard, but if I plan and stick to the plan, everything works just fine. Started to do more sports twice or even three times per week, I progress in weight lifting, started to gain my weight too. Eating and feeling almost normally, less heartburns, although, I think it is also related to the fact that I went to some nutritionist to take some natural food addons, which helped.

Met with friends for lunch at goocha today, was really nice and fish was very spicey 🙂 Alex prepared a photoalbum of his photographs and it is really admirable that he made a complete work of his photos! Congrats Alex! here his site to visit: http://www.hectic.net

Other things to mention, the Reiki album was a disaster… No one talked about it, wether it was good or bad or anything. And it made me really sad, I started to think maybe I’m doing somethig wrong? Or my music started to bore… I stopped and looked on myself, and found that my music is boring. It made me feel really bad. And currently I stopped creating, I think of how do I really compose something that is interesting and smart, as I did few years ago. Then people really loved my music, which currently not the situation.

Thoughts about the issue with my music are currently none, except the fact that I always based on harmony as basis and generated improvisational melodies around the harmony structure. I found that my harmony knowledge is fulfilled, and not interesting anymore, I need to find other ways to compose.

Posted on 29 November '10 by , under Entries in English, General News, Music Composition. 2 Comments.

Lucid Harmony reiki healing album released!

Wow! I’m so thrilled about this release. Colors, life, music our internal power makes us complete. It is there, just reach out your hands and you become part of this unlimited eternal lucid light which empowers and unifies us. Close your eyes and imagine, what you see is REAL.
This musical album is done using the Reiki energy, I made Reiki to the Piano and music I played each creation has its color its mood, it is so complete and beautiful… My best creation so far.
Download here: http://www.dmelody.com/music/New/Lucid%20Harmony/mp3/
Most of all enjoy!

Posted on 20 October '10 by , under Entries in English, General Music news, Music Composition. No Comments.

New music releases.

Just posted three of me new music creations made in August and Sepetmeber 2010. You’re all welcome to listen / download and comment. These creations has no particular purpose, just nice melodies and usage of new software 🙂

Listen online:

Posted on 18 September '10 by , under Entries in English, Music Composition. No Comments.

New sound and music ideas

I’ve been thinking lately, what and how can I really make a new music. It is so hard, as almost all the ideas on composition and tehcniques are used, sound combinations and tonality is exhausted. Composers did that and that, and you always hear the same patterns all over again and again… I’ve been listening to night shows from etn.fm on trance and progressive channels, trying to find some ideas there. And from listening to the half hour or hour shows I’ve learned that the rules stayed the same – a composer, dj or just a mixer guy, takes patterns, adds drums, bass some easy pad line, creates all kinds of combinations with very simple and basic harmony, without going to heavy places and / or modulations. And it sounds very boring. Not developing, just bum, bum, bum — several pads, and again, bum, bum, bum, maybe some sophistaced bass line and then bum bum bum… What about the music? What about some harmony? And I’m not talking about basic counterpoint rules which are not sustained at all…

As I’m trying to complete my Reiki healing music album and the muse left me two months ago, so I’m out of ideas and motivation to make new music, I’m trying to find these ideas… Then the computer crashed on me with all the files, luckily I had a backup 🙂 Yesterday I had restored all the system and started to play on my synth, but again, I’m rounding the same circles of creation again, nothing new… Like a dry desert with no water or just an illusion of something new. Maybe the answer is a new approach? A new system of harmony? A melody? I donno… The frustration is really high, but I hope this would evaporate soon.

Posted on 15 August '10 by , under Entries in English, Music Composition. No Comments.

My first show!

Few weeks ago I started to work on my new live show where I would be performing live! Actually I was thinking about something real, not written, improvised, but within boundaries. I’m going to preset 8-10 compositions with specific sounds. And play within a specific theme. This would be recordered to cubase and video. I think it would be great! I’m planning to release the show on the midst of August 2010. I also hope to gather as much people as possible. With regards to content, it would be a digital electronic music including, Piano, Omnisphere, Battery 3, Roland patches from XV-5080 and RD700sx digital Piano. The themes would be some old compositions I made like 10 years ago, some dynamic, some slow and mostly nice music for the soul. No words of course. I’m really thrilled to hear people comments, as the age group would vary from 20 to 60, which is hard to pinpoint, but I hope to get a good feedback and support! Good luck to me!

Posted on 13 July '10 by , under Entries in English, General Music news, General News, Music Composition. No Comments.

Sensing composition released for the Reiki Healing Album

I think it is beautiful composition. Played with Sitar 2 sample from the Roland RD700SX + Omnispehre patch that is used in stack modulation.

Listen here:

Posted on 8 June '10 by , under Entries in English, Esoteric, Music Composition. No Comments.

Awakened album released!

This album is a collection of my contemporary piano works. About a guy who works and sleeps, there is no time to look outside, to see the color of the sun – some sad but mostly real story. I think this album is very interesting, since I didn’t use any harmonies in it, only feeling and a story. Downloading here:

Have fun!

Posted on 29 May '10 by , under Entries in English, General Music news, Music Composition. No Comments.

Creating a framework or joining one?

At some point of your composition life you might ask yourself this question, whether to join an existing framework of creators or creating your own framework for allowing others then to join it. The question about an egg and a chicken; what comes first? As I learned and examined some of Beethooven musical manuscripts I realised one simple truth, a composer always creates his own framework, and that framework is used by him to create unique compositions. The details of how and when he implements his counterpoint techniques or orchestration methods are not important. The truth is inside the melody and harmony he usually uses…

Every composer / musician knows that every western polyphonic composition is built upon a Cantus Firmus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantus_firmus a fixed bass line that has it’s own rules and movement vectors with alterative powers. The second voice line comes to generate a melody upon that  fixed bass line, what is filled inside is a set of mathematical rules to create chords and transitions between them – generating a movement. Then framed  structure comes to life according to tempo and verbal movement, you can create a passages with accents and “relieves”. In usual life of people who wants to create something – these are quite stiff and hard rules to understand how they actually work, and creativity comes as an answer on how you operate these rules in your composition timespan.

As you buy a chair from IKEA, you have a very basic, but complete instruction manual on how to build that chair and get the picture done within 15-20 minutes. As you want to write or create a musical composition, you have lots of tools and rules to do that, like a “palette” of colors and a way to manipulte with these colors as with sound. It’s very very hard. Most of all it is so hard, it like comparing an IKEA chair to a J.S Bach Choral… So well, there is no framework or a style to create music you just need to find your own and create in it.

Many would say, improvisation as a catalysis for creation is somewhere true, but still structuring this “wind” is almost a necessary step to create your own framework. Why should you create your own framework? Why this is important? Music is joy, music should make one feel happy or sad, bring up memories, feelings. I strongly disagree, that music should do something else than that. It should always tell a story, but at the end the music is heard, that the way it goes in life and physics – someone doing something, someone reacts, if you have ears you listen what others say. Birds are singing – talking, chatting, dogs are barking whether you like it or not, people are shouting speaking, sound is generated. Then the question would stand whether you want to do an “ART”. What is art? Art comes from artificially making your own world so that “others” can see and understand it. Most of people can understand talking, chatting, birds, and when a baby is crying for milk or he /she is tired. If you decide making an “ART” it should be beautiful and always seeking that level of complexity to be complete and self sustained and heard – “O look at that beautiful flower, it has so many colors and it is so harmonic!”. Like a sentence you tell, “I want coffee.” or “Walking in green park, with no street polution with my friend and thinking about the sea…” something like that. An art should come out of a sentence you say to yourself and others should hear and be able to understand it. Here we are getting some framework for our creation. 

When creating my own music, I usually think about some picture, visualize it inside and then I think of the sound for that picture that can apply – then I improvise around a tempo whether it is slow or fast, I try not to think about harmony or melody just imrovise, at some point I get some sentence out of my improvisation. This sentence then become a core of my creation. Then I choose an ambience – I want to choose the sound and melodies that should be vivid and some sounds should be blur. At this point only structure of that sentence would help generating a complete or seeking to be complete composition, a “Thinking” composition. Not just “wind”…

Posted on 3 May '10 by , under Entries in English, Music Composition. No Comments.

New track from Reiki Healing music album

This composition is very interesting, because it’s written with specific sound I’ve been thinking of that could be suitable for ambience and atmospheric feeling. This composition comes as a twin brother of original Willing composition (a succesful campaign a made on http://www.last.fm)

Please download and listen, most of all enjoy!

http://www.dmelody.com/music/New/Reiki%20Healing%20Music/Track%2005%20Willing%20II.mp3

Posted on 20 April '10 by , under Entries in English, Esoteric, Music Composition. No Comments.

Выпустил новую композицию из моего последнего Альбома о Рейки.

Прошу качать и писать в комменты 🙂 Всех с праздинком!

http://www.dmelody.com/music/New/Reiki%20Healing%20Music/Track%2005%20Willing.mp3

Posted on 3 April '10 by , under Esoteric, Music Composition, Записи на Русском. 2 Comments.