News Music

One of my lesser known hobbies is composing music. I haven’t been that active in recent years, but I’m trying to get back into it now. I thought it would be fun to recreate one of my first pieces. Also, I’ve never really shared any of my music before.

Some time in high school, about ten years ago, I got into music composition. I had played piano when I was younger, but I was no music expert. I know very little about music theory, but do have a pretty good ear.

Anyways, I eventually obtained a MIDI setup with some actual orchestration software. Initially I made attempts at recreating some existing music I liked, then a few simple original pieces. Then came my News Theme. It was for some dumb school project, where we had to record a brief news-like summary of a current event. All I cared about was the cool intro, which would be overlaid with my score.

I still have the music from that project. Because I was using my keyboard as a virtual instrument, I had to record the composition by playing it back and recording the audio output back through my computer, or something stupid like that. I didn’t really know what I was doing. Now I only slightly don’t know what I’m doing.

While the audio quality is lacking, I am surprised by how much I don’t hate it now. Usually when I look back at art I’ve created more than ten years ago, I cringe a bit. Having said that, I won’t argue that its a little cheesy sounding.

Now that I have some more proper setup, with some quality instruments, I decided to rerecord this piece, and give it the sound quality it deserved. I lost the midi files, so I had to do it by ear. I present my first original composition, fully remastered: