Leon Lindon

La Carmina x Leon Lindon

As I’ve been alluding to in the past few posts, I recently wrote the soundtrack for La Carmina’s Arizona travel video, which has now been featured on the Huffington Post, where La Carmina contributes as a blogger.

 

La Carmina’s latest post covers our spooky dinnertime experience at Monsterland as well as a host of positively spooky photos…

But if you missed any of me and La Carmina’s adventures in Arizona, fear not, for they can be reached via this link. Many of the posts also feature members of my band, Colosseum Thesis, as well as Serafina, a singer and frequent collaborator of mine (who just opened her new blog!).

You can also listen to all of the pieces I wrote for the video on my Music page.

I had a lot of fun with this project. Because La Carmina’s world is full of whimsy and Gothic scenery much like my own, it felt very natural to write the music for the video. Most of the melodies are inter-connected in some subtle and some not-so-subtle ways. I hope you enjoy them!

By the way, I am now on Facebook, so feel free to like my page if you prefer to get updates about my activities that way.

Rediscovery

I found an old piece I only half-finished deep in the recesses of my hard drive last night. It’s a kind of two-voice contrapuntal, melodic piece which I hadn’t yet set to proper instrumentation. Now, I’m going to finish it, and I think I’ll add a third voice and make it for solo woodwinds.

In other news, I finished a commission for a video which is soon to crash land into the desert…more news on that later so stay tuned!

Guitar

My band project, Colosseum Thesis, now has a BandMix profile up, as we are currently seeking a new guitarist to add to the lineup. If you or any of your friends play progressive power metal on guitar, do contact us via the BandMix profile, or send an e-mail to applications@colosseumthesis.com. Thank you!

Cadence

I must genuinely apologize for the lack of updates–with my musical activities of late this site has been the lesser of my priorities. Regardless of this fact, I have taken notice of the fact that the site has a little more traffic than it used to, so I will try to post some things.

As for news, I recently guided my good friend, the “coolhunter” and travel journalist La Carmina as she toured my town of residence. So far two posts have appeared on her blog which feature me and shine some light on my activities, in particular my upcoming band project Colosseum Thesis.

In one post, we explore goth night life at club Sanctum and dine at the delightful Blue Hound Kitchen in downtown Phoenix.

In another, we get spiritual in Sedona and explore the new age culture of this one-of-a-kind desert town.

Be sure not to miss these action-packed posts, as well as future items that will emerge, including a travel video La Carmina is working on which will also include various appearances from me and some brand-new background music of my own authorship…

 

Soundtrack

I forgot I had written a small soundtrack for a clip of the German film Metropolis for school some time ago. We were told to imitate the styles of two of the composers we had studied, so I chose Philip Glass and Claude Debussy. I mimicked Philip Glass in the inclusion of repetitive arpeggiated chord structures with a lyrical melody atop them. Claude Debussy was imitated in the inclusion of planed chords, modal notes, and soft dynamics.

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(Note: I used the video clip strictly for educational purposes under the principle known as fair usage. The original copyright holders retain the rights to it and I do not intend to infringe upon them. However, the music is my own and I reserve all rights to it). 

Vocal Music

Who’s ready for some vocal music? Today I share with you a single-track recording that was made just a short while ago with the help of vocalist Serafina and pianist Nott. It is a new arrangement set for mezzo soprano voice, of an old composition for piano that can be heard on the Music page. Back then, it was called Silence, Sweet Silence, but now, I call this arrangement simply Silence.

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Did you know that Serafina is the vocalist in my upcoming neo-classical electropop project, Chiaroscuro? Stay tuned to hear more of her beautiful voice…

Game Music

Long time no see! As promised, I now have some recent music to show you all, for an upcoming videogame being produced by the multimedia company Borupen! Studios. As the game is still in development I can’t reveal anything about the songs whatsoever…though, of course, as soon as the game is released I can.

I have the songs set to loop in my audio playback script as you would expect to hear them in the game, but my web script seems to have a slight lag in the loop function, so don’t panic if you hear that–the songs loop seamlessly within a DAW and I assume they will within the game as well.

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In any case, do enjoy the music and should you ever wind up at a comic book or animé convention, do look for Borupen’s exhibit; they are extremely nice people and always have fun promotions and activities for fans.

A Brief Update

I apologize for the brief silence. I have been working on many commissioned pieces that I can’t share just yet so please stay tuned! There may be some new music arriving based in a new project I am forming soon as well. And I have heaped upon myself a massive undertaking: my first symphony, which I hope to have finished by the end of summer. Anyway, no new music I’m proud enough of to show right now, but soon enough!

The Creative Alchemist

Hello everyone. Sadly, today I have no music to post, but I do have a well-deserved plug for a friend of mine. String is a self-designated Creative Alchemist which means that she applies the principles of alchemy and creativity to the transformation of life itself, honing in on dynamic relationships and unseen possibilities through art, intuitive thought, and research. Although it is not easy to summarize the plethora of activities String is involved in, she is currently operating the new sunn creative label representing the music of guitarist/singer/composer/arranger Tony Lowe and Tony Lowe Productions (this is where the post does tie in to music so please check out her website if you want to hear some), as well as acting as a business manager representing creative individuals and organizations. And, as always, she is writing on her blog, Creative Alchemy (which comes highly recommended by me for all those who want to read something fascinating), about all of this and more. The hub for all of her many websites and projects is listed, as always, at the bottom of my site under the “Friends” section, but you can also visit it by clicking here.

Something Brief

I had every intent on working on other things tonight, but instead I wrote something totally from spur-of-the-moment inspiration. I call it Remembrance, it is a piece for harp or guitar which derives its sound from many influences. As I just described it to a friend of mine, it is “part Appalachian, part Western, part Medieval, part Romantic-era lullaby”. I plan on expanding this into something larger so for now I won’t put it on the Music page.

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Soon to come is some video-game-influenced music!