Posted: May 12, 2013 in music
Tags: album, animation, composer, engineer, film, Kickstarter, mastering, Music, musical, opera, patrick rundbladh, pledge, producer, vocal
CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT LIBERTARIA!
We only have SIX days left for our Libertaria cast album Kickstarter campaign! Almost $300 has been raised to cover the costs of professionally mastering over 1000 vocal tracks into an exciting and innovative electronic opera cast album!
For only $2 at Kickstarter you will be an Associate Producer and get FREE prerelease downloads of the cast album and the complete Libertaria film! This is an exclusive Kickstarter special! So please take a moment and pledge $2.
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Talented composer Patrick Rundbladh at P&R Music Productions is the Mastering Engineer for the Libertaria Cast Album. Patrick brings decades of work in film and television music, composition, and production to the project. He brings a touch of artistry mixed with technical prowess to Libertaria. We are excited to have such an incredible artist on the music production team!
Listen to Patrick’s amazing music at MySpace
Posted: May 9, 2013 in opera
Tags: composer, electronic opera, libertaria, libertarian, libretto, Music, musicians, nordic, nordic opera, opera
It’s always great to see what else is going on in the world of opera!
Click to check out Tone + Text
Tone + Text is initiated by Vadstena-Akademien (Vadstena Academy), FST (Society of Swedish Composers) and Sveriges Dramatikerförbund (Writers Guild of Sweden). Tone + Text is funded by Statens musikverk (Music development and heritage Sweden).
The group develops new Nordic operas, providing opportunities for collaboration, workshops, and performance. April 18th they created the first Opera Storming Symposium for composers, librettists, conudctors, and musicians. Sounds like a cool deal!
10 Days left for the Libertaria Kickstarter Campaign!
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Posted: May 2, 2013 in free, science fiction, writing
Tags: free, free book, liber8, liberation, libertaria, libertarian, novel, opera, sci fi, sci fi opera, science fiction, scifi, writing
Five Science Fiction Novels (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Libertaria started out as an unfinished
sci-fi short story about a young scientist who discovers that she has been experimenting on her own mother. The story had evolved considerably. The protagonist became a teen escapee from the genetics factory and the scientist divided into several scientists known as the Collective. While the mother/daughter relationship is explored in the opera and novel, complex relationships between each character makes for an intriguing web of danger and deceit.
Read Chapter 1 from the Sci-Fi Novel Libertaria
As the opera wraps up production this summer, I am working on the novel version of the story. The novel Libertaria will explore the backstory and history of the Genetics Factory, Lucinde, Simeon, and Libertaria.
It is complex working in cross-media. Libertaria will exist as an opera,
as a film, as music, and as a novel. The story is so complex, and there
are so many angles that no one media source can contain the saga.
It is said that each writer writes the same book over and over, that each
artist says the same thing a million ways with their brushstrokes, that
each composer writes the same song over the course of their lifetime. I
think Libertaria may be that story for me and for the world.
Posted: May 1, 2013 in electronic music, music, opera
Tags: band, instrumental, Music, musical, opera, rock, rock opera, trans siberian orchestray, transiberian orchestra, tso
After a few months of work, I finally completed the Opera Finale! You can check out the instrumental version at soundcloud below! The track was inspired by a Tran-Siberian Orchestra concert I went to in December. Solo piano, loud rock hits, and energy…lots of energy for the grand finale of Libertaria!
Check out the Rocking Awesome Finale here!
The Libertaria Kickstarter campaign started yesterday and we are already at $200! All Kickstarter funding is going to a professional mix and master of the Libertaria: Cast Album and the soundtrack. Studio Costs will be between $500-$750 at a discounted rate. So incredibly excited!
You can support the opera too! Check out our Kickstarter Page!
For $1 you get the digital album and for $2 you are named as Associate Producer in the movie credits and get a free download of the finished movie! There are other great gifts, too, so pledge.
And SHARE of course!
Libertaria: The Virtual Opera
Posted: April 17, 2013 in opera
Tags: animation, Arts, composer, machima, Moviestorm, Music, opera, opera production, production, sabrina pena young, virtual
Now that music and animation production is complete and the audio is getting ready for professional mastering, Libertaria: The Virtual Opera will enter post production. What’s involved in post production? Here is just a snippet of what’s next for Libertaria:
Final Mixing and Mastering
After combing through hundreds of audio files from the cast members, it is time to create a final mix and send it off to the professional studio for mastering. Special bonus for Libertaria Fans? A special pre-lease Libertaria Cast Album will be available in August for opera fans!
Animation Finishing Touches
The talented Moviestorm animators have completed their scenes. Now it’s time for work in continuity and pick-up scenes, not to mention a few additional scenes that were not in the original screenplay.
It’s time to sync up animation, music, sound effects, and more in the final video edit for the virtual opera. Composer Sabrina Pena Young will complete the final video edit. Talk about a special Director’s Cut!
Posted: March 31, 2013 in opera
Tags: audio, elance, elance job, engineer, master, mastering audio, Music, music gig, music job, music production, musical, musicals, opera, production, sound
- iZoptope-OZone3 (Photo credit: Marco Raaphorst)
Now that music production is complete, Libertaria: The Virtual Opera needs an experienced mastering engineer to help sift through the audio and create a professional cast album. If you are interested, check out the music job description below at Elance:
Custom Audio project. Need audio engineer with mastering experience (vocals preferable) to master an opera cast album which also will be used for animated film scenes. You will receive vocal stems, instrument tracks, etc. and will need to master the audio at a high level. Length approx 60 min.
Master Audio and Music for Opera Cast Album | Other – Multimedia Services Job on Elance.
Feel free to share this music job.
Alt Rock Singer Matthew Meadows performs his own unofficial mix of the jazzy “Metal Ink” from Libertaria: The Virtual Opera.
Matthew Meadows and Perry Cook share the lead role of Simeon, leader of the Underground militia, addict, and incredibly dysfunctional father figure in this exciting animated sci-fi opera by contemporary composer Sabrina Pena Young.
Posted: March 19, 2013 in opera
Tags: animation, composer, female composer, film score, jazz, music video, opera, sci fi
Posted: March 10, 2013 in cast, classical music, music
Tags: chant, Choir, classical music, composer, dulcimer, easter, lent, lute, Music, perry cook, sacred, sacred music, vocal, voice
Composer, singer, and music technology guru Perry Cook moves past eerie sci-fi opera craziness in this ethereal beautiful sacred song I Wonder as I Wander. If you want to immerse yourself in a hauntingly dream of vocals this Easter season, then download Perry’s I Wonder as I Wander.
Download I Wonder as I Wander
I Wonder as I Wander is a traditional Appalachian tune from the early 20th century. Perry Cook plays the accordion and sings the vocal in this arrangement.