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pond5 Archives - Chris Schuette

Open Skies

October 22, 2016 | By | No Comments

A little solo piano improvisation I recorded while enjoying a nice MN Fall morning.  Chock full of relaxation and notes!

A Peculiar Familiar

March 30, 2016 | By | No Comments

Here is a original piece I came up with after looking at some illustrations by Edward Gorey.  Even if you don’t know his name, you’ll probably recognize his style:

Edward-Gorey

It’s a bit dark.

Maybe it was the cold damp weather, but I wound up composing a slightly Gothic and unsettling piece that (to MY ears anyway) complements the artwork adequately.  I called this one “A Peculiar Familiar” because I get paid by the syllable.

People who really dig witchcraft will also tell you that a “familiar” is an animal, such as a black cat, who embodies a supernatural spirit and helps a witch to do witchy stuff.

Don’t say I never teach you anything useless.

Oafish Goodness

March 1, 2016 | By | No Comments

Here is a light-hearted track I composed for a short film.  I was going for a cartoonish/clumsy vibe, so you can hear that the timing is (deliberately) a little off.

I love doing these kinds of goofy tracks, as well as the more scary/horror stuff.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy doing straightforward, traditional soundtracks, but it’s nice to let my musical imagination have a bit of fun.

By the way, an ever-growing amount of my music is available for licensing at Pond5.com.  They’ve been a great company to work with and they have a huge selection of stock music, photos, and footage for use in your projects.

Enjoy!