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:
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.
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.