Stock Music track: Oji I San
A Chinese/ Japanese style piece of music, used to represent a Kung Fu Master while he is teaching one of his students how to fight. Opening with big taiko drums, followed by the Chinese stringed instrument called the Erhu, then by a male choir chanting like a monks, who build the track up to its climax.
|Track ID number:||8938|
|Genres:||World: Far East (Japan / China / Oriental )|
|Moods/Emotions:||Gloomy / Dark / Sinister -- Sad / Sorrowful / Mournful -- Heroic / Patriotic / Valiant -- Mysterious / Mystical / Secretive -- Exotic / Tribal / Primal|
|Suggested Production Types:||Fantasy / Fantasy World -- Vacation / Travel / Discovery|
|Prominent Instruments:||Choir -- Ethnic percussion / Tribal drums -- Ethnic / World / Indigenous instruments -- Flute / Pan Flute / Recorder -- Voice as instrument / No Lyrics|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||82|
|Composer:||Philip Curran (PRS - CAE #: 534469928)|
|Publisher:||Philip Curran (PRS)|
|SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner):||Philip Curran|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit (What's this?)|
|Stem files available for this track:||No|
|Album containing this track:||(None)|
Krull, Lord Of The Rings, Batman Begins, Serenity, Crash.... James Horner, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, David Newman, Mark Isham & John Williams.... Just a handful of films and their composers whom have been a great inspiration and influence on my life as a composer.
I used to play lead guitar in a rock band but we weren't progressing quick enough so, in 2007, after graduating from Napier University with a degree in Music, I decided to go solo and write music for films. Best decision I have ever made!
I now write in my own home grown studio, working long hours with nothing but me, my guitar, some paper and a computer. Heaven! Along the way, I've composed music for TV commercials, documentaries, corporate videos & short films. But of all the different forms of media I write for, feature films has to be my favourite. I'm a massive fan of films and music, so it's the perfect combination for me. I believe that music has the power to make an average film good, a good film great and a great film even greater!
You know that tingling down the spine feeling you sometimes get when you watch a movie or something on television? Whenever possible, I always try to create that feeling when writing to picture. Check my music out!
Me & My Music:
When I compose music to picture, my first thoughts are usually; what style and what instruments will compliment the picture best. The next step is to grab a coffee and start writing themes & melodies, which is the foundation of any music. I usually like to "hear" the melody, rather than play it, as your fingers can fall into patterns, or you can be limited to your technical ability on an instrument. So I try to hear what it would sound like in my head, then write it out. The rest is easy, I just write till I finish it.