ROTATION – Composed for the BBC Young Composer Competition July 2020

Click here for the score (pdf)

I developed my composition “ROTATION” for over a month, during lockdown in June and July 2020. I was inspired to enter this competition due to having watched a number of movies with an awesome soundtrack.

ROTATION was recorded on Logic Pro X and I played everything manually on the piano.

There are no loops, its all my own work!

Even though I didn’t win, I am happy with what I composed and I will be entering the competition for the next 4 years.

Fulham Friends – by Orlandicus September 2020

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SOFTWARE: Garageband

EXPERIENCE: After being inspired to make more music like Party all Night, I decided to experiment more with the same genre of music, which took me roughly three weeks to complete. I really enjoyed working on this piece and I hope you share my enthusiasm with this project.

Lo-Fi – by Orlandicus August 2020

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SOFTWARE: Soundtrap (online software)

EXPERIENCE: It is nice to change things up a little, that is why I have chosen to take a step back and look back at the work I have done. Immediately I saw that I haven’t made any Lo-Fi projects at all. It took two weeks for me to finish and polish this project, I also added some background noise to give it a feeling like you are actually there.

Party all Night – by Orlandicus August 2020

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SOFTWARE: Garageband (Archive)

EXPERIENCE: One day I was listening to some dance music and I wondered to myself, if other artists on Spotify could do it, why can’t I? Three weeks later I composed a dance piece which I hope will stay in your head for a long time. I used a bass to create a powerful sound. I put all my effort into trying something new. Enjoy!

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Astro – By Orlandicus August 2020

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SOFTWARE: Soundtrap (online music software)

EXPERIENCE: This project started at school before lockdown. I was working on a mac at school when suddenly something came to mind. I immediately wrote down the tune on a pad of paper. Slowly I converted the music from the paper into the software on the laptop. This is a piece that reminds me of school, and how long to go back.

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Silky Smooth – by Orlandicus August 2020

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SOFTWARE: Soundtrap (online music software)

EXPERIENCE: This piece took me 3 weeks to complete. During lockdown I have had more time to work on new projects. BTS (South Korean boy band) inspired me. I researched more into BTS’s music and I strongly suggest you listen to their songs and watch their music video’s.

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Yours Truly – by Orlandicus August 2020

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SOFTWARE: GarageBand (Archive)

EXPERIENCE: I started working on this project two months ago. After a few weeks I stopped working on this and started on something else. Six weeks later I came back to this and decided to complete what I had started. This piece struck something deep inside of me, a feeling that compelled me to compose more in this style.

Electroscape – by Orlandicus April 2020

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SOFTWARE: Garageband and Audacity.

EXPERIENCE: I worked on this piece for roughly a month. Recently I watched a few movies with lots of good synthesiser music which gave me a few ideas – for example Terminator 1 & 2 (Brad Fiedel) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (John Williams).

My Dad has also been playing me 80’s music from Depeche Mode, Human League and OMD.

After tough work I have an outcome, I hope you enjoy!

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Patience – by Orlandicus March 2020

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SOFTWARE: Garage Band & Audacity

EXPERIENCE: I composed this piece of music over a couple of days. I had some trouble with the bass but I got there in the end. I changed the texture and softened the piano. During mastering we compressed the bass because it was a little overpowering.

PIANO SCORE: Click here for the piano score (PDF, opens a new window, (c) Orlandicus 2020)

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