I’m guessing that there are quite a few people asking this question! We have been pretty radio silent on things as far as MSPA goes, but don’t fret, we do have gears turning and notes being placed on paper (or piano rolls, if you’re more literal). However, I did want to bring some attention to a project that quite a few of us are involved in at the moment.
The United Video Game Symphony is a project headed by composer/arranger Thomas Kresge and is a much more fan driven concert (possibly even a concert series!) based on the beautiful underrated segment of incidental music that is video game compositions! Now I know everyone has heard of various albums and orchestras like Play! and Distant Worlds and I can also say that most people can relate to the annoyance of not having any real say in what they perform. Sure they perform some absolutely stunning renditions of music, we can all safely say we’ve heard Liberi Fatali, One Winged Angel, the Mario themes and Tetris Theme B a hundred times.
That’s where this interesting project shines: the backers of this Kickstarter actually vote and select 20 pieces of their choice from the entire repertoire of video game music to be arranged by some brilliant minds. That’s where this blog comes in. Quite a few of us musicians have jumped on board with this along with peers from projects like OC Remix albums and Starbound! Clark Powell, RJ! Lake, Jeremy Iamurri, Tyler Dever, Alexander Rosetti, and Andrew Huo are all arrangers among others for this project!
Follow that link to find out a whole lot more, and if you’re really interested: reblog this, spread the word, even back us if you can! We appreciate how amazing and dedicated our supporters have been the last few years! You guys rock!
- Tyler Dever
Hello new followers and old followers alike!
I need help (again). Because of my recent issues, the only thing I can really offer you is my short compilation album out on bandcamp, Rowing. My Homestuck solo album Sburb is also available at any time, but I only see payments from that on a quarterly basis. I have it set to the pay as you wish feature on my bandcamp as well. I am humbly asking for anyone reading this to consider buying my album and helping. I also have a paypal account at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to help but already own or don’t want to purchase the album!
Additional information under the cut:
I’ve had some crappy issues come up the last few weeks. If you have some time, I’d appreciate it if you checked out this post
Regardless, I’d like to come out here and say that Clark Powell and a good deal of other members of the Homestuck music team are good friends of mine, and are all young musicians trying very hard to make their way in a world that is not friendly to musicians. I know firsthand that it is surprisingly difficult to convince a large group of people to take time out of their day to press that little “play” button and give your music a chance. Harder, still, is it to amass over 45,000 Tumblr notes on a piece of original music, which is a fact that is frustrating to many.
Unfortunately, the majority of the Homestuck music team exists in a strange sort of ether, where an overwhelming amount of the fanbase is not even aware of their internet presences. Saddeningly often do I see posts by fans of official Homestuck music with tens of thousands of notes, sourced only to the comic’s Bandcamp page. Meanwhile, team members like my incredibly talented best friend Jeremy “Solatrus” Iamurri (of “Frost” and “Derse Dreamers” fame) struggle to gain more than a few notes on any given Tumblr post at any given time of the day.
Here’s a list of links to all of the Homestuck music team members on Tumblr. Please check out their incredible work, and perhaps consider buying their music, or commissioning them!
Mark knows what’s up!
Hi, this is an amateur musician that just doesn't know a much better way to contact you guys. Is it possible if I can help out in some way? I'm planning to go into electronic music production long-term, and I really like the works you guys make.
Hey man, that’s really cool.
As far as collaboration with the team goes, we don’t have too much control in adding others to the project, but we do have a pretty open rapport with the fan musicians for Homestuck. Sometimes I see people react negatively to the actual term “fan” musician, but in all honesty, they are on the same level, if not better, than multiple “official” music team members. The best advice I have for you is to just integrate yourself with the musical fanbase. We occasionally lift from the fanbase for an extra track or two in volume albums.
Thanks for the support and the question! Most of us are pretty open to talking to fans too so if you want to message any of us in private about further stuff, it would probably work pretty well!
HELLO! I THINK YOU ALL ARE REALLY TALENTED PEOPLE! THANKS A LOT FOR THE MAGNIFICENT MUSIC! SALUDOS DE ARGENTINA!!!
I think I can speak for the rest of the team when I say thank you so much for listening to our work and taking the time to write to us.
We always love hearing back from the fans. Your feedback is always welcome!
-Nick “OMGTSN” Smalley
You’ll see the result on December 1st.
We’re working on a month-long production!
It’s gonna blow your faces off
-Nick and Jeremy
Let me guess, you were probably too lazy to even bother going to my blog and scrolling a bit. Don’t worry, I still love you. B)
So here’s an index post of everything related to the Prospit & Derse 1 Year Anniversary series.
Just because it’d be a crazy wall of stuff to reblog every single individual post, here’s the index.