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
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.
The music team may or may not be working on these ideas:
Ms. Paint/Jack Noir/Andrew Hussie album in the style of a Latin Soap Opera opera
Whistles: A Timeless Classic put into a musical audio book
Problem Sleuth: A PS1 era styled album where the lyrics are made up and the notes don’t matter
Homestuck for the Holidays 2: Turkey Boogaloo
Volume 10: Listen Free or Volume Hard
Album of remixes: Now That’s What I Call Doctor
Crib of the Ancestors: TBIY+TOTA+Rugrats theme
Brobots: The Musical
I’m ratting us out, guys
Hi! My name is Clark, but maybe you know me as Plazmataz. For reference, I look like this:
I would like to introduce myself to the Homestuck fandom at large! I am responsible for quite a lot of Homestuck music, including the scores from some major flashes:
Beyond that I have had a hand in lots of different Homestuck music projects! I produced the solo album Medium, which was released about a year ago now, and along with RJ Lake I was co-producer of the Felt album. In addition these I’ve had dozens of songs elsewhere in the Homestuck canon, such as on the Volume albums! For Volume 9 I especially produced a lot of material, with tracks like Austin, Atlantis; Requited; and Crystalmethequins.
But let me tell you about who I am and what sort of stuff I get up to.
I am a producer of music, and a player of the cello and the bass guitar. I currently live in Austin, Texas where I play in a band with Homestuck colleague Bowman. I pretty much sit in my house and write music all day! Currently I am supporting myself entirely by what income I can earn making and selling music.
I love a good video game or a good television series, and at any given time of the day I am liable to have a mug of tea within arm’s reach. I also love to take pictures of all the places I go and things I see, but I have never put any of those pictures online. Now that I think about it, perhaps I should.
I have lived a great many places over the course of my life, and I fancy myself a great lover of adventure! My most colorful escapade took place in China, where I lived and worked as an English professor at a college. Before that I lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which is still a city dear to my heart.
Generally we of the Homestuck music team do our work pretty humbly and quietly as the wizards behind the curtain, working out our musical alchemy in whispers to be heard in Andrew’s flashes and on the Homestuck album releases. We don’t make too many public internet appearances, but a lot of us have started blogs on Tumblr over the last year! It’s becoming clear that there isn’t much reason to be so secretive about who we are or what we do.
I think what I am trying to say is…
(and a special thanks to deliciousbroabs for the art, and for being one of the only people to have ever drawn me!)