Project Update - May, 2015
Greetings all! First of all, I'm WAY behind schedule on getting you all the physical CD rewards. Besides my full time teaching gig I've been flooded with studio projects in... Read more
Hard at work!
Greetings all. I'm sorry that it's been so long since my last update, and also that it's taking a bit longer to complete the project. First of all, I've had... Read more
Greetings all! I hope you're all having a magnificent holiday season! I want to address one topic that's come up a few times since I posted the hi res files.... Read more
I almost forgot.....
A great WC fan, Justin Bielawa created this cover art in case anyone wanted to use it in iTunes!
Also, the files are the full resolution 48kHz 24 bit masters!... Read more
Busy creating final mixes of orchestra music!
Greetings all! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Just to keep you updated; I'm about half way through mixing the orchestral versions of the Wing Commander compositions that... Read more
Recording was a huge success!
Greetings WC fans! I'm about to head back to the states after a wonderful series of recording sessions in Bratislava, Slovakia with the Slovak National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir... Read more
Leaving on a Jet Plane...
Greetings all! I'm leaving Tuesday morning from Austin to Bratislava for the huge Wing Commander recording sessions. I arrive Wednesday morning and will use Thursday to get acclimated and make... Read more
Less than a month away!
Greetings all! Just wanted to give you a quick update. I've finished all the orchestrations and am in the process of preparing the scores, parts and session files for the... Read more
Sept. 2 update
Greetings all! Just to let you all know that I'm a little more than 2/3 of the way through orchestrating all the music that will be recorded October 31st in... Read more
August 4 Update
Greetings all. Just to let you know I'm not slacking off :) I got "distracted" for about 6 weeks working on the score to Sin City 2. But we wrapped... Read more
July 4th Concert Recording
Greetings all. I've had several people ask me if there is a recording available of the premiere performance of the Wing Commander Suite that the Austin Symphony Orchestra presented on... Read more
Very first read through of WC music last night!
Greetings all! Got to hear the very first reading of my suite from Wing Commander last night by the Austin Symphony at their rehearsal for the 4th of July concert.... Read more
I'm just about done orchestrating the second piece that the orchestra and choir will be recording in October. It's the winning endgame from Wing Commander 4. The sequence starts... Read more
Supplemental Campaign Over!
The supplemental campaign for the historic Wing Commander orchestral recording has ended! I want to thank EVERYONE from the bottom of my heart for your amazing support! I'm very excited... Read more
Last hours of fundraising!
Final Hours! I want to truly thank all those who have donated to this amazing project! Between the initial Kickstarter and the supplemental campaign we've raised enough for at least... Read more
New Perk with 2 days left of Supplemental Campaign
Greetings all! With 2 days left in the supplemental campaign, and by popular demand, I've added an additional perk of a CD of the music, but without an autograph and... Read more
Greetings all! Just a few days left for the supplemental fundraiser. After that's over I'm gonna close down the fundraising mode and dive into the prep work for the October... Read more
Final days of the supplemental campaign
Greetings all. As we enter our final week of the supplemental campaign it seems like we are not likely to meet the final goal to get another 15 minutes of... Read more
May 8th Update
Greetings all! I'm happily going through the old WC music and creating scores for the October recording session in Prague! I forgot how much I enjoyed composing it. It's kind... Read more
Supplemental Campaign Update
Greetings supporters! So far we're off to kind of a slow start with the supplemental campaign. I am, however, heartened by the fact that we do indeed have enough funds... Read more
We're booked for October in Prague!
Greetings all. Sorry it's taken me so long to post an update. First of all, a warm thanks to all of you for your amazing work in our FIRST campaign!... Read more
Getting to work!
Greetings all! I apologize for being absent the last few days. I had a studio commitment (recording and mixing an Indian/Jazz album) that kept me in my "man-cave" for 4... Read more
An Historic Accomplishment!
I've got to run to a recording session (I'll have a more detailed report later), but I just HAVE to tell everyone how absolutely THRILLED I am with the results... Read more
Over 40K with a little over an hour to go!
Good morning (for us here in US) everyone! What a wonderful way to wake up and see us over $40K in pledges with a bit over an hour to go!... Read more
I'm on break during a jazz gig and had to take a peak. 39k!! I am SO humbled! Dare we dream for 40k and fill up that cd?
I love... Read more
Correction!! There is actually 35 minutes of music now!
Thanks to Laserschwert for pointing out an error in my last post. There is actually 35 minutes of music now. 15 with the orchestra, 10 minutes of digitally orchestrated music... Read more
24 Hours to Go!!
Congratulations again to everyone who has so enthusiastically supported this amazing adventure! With 24 hours to go we've received over $2,000 more in pledges than the target! Which of course... Read more
We did it!!!!
Wow!! I could barely sleep last night, wondering if I'd wake up and see that "$35" in front of the other three numbers. And YES!! There it was!!! Words cannot... Read more
Price drop on the posters!
Just to let you know I dropped the pledge tier to receive the autographed Wing 3 and Wing 4 posters from $2000 to $1000.
I apologize if the tiers are... Read more
New Stretch Goals!
Greetings everyone! We're ever closer to the $35,000 target! Thank you ALL so much, from the bottom of my heart!
Let me just clarify what that $35K will get us.... Read more
More WC Games Available for Rewards!
I noticed that all 5 of the WC III games that Ben Lesnick so graciously donated for the campaign are snatched up at the $600 level. I just went into... Read more
Quickly Approaching $30K!!
We're quickly approaching the $30K threshold! Things are heating up! Thank you SO much to the new pledgers, those who've increased their pledges, and of course all who've gotten us... Read more
Big donor has gotten us MUCH closer with 4 days to go!
OK! I'm REALLY starting to get excited now! Last night we got a big, $5,000 pledge from a new proud owner of the Kilrathi rifle! A big Wing Commander... Read more
I'm Adding More Music to Get This Thing Done!
OK, with only 4 days to go I'm adding some new incentives to help us reach our goal. I'm going to take another 10 minutes of WC music and "orchestrate"... Read more
Bringing out the heavy hitters here. These are TRULY prized possessions of mine. But, as I said earlier, there is a higher calling at stake here! I just created two... Read more
Dev Team Jacket
I promised you all pics of the Wing Commander Development Team leather flight jacket I'm offering for a pledge of $3,000. I HATE to give it away, BUT there is... Read more
Greetings all! First of all, I want to truly thank EVERYONE for their great support so far. You've all been amazing! I've noticed several people increasing their pledges over the... Read more
New Pledge Level! Wing Commander 3 Development Team Flight Jacket
Greetings all! I've updated the pledge levels to include a reward of an authentic Wing Commander 3 Development team leather flight jacket, originally given to each member of the team... Read more
Almost to $19K!
We're approaching the $19K mark! Let's see if we can get over the big $20K hump by the end of the day. Then we'll still have a little over a... Read more
New Pledge Level! And Message from Ben Lesnick!
Greetings all! Exciting news. Ben Lesnick, long time devoted WC fan and current community manager and designer for "Star Citizen", being developed by Roberts Space Industries, made the awesome offer... Read more
12 Days to Go!
We're right about at the halfway mark for pledges needed for our Wing Commander Orchestral Music Kickstarter campaign! With 12 days to go there is definitely time to reach our... Read more
Passed the $17K Mark!
Congratulations to all that we passed the $17K mark with 2 weeks to go (Thor Hanks made the pledge that put us over that mark!). Spread the word! WE ARE... Read more
Blast from the past #7 (Technology shock)
One reason I'm anxious for this amazing project to succeed is that I was basically asked to compose orchestral sounding music for Wing 3 (for the MIDI gameplay music) for... Read more
Matching Pledge Update
First of all, a big WC thanks to Donna DiCarlo for offering her $1,000 of matching pledge money upon reaching the target of $13,107, which was essentially $1,000 more than... Read more
Matching pledge target amount.
I'd forgotten to give the target amount for the matching pledge (thanks for pointing that out, Bo!). Right now we are at $12,107. So we'd need to reach $13,107 by... Read more
Great news! An Austin arts supporter, Donna DiCarlo, offered to match all pledges if reach up to a total of $1,000 additional pledges between now and 5 PM CST today!... Read more
Passed the $11,000 threshold!
Thanks to all for helping us get passed the $11,000 threshold! A very SPECIAL thanks to the lovely lady who got us over that hump; my amazing 95 year old... Read more
Blast from the Past #5 (Know who the REAL boss is)
I'm fast forwarding a bit to a story from WC4. After the great critical and commercial success of WC3, many on the team had what you may call, shall I... Read more
We crossed the $10,000 threshold today!
I'm very thrilled as well as grateful that we passed the $10,000 threshold today with the campaign! Many heartfelt thanks to all who have contributed as well as spread the... Read more
Blast from the Past #5 (Unintended sound design element)
Most of you I'm sure remember that in Wing Commander 3 there are lots of movie scenes in the lounge where you can find out things from the various characters... Read more
Blast from the Past #4 (First WC3 Movie Music)
I first started composing the music for the WC3 movie scenes before the filming was done, and had to work with the great storyboards that Marc Baird created for us... Read more
Blast from the Past #3 (They put movies in games?)
BTW, we passed $9,000 early this morning with 25 days to go! Great work everybody!
When I was first hired by Origin to score the music for WC 3, I... Read more
Blast from the Past #2. First few weeks at Origin (1994)
My first few weeks as a full time, EA/Origin employee were pretty overwhelming. After years of working as a freelance musician all of a sudden I was commuting to an... Read more
Clarification on Pledge Rewards
Greetings again! You may have noticed that I've been adding some new rewards based on some very good suggestions. Since I've been getting pledges at many of the current... Read more
Clarification on the amount of music to be recorded
Greetings! I just wanted to clarify how much music will actually be recorded with the current target of $35,000. There currently exists a 9.5 minute suite all ready to perform,... Read more
Blast from the Past #1 (My WC demo)
A lot of you may not know that I was pretty computer illiterate when I won the job at Origin/EA to compose the music for Wing Commander 3 back in... Read more
Digital Download Resolution
Greetings all! I've received some good questions about the eventual audio resolution of the digital download. Good point! Please rest assured that it will NOT be just MP3s. It will... Read more
Great Day 1!
My most heartfelt thanks to all on this wonderful kickoff day to this campaign. I am humbled by the response so far!
I'm planning on giving regular updates, as well... Read more