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Week 1 – Start / Semester 1

The start of this journey has been a tough one, through self doubt and wobbling through my own decisions I may have rushed big decisions when it comes to my future but that’s all part of the process – no one can tell you what you can do with your life and no one can decide for you. You have to decide for yourself.

But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.

Morpheus, ‘The Matrix’

Now I have decided that the research and practise module will be the creation of a musical track that can evoke a powerful emotion and can be successful in its pacing/structure; this will be done through artist research into some of my favourite soundtrack composers as well as studying how a movie scene can influence the track also.

This will be completed through the musical DAW (digital audio workstation) programme called Logic Pro X – it will also be an interesting concept of completing a whole cinematic composition fully within a digital workspace.

The development process will show screengrabs from the composing in question as well potentially some time lapses of song writing/composing or trial and error proofing.

Artist Research:

  • Hans Zimmer (Interstellar, The Dark Knight Trilogy, DaVinci Code)
  • Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings)
  • John Williams (Jurassic Park, and lots more)


  • Logic Pro X (macOS)

Soundtracks (single track) for study/consideration:

  • Mountains – Hans Zimmer (Pacing)
  • Lux Aeterna – Clint Mansell (Anxiety)
  • Breaking of the fellowship – Howard Shore (loss/rebirth)

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