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Season’s Greetings and Thank You!

Season’s Greetings! ¬†Thank you to all my students, studio clients, venues, bands, and directors who have supported me over the past year. I’ve worked on lots of really cool projects, played with many great musicians at lots of great venues and events, and taught a bunch of hard working students this year. I look forward to serving you all in the new year, and working on even more great stuff! While growth has been slow during what has been a hard year for many economically in this region, the studio is growing, and my client list, student list, and musical network continue to grow. I am excited about the future in music/audio. It is not a career for the faint of heart, but when projects come to completion, or a great show is wrapped, or a student can now play something that before seemed impossible, it is all worth it. I look forward to continue helping other creatives pursue their passions and projects, while pushing forth with my own. So if you have a music or film project, but have been putting it off for one reason or another, come see me in the new year and lets make it happen! Maybe you’ve been wanting to pick up that guitar that has been collecting dust for years and finally learn to play it…January is a perfect time to come see me, I’ll have some lesson slots available. I’m also currently taking bookings for events as a soloist, duo, or trio, and as a freelancer for hire in 2017 so give me a shout! Happy Holidays everyone, enjoy a little down time to recharge those creative batteries!

Chris McIntyre.


Music cues from the short film “Leaving Sid”

Often when composers work on short films, the music created gets shared during screenings and while the film is on the festival circuit, but then is never shared again if the film is not widely distributed or made available online. With permission from the directors of films I work on, I always try to upload the music to my soundlcoud as examples for other directors to listen to when considering me for the role of composer on their films. Of course video is even better to really show how the cues fit the picture, but the actual films are not always available online. Here are a few cues from the short film “Leaving Sid”, directed by Monty Simo. Most of the scores I work on rarely feature guitar, so it was cool that Monty was open to the idea of using it in his film. For this film we played with the idea of acoustic vs electric guitar representing a couple different locations/characters. It was nice to be able to feature the guitar as the instrument is one of my strengths, plus I enjoy recording real instruments along with the the virtual instruments that get used in many scores today. Enjoy!