Fade Away Into The Deep Blue

I have tons of snips of music, and occasionally I go digging thru my library to find pieces that might fit together. That happened with “I Just Want to Fade Away” and “Deep Blue,” which just happened to both be in D keys (D Mixolydian and D Dorian, to be precise), very similar tempos (69 and 67 bpm), and in theme (both watery). I’m pretty happy with the result.

Date: July 13, 2014 at 02:36PM

Star Trek bridge sonar

I love this sound. I remember it from my youth, watching the original Star Trek series. This sound captures the calm, meditative feel I always remember from cruising with the crew of the Enterprise through the depths of interstellar space…

One-shot lift. Great for looping, as-is.

Snagged from the beginning of the 2009 JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot film.

Date: July 01, 2014 at 10:18PM

Family Cycle- 1st Mix 2014 – 06 – 15

Again, I woke up this morning with this melody in my head. I added the counterpoint, then the bass.

I love the feeling of this one– very happy… And it sounds like a family singing together… and it’s Father’s Day, and my niece’s 16th birthday and my roommate’s daughter’s 17th birthday… And it sounds like it could be a round…

So, I named it “Family Cycle,” because happiness is the ongoing life of family love… <3

Date: June 15, 2014 at 03:00PM

Emilie Nicholas: Grown Up

Gorgeous song… I just heard it on Soundcloud, where i’ve been following her. Emilie Nicholas is one of my favorite new musical artists…

And this video does tremendous justice to the music. Intricate, heartfelt, honest, powerful and vulnerable at the same time… Brought tears to my eyes…

Emilie Nicolas – Grown Up from André Chocron on Vimeo.

Official music video for Emilie Nicolas – Grown Up

Check out Emilie’s beautiful music here: https://soundcloud.com/emilienicolas

Directed/edited by André Chocron
Produced by Andrea Berentsen Ottmar

Thanks to Videoverkstedet and Emilie’s awesome family for letting us use their footage.

Raga Aire

I found myself singing this melody after listening (several times) to Craig Pruess & Dya Singh’s album “Sacred Chants of the Sikhs,” in which Singh sings the most beautiful, powerful melodies. I know that Sheila Chandra connected Indian and Celtic melodies many years ago, but this was the first time that I discovered the connection myself, firsthand.
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Gayatri Mantra (with Milena Worsham, first mix)

cover art for Gayatri Mantra (with Milena Worsham, first mix)
Milena sang this tune one evening to put Kinich to sleep. I loved the melody so much that I pulled out my iPhone right then and recorded it.

This is the first mix. I’d like to add more voices, and I’m not happy with the pad sound/mix. But it’s late and I’ve got to pick up a friend at the airport in a few hours.

Finally, incredibly sublime artwork is by Meg Hitchcock. See its beautiful story here: http://bit.ly/1jrdUam

Be blessed.

Date: May 18, 2014 at 02:26AM