The story of the Hero Theseus as written in Charles Kingsley’s classic work, “The Heroes or, Greek Fairy Tales for my Children” (1889). Artwork credit: George Frederic Watts, “The Minotaur”, (1850)

Our reading of Charles Kingsley’s 1889 telling of the Adventures of the Argonauts as printed in his book “The Heroes or, Greek Fairy Tales For My Children.” Narration by Tanner Campbell music by Nico Vettese.

Perseus: A Mythosymphony is a traditional reading of the story of Perseus from Charles Kingsley’s 1889 literary classic “The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children”, which features the stories of Perseus, the Argonauts, and Theseus, the mythical King of Athens. The story of Perseus is told in five chapters and no part of the original text has been changed in creating this Mythosymphony, though a few transitional bits, such as “said Perseus”, has been left out as they don’t translate well to an out loud reading of the text.

 

 

Come! Listen to the tale of the mighty Beowulf! Learn of his lineage, his quests, his bravery, and his kingship. The debut album of Satyr Productions, “Beowulf: Story and Discussion”, features a reading of Ernest J.B. Kirtlan’s 1913 translation of “The Story of Beowulf” alongside a beautiful musical score and paired with an educational discussion of the various acts.

I created an eclectic mix of Norse and pre-medieval English music for an audiobook adaption of ‘Beowulf’. The end result being a hurdy-gurdy led saga of a soundtrack. With thunderous percussion, dulcimers, and word-painting to simulate dragons. With this story being short (3 hours is short in comparison to the other books I have scored), I was left with enough time to produce a soundtrack that not only served as background ambience to immersify the narration, but also a living score in its own right.

 

 

A Mythosymphony of Japan showcasing the history of the myths and legends of the country. Including legends of cosmology, war heroes, maidens, tea, art, and insects. This is a comprehensive guide to everything mythology related in Japan.

Given the role of music director, I set out to create ambient music for the 10-hour mythosymphony of ‘Japan’. With a heavy emphasis on being culturally relevant to Japan, the soundtrack features a rich set of Japanese instruments (with a particular leaning to the Shamisen).

 

I handled the soundtrack for the audiobook adaption of the fantasy novel, ‘Old Journey’.
With this being quite a lengthy story, we opted to do Segue music, as opposed to writing music as background ambience. The end result is producing a rich, orchestral score that plays at the end of every chapter and at important plot points throughout the story. Each main character was given their own motif, as well as producing motifsĀ for vital themes. From this I expanded them to give an intricate soundtrack that interweaves all of these motifs.

Although the novel is set in a fantasy, the overall feel is that of a story created in the 1970’s/1980’s. As such, I wanted the soundtrack to feel like it could have been created with that mindset of the era.