Ronnie Minder is a Swiss born, Australian based composer who started his music career over a decade ago. He signed his first record contract in 2001 for the single “Tha-P-Anthem” which established his name in electronic music. Shortly after release, he signed his second contract with Swiss music label Harem Records and his single ‘Listen To The Sound’ peaked at #1 in the Music Mail Distribution Charts (Germany) 2001.
More recently, Minder is shifting into film composition, winning a place on Peter Jackson’s composing books, while his work on ‘Letter to Annabelle’ is audible at film festivals around the world. What does his forthcoming EP release, Cinema Five, tells us about this new direction?
Overarchingly, the first thing to note about Minder’s work is its uncompromising production aesthetic, and in that department ‘Cinema Five’ doesn’t disappoint. Beautifully mastered, balanced and controlled, the overall EP recalls classical/electro artists like Craig Armstrong; using powerful crescendos and percussion hits to drive varying orchestral motifs through what are mostly short arrangements, the majority of the tracklistings wind up around the three minute mark.
Another awesome mix of dream scores with many of our favourite pieces included. Download or listen. :papercutz – Dream Scores Part II Jon Hopkins – Campfire (Monsters OST) Cliff Marinez – Wear Your Seat Belt (Solaris OST) Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – What If We Could (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo OST) Hans Zimmer – On Thin Ice (The Dark Knight Rises OST) Marc Streitenfeld – Weyland (Prometheus OST) Brian Reitzell – Towers Of The Void (Red Riding Hood OST) Alexandre Desplat – Circles (The Tree of Life OST) Ludovico Einaudi – Fly (Intouchable OST) :papercutz – short
Any thoughts behind your track choice and placement for your mix?
“For this mix in general, I wanted to utilize deep, melodic, atmospheric and progressive breaks with a bit of a pyramid shape and form. I wanted the mix to start slow and deep and gradually move towards a more progressive and aggressive territory, then gradually wind back down.”
What inspires your best music creation moments?
What’s the latest exciting project you’re working on?
“Trukers and I just finished a remix for the band The Panic Division, which is a rock/electronic group. The stems were super fun to play with and it was a bit different moulding a rock song into a progressive breaks track. All and all, we are really happy with the end result and the feedback has been great.”
Favourite composers, producers or DJs at the moment and why?
This is a hard one as there are so many talented artists out there… I would say BT, Trukers, Beta, Clandestine, Under This, Schodt, Geon, Abdomen Burst, Colombo and many more. As for why, well these artist all have signature styles of electronic music and to be honest, they were the first to come to mind.”
What tracks are getting the most rotation in your sets at the moment?
“When it comes to progressive breaks, I would say Trukers, Alfoa, Digital Department, Schodt, Evgeny KoTT & Abdomen Burst. When it comes to playing live and or more aggressive breaks, I would say Beta, Clandestine, Under This, Geon & Colombo”
Any words of inspiration for the people out there?
“Do what you love and love what you do!”
The final part of a lovely film score mix by Leighton Masters Darkness & Wonder – Part 4 – (Mix – Final Part) by Leighton Masters darkness-wonder-part-4-final-part The first three parts can be found here “classical film score soundtrack collection Leighton masters mix filmscore OST” Content : Film Score/Soundtrack & Classical. A selection of particular favorite tracks from both film & classical music. Part 4 of 4. ** Contains 2tracks from my new project “Elements Of Change” to be released via Itunes soon ** NOTE: All tracks contained in this mix © Copyright their respected owners. 1. 1-1 – Brian
If your looking at taking your music career a little further, hoping to get into writing music for film and TV shows there’s loads of useful tips over at this site. http://www.filmmusicmag.com/kb/