A Place in Heaven
Hoy, hoy! So 2k! Dos mil! Even more! As promised Thomas J. Bergersenuploaded a new preview track from his upcoming solo album, Illusions. The song called “A place in Heaven” feature the voice of Jenifer Thigpen and it’s amazing as usual. I just cannot stop asking myself how is it even possible to compose such a masterpiece?
It seems I was not alone with this question because Thomas revealed how he write these songs:
A lot of people have asked me how I produce my music. It’s not a simple answer, but it usually starts with an accident By that I mean I accidentally hit upon some notes that seem to make more sense than the others I’ve been playing for the last couple of hours, and so a new piece is formed. I’m sure other artists can relate to this..
On top of that there’s nothing that scares me more than a blank page waiting to get filled.. starting off a piece of music is like pushing a car off a cliff. It’s %$#ing heavy at first but then once you gain moment it just starts rolling and eventually it all just flows in the right direction. Of course it crashes and burns at the end, but hey, that’s kinda what my music does tooMany people ask me what sounds I use and assume that it’s all East West/Hollywood Strings etc. True, I use some of those sounds too, but I have developed my own very advanced and highly playable custom set of sounds over the last 10 years, and they are unique to my studio and my music. I have recorded orchestras and unique instruments and voices all over the world. What you hear in the “Tower of Mischief” cue is mostly produced using my own proprietary orchestral sample set. Almost everything in the Two Steps catalogue uses some elements of real orchestras, however. “Illusions” will also have that. I write my music in Steinberg’s amazing sequencer Cubase.