Hi, I'm Eston. I am a computer scientist by day and an electronic musician by night. I write scores for animations, and I enjoy collaborating with other artists.
I found something while looking through old project files. It’s been too long since I’ve posted any form of music, so I cleaned it up a bit just for you.
Jit, you might remember this, considering you’re the one who originally wrote it.
Yep, still working on the scrap album! I managed to fit each submission somewhere, so if you sent me something, it’s in there.
Welcome! Music has been a big part of my life since my parents asked me if I wanted to take piano lessons in first grade and I said “Sure, why not?” I think my first exposure to composing music was back in high school when I downloaded finale notepad because someone sent me some sheet music. I had an open-ended assignment in my English class, and I decided to write some music for it. The song was atrocious, but people liked it enough that I was encouraged to keep writing. One of my friends pointed me towards FL Studio around that time.
I didn’t start composing seriously until college, though. My freshman year, it was my only musical outlet. I remember spending a month or more composing something in the free, project-saving-disabled version of FL Studio, being careful never to close the program so I wouldn’t lose my work. Through suggestions from friends, eventually I moved on to GarageBand, and then Reaper.
There are way too many musicians out there who will tell you exactly what you need to do to get started, but from my experience, it’s most important to actually work towards it rather than thinking about working towards it. I would say get your hands on any sort of software you can, even if it sounds crappy. Take songs you like and try to arrange them by ear. Take a music theory course if you can. Get others to listen to your work. Take their advice if you think it will be helpful, but don’t be afraid to disagree. Stop reading blog posts about writing music and start actually writing music. Start right now. Write music every day. If you are truly passionate about it, it won’t be a chore.
Whoops, sorry, those last couple sentences were mostly directed at myself.
Thank you for your interest in recruiting me to your graduate school. Unfortunately, I am unable to offer you an application at this time. I am applying to a record number of schools this year, each showing exceptional promise; it was difficult to make a final decision to say the least. Since there are so many graduate schools to which I am not applying, I cannot give you a specific reason detailing why your school was not chosen. However, please keep in mind a limited budget and high application fees demand that I only apply to schools that are likely to accept me. I encourage you to send recruitment materials again after I complete my master’s degree, and I wish you well in your future endeavors.
I haven’t finished any songs in a really long time and it’s killing me
Also today I was at a programming competition that was 5 hours long because I decided the phrase “extremely nerdy” didn’t describe me well enough
Also hello everyone, I hope you are doing well