WOW how time flies!

UM my poor abandoned blog!  I have been so busy in the last year. I teamed up with some very talented folks: Greg Rahn (composed for Broderbund and even did Carmen Sandiego OMG!!!), Barry Dowsett and Kevin Tone from Soundrangers (one worked for Microsoft and one has won prestigious awards), and Jesse Holt (audio designer for Game House for 10 years!)  Not only are they talented, they are my friends. We’ve been running all the audio presentations at Casual Connect and Gamesauce for the last few years. We decided to start a new company, the Game Audio Alliance. We each have 10+ years in the game audio industry, so we are quite the force of complimentary skills!

What else?  I’ve been doing a lot of Facebook games… Mesmo, Mean Hamster, GSN… Those games are very addictive!  OH and I did a bunch of 8-bit music for a game called Pixel Whirled.  It is like Space Invaders, except you can flip the screen over… so you have to play two levels at once!  I also did some voiceover work, which is always great fun.

I’m trying hard to release a new single and album for nR Element, my eurodance project… and my pal Eva Maass was hired to sing for Disko Warp Records’ release of “Butterfly,” a cover of the Dance Dance Revolution song by Smile-dk. I recorded and produced the vocals. Pete made the beats sound sick, and remixers did awesome jobs.

I’m also trying to release an OST for Aveyond 1. Oh speaking of Aveyond, I finished the last tracks for the final installation coming out this winter… kinda sad, but I am so proud to have done all the tracks for the series… it is like 100 songs in all throughout the years.

I am now a board member of the chorus I sing with, GGMC. I’m proud to be more official now.  OH and this last concert, I sang the solo of “Kalinka” which is a Russian folk song that was used for TETRIS!!!  How fitting.

I have big plans and am trying to get unburied… I have certainly bit off more than I can chew! But the fire is still lit and I never ever get sick of making music. It is my life’s passion. Thanks for all of you who follow me and give me strength and feedback. I love you all! XOXO. Talk to you soon, lonely blog and abandoned fans!

And so the BLOG Begins

Alright!  Finally did it – created my own blog. Why? I need a place to share some good music making tips with all of you and get these passions off my chest! Well I also confess it will be a nice place to mull over personal growth progress, musings, and Self-Employment and business challenges!

For those of you who don’t know already, I’m Aaron Walz and I’m a video game music composer. I won Game Tunnel’s Best Soundtrack Award for Aveyond, which features acoustic orchestral recordings. 

Thanks for readin’ and please feel free to comment!