Hi everyone, I've been having a fantastic time reading these forums so I thought I would introduce myself and share some new music with you all.
My name is Aubrey Hodges and I have been a professional Composer and Musician for over 3 decades now. I compose for television, video games and studio albums and have been fortunate to work on some amazing franchises over the years. My work is heard on most of the Doom and Quake games, Madden NFL Football and pretty much every major televsion network. For those interested in more detailed info just head on over to aubreyhodges.com or just type my name in google.
I am always on the hunt to discover new music and hear lots of opinions and reccomendations so this place is a gold mine for me. Also, I love to introduce music, musicians and genres to my friends, family and fans as I know that often times a great many talented artists get lost in the shuffle these days.
A few months ago, I decided to make the most of my daily practice sessions and record a studio album of Beethoven Quartets. I enlisted my son John, a quite accomplished musician in his own right, to collaborate on the project and we were "off to the races"! Now, as a musician he loves traditional classical composers and listens to a very wide variety of them. However, he's also a 16 year old and loves anything to do with synthesizers and technology. So, we decided to do the quartets using analog synths and I must admit, it was a blast! It was a very challenging endeavor to pull these off in a way that feels natural but I am very happy with the results. I play violin, viola and cello well enough that it would have been far easier for me to use traditional instruments. Likewise, I think it would have been less "risky" in terms of public opinion. However, we are having a great time performing these and they seem to be reaching a vary different audience than traditional classical recordings.
You can check the project out for yourself here: https://aubreyhodges.bandcamp.com/album/the-synthbots-beethoven-quartets...
I really hope some of you love it but I realize it may not appeal to everyone.
I have loved listening and playing Beethoven's amazing work for nearly my entire life and I wanted to try something new and possibly reach an audience that may not be receptive to a more tradtional approach.
I wish you all happy listening!