Independent Music & Audio Talent | The Higher Eclectic Ground Thread
Founded in August, 2015, Higher Eclectic Ground is a curated network of independent developers and artists involved in the creation of Video Games and Video Game related media.
While providing personalised growth and development related support to games and their developers throughout their creation cycles, the network also caters to professional creators of gaming related media -- working to garner them exposure and freelance opportunities within the industry.
Naturally then, in acting as a resource for professional talent that can be collaborated with on one’s own game projects, we have under our affiliation experienced and professional independent musicians and audio designers looking to provide their services towards the game development process.
The following thread serves to put forward the portfolios and availability of each, hoping to bring their services to the notice of potential iOS based collaborators -- game developers and other visitors -- resident on the Touch Arcade forums here.
On its website, Higher Eclectic Ground maintains a categorically organised Member Catalogue that serves as a portal to all of its associated media creators and games.
Note that each of these creators and games are certified professionals that undergo an extended approval process -- wherein their resume's, prior experience, previous clients and more are evaluated over E-mail and Skype based correspondence (Learn more in our FAQ).
Each member is provided with a Higher Eclectic Space on the network's website, that provides all necessary details and information pertaining to their services, history and experience. In addition, Spaces also comprise of slider-styled portfolios, each of which are updated with new content from their respective members' prior/current body of work on a weekly basis.
How This Thread Works
Linked to the original post at all times is be a list of all of Higher Eclectic Ground's affiliated freelance musicians and sound designers, complete with all the necessary details and a hyperlink to their Higher Eclectic Spaces as per the forum's rules.
Subsequent posts will serve to reflect a change in the availability of an artist or to showcase recent additions to their portfolios.
Getting In Touch With a Musician/Audio Artist
Higher Eclectic Ground will be implementing a system for prospective employers to get in touch with its affiliated media creators via a personal messaging system based on its website soon.
Until then, those looking to collaborate with an audio artist or at least enter discussion with them -- are invited to leave a comment on their respective Spaces or in this thread. Alternatively one can even choose to leave us an E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Either way, every request is first validated by Higher Eclectic Ground's staff before game developers/collaborators are put in direct contact with the artists themselves. Once a collaboration is struck, our team then proceeds to follow up with both parties on a periodic basis to ensure smooth sailing.
Associated announcements and press releases pertaining to the same are also issued across the network's channels, highlighting their projects and our artists' role on them in the name of coverage.
While this thread serves to only highlight Higher Eclectic Ground's available audio talent, it will soon be establishing threads for its affiliated creators of other gaming media on the Developer Services & Trade forum of Touch Arcade. Be sure to look out for them.
We thank you for your consideration and look forward to working with you,
List of Higher Eclectic Ground's Independent Musicians Available For Hire
Will Phillips | Louisville, USA | Orchestral Based Music | Flexible Rates/Rev-Shares | Available
With a work record that spans the writing and production of film scores, accompaniment pieces, jingles/stingers, along with the arrangement of musical pieces for various academic and performance ensembles rooted in a plethora of genres, Louisville, Kentucky based independent Music composer/producer Will Phillips’ contributions to the independent gaming industry have covered both PC and handheld games thus far.
His goal lies in creating high quality, original music for Video Game related media while also meeting the needs of developers and collaborators to create fully immersive environments.
Sam Oz | Winterthur, Switzerland | Multi-Genre | Flexible Rates/Rev-Shares | Available
An art-loving musician since the young age of seven with a record of professional animation & game-centric music composition dating back to 2009, Sam Oz fosters a constant yearning for the right kind of mood & ambience in his creations. To this end, he is seen making use of a plethora of virtual and traditional instruments to further a craft that ranges across several musical genres.
Jovanotti Must Die - JMD | Retro/Modern Chip-Rock, Electronic, Ambient | Flexible Rates/Rev-Shares | Available
Los Angeles, California based Simone Bernacchia, also known by his stage name Jovanotti Must Die (J.M.D), is a Milkytracker utilising music composer with a work history that spans various Amiga homebrew games, animations and commercials since 1989. Still heavily involved in the Amiga homebrew scene, his preferred genres include that of chip-rock along with modern plus retro variations of electronic and ambient music.
Caleb Cuzner | Multi-Genre, Sound Design | Flexible Rates/Rev-Shares | Available
Based within the United States, Caleb Cuzner is a prolific background music composer with a history of more than 900 compositions written for games, videos, live performances and more since 2007.
Pursuing versatility, while Cuzner is willing to work in any kind of genre, his musical experience spans but is not limited to the genres of Techno, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Dance, Industrial, Chiptune, Orchestral, Classical, Epic, Dark/Quiet, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Soft Rock, Ambient, Jazz, and hybrids of these genres.
He is also fluent in Sound Design, although the musician prefers that he work as a sound designer on a video game production only if he’s composing music for the same as well.
Van Reeves | Philippines | Synthwave/Outrun/Cinematic/Ambient Music, Sound Design | Donations Only | Available
Operating as a self-taught, underground electronic musician out of Manila, Phillipines since as early as 2008, Van Reeves’s independent solo act sees him combining his passion for strategy, stealth and narrative packed role-playing games with that for still and motion pictures to create retrospective, heavy-metal infused music.
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Last edited by Higher Eclectic Ground; 11-04-2016 at 10:19 AM.