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Blood Pageant – Scoring The Feature Film

Booked! So happy. I’m thrilled to be scoring the upcoming horror film Blood Pageant. Principle photography starts on April 30.

This movie is the brainchild of producer/writer Christine Gilmore. It’s going to be musically awesome. In addition to composing the score, I’m on board as music supervisor and also taking care of the songs by either producing or writing/producing or also accepting submissions for scenes yet to be determined.

It’s a family affair in that Natasha Blasick my beautiful and talented better half will play the antagonist role of Liz. We both love it when we get to work on the same project. In this case she will shoot for a few days. I will work on the film for a few months!

First up are six songs that need to be pre-recorded beforehand so playback is ready for the shoot.

Already I’m going over ideas for the sonic palette. This is going to be a big undertaking that is sure to take some unexpected twists and turns. Lights. Camera. Action!!!!

Martin Blasick - Composer - Blood Pageant

NAMM 2018 – Friends, Biz & Fun

NAMM 2018 was an even bigger convention than in previous years with new halls of exhibiters. It just grows and a grows with tens of thousands of attendees from around the world checking out music gear from manufacturers large and small. I was proud to attend representing Magical Minutes Piano Adventures, a wonderful education series for whom I’ve produced over 250 songs in recent months.President/Author Mike Urquhart has created a wonderful, deeply thought out program that totally engages young students.

Like always NAMM is a chance to get my hands on all kinds of gear and to meet great people from the brands. And it’s especially great for running into musical friends from now and the past. Great times.

Magical Minutes – Producing An Educational Program

I am so thrilled to be producing songs for Magical Minutes Piano Adventures, the brainchild of president/author Mike Urquhart. When Mike told me I’d be producing 246 songs I knew it would be a huge endeavor. It’s even bigger than I guessed. But also very rewarding. I’ve met great people and had the pleasure of making a lot of great music. Mike has written wonderful songs which also serve as fantastic teaching tools.

I’m delighted to bring them to life performed by live players. Drummer Brandon Lynch has played amazing tracks in a great variety of styles. A real accomplishment. Guitarist Todd McCool, ditto. So much talent and dedication. In addition to producing and engineering, I perform bass and piano.

Here’s to great success for this program created from a place of care and experience. Grateful to work with such a great team.

Western (sort of) Cues

National Dog’s Day – My Song For Vivien

Songwriter’s tip: if you haven’t yet written a song for your doggie, you’d better get busy. It’s National Dog’s Day. I thought I’d share my song “Vivien” in honor of our own puppy. Natasha Blasick and I perform this song with our band Snowflakes. Here’s the link to the streaming track:

https://snowflakesrocks.bandcamp.com/track/vivien

Vivien

Vivien enjoying her song on National Dogs Day

 

Snowflakes performs with Once Upon A Time:Rock Opera at ComiCon 2016

My awesome band Snowflakes performed as the live “orchestra” at ComiCon 2016 in San Diego for a mulitmedia screening of Once Upon A Time: Rock Opera, a feature length film for which I was the music producer. It’s rock opera parody of the ABC Television series Once Upon A Time. Natasha Blasick kicked ass learning the bass parts and all the cues. Before the movie we performed a reworking of the theme from Hamilton. Funny stuff and a great time.

Quirky

Went through my library to find something quirky for a pitch. Not sure if this is what’s being sought, but had fun going through songs and listening to previous work and remembering the writing and recording sessions.

The Sex Trip

I’m thrilled to have written/produced 16 songs for the feature film “The Sex Trip“. By coincidence, my wife Natasha plays the role of Alexa in the film. We got separately booked on this movie several months apart. Also, it was a great pleasure to bring her in to sing the song “If You’re Feeling Sexy” (#10 on the playlist below). That was my doing.

The Sex Trip – 16 songs – written/produced by Martin Blasick

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