Category Archives: My Music

Different examples of the music I’ve written over the last 20 years.

The Virtual Orchestra Project

After lots of work, composing, filming, editing and coding, I’m proud to announce the world’s first ever online orchestra project, called The Virtual Orchestra Project, or VOP.

The idea is simple – go to the VOP site, download your part (Flute, Trumpet, Cello, etc.), and play along with the conductor video that appears on the app.  When you’re ready, record your performance as a video, and submit the video.  Once there are enough submissions, I will mix together the entire piece – and without any of the musicians having been face to face, the end result will be epic.

I was inspired by the Lux Arumque project that Eric Whitacre did, but that vocal alone – I decided to take it a step further, and make it entirely symphonic.

http://www.glenrhodes.com/vop/

What is my recording, mixing, orchestrating and mastering?

People often ask me, or simply give me blank stares when I describe what it is I do with music.  See, I’ll often go to a site, record the singers, musicians, etc.  I’ll then end up with a “raw” source sound.  I try to separate different classes of sound from each other. Often times, the working space is not ideal for that – it’s not a studio.

For example, I’ll get the choir on one microphone in one part of the room, the piano on another microphone, and then another microphone for the soloists, if there are any. I’m thinking specifically about a recent recording I did for a local high-school, and how I took the raw sound, and (in my opinion) made it sound very professional. Read on, and specifically, there’s a little Flash toy I made that allows you to flip between the untouched raw sound, and the finished sound, after I have done all the stages in my process.
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Legends Symphonic Composition

This is a song I wrote for my “other gig” with Harpo Productions for her huge Legends episode. This was used as a theme and on TV spots / commercials / promos for this landmark ABC prime time special. It has a huge symphonic sound, and it is one of the accomplishments of which I am most proud.

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Adiemus Choral Recording

A more recent recording I did of a group of choirs singing the Jenkin’s song, “Adiemus”. The words actually have no meaning, but it’s the music that counts. The choirs originally sang along to a solo acoustic piano, and the orchestration and all percussion was scored and added afterward.

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Electronic Ageless

Kind of melancholy, but it builds, and it is ageless, because it could be from a few different eras in the last 20 years… In a very minor key.

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(All songs Copyright 2000-2011, Glen Rhodes)

The Hybrid

The feeling of time passing, quite some sadness in this – especially the clarinet and the flute. This one is a hybrid because it has both drums and orchestral.

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(All songs Copyright 2000-2011, Glen Rhodes)

eSong Two

A quick, hoppity sounding song, with elements of funk with, some orchestra thrown in, and a synthesized voice. The song slowly transitions in its feel as it progresses. Acoustic guitar comes in.

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(All songs Copyright 2000-2009, Glen Rhodes)

eSong One

A pretty crazy Electronic song that I made just for the fun of it. No particular reason… just felt inclined. It has a far-east flavor at some points.

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(All songs Copyright 2000-2009, Glen Rhodes)