SONGS

SONG WRITING

I have been composing music for over four decades, starting with songwriting. It has always been my focus to use my abilities as a songwriter for good - to send a positive message - to comment on the human condition and society. I am currently a Propellerhead Reason Power User and Beta Tester due to its ease of use and intuitive architecture and graphic user interface. However, I also am fluent with many DAWs such as Logic Pro and Pro Tools. The song "This is Not a Fireside Chat" below was written and recorded exclusively on my iPad using Korg's Gadget App.

 

Below is but a very small, recent subset of music compositions that I have composed, performed, programmed, engineered and produced over the past four decades. While the projects below depict virtual bands - it is all me - everything you hear was composed, performed, programmed, engineered and produced by me.

THE OLIVER STONES

PROJECT: Edit speeches given by politicians - repurpose each word - and use the results for lyrics, vocals and raps to comment on current events. (EXAMPLE: The word "crisis" was edited to be "Isis" in order to allow FDR to comment on terrorism).

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WHAT'S HAPPENING? (Special Guest Rapper: Donald Trump)

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I BELIEVE

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THIS IS NOT A FIRESIDE CHAT

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ISIS CRISIS

BLIND LEMON WARHEAD

PROJECT: Blues album about how Mankind took something beautiful - Einstein's Theory of Relativity - which explains and describes the workings of the universe - and then twisted it into a weapon of mass destruction that so far has killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people and can potentially destroy all life on Earth. The song "Blues For Einstein" below explains the three constants of the universe - Infinity, Eternity, and Stupidity.

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BLUES FOR EINSTEIN

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THE OPPENHEIMER BLUES - PART III: RESURRECTION

THE RECOMPOSER SERIES

PROJECT: In contrast with rap - where a rapper will lift a whole recognizable phrase from a song and then rap over it - all of the pieces contained in this project are composed and produced by taking bits and pieces of the original artist's work and creating an entirely brand new, original, unrecognizable piece of music from it.

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THE END OF REVOLUTION

Composed entirely from bits and pieces of The Beatles' "The End" from Abbey Road, "Revolution" - both the Single and White Album versions - and a 10-CD series of interviews and press conferences

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IS LIFE REAL?

Composed entirely from bits and pieces of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "God Save The Queen" off of "A Night At The Opera" by Queen.

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BYE-BYE TO US

Created and composed entirely from bits and pieces of "Stairway To Heaven" "No Quarter" "Black Dog" and "When The Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin

THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION

PROJECT: Years ago, I had a close friend who suffered from epilepsy and through which I witnessed firsthand and in a hands-on way the effects of this debilitating condition. I created an album in her memory and inspired by her which I donated to The Epilepsy Foundation from which the five cuts below are culled and presented here.

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IN ABSENTIA

Created and composed to depict an Absence Seizure - which can strike an epilepsy patient at any moment - and make the patient "zone out" - more often than not for several minutes - and almost always, the patient remembers nothing about the episode.

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BITCH OF A LIFE

Blues-based song about the burden of a life filled with

epileptic episodes. The song ends on an uplifting message of hope.

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SPINNING

This song depicts the instant a Grand Mal Seizure occurs - those who live with epilepsy do not know when or where a seizure will occur - and most fall, hitting their unprotected heads on the ground. The vocal track and lyrics were pieced together from a vocal sample library.

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BE STRONG

This song is intended as an anthem of hope, strength and healing. The vocal track is also pieced together collage-style from samples from a vocal sample library.

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CEREBELLUM BEDLAM

This song expresses the anger most epilepsy patients feel about how epilepsy disrupts their lives which were normal before the onset of the condition. The vocal performance and lyrics for this song were pieced together collage style from a vocal sample library.

© Copyright 2019 by Mitchell Hale - All rights reserved worldwide.

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