Archive for the ‘song a week’ Category

Composer Reel Update

December 20, 2012

ya ole C.R.U.  classic.  it’s almost cliche to update your reel anymore.  but you gotsTa, KNOW WHAT I’M SAY’N!  hahaha!

i did it.  click it.

jonsteinmeier video screenshot

 

two videos that i wrote music for this year.  both great videos and great causes!

1.  Crowd Sourcing video for Ethan Perlstein, an evolutionary pharmacologist and independent research fellow at Princeton University.

Creds:

produced and animated by ryan griffin
voice over and editing by veronica amaya
music and sfx by jon steinmeier

2.  Charity Water’s 2012 Rwanda Campaign video.

Creds:

Video by: Jamie Pent @jazzyjamieleigh / Paul Pryor / Jon Reisinger
Music by: Dustin O’Halloran, Josh Ralph, Jon Steinmeier
Post-Audio/Final Mix: Claymore Pictures

end of blog entry.

Steinomite CD Release Party in Chicago

July 7, 2012

It’s been a couple of awesome years of writing, recording, performing, and video battling, and Steinomite’s debut album is now complete.

i’ll be releasing it offically on July 21st at The Observatory in Chicago. The bill is full of rad hip hop including Ssssnake, killer Whale Party, SelfSays and Doc Waffles.

check out the facebook event here

check out my kickstarter campaign for the record and merch here. there are only a few days left to donate!

i will have cd’s, t-shirts, and buttons for sale, and will be performing the entire record live.

i will also likely be wearing a wig.

DON’T MISS IT!

Steinomite Kickstarter Campaign!

June 15, 2012

i’ve launched a kickstarter campaign! i’m raising money for the production of cd’s, t-shirts, buttons, etc for Steinomite, the world’s most incredible rapper ever.

to donate, or just to check out my HILARIOUS kickstarter VIDEO, click on that picture down there.

 

and please spread the word!

thanks loves,

jon

birthday music for me!

June 10, 2012

one of my favorite things ever is when folks make things for each other, and i just recieved a piece of birthday music from good pals Ben Miranda and Drew Durepos yesterday.  it’s awesome!  thanks you two guys!

i wouldn’t call it a tradition yet, but this sort of thing’s been happening ’round these parts for a while.  here are some examples!

1.  a piece i wrote for my buddy jaron hilger a few years ago:

see blog post here

2.  a  piece i wrote for my pal benjamin brooks a few years ago:

see blog post here

3.  my 30th birthday recording, which i heard from the backseat of a car, blindfolded.  this was made by a whole bunch of loved ones including steve niketopoulos, ben miranda, nadia cone, jim cooper, james mitchell, my dad, andrew sole, rick franklin, ryan jedlika, elaine friedberg, and “ola.”

4.  a piece of mark messing’s that i arranged for his birthday this year:

see blog post here

what fun.  what?  fun!

ASAP

May 7, 2012

she said in an email subject.

“I need an audio recording of what you think a prank call from HALLOWEENCHRISTMAS  would sound like.  GO!”

she is sharon lanza, a creative that knows me all too well.

excited by this assignment, i went about it without further questioning.

i came up with this (warning – it’s scary):

i have a feeling (call it a hope) that this sort of creative spurring will continue.

j

new things to see and hear and buy and talk about and blog about perraggafount!

May 5, 2012

well mom, you know how i like to keep myself bizzy.  lately i’ve been working on a few things, including updating my website to include things that i’ve been working on, except for working on my website, which isn’t an update on the site but i think becomes evident when one views said site.

www.jonsteinmeier.com

one exciting thing that i’m finally selling sheet music on the site, in the “score store.”  so far i have “the page turner’s big break” and a couple of the piano etudes available.  more coming soon!

two exciting thing is that i’ve updated the site with lovely pictures that i like, and links to a bunch of stuff i’ve worked or am working on.

three exciting thing that the Rhymanese Twins and SnakenStein now have websites.  the rhymanese twins is an act that noah tabakin and i developed for Tour de Fat last year that we’re revisiting on this years tour as well.

the SnakenStein show is a NEW show that we’ve developed for Tour de Fat and other stage and street venues this year.  we’re very excited about it!

four exciting things visit my new site and all of the other sites!

love,

jon

The next big thing in birthday music

April 8, 2012

oh! hello. didn’t see you there.

ever get tired of singing the same happy birthday song to friends and family of yours that are composers?

try making a special a capella birthday rendition of something that they composed!

i did this recently for Mark Messing, based on an excerpt from an awesome piece of his called “Fredonia Strikes Back” that he wrote for orchestra.

here’s the excerpt:

and here’s my happy birthday mark messing a capella home recorded silly town version:

this was fun for a couple two tree reasons.

1. i got to get into this section of the piece and get to know it a little; figure out the chords and some of the voicings, etc.
2. the piece is a comically dark vehicle for a “happy birthday” message.
3. i like to sing. hadn’t done any voice only work in a while, and it’s quite satisfying. fun to sing all the parts and have to
tune to yourself, and in this case, make some percussion noises! also, nice to not have to set up and tear down other gear
all afternoon recording live instruments.

whenever i get into a project like this it always makes me wanna do a whole set. like make a record of this, a record of that. kids songs, hip hop, a capella stuff, a heavy metal album. but who has the time?

anyway, thanks for the music mark! happy day!

j

Absinthe 1 year party, Vegas

April 3, 2012

Some New, Glitchy Music

February 19, 2012

hi mom!

here’s some really fun stuff i made for an Industrial recently and wanted to share.  got to be really tweaky on this one.

don’t listen for melodic material. 😉

DO listen with headphones.

you’ll be able to see the video this was made for soon on my Reel site, at:

www.jonsteinmeier.com/composer

thanks for listening!

jonathan edward steinmeier

Brobot

November 22, 2011

hi mom!  while, i haven’t updated this blog in a while, i have been busy making things!  don’t worry!

just came across this track this afternoon and thought i’d share it.  i made it a few months ago, before moving, starting Tour de Fat, etc.  it’s something i like and may develop or use for a steinomite song or something.  i dunno.

ok, so roommate drew durepos and i shared an office in our old place… in the living room.  it was tight.  but we did a good job of coordinating our noisy times to work for the other person.  one day i was working at my desk and drew asked to do some guitar practice, which was fine by me.  having been a little rammy anyway and needing a project, i realized that i could record his practice and possibly get a new set of samples out of it.  so i did.

i then went in and grabbed stuff i liked and tried to play with them as musical motives/repeated figures. i’m pretty happy with it!  love the combination of electronic and ambient live instruments in this.

thanks to drew for the awesome riffs!

j