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WELCOME TO ICARUS MUSIC


Partners Eddie Freeman and Marta Victoria  .  Studio 2002

For over a decade, great folks have been hiring us to add scores to their films, tv projects and venues. Even now, somewhere in the world, an Icarus Music cue is playing. Don’t take our word for it.

Cool, right? Yes, except… that’s so one-directional. You hear us, but we don’t hear you.

An Invitation

So we overhauled this site to invite dialogue.

Please… post music comments, tweet or facebook us?

Go ahead and e-mail or call us? Ask questions, or share what you think! We’ll respond.

We’re totally listening.

JOURNEY TO SHARK EDEN

National Geographic Documentary Film . Sealight Pictures

ORCHESTRAL > Cinematic

Dramatic open builds excitement for the adventure.

IF YOU LIKE:  John Williams

CLIP

Dr. Enric Sala in a pool of reef sharks.
Journey to Shark Eden by Sealight Pictures

 

MOOD

Courage, Danger, Thrilling

TEMPO

Moderate (110)

GENRES

Action-Advent.

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GALLERY SHOW

Aquarium of the Pacific

CONTEMPORARY > Pop

Pleasant rhythmic tones, SFX and vocalizations convey a sense of beauty.

IF YOU LIKE:  Life of Pi

CLIP

Meet the intriguing inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean
Edited by Andrew M. Cohen of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

 

MOOD

Discovery, Joy, Wonder

TEMPO

Slow (85)

GENRES

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

 
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THE GIRL SPOT

Online Show for Early Teens

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ROCK > LoFi

Garage band show theme.

IF YOU LIKE:  Girls on HBO

CLIP

Show open introducing hosts.

 

MOOD

Cool, Fun, Upbeat

TEMPO

Fast (165)

GENRES

Comedy, Talk Show

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SOS . OCEAN IN MOTION

Science on a Sphere® by Aquarium of the Pacific

CONTEMPORARY > Fusion

This dynamic piece progresses from thoughtful to rockin’, joyfully inspiring a sense of urgency. Features catchy motifs; sweet time shifts and deliciously cue-ey hits.

IF YOU LIKE:  Avatar

FILM SYNOPSIS

Ocean = Motion = Life.
What is Science on a Sphere®?
Film Credits

 

MOODS

Energetic , Hopeful , Sophisticated, Upbeat.

TEMPOS

HHH (98); and
GGG (122), (133)

GENRES

Action-Adventure, Sci-Fi

 

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BOURNE MEETS THE SHEIK

MOOD

Determined, Intrigue,
Sexy

TEMPO

Slow (99)

GENRES

Action-advent.,
Sci-fi

CONTEMPORARY > House

Electronic, middle-eastern groove with orchestral flourishes. Compelling dance beat with a hint of mystery.

Will they make it to the helicopter in time to escape?

IF YOU LIKE: Argo

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SELMA

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an Icarus Music/Urban Voodoo joint

CONTEMPORARY > Spoken Word Blues

Icarus Music + Urban Voodoo join forces to produce this unique portrait of America’s Civil Rights movement.

IF YOU LIKE:  Keb’ Mo’ and Def Jam Poetry

Music + Guitar: Eddie Freeman. Video: Marta Victoria.
Lyrics + Spoken Word: Micheaux Fortson with UrbanVoodoo.
Backing vocal: Nayla Ware. Concept: Dawn Del Bello.

Behind the Scenes: Creating Selma

 

MOOD

Hopeful, Poetic, Soulful

TEMPO

Slow (82)

GENRES

Drama, Documentary, History, Period Piece

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WAR MOVIES

A collection of musical feelings about war and conflict.

1. First Days in Iraq

Santoor, dumbek and winds fill the air with mystery, as the sun sets over a Middle Eastern town.

2. Voices of Dissent

Conflict looms in the air, as the orchestra builds to a dramatic crescendo.

3. Justice

Spiritual humming over soulful strings. Through the struggle, hope springs eternal.

4. A Hero Falls

A lonely bagpipe plays a sorrowful tune to honor a hero as she is laid to rest.

5. A Memorial

Bright oboe tones honor those whose “uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

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COAL BURNIN’ BETTY

Eddie’s Slideshow Demo-for-Fun

UNPLUGGED > Americana

Plucky banjo, sentimental strings and happy guitar counterpoints capture a rustic, by-gone era.

IF YOU LIKE:  Hatfields & McCoys

CLIP

Ole timey tribute to the hard-edged mountain men and women of Peach Creek, West Virginia.

 

MOOD

Determined, Joy, Travel

TEMPO

Fast (129)

GENRES

Adventure,
Comedy, Period Piece

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FINDING OUR VOICES . Open

Independent film . Dream Catcher Films, Inc.

ORCHESTRAL > Cinematic

Energetic string arpeggios emphasize the struggle of war. Escalating melodies offer hope.

IF YOU LIKE:  Breach

CLIP

The battle between light and dark.
Finding Our Voices by Dream Catcher Films, Inc.

 

MOOD

Epic, Grand, Poignant, Solemn

TEMPO

Moderate (117)

GENRES

Adventure, Drama, Espionage

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LOSING THE ELEPHANTS . Open

Independent Documentary Film

WORLD > Fusion Song

Pulsing rhythms, flutes, bells and tonal syllables reminiscent of classical Carnatic scales.

IF YOU LIKE:  Seven Years in Tibet

CLIP

“Noble, gentle and wise, the elephant symbolizes the calm majesty of one on the path of enlightenment”
Produced by World Women Work

 

MOOD

Journey, Spiritual, Uplifting

TEMPO

Slow (98)

GENRES

Action-advent., Adventure,
Period Piece

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PROMETHEUS

MOOD

Driven, Heroic,
Intense

TEMPO

Moderate (103)

GENRES

Action-advent.,
Drama,
Sci-fi

ROCK > Goth +Song

Wailing rock, with intense, orchestral build. The raging eagle Squier riff sounds like a fierce raptor.

“Why would he delight in us?”

Grunge vocals: Eddie Freeman.

IF YOU LIKE: The Crow

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What is Science on a Sphere?

<<< Ocean Science Center

Floating 6′ sphere installation with upper video monitors.

More about Science on a Sphere® installations worldwide.

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CREDITS: SoS . Extreme Weather

Narrated by

Jerry R. Schubel

Produced by

Derek Balsillie, Andrew M. Cohen, Keith Miller, John Rouse and Jerry R. Schubel

Edited by

Andrew M. Cohen

Multimedia Design by

Keith Miller

Original Music, Sound Effects, Narration Recording and Final Mix by

Icarus Music
Eddie Freeman and Marta Victoria

For installation at the

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

In conjunction with

NOAA’s worldwide Science on a Sphere® program

Credits + links are posted w/ best intentions. If involved, and you wish a change, please e-mail us.
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CREDITS: SoS . Exploring the Depths

Narrated by

Michael Donovan

Produced by

Derek Balsillie, Andrew M. Cohen and Jerry R. Schubel

Edited by

Andrew M. Cohen

Multimedia Design by

Keith Miller

Original Music, Sound Effects and Final Mix by

Icarus Music
Eddie Freeman and Marta Victoria

Images provided by

Getty Images, NOAA and pond5

Funding provided by

The Roddenberry Foundation

For installation at the

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

In conjunction with

NOAA’s worldwide Science on a Sphere® program

Credits + links are posted w/ best intentions. If involved, and you wish a change, please e-mail us.
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CREDITS: SoS . Ocean in Motion

Written by

42 Degrees North

Produced by

Cortina Productions

Original Music by

Icarus Music
Eddie Freeman and Marta Victoria

Footage provided by

Discovery Access, pond5, Scubazoo, and T3Media

Images provided by

NASA

For installation at the

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

In conjunction with

NOAA’s worldwide Science on a Sphere® program

Additional funding provided by

The Roddenberry Foundation

Credits + links are posted w/ best intentions. If involved, and you wish a change, please e-mail us.
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CREDITS: SoS . Cities Through Time

Narrated by

Jerry R. Schubel

Produced by

Derek Balsillie, Andrew M. Cohen and Jerry R. Schubel

Edited by

Andrew M. Cohen

Multimedia Design by

Keith Miller

Original Music, Sound Effects, Narration Recording and Final Mix by

Icarus Music
Eddie Freeman and Marta Victoria

For installation at the

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

In conjunction with

NOAA’s worldwide Science on a Sphere® program

Credits + links are posted w/ best intentions. If involved, and you wish a change, please e-mail us.
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CREDITS: SoS . Aquaculture

Narrated by

Michael Donovan

Original Script by

Kim Thompson and Jerry R. Schubel

Produced by

Derek Balsillie, Andrew M. Cohen and Jerry R. Schubel

Edited by

Andrew M. Cohen

Multimedia Design by

Keith Miller

Original Music, Sound Effects and Final Mix by

Icarus Music
Eddie Freeman and Marta Victoria

Images provided by

NOAA, Getty Images, NatureFootage/OceanFootage, Neil Simms and Jeff Milisen of Kampachi Farms, Don Kent and Hubbs Sea World Research Institute

Program-creation partners

Aquarium of the Pacific and NOAA Fisheries

Funding provided by

The Miller Foundation

NOAA Advisors

Michael Rust, Christopher Botnick and Micheal Rubino

Scientific Advisors

Michael Rust and Don Kent

For installation at the

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

In conjunction with

NOAA’s worldwide Science on a Sphere® program

Credits + links are posted w/ best intentions. If involved, and you wish a change, please e-mail us.
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CREDITS: SoS . The Urban Ocean

Narrated by

Jerry R. Schubel

Produced by

Jerry R. Schubel, Derek Balsillie, Andrew M. Cohen, Keith Miller and John Rouse

Edited and Animated by

Keith Miller

Original Music, Sound Effects, Narration Recording and Final Mix by

Icarus Music
Eddie Freeman and Marta Victoria

Images provided by

DCA Film & Video Productions, Getty Images, NOAA and pond5

Funding provided by

The Miller Foundation

For installation at the

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

In conjunction with

NOAA’s worldwide Science on a Sphere® program

Credits + links are posted w/ best intentions. If involved, and you wish a change, please e-mail us.
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CREDITS: SoS . Seaports of San Pedro Bay

Written by

42 Degrees North

Produced by

Cortina Productions

Original Music by

Icarus Music
Eddie Freeman and Marta Victoria

Footage provided by

Artbeats Digital Film Library, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, ©iStockphoto.com, , Maersk Line, pond5, Port of Long Beach, The Port of Los Angeles, SkySails and Thought Equity Motion

Images provided by

The Journal of Commerce, The Box That Changed The World: 50 Years of Container Shipping” by Joseph Bonney and Arthur Donovan, ©iStockphoto.com, Bigstock.com and University of Southern California, on behalf of the USC Special Collections

Funding provided by

NOAA Coastal Services Center, Port of Long Beach and The Port of Los Angeles

For installation at the

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California

In conjunction with

NOAA’s worldwide Science on a Sphere® program

Credits + links are posted w/ best intentions. If involved, and you wish a change, please e-mail us.
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