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Music Production for Film + TV

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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.

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Dr. Enric Sala in a pool of reef sharks.

IF YOU LIKE:  John Williams


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.

CLIP

Meet the intriguing inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean

IF YOU LIKE:  Life of Pi


Edited by Andrew M. Cohen of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

 

MOOD

Discovery, Joy, Wonder

TEMPO

Slow (85)

GENRES

Drama, Fantasy, Romance

 
THE GIRL SPOT

Online Show for Early Teens

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Rock . LoFi

Garage band show theme.

CLIP

Show open introducing hosts.

IF YOU LIKE:  Girls on HBO

 

MOOD

Cool, Fun, Upbeat

TEMPO

Fast (165)

GENRES

Comedy, Talk Show

SOS EARTH

Science on a Sphere Installation . Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

A dynamic piece that goes from thoughtful to aggressive in order to inspire a sense of urgency. This ROCKER will melt your face!

Working version, minus narration, on “Marine Protected Areas”.

<<< Ocean Science Center

Floating 6′ sphere installation with upper video monitors.
More about Science on a Sphere® installations worldwide.

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BOURNE MEETS THE SHIEK

MOOD

Determined, Intrigue,
Sexy

TEMPO

Slow (99)

GENRES

Action-advent.,
Sci-fi

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

SELMA

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an Icarus Music/Urban Voodoo joint

Blues . Spoken Word

Inspired by recent current events; Icarus Music and Urban Voodoo join forces to create a spoken-word-and-blues 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.

 

MOOD

Hopeful, Poetic, Soulful

TEMPO

Slow (82)

GENRES

Drama, Documentary, History

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BLACK AND BLUE

Rock . Modern

Quirky Black Keys style modern rock.

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RECORDING SELMA

Eddie’s Blog . #01

Last month, the three of us here were chatting about Trayvon Martin, and, also, the current attempts to obstruct African Americans from voting. It made us sad. We were all old enough to remember the 60’s. Then we realized… maybe most folks weren’t.

That’s when Dawn, our Production Manager, mentioned her friend Micheaux Fortson, and how, as UrbanVoodoo, he often addressed these topics in his Spoken Word pieces. “You simply have to collaborate!” she decided.

That moment, Selma was born.

We imagined Selma as a young Black girl growing up during those turbulent times. Through her, we would personify the Civil Rights movement.

For the music, I wrote an aching Blues piece, adding Hip Hop drum beats for “edge.” I kept it sparse, leaving room for Micheaux’s words. A week later, for the recording session, Micheaux arrived, bringing with him backing vocalist, Nayla Ware. Nayla quickly became the voice of Selma. After a great series of takes, I mixed words and music together and handed it to Marta — who produced the video by captioning lyrics under a series of colorized, historical pictures.

Now that it’s done, we all hope that “Selma”, in some small way, reminds folks of the value of our Civil Rights movement. Because, sometimes, it is important to remember.

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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.”