I’m starting a new category: Music. It’s such a big part of my day (well, not at Dayjob, darn it), and my writing is almost always done listening to either Streamingsoundtracks.com(SST) or something I’ve downloaded onto my computer.
Siddhartha Barnhoorn showed up on SST with a link and I immediately purchased something. His website is here: http://www.sidbarnhoorn.com/ .
Check this guy out. Seriously. His music is crystalline, soothing and just plain awesome. I’m listening to Pillars of Light, an ambient solo work, right now and am floating away. He has done scores for countless films and the public service announcement “Embrace Life: Always Wear Your Seatbelt,” which I’m sure you’ve seen on the Internet. If not, look here.
He’s also done the score for an upcoming film Spoon, which stars Rutger Hauer. You might remember him from a little film called Blade Runner. It’s directed by South African actor/producer Sharlto Copley, who played Wikus in District 9 and also appeared in The A-Team movie (it hurts me just to write that; I hated that show). This is all I could find on the film. I hope it gets a U.S. release. Or maybe I missed it. If I did, please hit me.
Samples and purchase links can be found here: http://siddharthabarnhoorn.bandcamp.com.
No, I’m not getting anything for plugging composers. I just love to share music when I find something amazing. That is why I belong to SST. It’s a soundtrack Internet radio station and a community of music lovers worldwide. SSTers have posted everything from funny cat videos (Maru!) to new music to movie reviews.
Enjoy this talented composer. If you have any suggestions for this category, please share them in the comments.