The Open Source Soundtrack Project

The Open Source Soundtrack Project

The Open Source Soundtrack Project is here!

The project will be updated constantly with articles about:
- open source soundtracks;
- composition and production of open source soundtracks and sound design with open source tools;
- examples and models to release open source soundtracks;
- specifications for “calls for music”;
- useful downloads and much more!

TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction
- Soundtrack and Sound Design with Open Source Software – Production and Flowchart

Much more will come.

Stay tuned for news!

Francesco Zanellato

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

New Rock music by S.C.A.A.F.F



New rock single by S.C.A.A.F.F, a completely self-produced band!
Available on all main stores.
You can also freely listen and download the song on Jamendo:
https://www.jamendo.com/track/1312383/judah
lyrics here:
https://www.jamendo.com/track/1312383/judah/lyrics

Italian version here:
https://www.jamendo.com/track/1312384/judah-italian-version
Italian lyrics here:
https://www.jamendo.com/track/1312384/judah-italian-version/lyrics
Check it out!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Lights and Shades at an Exhibition - Free music by Francesco Zanellato



free audio download: www.jamendo.com/list/a120846

THE SOUNDTRACK
The music is inspired by “Shadows in the Mirror” a fractal art video by Lilia Morales y Mori.
The video is based on different “environments”, or pictures, separated by a repeated picture as an “intermezzo”.
So, the structural idea of the music consists of different brief musical pictures, like at an exhibition, separated by a “promenade”.
The structure and the title of the music is consciously inspired by Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”, but music is entirely original.
Melodies are performed using an ethnic ensemble: Flute, Low Whistle, Pan Flute, Ethnic Drums, Drum Set, Triangle, Violin, Solo Female Voice, Female Choir.
List of episodes:
Promenade
“African eyes”
Promenade
“Blue dancers”
Promenade
“Violet twins”
“Fractal girl”
Promenade
“Beaty and the violin”
“African eyes”
Promenade
“Mist skin”
“Egyptian tale”
“Blue dancers”
Promenade (tutti)
THE COVER
The cover of “Lights and Shades at an Exhibition” is made with Gimp, an open-source image manipulation software.

THE SCORE – FREE SHEET MUSIC!

The orchestral score of “Lights and Shades at an Exhibition” is available for free at:
https://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/139253.html
(you will need to install the Scorch plugin to be able to view and print the score)
Now, my scores are also freely downloadable on IMSLP:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Zanellato,_Francesco

If you like this soundtrack, also check “THE BATTLE OF NEW HOPE“, with  score at:
www.scoreexchange.com/scores/130847.html

Stay tuned!

Francesco Zanellato

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

End Titles Of A Rock Dream


THE RIGHT ROCK SOUNDTRACK FOR YOUR LATEST DREAM!
Deep, in the night, come the fearful,
fast illusions of the lights and shades.
They bring with them a story  which will
solve into that sudden paradox…

Complete lyrics/score available on IMSLP.

Here is “END TITLES OF A ROCK DREAM” (instrumental version), available on Jamendo:
www.jamendo.com/album/121440
If you want to sing or play it, the complete score including lyrics and guitar chord boxes is available for free download at IMSLP in pdf format.
To obtain a transposed score for lower/higher pitched voice please check the version at ScoreExchange (you will need a plugin to hear and print the score).
The italian song title is “Titoli di coda in sogni rock” (italian lyrics also available on IMSLP).
The sung version will be available as soon as possible!
The cover is made with Inkscape and Gimp.
The new fractal art video by Lilia Morales y Mori, on the music “End Titles of a Rock Dream” is available here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=don9rhfUEnQ
Here are my thoughts about the video.
She’s looking through the night at the sleeping beauty in the red moonlight.
Is the little girl afraid of dreaming?
The mirror explodes in fragments that show the thunderstorming colours of the city.
Through the smoke, all the memories begin to fade.
I think I remember a parade of cubes in the streets of London.
Then, dummies in a shop window…
I can feel the vibration of the sleeping city, if I listen carefully.
Rock music is coming from a distant night club: the notes are burning in my veins this night.
I keep moving. Here, some jazz music… There, some disco music…
Dancing in the crowd, I believe I’m not alone.
But sometimes I feel trapped in a jail. A dummy in a shop window.
The nightly rhythm increases…
Now I’m sitting in a pub, drinking something without taste; the glass reflects a distorted reality.
Perhaps I’m not here. Perhaps I’m still lying on the floor, only a candle is lighting my bedroom.
But the music keeps playing and my friends make me feel alive.
No, I’m definitely not alone, whether this is a dream or not.

Take a look at all Lilia’s fractal art images at:
http://poesiafracesptiempo.blogspot.mx/

Have fun!

Francesco Zanellato

LANDING ON VEGA - Free Music by Francesco Zanellato - The soundtrack of "Evolution: the future"




You can download the music for free at:
http://www.jamendo.com/en/list/a117122/landing-on-vega
The music is inspired by “Evolution: the future”, a book by Marco Santini and the relevant video by Lilia Morales y Mori. You can watch the video here:

THE SOUNDTRACK

The music consists of a simple monothematic piece, to be listened while watching at the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jwpqsONFy4
Ethereal beginning, harp glissando as a transition to the piano  accompaniment.
Two snares ensemble parts, for “generation of Adamo” and  “funeral rites” of Martin.
The chorus is the community.
Final mysterious part, with abrupt end, to create suspence: want more?
Read Marco Santini’s free books: “The Alpha Centaury Project” and “Evolution: the future”.
“Evolution: the future” is available for free download at:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219179

THE MAKING OF “LANDING ON VEGA”

I got the idea  for the title, when I received an e-mail from a collaegue of mine,  with subject “Arrival on Vega”, so I came up with “Vega 31″, a  mining offshore platform on a remote planet.

THE COVER

The cover of “Landing on Vega” is made with Blender, an open-source 3D animation software.

THE SCORE – FREE SHEET MUSIC!

The orchestral score of “Landing on Vega” is available for free at:
https://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/135140.html
(you will need to install the Scorch plugin to be able to view and print the score)
If you like this soundtrack, also check “THE BATTLE OF NEW HOPE“, with  score at:
www.scoreexchange.com/scores/130847.html

Stay tuned!

Francesco Zanellato

Beethoven - Grande Sonate Op. 53 ("Waldstein")


Are you a piano player?
Do you need some free music to train yourself with?
Try Beethoven’s Grande Sonate Op. 53 (“Waldstein”)!
You can freely view and download the sheet-music at:
https://www.scoreexchange.com/scores/130246.html
Enjoy!