David Rubenstein

August 11, 2020

Japanese Game

Japanese Game This week I composed two variants of a song for a Japanese video game. They are both based on the same melody, which is intended to be sung by a woman in Japanese. […]
July 30, 2020

Hairball Jazz

Hairball Jazz This week I composed a film score for a film titled “Hairball”. The director gave me some temp tracks, and the first track was in the style of a jazz trio; piano, bass […]
July 19, 2020

Prime Thickness: Comedy

Prime Thickness This week I composed a score for a short excerpt from a hilarious film, titled “Prime Thickness”. Filmed by PB Productions, it is about a teen-aged boy who has a thing for older […]
July 5, 2020

Ancient Middle-Eastern

Ancient Middle-Eastern This week I composed a short piece with a Middle-Eastern flavor. It was intended to be an introduction to a potential film project. The film story is set in the Middle East during […]
June 13, 2020

Suspenseful Intro

Suspenseful Intro This week I repeated my earlier experiment. I composed this piece in Sibelius, and later imported it into my DAW. Let me explain a few details. I started up Sibelius, my notation program. […]
June 5, 2020

Fun and Games

Fun and Games This week I composed a piece of new music in a completely new way. Well, it is new for me–many composers use this approach as a matter of course. I started up […]
May 23, 2020

“The Speed of Sound”, by Thomas Dolby

This book is, without a doubt, the most engaging and most enjoyable book about music that I have read. It is not about music per se, rather it is about the psychology of listening to music. I love it.
May 23, 2020

“Why You Love Music”, by John Powell

This book is, without a doubt, the most engaging and most enjoyable book about music that I have read. It is not about music per se, rather it is about the psychology of listening to music. I love it.
May 17, 2020

New Music for a Video Game

New Music for a Video Game This week I am trying something brand new. I joined a few online “Game Jams”. Previously, I had never even heard of game jams–they are a new concept for […]