Cyrus Reynolds: Compositional Improvisation, Classical Music, and the Importance of Goal Flexibility
This week's guest is composer, recording artist, and sound designer Cyrus Reynolds. A classically trained musician from London's Royal Academy of Music, Cyrus has had success not only with his own music, but also in the world of trailer music. He has collaborated with artists such as Bon Iver’s S. Carey and Novo Amor and contributed sound design to artists likes Kanye West and Change the Rapper. He's also done work with Output, helping design instruments for them such as Exhale and Arcade. We have a great chat about his unique blend of cinematic orchestra with modern songwriting, how recording techniques influence creativity, and why following your passion or interests will always lead you to the most fulfilling version of your career.
In this episode, we'll dig in on...
Coming from a classical music background
Experimenting and trying to move the needle
Funding your own orchestra recording
Finishing parts on the plane on the way to Abbey Road
Using AI and randomization parameters to recreate human tendencies