In this interview, I had the joy of talking with Chris Wirsig, a classically training pianist and saxophone player. He’s been able to take his classically trained skills and spend the last 20 years in music production and composition for games, film and TV. He has a love for darker sounding music and his productions can be heard on things such as the Top Ten iPad game, “Alien Tribe 2”, multiple award-winning short films and the comedy feature film "39 And A Half," as well as numerous TV shows on ABC, E!, MTV, Fox Sports - just to name a few. In addition to writing music for different productions, he’s started a few different bands and does song writing on the side.
I was so impressed with his background in both the creative and business end of things and his take on how music influences us has made for a very interesting conversation! I'm looking forward to sharing this with you.
In this interview, we talk about:
How Chris is dealing with COVID and what’s happening in California (he's based in L.A.)
His background and how he got into music
His love for music and all the instruments he plays
How he found a love for writing melancholy and dark music
Why Chris likes writing darker music
Chris’s love for fictional scary things versus being scared in real life
How he goes about writing the music for each movie depending on the information he has
Some of his favorite ways to compose music for a movie
The way Chris’s music affects the emotion in a movie
Chris’s most recent experience with writing music for a movie set in Africa and adding in cultural elements
Chris’s upcoming production featuring his music
The use of major and minor chords in his productions
Using both major and minor chords in a piece of music, even if it’s a minor piece of music
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