The Steampunk Opera Overture (demo version)

21 Jan

I sit here in a tine old, village house in the mountains of southern Serbia madly composing away. My wife has taken our beautiful little toddler to Belgrade in order for me to work uninterupted. I rise each morning, eat, chop wood (it’s winter and heat here is OLD school) and sit down in my studio to compose.

And so it’s about time to start sharing. Here is the demo version of the Overture (or Prologue… can’t decide exactly which). As such it will not have vocals.  I don’t know how i’ll tweak it down the road, but for now here’s the first peak at the Steampunk Opera music.

(I should add, this video is just a still image. It’s simply a way to showcase the music. I’ve tried many other methods on other sites and blogs, but i found overwhelmingly, people prefer vids, even if the vid is just a picture. Go figure.)


Posted by on January 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


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6 responses to “The Steampunk Opera Overture (demo version)

  1. Dean Hall

    February 8, 2011 at 5:44 am

    Is that a theremin (aetherophone) in the chorus(?) of the 2nd part? Whatever the case, it’s awesome for the climax. It does seem like the theremin belongs more in either the Stephen King’s Gunslinger world or perhaps a steampunk 20th century. I really like the modal sound of the piece as a whole too.

  2. Dean Hall

    February 8, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Bad wording. I meant that the theremin seems like a very good steampunk instrument, assuming radio’s been discovered. 🙂

  3. paulms

    February 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Actually, the plot does take place at the very beginning of the 20th century. There is definitely radio, as it figures into a certain aspect of the story (and is a sound effect used in the groove part before the first big theremin chorus.

    One of the nice things about steampunk is given it’s sci-fi aspect, you can just arbitrarily declare that any given thing has been invented you want, as long as if fits aesthetically. (lasers-not acceptable. radio-acceptable)

  4. keitasama

    August 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Hello, I loved the music.
    And I want to ask you a big favor.
    I want to use this song on a short I am editing,
    Is it possible to give you credit at the end?

    • paulms

      August 22, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Yes. And send me a link to the finished thing so i can watch it.


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