M Thompson
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M Thompson commented on M Thompson's video
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"@Mikhail Thanks so much for the comment! I don't know what got into me but when I started to write I just couldn't stop :P"
Mar 30, 2013
M Thompson replied to Aaron Siegel's discussion The Film Score Project in the group Composing
"Find more videos like this on Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange I really hope this works... Anyway, here's my submission! This was really fun to score."
Mar 30, 2013
Mikhail Johnson commented on M Thompson's video
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"LOVE!!!! The Colours, Chromaticism and Jazz effects! It looks like you have some serious Reggae rhythm in your blood. Awesome stuff. I was dancing all the way through. HYPE!!! :D"
Mar 22, 2013
M Thompson commented on M Thompson's video
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"Thanks, guys. I'll be sure to post it with the score in a comment once I get back to my apartment in about a week (and before the deadline!) I left my thumbdrive in my backback accidentally, so I don't have the PDF with me at the moment."
Mar 21, 2013
Jonathon Hampton commented on M Thompson's video
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"Alright! Way to go. Be sure to embed this along with an attachment of the score to the project page."
Mar 21, 2013
M Thompson posted a video
Mar 21, 2013
M Thompson was featured
Feb 19, 2013
Carnegie Hall left a comment for M Thompson
"Hi M. Congrats on finishing the Overture. Sounds good. Must be great to hear that live. Be sure to share a link to your blog post on the Composing group wall. Maybe the Orchestra group too, eh?  I embedded your media player in the…"
Feb 19, 2013
M Thompson's blog post was featured

Overture No. 1

As some of you may recall, I had been spending my previous semester working on a piece for a contest being put on by the Minnesota Sinfonia. The rules were to compose for full strings and some wind/brass instruments a piece from 5 to 8 minutes long. Well, I've finally finished it! It's not too long and it's not too short either, which is why I've decided to label it as an "overture". It also includes a part of a piece that I put up here, called "Mon Grandpere", but with a bit different…See More
Feb 19, 2013
M Thompson posted a blog post

Overture No. 1

As some of you may recall, I had been spending my previous semester working on a piece for a contest being put on by the Minnesota Sinfonia. The rules were to compose for full strings and some wind/brass instruments a piece from 5 to 8 minutes long. Well, I've finally finished it! It's not too long and it's not too short either, which is why I've decided to label it as an "overture". It also includes a part of a piece that I put up here, called "Mon Grandpere", but with a bit different…See More
Feb 15, 2013
M Thompson replied to Aaron Siegel's discussion The Film Score Project in the group Composing
"this is so cool! i'm definitely going to be taking a stab at this, and i can't wait to hear what others come up with."
Feb 7, 2013
M Thompson liked Hasmik Hakobyan's video
Jan 21, 2013
Jonathon Hampton liked M Thompson's blog post End of the year
Jan 18, 2013
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Jan 14, 2013
M Thompson liked Carnegie Hall's blog post Member Spotlight: Brittney Burgess
Jan 14, 2013
M Thompson liked Yasmin de Soiza's blog post Great opportunity for young musicians with ONEBEAT
Jan 13, 2013

Profile Information

I am a:
Student
My school is:
Hamline University
My style(s) of music:
Classical, Film
I am interested in:
Composing / Arranging, Conducting, Ethnomusicology, Film Scoring / Soundtracks, Recording / Producing / Engineering, Composing / Arranging / Songwriting
My musical instrument(s):
Piano / keyboard, Percussion, Vibraphone
My other musical interests, styles, and instruments are:
Even though I anticipate film scoring as being my niche, I've always wanted to write music for a drum and bugle corps. But for now I'm focusing on creating scores for nonexistent scenarios that I've created in my head.
My favorite artists, influences, and inspirations are:
I try to only listen to the bare minimum of artists' work. While I truly enjoy others' work, I try to not let it influence me with my writing. Though, with that being said, Hans Zimmer is essentially a demi-god to me.
More about me:
Outside of being a starving artist, I am a sophomore at Hamline University. I work, too, because I need things like food and toiletries and the ability to pay rent.
Right now, I'm working with filmmakers in the Twin Cities area, most recently the trailer score for the independent film "In Winter".
I'm also a member of ASCAP, which I think is pretty cool.

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At 11:53am on February 19, 2013, Carnegie Hall said…

Hi M. Congrats on finishing the Overture. Sounds good. Must be great to hear that live. Be sure to share a link to your blog post on the Composing group wall. Maybe the Orchestra group too, eh? 

I embedded your media player in the blog. Here's a Help Topic on how to do that. You can also attach things to your blog posts as separate files. Here's an image showing what to click in edit mode. 

At 12:28pm on January 4, 2013, Aaron Siegel said…

M.  I really enjoyed your recently posted "A Hypothetical Fight" and wondering if we could post it to the composing group.  We are going to be talking about film music a lot more in the next couple of months and this would be great way to kick off that conversation.  Let me know what you think, or else just post it to the Composing group.  Thanks!

At 10:32am on December 27, 2012, Carnegie Hall said…

Great blog post. Hope you don't mind the addition of a couple images. We featured it on the homepage. Feel free to edit it you prefer.

At 12:30am on October 8, 2012, Evan Taylor said…

I really like the song you posted! Already listened to it a couple of times now. Thank you for sharing! :)

At 4:43pm on September 4, 2012, Yasmin de Soiza said…

M!I just took a listen to your Inspired song. It think you did a great job and since you were able to record it, you know have the basis to build this into a full-fledged song. Do you have any ideas for lyrics?

At 10:18am on September 4, 2012, Jonathon Hampton said…

Thanks a ton. I'll check em out!

At 10:34am on August 30, 2012, Jonathon Hampton said…

Lately I've been getting more and more into Bon Ivers. Looks like he's got two CDs. Got a recommendation of one or the other for someone new to his music?

At 10:35am on June 22, 2012, Christopher Amos said…

Hi M.N., welcome to the Musical Exchange community and thanks for friending me.  I'm listening to your audio tracks right now!  Nice work! 

At 11:41am on June 20, 2012, Jonathon Hampton said…

Way to stick to your guns. I respect that. I'd be really curious to have others from the Composing group weigh in. Mind if I start a discussion topic there?

At 5:42pm on June 19, 2012, Jonathon Hampton said…

That makes sense, sure. I pick up the sounds and ornamentation of my favorite vocalists. It's like reading though - to be a good writer, you have to read a lot. Think of it this way. The more you listen too, the harder it'll be to imitate one sound.

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Overture No. 1

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 12:00am 0 Comments

As some of you may recall, I had been spending my previous semester working on a piece for a contest being put on by the Minnesota Sinfonia. The rules were to compose for full strings and some wind/brass instruments a piece from 5 to 8 minutes long. Well, I've finally finished it! It's not too long and it's not too short either, which is why I've decided to label it as an "overture". It also includes a part of a piece that I put up here, called "Mon Grandpere", but with a bit different…

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End of the year

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

This year has been absolutely great, especially this past semester at college. I've learned so much more than I had hoped to learn. 

First, I was asked to score one of my friend's short films. We know each other through the In Winter project. The film is about 9 minutes long and is pulls inspiration from Hitchcock in the 1950s. She wanted a simple instrumentation and repetition, so I only used one theme among piano and strings. After overcoming some problems (on my end: for…

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Film Fundraising

Posted on August 19, 2012 at 4:03am 5 Comments

I had the pleasure of traveling to the East Coast as well as NYC to do some film fundraising (didn't get to go to Carnegie Hall, though!). I'm a part of a film that is in pre-production and we are reaching out to potential funders in order to create the film. I created the trailer music and at the moment I am in a good standing to score the entire film!

People heard the trailer score I created and apparently truly liked it, which is really rewarding to hear (someone kindly called me a…

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