Music for Video
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ange on 12/29/2012 at 10:00AM
For our latest Music for Video selection, we offer a wintery mix of instrumental tracks perfect for your projects. The first half features a light dusting of gentle piano sounds full of nostalgia As the mix grows into a full on blizzard, the tracks turn more dissonent and stressful, like a tree heavy with ice leaning over your roof. We hope this free mix helps kick off an exciting new year of projects.
1. Plurabelle (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - Synth music for watching the snow fall. Plurabelle is a Bucharest musician who finds inspiration in books, and his latest album is inspired by the Tom McCarthy novel Remainder.
2. Dexter Britain (website, CC BY-NC-SA) - A song so epic and full of feelings that it elevates the emotional significance of any footage or dialoge you place alongside it. This track is a producers 6-minute long fantasy, and the tour de force of a true soundtrack master. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available on Britain's website.
3. Aestrid Byrne (website, CC BY-SA) - An elegant and thoughtful song written and performed on toy piano from Byrne's room in a Santiago clinic. Because her room could not accommodate a baby grand or upright piano, the toy piano was a tool-of-circumstance. She died in 1998, one month after making her album Laterna.
11. Luciano Foglia (website, CC BY) - An instrumental rife with tension, complete with a dramatic shift at 4:15. Perfect for following the bad guy into the abandoned building, and then chasing him from roof to roof.
13. Andrew Bisset (website, CC BY-SA) - A thrilling piece for chamber orchestra that addresses "sonority oppositions and analog fading." It will make you feel even more stressed out than you are already.
Before using any Creative Commons music for a project, you need to make sure you follow the track's license in order to avoid copyright infringement. You can read more about the various Creative Commons license combinations here, and check out our help and faq for more information. If you're not sure whether your use is pre-cleared by a particular license, it's always a good idea to reach out to the artist directly.
You can find a list of all of the music featured in Music for Video here.
This series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.