One of my favorite Star Trek Next Generation episodes is “The Inner Light” where Captain Picard lives a new life on the extinct planet, Kataan, that died 1000 years ago. He experiences decades of a life on that planet in less than 25 minutes while he’s in a coma. Escaping to a completely new life… Continue reading Gorgeous But Sad Tin Whistle
A few weeks ago I noticed a Cadillac ad on TV that showed the dark blue and black bars on their logo before the rest of it popped up (see image above). It looked just like a MIDI sequence, so I tried it out on the piano and found out what their logo sounds like.… Continue reading Does Cadillac know their logo is film noir?
Lá Iontach Fhéile Pádraig! Wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a quick instrumental of Danny Boy I just did for the holiday. The main instruments are French horn and piano, which are accompanied by cellos and violins. Enjoy!
I just posted the video for Rainbird. Watch below or go to my music video page at http://CantaireDe.com/videos.htm. You’ll see in the video I ended up using a “real” bird instead of the 3d models I was trying to make. The 3d software was still useful, though. It let me add other effects, like the… Continue reading How does a bird sing in freezing rain?
I used to do 3D modeling and art way back when the technology first came out in the late 80’s. The state of the art has improved a lot since then, so I thought I’d try making a hummingbird for the Rainbird music video. Even free 3d software is a lot more powerful than the… Continue reading Hummingbird Scrubbie
We’re starting to thaw out after days around -30F. Just in time for my new song released today, which coincidentally is about a bird caught in a freezing rain storm. I didn’t plan the timing of the release with the weather by the way. The song was submitted for distribution at the beginning of January… Continue reading Rainbird
I’ve been having a hard time with asthma and lung infections for months, so I’ve worked on more instrumentals. Today I’m glad to release a new song called Amazing Grace Requiem (Rest). It’s a trumpet and violin tribute of the classic that follows the original lyrics by John Newton more closely. In creating it I… Continue reading Amazing Grace Requiem (Rest)