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Kim of the Sunset

Kim of the Sunset

My friend Jeff Schwinghammer filmed a mini documentary about a scooter-driving woman in San Fransisco, and he asked me to write "ambient surf-ish music" for it. Sounded right up my alley.

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Rhymes With Love

Rhymes With Love - Charlie McCarron

I wanted to write a love song for my special lady, in honor of us dating for 2 years. Coming up with the melody and chords? Not too hard for this one. Coming up with non-cheesy lyrics? Much more difficult.

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“Finish Line” – A Duet for Bassoon and Trombone

Charlie's fortune

This weekend marked the end of the Fortune Cookie Songwriting Quest. Our compilation album is going to be a pretty interesting mix of vocal and instrumental tracks from all over the world. I'll tell you more about them in an upcoming post. In the meantime, I thought I'd share my fortune cookie-inspired bassoon and trombone duet, plus some composing tips for these bass clef instruments.

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Experiments in the Revival of Organisms: A Trailer

Experiments-In-The-Revival-Of-Organisms-A-Trailer

A short film of mine premiered last night at St. Paul's Northern Spark festival, with the short film group I contribute to called MNKino. The theme was "arrivals and departures," and I had no idea what I was going to make until midnight the night before it was due. I was browsing archive.org and found a disturbing, but fascinating 1940 film documenting experiments on reviving dogs from the dead.

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