BenjaminTibbetts's News

Piano Sonatina

2017-07-13 17:02:57 by BenjaminTibbetts
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Hello, Newgrounds! Just a brief update on my output this month:

  • I have updated my Newgrounds playlists, which can be found at benjamintibbetts.newgrounds.com/playlists. These organize my audio and visual art on this site into categories.
  • I uploaded a new track, a live performance of my Piano Sonatina. If you are a pianist and you would like the sheet music, please feel free to get in touch.

Thank you for listening. If you enjoy my work, please consider subscribing to my account.

~Ben

www.bentibbetts.net

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Update: "Night Music", Chiptunes, and Other Music

2017-06-11 21:55:54 by BenjaminTibbetts
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Hello, Newgrounds! It is good to be back. I hope you are well. This past year, I spent most of my time teaching and making music. I didn't spend time uploading music to my Newgrounds account. I intend to change that and be more regular with my updates.

 

Here is a brief description of the music uploaded since my last news post:

  • Night Music #4: Baby Mine - "Night Music" is a series of piano improvisations. I am very proud of this music. This fourth episode features music from Dumbo and an obscure Disney SingAlong cartoon called "A Cowboy Needs A Horse".
  • Mongols and Magicians - This is a dark, mysterious orchestral piece commissioned for a video game.
  • Baal in the Big Apple - I wrote this track for fun. I am not sure how to categorize it. It mixes 16-bit and modern sounds in a way that I hope is seamless and compelling.
  • Adventures of Guinevere, Rat Race, Ax Men, Sage in the Desert, and In The Nothing - I wrote these for fun as well. They are intended to realistically emulate and imitate classic sounds on the SNES.
  • Benevolent Tycoon - This was a commission. Like the tracks listed above, "Benevolent Tycoon" is intended to evoke memories of the SNES.
  • The Winners of the Game - This is a short orchestral loop commissioned for a college TV station.

 

Thank you so much for listening. If you enjoy my work, please consider subscribing to my account.

 

~Ben

www.bentibbetts.net


Night Music #3: "Jesus Loves Me"

2015-12-29 13:59:51 by BenjaminTibbetts
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Hello, Newgroundsers!

This past month, I released a new episode of Night Music, a series of recorded solo piano music which features wild improvisations upon familiar melodies. The original tracks were performed on a digital keyboard, and then the music was changed in all sorts of ways; some bits were added, other bits were removed, and much of the original material was altered in some way. The final products are half-improvised, half-composed. Night Music #1 featured the main theme from PIXAR's Inside Out and Night Music #2 featured "Westminster Chimes", a tune commonly played by clocks around the world. This past month I completed the third Night Music, a very angry rendition of the Christian hymn "Jesus Loves Me". I am working on a fourth episode right now.

If you enjoy my work, please consider subscribing to this Newgrounds account. And even if you don't enjoy my work, please consider leaving a comment; I welcome and appreciate constructive criticism. Thank you!

~Ben

www.bentibbetts.net

Concept art for "Inside Out"

Concept art for Inside Out (source)


Updates

2015-11-17 13:40:09 by BenjaminTibbetts
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Hey, Newgroundsers!

Last month, I organized my music and digital art on Newgrounds into playlists. This month I updated my website with much of that content. Although it's not totally done, it's getting there, especially the page showcasing music for video games. Many of the games mentioned on that page were featured mainly on Game Maker forums, but a few were on Newgrounds, including Solar Strike and my own Evasion Game. There's also a page featuring my film music. Both pages include old projects--music I wrote in middle school, high school, and college.

There is a tendency among some creative professionals to hide early works, which the creators feel are lower quality than their current output. I understand that. I don't think my early music is as good as my recent music, for example. However, in my case, I've come to feel that it's not worth pretending those older projects didn't happen. I won't necessarily go out of my way to promote my early materials, but I am still listing them on my website as part of my overall output, marked as "juvenilia" so people who want to commission me know those projects aren't representative.

In other news, I am working extremely hard on a new solo piano audio series called "Night Music". Each episode of Night Music features an improvisation on a familiar theme. I am very proud of this series so far. Check it out here on Newgrounds or on my website.

As always, thanks for your support!

~Ben

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Playlists, Series, and Collections

2015-10-14 16:38:28 by BenjaminTibbetts
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Hi, Newgrounders! I've been busy the past week or so making playlists for my digital content on Newgrounds. These include original soundtracks for movies and games, visual art series, and collections organized by genre. For a full list of these playlists, go to benjamintibbetts.newgrounds.com/playlists. Here are a few of the most notable:

My website still needs to be updated with all of this content (and then some)...I'm working on it!

~Ben


Struggle Mountain

2015-04-05 20:02:21 by BenjaminTibbetts
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Hi, Newgrounders! It has been a while. Here are some of the things I've been up to:

A brief shout-out to Stephanie Gauthier (@Suncomes): She used one of my tracks really well in a short stop motion animation.

And a note on PAX-East: This was my first year attending the expo, and I had a blast. It was great to meet @TomFulp and @Stamper, and inspiring to see the creativity happening in the indie area.

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Update 2015-01-23: www.BenTibbetts.net

2015-01-23 15:29:30 by BenjaminTibbetts
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Hi, Newgrounders! Recently, I've been working on my website. It's being updated daily now, following this weekly schedule:

If any of that piques your interest, check it out at www.bentibbetts.net. Most of this stuff is already available via this Newgrounds account (which you can follow by clicking here), but some of it isn't. Also, for some reason, I really enjoy designing my own custom site to house this content--I put a lot of love into the articles, compositions, etc. to create a compelling and diverse selection of creative entertainment. This website is like a little shrine to the things I'm interested in.

Here's an image from the photography section:

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Update 2014-11-26

2014-11-26 22:51:36 by BenjaminTibbetts
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Hi, Newgrounders!

This past week, balbod released The Fall of Sonic, an animation that effectively uses one of my old audio submissions (8-Bit Epic).

I recently collaborated with composer Chris Carlone on music for two short films by 3GI Industries. Both films use fast-paced editing and scattershot, wacky humor. The first, Jurassic Swamp, combines elements of the Jurassic Park and Shrek movies. The second, Irrational Treasure, takes its inspiration from the National Treasure movies.

Here's a summary of my recent uploads to the Newgrounds Audio and Art Portals:

Audio

Art

Visit my website at www.bentibbetts.net
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Update 2014-10-22

2014-10-22 11:27:58 by BenjaminTibbetts
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Hi, Newgrounders! Happy autumn!

Here's a brief summary of my recent submissions. They're listed in chronological order.

Audio Portal

Art Portal

 

     

Visit my website at www.bentibbetts.net

Follow this Newgrounds account at benjamintibbetts.newgrounds.com/follow


Update 2014-09-17

2014-09-17 17:03:47 by BenjaminTibbetts

Hi Newgrounders,

My profile here has been somewhat quiet the past few weeks. This is partially because I've been working on my website, which sports a new layout using the WordPress content management system. It's also because I've been working on music to be sold on AudioJungle.

However, I did upload some tracks to the Audio Portal. Here's a list of the recent submissions:

As always, thanks to my followers for your comments and support.

~Ben

 

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