In here you will find links to all of the different official webpages of the different projects and studios we have collaborated with, and to different music playlist where you can hear samples of music and sounds used at these various projects.
DUSTMASK game studio
DUSTMASK is the indie video game studio which am part of. There I work as a musician (composer/arranger) with other 2 great music composer. This is the only place where right now I work as an individual and part of the team (Andrés Merchán), and not as a external collaborator (Mechanical Media Music). For now this link will take you to DUSTMASK official webpage were you can explore and learn more about this new studio.
Keengamer and pixel bay articles
In here you will find the links to all of the different articles that I (Andres Felipe Merchan) has write for Keengamer.com and Pixelbay.net
KeenGamer: KeenGamer is an ultimate social gaming website where you can find game reviews, game news, previews and interviews with developers.
Pixelbay: We provides top-tier nerd content written, edited, researched and hosted by various people from all around the likes of the internet. Whether you’re a gamer, hardcore TV viewer, comic nerd or movie buff, we provide content
Video games ost reviews
Compilation of essays that talk about the Official Sound Tack (OST) of different video games.
- Cuphead... (February 1, 2018)
- Hotline Miami... (March 1, 2018)
- Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures I (April 1, 2018)
- Ibb & Obb... (May 1, 2018)
- Hollow Knight... (June 1, 2018)
gaming (Reggae) Music
Arrangements of three different music pieces (Click Clock Wood, Hornet and Bloody Tears) from three video games (Banjo Kazooie, Hollow Knight and Castlevania II: Simon's Quest) into three different Reggae genres (Rock/Reggae, Dance Hall and Dub Reggae) to give each of them a unique sound, treatment, and atmosphere, as well as to explore different Reggae elements and techniques that could be applied to video game soundtracks.
Gaming (jazz) music
Arrangements of three different music pieces (Snowdin Town, Megalovania, and Green Hill Zone) from two video games (Undertale and Sonic The Hedgehog) into three different Big Band formats using different Jazz styles (Ballad Swing, Swing and Latin Jazz) to give each of them a unique sound, treatment, and atmosphere, as well as to explore different Jazz elements and techniques that could be applied to video game soundtracks.
The Last Bastion
Arrangement of the soundtrack from the cinematic/short film The Last Bastion, created by Blizzard Entertainment for the the lore of the video game Overwatch, as part of an academic project to explore the role, functionality and composition of music as a complement of a visual medium.
MAGIN DIAZ, EL ORISHA DE LA ROSA
Transcription made for the project MAGIN DIAZ, EL ORISHA DE LA ROSA, during the first semester of 2016 for the song "Por el Norte, Por el Sur". The project collects traditional, avant-garde, national and international aesthetics and puts them in dialogue with Magín Díaz, a giant, anonymous until today, who stained and constructed the Colombian national identity from the dark.
This project came to us thanks to the Universidad El Bosque and counted as one of our final grade in 8th semester. The person in charge of guiding us and providing help was our Orchestration teacher for the time David Chebair Jaramillo
Fusion is a project that involves the arrangement of popular music. The idea was to arrange 3 different songs in a way that they resemble the sound of other artists, completely different of the original composer(s)/musician(s) and our selfs. Each song has a different reference artist that had to be explore and in all cases, the musical styles that were decided to be used tended to be very different from each other.
The Project consists of 3 arrangements and was done as a College project on 7th and 8th semester.