Bo Wild

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Welcome to my private portfolio where you can enjoy a sample of my work.

Most of the work in this portfolio was never published, so feel free to contact me about cuts or sync licenses.

There's much more not listed here, feel free to contact me for details.

Songs

The following are some rough demos for songs I enjoyed writing.

I hope you enjoy listening to these songs as much as I enjoyed writing them.

It's Me

For years I was in love with a girl who couldn't care enough to acknowledge my existence. I was 6 years old when she stole my heart and more than 13 years old before I reclaimed it.

I think we all go through that at some point in our lives. I just had to do it more than once... High school was much the same with a different girl and my adult life took a while to improve.

I was luck enough to analyze the works of the Beatles and their amazing songwriting skills with Prof. Suzanne Clark.

During our work, I wrote this song inspired by my own story and some of the techniques employed by John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney.

It's Me / Me

V.1.

I guess it’s true,

what they all said,

He wasn’t true, he made you sad

But don’t you know there’s someone

that you can always count on

Oh don’t you know? It's me.

V.2.

So many years I loved you, but I never said

These hopes and fears inside me, and all the tears I shed

Oh, all this time together

And still you don’t know better

How don’t you know? It's me. It's ...

Br.

Me that hears your cries, in the silence of the night

I share your sighs, your lows, your highs

and you should know,

I loved you, since I met you, on that night in New Years Eve,

This love will never fade or leave

Br.2.

This love, this love, this love, this love

This love will never die

V.3.

The day will come and you will see,

That this old heart is all you need

One day we'll be together

And things will just get better

The day you'll know, it's me.

Turned Gray

I love animation movies, like Finding Nemo and Toy Story. I don't know what it is, but somehow the adult in me is torn be these little stories.

And the opening of the film Up was one I couldn't easily let go of... and this is how this song was born.

Turned Gray / Me

V.1.

Small broken dreams, we left by the stream,

With our childhood and younger days

Promises made, were stolen away,

Time flowing on it’s way

By time twisting years that stray.

Sitting right here, as days turn to years,

I wonder you never say,

That all the dreams we promised, turned gray

V.2.

Holding our hands, through decades that bend

I still have so much to say

Our old childhood dreams, are torn at the seams

I doubt if we'll see them one day

Worn kitchen chairs, slumped wooden stairs,

Consumed by an old routine.

Br.

On slow afternoons at home (Home with you)

Curled by the TV screen (You’re in my arms)

It's better than any dream or adventure I'd known,

Oh...

V.3.

Christmas tree lights, still shining bright,

We bought them so long ago

You gift me this book, of peter and hook

Wrapped in your love and a bow

Though we grow old, walking this road

Please know that for me it's okay

That all the dreams we promised, turned gray

Lost Soul

Lost Soul is one I am quietly in love with. There's a million songs about "boy meets girl at bar and never sees here again", but this story is my story, which makes it a bit more personal... at least for me.

Lost Soul / Me

V.1.

She stood in the spotlight, with an old stained guitar

Teasing a song

as I watched from the bar

She was clouds on the horizon,

Trouble on the breeze

And she had me

on my knees

Ch.

She was a lost soul

Shouldn’t give my heart

Knew it from the start

She was a lost soul

Lost soul

Lost Soul

V.2.

Her shattered breath

Went under my guard

With her soft voice

She hit me quite hard

She was the cry of thunder drums

Lightning on high seas

And she had me

on my knees

Ch.

She was a lost soul...

Br.

I had this need to save her,

Saving her just might save me,

But I heard it in that moment,

in her graceful movement,

I knew that it could never be

Ch.

She was a lost soul...

V.3.

She broke my heart

And left me that night

It's been a while

But I still crave her light

She was summer dream in winter

A kiss of fire as I freeze

And she had me

on my knees

Ch.

She was a lost soul...

Morning Sunshine

Some songs I never got to record properly... but when I have some free time, I would love to take them back in to the studio and make a proper demo.

Morning Sunshine is definitely one of the songs I want to record.

It's sweet and honest and I wrote it during one of those magical moods when I was beginning to fall in love, just before loosing my balance and crashing.

Anyway, I even have a score, ready for when I can record it.

Morning Sunshine / Me

V.1

Sunday morning,

we’re still in bed

I hear her mumble

Her curls all tumble on my chest

If I'm dreaming? (is he dreaming?)

If she’s not here

Oh morning sunshine, (morning sun_shine)

please disappear

V.2

If she wakes up

Oh, if she leaves

I’ll be lonely (so lonely___)

Oh, I would plainly lose my mind

Now she’s sleeping,

So don’t come near,

Oh morning sunshine, (oh ooo___)

please disappear (disappear)

Br.

Before I met her

My nights were always blue

Empty evenings,

Each time with someone new

The day I met her

She stole away my heart

I damn the daytime

That's keeping us apart

V.3

Monday morning,

I’m off to work

She said she’ll meet me (oh yeah)

I’ll pick her up right after dark

I can’t wait, no

To see my dear (at night together)

Oh morning sunshine,

please disappear

Sync

I had fun scoring these commercials and I hope you enjoy the score.

The iPad commercial is probably my favorite, since I felt it was am improvement on the original score - check it out and let me know what you think.

iPad

I love drums and rhythm... there's something raw and powerful.

And this commercial just screamed to me "big bang", where music emerges from chaos.

Rebook

I found this commercial a bit of a challenge. I wanted the sounds to be organic, but fresh and young, like running shoes - they are a technology that let's us go running in nature.

Eventually I think I managed to find a balance between the digital and nature, using both orchestral and synth sounds. An interesting mix.

Purina

Purina is a household name for dog food... but I fell in love with their concept the moment I got to see the commercial.

Even without sound, the sweetness of heroic dreams and the innocence of youth were oozing from the concept. Now I just had to figure out how to draw these qualities out and make them shine.

I decided on a balance between a bit of humor and a touch of drama to bring the heroic and playful puppy dreams to life, which brought me up to orchestral sounds and a sprinkle of corny voicings in fourths.

Cheetos

I really love detective films. Something about the film-noir calls to me... but I'm a real sucker for spy films with Jazzy big band scores. I just can't get enough of them.

So when I saw this old Cheetos commercial, I has to give a shot at scoring it.

Sadly, this one has no sound design. I was focused on learning the Jazzy sound and wasn't too concerned about the polish.

Japp

This hilarious commercial was re-scored as a school assignment. I ended up writing a song which I really enjoyed and I hope you enjoy it as well.

After the first time, feel free to follow along with the score if you like.

West 40

I was asked by a friend for a 40 second musical piece that matched the famous mood and feel in the theme for Westworld.

West 40 was written as a simplified mood version that leaves more room for the video than the theme that inspired it.

Now, Westworld's theme is beautiful and smart. Ramin Djawadi wrote a wonderful piece. It's multi-layered and moving and full of story. I wondered - how could I compress that into 40 seconds?

Moreover, the piece of music was for a class and they would edit to my music (instead of the other way around), which meant I didn't have any picture to start with. Also, I didn't have enough time to find a Dobro for that beautiful metallic sound.

I must say, it was a fun challenge and I hope you enjoy it too.

Instrumental

The Warlord's Lament

Warlords don't really expect to age, they don't often reflect on their life's accomplishments and they rarely live long enough to get the chance.

Allow us to listen to the Strings as they follow an aging warlord's musing in The Warlord's Lament. Let us march along the footsteps of empty victories and lost friends.

Big Band Mood Piece

I really enjoyed writing iSpy Bo.

Sadly I couldn't record this piece as well as I had hoped, but I really enjoyed working with the ensemble and discovering more ways to write instrumental pieces.

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