Hollywood, CA (August 15, 2007)–Doug Rogers, founder of EastWest, announced that Christian Ring’s “Egolution” is the winning composition of the virtual instrument company’s “Create A Score For This Short Movie” contest. For his winning entry, Ring will receive all six new EastWest Play products.
Using predominately EastWest/Quantum Leap virtual instruments, contestants were given a little over a month to create a composition parallel with the concept of the original short movie created by Zennor Alexander: “Not every seed falls on fertile ground. Some drown in seas, some fry in deserts. This one fell through a crack in reality, and landed in a digital wasteland – a dumping ground of discarded 3D splines and polygons. Still, it tried – and what grew was an amalgam of analog life and digital waste. Life, but not as we know it – and certainly not as long.”
Ring’s composition incorporated the use of EastWest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Gold PRO XP, Quantum Leap Stormdrum, Percussive Adventures 2, ProSamples 49 and Symphonic Choirs. The driving beats and solemn tone of “Egolution” set the mood for the digital wasteland that Alexander created.
“The challenging short provided by Zennor really put our users and EastWest’s virtual instrument lines to the test,” Rogers said. “EastWest’s vast selection of instruments is easily adaptable to each composer’s particular style, resulting in ultra realistic compositions that are as unique as its creator.”
As winner of the contest, Ring will receive all six new EastWest Play products. The competition during the contest was so tight that EastWest also decided to name five runners-up: “Fallen Soul” by Ernest Talaga, “Grey’s Elegy” by Dean Valentine, “Sunny Side Up” by Brent Busby, “Digital Loneliness” by Alin Oprea, and “Polygonic” by Dean Krommydas. Each runner-up will receive one EastWest Play product of their choice.