Ricky composed the music in The Mummy promotional film The Mummy Makeover, which accompanies the 2017 film release starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe. You can hear the string-led score in the video below up to the 0:56 second mark.
The music is tense and mysterious, yet not overpowering, which fits both the film's theme and the commentary from the makeup artist.
Ricky Chaggar's music Stellar Evolution was selected for the @Sci_Art exhibition at Cambridge University, at the Cavendish Laboratory, as part the Cambridge Science Festival. To find out more and visit click here.
The orchestral work (exhibited as an installation 19th March - 24th March 2018) makes use of data from a star's lifecycle (using our Sun as a model) with lightwaves from the Sun being converted to sound frequencies and in turn, providing a series of notes that have been used to creatively compose melodies and harmonies.
Selin Üstündağ, a student astrophysicist and her team provided the data.
The music is in 3 parts (click on the track names below). The sheet music is coming soon:
Ricky's flute (flute and piano) composition Serenade, will be performed at The Royal Academy of Music in Denmark. Ricky will be overseeing the rehearsal and attending the concert in person.
Details of the concert program are as follows:
An Evening with Flutes.
The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Demark.
30th October 19:30.
Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Fløjtesonate, op. 94
Annie Nilson Tengstrand
Carl Nielsen (1895-1963)
Neus Signes Llinares
Eugène Bozza (1905-1991)
Sigfried Karg-Elert (1877-1933)
Sinfonische Canzone, op.114
Mette Hommel Østerlund
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Annie Nilson Tengstrand
Ricky Chaggar (1982)
Mette Hommel Østerlund
Legend of Arild Ugerup is a tone poem for wind dectet, portraying the Swedish story from “The Master of Ugerup” by Herman Hofberg (1823-1883). The legend is sometimes told to children at schools, as a fun way to demonstrate the skill of problem solving in a difficult situation. The story: Arild was from a noble Danish family that had lived in Sweden. When Denmark and Sweden declared war on each other, Arild was captured in battle and imprisoned by King Erik of Sweden. Thale Thott had promised to marry Arild after the war. However, her father now insisted she marry another as he was unlikely to be freed. Thale writes to Arild to explain that she cannot marry him. Arild is left distraught in prison. However, he asks the King for temporary freedom to marry Thale, plant a crop and stay long enough to harvest it. The King agrees and Arild marries Thale. When the harvest season is over, the King’s messenger visits him and requests his return. Arild explains that he couldn’t harvest his crop as it wasn’t ready, and there was no harvest. Alrild had planted pine trees! When the King heard Alrild’s clever plan and trickery to ensure he is with Thale, he was so impressed that he granted Arild his freedom. The music: Andante con brio instruction portrays the vibrant and confident nature of Arild’s character and the jaunty opening creates a feeling of fun. The music is light-hearted overall, with staccato passages, acciaccaturas and rhythms creating an entertaining ‘quirky’ feeling, as well as more softer delicate moments to highlight the love element of the story. Nevertheless, Arild faced battle, imprisonment and difficult times, which are also reflected in the score. However, the main focus is the confidence and energy of Arild and the romance with Thale. The music features a triumphant conclusion.
Agitation and dark themes are explored with a constant current of tension. Mysterious moments add to the overall construct.
For those who experience depression, anxiety disorders, mental health conditions, the darker moments life with neurodiversity, or for anyone who can relate to this, who has maybe supported someone living with these experiences.
A mournful, emotional piece for two flutes and a winning entry in the Phasma Music call for Recording competition, which asked for new music composed for two flutes for two minutes in duration.
The flutes should bring out both delicacy and drama, to express this piece as if it were an opera aria duet, aiming to bring out the instrument’s potential to express human emotion. The flutes ‘sing’ in each other’s company, supporting, re-stating and sharing their fleeting hopeful moments and overbearing despair.
(This is a VSL midi simulation recording for demonstration purpose). The commercial release will be on Naxos Records, to be recorded by Yamaha Artist Iwona Glinka (Athens-based flutist) and Ewa Liebchen (Warsaw-based flutist). The album will be called Two Minutes and will also consist of winning entries from other composers around the world.
The sheet music of Sorrow for Two is coming soon, and will be published by Forton Music as part of an album of music for two flutes, which Ricky will be working on soon.
Ricky was commissioned to compose the score for Cure Cancer Hereos League. Australia Foundation's campaign..."unmasks our young Australian researchers who are our hidden heroes in the fight against cancer."
The score needed to portray sensitivity, while also highlighting the determination of the researchers, suffers and the gravity of the condition as well as hope and the progress being made.
Tension Series - Drama is an album by film and media music publishers Felt Music, and features 2 compositions by Ricky: Sinister Mystery, and Code Breaking.
Sinister Mystery (from 0:00 on the video): Technological theme with electronic percussion and tense synths. Unsettling, eerie and dark.
Code Breaking (from 1:00): Building orchestral score with piano and strings. Building tension with a driving rhythm and pensive character.
The album is intended for film and media producers to listen to and select recordings for synchronising in their productions, such as back ground music in a film, but the whole album is available for everyone to listen to here.
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