Back in 2008, John Zissimos and Shelly Townsend contacted us to arrange and produce a Holiday choir for Sprint’s interactive greeting card. Users could type in anything that they might want for the holidays and the recipient would be implored to buy it for them by the “Not-So-Subtle Holiday Hint Choir.” We wrote the arrangement and recorded the choir during a live shoot, which you can see by watching the clip.
Ten years ago, Music Orange composer Michael Lande posted a series of his early jazz arrangements on YouTube under the moniker “Plexophonic.” The performances were done with only tenor ukulele, vocal bass, vocal trumpets, and hand percussion, with an occasional guitar or celeste thrown in. Check out the very first one, “My Walking Stick.”
Back in 2014, Music Orange’s own Hector Perez was interviewed for The California Report on KQED radio. Hector discussed his GRAMMY-nominated project, Sistema Bomb, and the creative process he uses to generate electronic remixes of a centuries-old Mexican genre called Son Jarocho. Give it a listen to hear some of his tricks to get that electro-folkloric sound.
Here's a custom track we wrote way back in 2000 for the San Francisco Chronicle, as part of a larger campaign. From the sickly "xylophone" hits to the church organ to the swinging 60's conclusion, everything was designed to support the story of a priest calling in sick so he could stay home and read the paper.