Cyrus Reynolds: Compositional Improvisation, Classical Music, and the Importance of Goal Flexibility - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

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14th Jul 2021

Cyrus Reynolds: Compositional Improvisation, Classical Music, and the Importance of Goal Flexibility

This week's guest is composer, recording artist, and sound designer Cyrus Reynolds. A classically trained musician from London's Royal Academy of Music, Cyrus has had success not only with his own music, but also in the world of trailer music. He has collaborated with artists such as Bon Iver’s S. Carey and Novo Amor and contributed sound design to artists likes Kanye West and Change the Rapper. He's also done work with Output, helping design instruments for them such as Exhale and Arcade. We have a great chat about his unique blend of cinematic orchestra with modern songwriting, how recording techniques influence creativity, and why following your passion or interests will always lead you to the most fulfilling version of your career.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • Goal flexibility
  • Coming from a classical music background
  • Experimenting and trying to move the needle
  • Funding your own orchestra recording
  • Finishing parts on the plane on the way to Abbey Road
  • Using AI and randomization parameters to recreate human tendencies
  • Creating plug-ins for Output
  • Collaborating with other artists
  • Writing trailer music
  • Tuning systems and tuning relative to the music

Learn More About Cyrus Reynolds...

Website: https://www.cyrusreynoldsmusic.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cyrus_reynolds/

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Special Thanks to Dan Viafore for Additional Editing

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Credits:

Guest: Cyrus Reynolds

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference & Dan Viafore

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Interviews highlighting successful careers in music and breaking down the steps it took to achieve their goals.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.