In between work composing the next live Wing Commander album as well as performing at the Elephant Room in Austin, former Origin musician George Oldziey was asked to create a brief patriotic medley by friend and film maker Robert Rodriguez. The two previously worked together on projects like Sin City and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. It wasn't immediately clear what the new music would be used for, until George was informed it would be featured in this past week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia! Regardless of your political leanings, this is a pretty proud moment for a very accomplished artist and strong supporter of the Wing Commander community. Congrats! You can watch the clip featuring his audio below.
As a composer, sometimes you never know where your music will end up! About 2 weeks ago Robert Rodriguez sent me an email with a 2 min. piece attached and asked if I could compose something similar with some hints of "America the Beautiful". After about 5 versions (all without ANY video to work with) he finally said, "Great, I think that will work!". Didn't hear anything again until yesterday when he texted and said my music was going to play in 10 minutes at the DNC synced to a video he made! I didn't see it live, but here is the clip from the broadcast yesterday! Robert also gave a great speech at the end of the clip! I'm very proud to know it got used for such a worthy cause!