My name is Eamonn Watt, aka "The Virtual Conductor" and I'm the one and only composer for Virtually Conducted Productions! I'm 25 years old and I live in the Shetland Islands, the most northern isles of the UK. I have received a First Class Applied Music Degree from the University of the Highlands and Islands in August 2016 . Along with composition, I am a drummer and percussionist of many genres. I've performed in rock bands, heavy metal bands, funk bands and traditional Scottish music sessions.
I started making compositions during my last years in high school in 2010 and became fully realised in 2012 during my first year in college where I created my debut virtual classical album, Bonhoga. I successfully launched this album at the Bonhoga Gallery where it received high amounts of acclaim from music fans ranging from classical music lovers to heavy metal enthusiasts.
When I go about composing music, one of my common compositional techniques is to think of any kind of image and then using this image as inspiration for the music. An example of this is The Witches' Brew from by debut album, Bonhoga. This piece is inspired by two witches making a brew and the magical effects of each ingredient added to this brew. I also think about what tone I should make the composition: whether or not it should be a comical composition, an emotional composition, a serious composition or any other kind of mood.
I compose using a piece of music making software called "Cubase" to create my compositions and how I make them on this software is that I use a virtual piano roll and I click and drag each individual note to create the melody, harmony and rhythm of a composition.
I use Bandcamp as my main hub for showing these musical works as it does take me a while to compile together a completed album of musical works and I like showing what completed songs I have so far. I post work-in-progresses of compositions and even some non-classical music as well. https://thevirtualconductor.bandcamp.com
Thanks for visiting my website, hope you enjoy the music! :D
- Eamonn Watt, aka The Virtual Conductor