I'm so happy to see this project getting some love. Working on this was a ton of fun. Here's hoping we get to keep going in the future!
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Posted by sleepFacingWest - August 9th, 2018
Last year I scored a pilot episode for a new animated sci-fi series called Starship Goldfish. Since then I've been bursting at the seams trying to keep quiet about it while it was being pitched. Shopping the show is an ongoing arduous process (we've been picked up by an awesome production company, but we'll need to do some reworking before they can help us shop it around to networks. Jason Weight (writer/director) put out a video about that on the channel in the link below). I'm happy to announce that the first episode has finally been shared on youtube. If you like adult animation and sci-fi, please check it out and let us know what you think.
Posted by sleepFacingWest - January 31st, 2018
Hey all! "Flower Found!", an animation by Jorn Leeuwerink (aap on NG), recently won Best Animation at the Global Youth Film Festival in Bangladesh! This is the second accolade following Best Animated Student Short at the KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival. I was fortunate enough to be able to provide a score for this film last year and couldn't be happier with how it's being received. I'm hoping to work on a lot more music for animation in 2018. Cheers!
Posted by sleepFacingWest - November 13th, 2017
The trailer for Flower Found!, a short animated film I scored earlier this year, has been posted. So far it's won Best Animated Student Short at the KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival (powered by Cartoon Network), and is making the rounds at other festivals internationally.
Animation: Jorn Leeuwerink (aapje.net)
Backgrounds: Myra Emmen Riedel (myra.emmenriedel.nl)
Music: Bryan Teoh (sleepfacingwest.com)
Posted by sleepFacingWest - February 2nd, 2017
A game I scored has been released today! Burglars Inc is a new type of puzzle game which marks the inaugural release from Fuzzy Orbit Games. The plot centers around a group of elite burglars who fight against the corrupt government.
I wrote a bit about the scoring process on my blog.
Posted by sleepFacingWest - June 1st, 2016
I'm pretty happy that the trailer for Lost Face has been released.
Lost Face is a film based on a short story by Jack London. A tribe captures, tortures, and kills a band of fur thieves. While the character Subienkow watches his last remaining compatriot enduring torture and certain death, he hatches a desperate plan to save his life. This trailer features "The Horror of Self", a droney violin piece I wrote heavily influenced by the plainchant music of medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen and the tintinnabulation technique of Arvo Pärt. There are light undertones of Appalachian folk music peppered throughout the melodic motifs, evoking a morose sense of mystique, regret, and desire for redemption.
The original track, "The Horror of Self", can be found here: http://sleepfacingwest.com/sleepfacingwest/2015/7/23/gl016-the-horror-of-self
(or on NewGrounds here: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/635755)
If you'd like to know more about my scoring services, or would like to see more of my portfolio, please visit: http://sleepfacingwest.com/
Posted by sleepFacingWest - February 14th, 2016
I've had the good fortune of finding producers of a game who want big band jazz music inspired by the likes of Cowboy Bebop, Archer, The Venture Bros, and virtually all my other favorite shows. I unfortunately can't share the full scores until the game comes out, but I'll make sure to post links to the OST when everything is ready to go. That said, I'm super happy with the work done so far!
Posted by sleepFacingWest - July 29th, 2015
A few months ago I'd started a blog to post free short loopable audio for game developers and animators. This way I could help out with creative projects, showcase samples of my abilities (in an effort to drum up more work), and give me an excuse to write regularly regardless of whether I had a specific project to work on.
I started off with a generic tumblr site as I wanted to dive right into writing and not have to worry about losing steam while designing a new site. That said, it never seemed very professional to point prospective clients towards a tumblr address. I've finally moved to my own fancy domain and am excited to share it with the creative community. I proudly present sleepfacingwest.com!