About

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Francesco is a composer, songwriter, producer, arranger, bass player and guitarist. He has worked on short films, advertising, video games, VR games and collaborated with several bands.

Recent projects include collaboration with british composer Lewis Thompson, in the making of custom RPG orchestral music, contribution to the Sync Music catalogue for Red and Bear Music Group, original scoring for “The Planetarium” by Future Tech Labs and for Quantum Rift.

Francesco has years of experience producing music with virtual instruments as well as mixing and mastering. He has attended the Studio Production part-time school at ACM in Guildford and the two courses: Mixing Breakthroughs and Mastering Demystified by Justin Colletti.

He started as a classical guitarist at the age of six and then progressed into the electric and bass guitar, he loves classical music as well as rock and various heavy metal subgenres. His compositional style is based on simple, effective melodies bringing harmony of their own, and this simplicity is found both in his orchestral and metal work. Also his soundtracks always express great awareness of musical rhetoric, thus resonating with the emotional content of the medium to which they serve.

Works

The Planetarium – Trailer:

Multiverse’s first domain is “The Planetarium”, a place where you get to “Explore astronomy like never before – socially in VR with your friends”. In this trailer you also get a taste of the orchestral soundtrack that Francesco has created originally for this beautiful Virtual Reality. He designed a different symphonic accompaniment for each type of room that you will get to discover within The Planetarium.

Quantum Rift:

Quantum Rift is a whole universe and it’s a concept. The project is a collaboration between Ian Bolton and Łukasz Matuszek, it’ll soon be available in the form of an adventure card game but it has the potential to become much more. Here you can listen to its main theme, an epic anthem originally composed and produced by Francesco.

The Secret Cave:

The Secret Cave is a top-down, narrative RPG, created by Dan Thomas and Francesco in a weekend as part of the “Secrets” themed Guildford Game Jam, September 2018. You can play the game here and you can listen to the soundtrack below:


VY Canis Mayoris:

The track, named after one of the biggest know stars, has been featured as an official demo for the Vienna Symphonic Library Special Edition, which is the collection of virtual instruments that was used to produce it.


Taobuk:

Bespoke composition for the Taormina international book festival’s advertisment, featuring italian actor Maurizio Marchetti.

Testimonials

Here’s what people say about Francesco:

“Francesco Pirrone is our composer. This means he’s responsible for that subtle sense of joy you are feeling as you wander around our rooms, without even being aware of it. Your ears hear his music, your mind feels joy, and fairies dance in beautiful harmony somewhere nearby. This is all Francesco’s doing. New to the world of game & app developement, Francesco has mastered the art quickly. His mandate was to make beautiful music, that you don’t notice until it’s missing. And this he delivered upon perfectly. We expect to hear him go far over the next years. Hopefully you’ll hear more of his work too.”

San Shepherd – CEO of Future Tech Labs Ltd

“It was a real privilege to get to work with Francesco on our jam project ‘The Secret Cave’. I was bowled over by both his talent and speed of working with him creating eight different sound tracks in just a single weekend (as well as numerous other contributions to the game). I thoroughly recommend working with Francesco if you get the chance and look forwards to working more with him again in the future.”

Dan Thomas – Head of games services at Etch Play

“Once I worked with Francesco, he immediately became my go-to when it comes to any kind of orchestral or metal composition or arrangement. We worked together on a couple of tracks, and I was really impressed with his ability to take the direction and basic ideas I gave to him and really flesh them out with fantastic orchestral arrangement. When it came to composition, Francesco was great at demoing and workshopping countless great melodies and ideas until we found exactly what we were looking for. His classical backround really made a great difference for the orchestral elements of the music we were working on. On top of this, Francesco is exceptional at composing, arranging, performing, and recording all things metal. I was blown away by the overall composition and production quality of both the rhythm and lead guitar sections he wrote and tracked himself! If I ever find myself working on anything orchestral or metal again, Francesco will be the first person on my list to collaborate with – I highly recommend him!”

Lewis Thompson – Freelance Composer and Sound Designer

Do you have an awesome project that you’re working on and needs a custom soundtrack? Music made to resonate with the message and emotions of your creative content? Contact Francesco today and ask for a free quote!