News and updates!
March 28th update:
- I've been busy writing music for Jessica Costello's dressage freestyle, which will be shown in Orangeville, ON at the 'CanAm Equine Expo' this coming March 28-30.
It's a great process.... the piece 'evolves' as we find the right mood and styles, and as 'Rosie' (the horse!) learns her program as well.
Jessica and I will be taking part in a clinic at the 'CanAm', in which we'll be discussing the process of deciding on music for a freestyle, and how to make it happen. I'll share some insights and thoughts from a composers viewpoint.
I'm also composing a new show's worth of music for the 'Encore Trick Riders', a group lead by Aly Love, Dopko Kozugoluv, (former 'Cavalia' members) and Margie Love. They will be part of new creation, 'HorsePower', that is debuting at the CNE grounds in Toronto this upcoming summer. Stay tuned!
Plus, I'm creating new music for the 'Dodge Ram Rodeo' series of the Ontario Rodeo Association. Intro music for all the various sports, the introductions, the flag carriers, and more..... rock and country-tough. Turn it up!
- Here is an "Equine composition" demo I just put together for the Ross Millar Group
.... hot off the press! This current demo video not only highlights some musical possibilities for dressage 'freestyle' events, but it also showcase some other styles of music from past equine projects I've been involved with.
I'll be starting in on some music work with Ross this coming spring for a new Equine-based traveling show that his company is currently putting together.
Ross will also be representing me and helping to get information about me and my music out to the Equine world. I very excited to have the chance to team up with Ross to make some great things happen!
If you are considering adding original music to your dressage event, I'd love to talk to you about various possibilities!
You can reach me via my contact information on this site, or contact Ross at:
Ross Millar email@example.com
To view/listen to some of my other original music from a variety of past projects, please visit: http://cammillar.com/audio---video-gallery/
Current / most recent composition projects:
I'm currently working on music for the trophy winners ride at the "Caldedon Equestrian Park" . I promise Craig Collns something interesting, catchy, and worthy of the trophy winners!
This past November, I was honoured to be asked to compose music for Toronto's "Royal Rodeo of the Royal Winter Fair" (opening/introductory music for host/mc, colourguard and flag carriers, and special guest host, Canadian TV star Amber Marshall of 'Heartland')
Here is the opening that I captured on my camera, and it came out very well! I shot this video from 'backstage', the area where the cowboys and stock are gathered. There's a view of the arena's big screen where the video production for the webcast and audience showing the production work. The show was produced by Robert (Bob) MacAskill and my brother, Ross Millar. Great show, guys!
This coming March, 2014 is the "CanAm All Breeds Expo" in Orangeville, ON. I wrote this music for the promotional video:
.- Trombone related!:
Hey? What's this thing? The 'Buzzard'???
If you're not a brass player, you may be scratching your head!
Actually, you can find out more at http://www.warburton-usa.com/index.php/the-buzzard
I bought this product from Warburton Music, and felt compelled to write them and tell them how much I love this little piece of plastic.
To my surprise, they put my 'mug shot' up on their website along with my comments and my letter of thanks for such a useful 'helper' to us brass players.
Very nice of them...... Warburton keeps great company....... and is a great company!
Cam Millar -
versatile, eclectic, evocative, creative, thoughtful, collaborative
Cam's musical skills have been utilized by band leaders, choreographers, ice skaters, film makers, universities and private schools. His innately collaborative nature has made him an ideal partner for many creative people.
Dedicated to creating the right product for the right situation, Cam eagerly seeks new projects for which he can contribute appropriate music and sound.