News and current Composing update!
March 10th update:
- I've been busy writing music for Jessica Costello's dressage freestyle, which will be shown in Orangeville, ON as a feature of the 'CanAm Equine Expo' this coming March 28-30.
She wants something 'upbeat, jazzy, funky, hummable'..... sounds good to me!
I actually just finished the first 'draft' today and got it off to her so that she can listen to it, absorb it, ride to it a bit, and then we'll get together later this week to see what needs changing, etc.
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 thoughts from the composers viewpoint.
I'm also composing a couple of minutes of music for the trick riders lead by Dopko Kozugoluv. Action music time!
It's very exciting to have these composing opportunities, and I'll keep you posted.
- 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.