About Brandon Vare My name is Brandon Vare, I produce Music and Video. I started making electronic music specifically when I was 15 since then I have made over a 1000 pieces of music, 36 of which have been released into the world (Music for Film, Powerline and Moonlighting.) I have been recently producing music […]
Born and raised in Italy, I moved to LA to attend the Drum Program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. After graduating, I worked as a professional drummer for a few years and started getting interested in music composition and production. I landed a job working for Magnus Fiennes, where I composed some of the music for a BBC One TV show called “Death In Paradise”, a few short movies and really got an insight on the life of a music producer. After that, I decided to move back to Italy and pursue a career as a full-time producer.
The GSM team had been looking forward to seeing this instrument played, this was an instrument that we really wanted to capture on this trip. Traditionally invented in Iran, Kuwait, Syria the instrument had travelled a long way from the middle east until it got to the destination of Turkey/Cyprus. We had spent a long […]
Famagusta our first destination has a tender touch, as it was here where the first Turkish invasion of 1974 took place. Famagusta is a city on the east coast of Cyprus, it is the capital of the Gazimagusa District of Northern Cyprus and possesses the deepest harbour of the island. Our first destination has a […]
Global Sound Movement were lucky enough to be invited to spend an evening with a group of local musicians at the Eastern Mediterranean University, where we were then allowed to sample a few of their traditional instruments. During our time in Famagusta, the Global Sound Movement were lucky enough to be invited to spend an […]
GSM develop a unique percussive digital instrument, with surprising melodic qualities, that is able to evoke themes of modern electronic music akin to that of popular artists such as Flume and Bonobo, whilst still maintaining an inherently natural sound. Whilst visiting Paphos in the south of Cyprus, the Global Sound Movement team attempted something new, […]
The GSM team decided to take a trip up to one such park, and then work our way down on foot, following the river to the Kalidonia waterfalls, and recording our journey as we went. Troodos is a large mountain range located in the centre of Cyprus, and is home to a vast stretch of […]
Percussion instrument contains three distinctive and characterful drums; the Davul, the Darbuka and the Bendir The GSM Cyprus Percussion instrument contains three distinctive and characterful drums; the Davul, the Darbuka and the Bendir, in one digital file. Complete with various types of drum hits and articulations, such as rim hits, palm hits and beater hits […]
Rockenspiel is an original GSM lithophone style instrument Spanning one octave, the Rockenspiel is an original GSM lithophone style instrument. The idea for the Rockenspiel came when UCLan students visited Aphrodite’s Rock in Paphos, and after examining the sonic qualities of the stones scattered along the beach, decided to build their own unique instrument.
The Santuri is a dulcimer instrument struck with two small hammers The Santuri is a dulcimer instrument struck with two small hammers, and boasts an incredibly rich sonic texture. We’ve mapped the Santuri in such a way that it allows for a more accurate representation of how the instrument is physically played, encouraging natural percussive […]