Epic music is gaining recognition with talented contributors spending time and money to convey their artistic talents to listeners. And with talents, individuals have to be disciplined in their strengths to compete in the world of music. I introduce to you Chris Haigh. Chris is from South Yorkshire England, at a young age Chris was well on his way into the epic music realm. He was surrounded by cinematic music, movies as well as the soundtracks that accompanied them. A significant part of his work is influenced by composers such as John Williams, James Horner, and John Barry. Chris respects their musical empowerment as he responded “I really loved and was in awe of how those composers could make you feel like you could take on the world with their music behind you and I always thought I would love to be able to do that. Make someone think of a happy memory, feel like they could conquer the world or bring someone to tears just by listening to my music (not sure if I have managed that yet, but I still hope to)”.
Chris does have the sense of epic music vibe, the vibe isn’t about one style which some composers tend to do. However, you have to be open-minded to incorporate different styles into your repertoire which will eventually be acknowledged. Over the years Chris has taken small steps from composing for short Indie movies to being featured on high budget movies; movies such as “Rise, Planet of the Apes”, “In Time”, “Unknown”, and “Devil”. His natural talent progressed from composing for short Indie movies. And Chris does understand the vibe of music, especially epic music, as he talks about his recent album he just finished “I find trailer music although can be very cliché and somewhat generic in its form, that there are so many possibilities and only your imagination can limit you. I have just finished composing an Epic Emotional Piano album, that I have poured my heart and soul into and it has been a real labor of love to do, with beautiful sweeping melodies and tender lush cues”.
He hopes to someday start his own library but at the moment he is happy just doing what he does love for a living. Note his response to a question TMV posed to him about trailer music’s future below.
What are your thoughts on the future of epic trailer music?
To be honest it seems to be growing from strength to strength and getting a real huge following. I’m still very new to the whole world of trailer music but in the few years I have been involved in it I have seen a huge increase in the amount of people who follow and enjoy listening to this style of music and I think it’s amazing. I hope one day there will be an official trailer music chart (haha) Top of the list.