MUSONIC is home to composer and sound designer Rod Morris. He works with filmmakers & digital media content creators to help to bring visual ideas to life.
10 years in the field of creative audio production scoring ads, short films & documentaries. Working closely with digital media content creators making sure they get their audio right. Providing original music composition for directors when library just wont do. Bringing a subtle, forensic realism to audio mixes in post production that is often overlooked. Going above and beyond the scope of the project when it’s gotta be done, and always, looking after my regular clients.
That’s what I do.
“Rod’s instincts for finding the right sound are matched only by an obsessive attention to detail that makes him truly exciting to collaborate with. If you’re looking for a button-pusher, look somewhere else – Rod is a storyteller – the kind of artist you can trust to go away with your project and return with magic. You will not be disappointed.”
“I have worked with Rod on several occasions and have always found him easy to work with. From briefing through to final versions, he is always open to collaboration on revisions which is really essential for advertising. He shows great commitment to a project and goes out of his way to help make things happen. Pretty good at lending a hand recently on a lyrics-led piece which required quite a lot of tricky composition and arrangement.”
“Working with Rod was a great experience. Rod is passionate about his work and has a wealth of experience and knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. He designed the sound for our short film, Hasan Everywhere, and gave it that extra personal touch that’s only possible when you’re working with someone who really loves what they do. I would highly recommend him.”
Rod had two weeks to compose an entire score for our feature film, Bojaya. Not only did he deliver, but he elevated the project. He brought his own style and class to create a beautiful and moving soundtrack to some very difficult subject matter. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.
My studio is based in Connemara in the beautiful West of Ireland, with unrestricted sea views and surrounded by sycamore forest. The studio is client-friendly and the perfect location for a final post-production mix. It also serves as a creative retreat for directors who wish to spot their current project with the composer at hand. I provide food and board for small groups with additional lodgings available nearby for larger groups if required.
I charge a base production rate of €400/day, €50/hr. Usages fees for original content are negotiable and vary according to media, territory & your budget.
Aside from the chats, which are always free, and generally very positive, I offer the following :
- Original Music Composition
- Music Library
- Bespoke Sound Design
- Post Production Mix (Stereo / Surround 5:1, 7:1)
- Voice Over / ADR
- Spacial mix for VR
Bojaya | Caught in the Crossfire
This was a first for me. After my initial call with the producers I realised that I would only have two weeks to write music for the whole documentary. After my initial shock, I realised that the only way to do this was if I approached the project appropriately streamlined from the outset. There would be absolutely no margin for error. I would have to get it right the first time and Oisín the director would have to be closely involved the whole way through.
The Bojayá massacre was the worst mass atrocity in Colombia’s 50 year-long conflict. Fifteen years on, the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas stand on the precipice of lasting peace. Charting the FARC’s path to civilian life and capturing one victim’s incredible struggle for justice, this film follows the process of identifying the dead Bojayá during the implementation of the controversial peace accords.
Running Time: 80 minutes
Director: Oisín Kearney
Producers: Trevor Birney, Brendan Byrne
Music: Rod Morris
“Rod had two weeks to compose an entire score for our feature film, “Bojaya”. Not only did he deliver, but he elevated the project. He brought his own style and class to create a beautiful and moving soundtrack to some very difficult subject matter. I would work with him again in a heartbeat”.