Michael Rien is a Canadian composer who specializes in Dramatic music styles ranging from Thriller and Suspense to Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, and more. He recently scored his third indie feature film entitled "Schemer" by Eddy Kara, for which he received the EKP Wreath Award for Best Music. Michael also scored the documentary "The Power of Yoga" featuring Ravi Shankar, and "L'Obsession," which won 1st prize at The 2008 Montreal International Haitan Film Festival. His main instruments are piano and drums, and he has a wide range of experience as a live performer.
"Drifting" is a first draft composition performed on piano. Pads and melody can be added, however, as a stand alone piano piece, it helps convey feelings of stagnation or solitude. It can be used at a point in a film where the main character is pensive and reflective. Instrumental, New Age Music, Solo Piano
Starting with a pulsating cello ostinato, this track gradually climaxes to a point that makes your skin crawl. The suspenseful strings and percussive hits throughout add to the tension. After the horn melody, this movement ends in a cliff hanger leaving the audience with a feeling of anticipation. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Edgy Music
This is a high energy track that begins with electric guitar, which then leads to an electro trance sounding bridge, which then concludes with both the electric guitar and electro synth osinato. This track fits nicely with any action sequence and/or can also be used for Trailers. Instrumental, Action Music, Action Intense Electro-Orchestral
Picture an overview shot of a car driving on mountain cliffs or a small team of people planning something epic... or a team of archaeologists discovering a long lost tomb... Use your imagination - mercenaries, chase scene, Survivor, espionage James Bond caper. Fast furious energizing, builds quickly, Instrumental, Action Music, Action Adventure Orchestral
Starting with a pulsating cello ostinato, this track gradually climaxes to a point that makes your skin crawl. The suspenseful strings and percussive hits throughout add to the tension. After the horn melody, this movement ends in a cliff hanger leaving the audience with a feeling of anticipation. Instrumental, Action Music, Action Impending Orchestral
This is an uplifting Olympic style piece that gives the audience a glorious feeling of victory along with the struggle and endurance it took to achieve ultimate success. These emotions are re enforced with the french horns and solo violin towards the end of the movement. Instrumental, Sports Music, Sports Triumph Music
Great for action sequences, safari, overview of jungle shots, National Geographic documentary with imagery of wild animals in Africa hunting for prey and other beasts. Perfect voice over with a deep male voice, intro, epic movie trailer, opening scenes, stunning bold dramatic chase. Indiana Jones, Instrumental, Action Music, Action Impending Tribal