With a career spanning 20 years, Jasen Shawn Smith is a classically trained composer and pianist, and recently was named runner up in the instrumental category of a UK Songwriting Contest. He has released two CDs under the name Sonic Psyops, and both have charted high in the web licensing business. Tracks from his second album, Virtual Ornaments, are Classical cinematic film scores which fuse melody harmony, counterpoint and rhythm. In addition to Classical music, Jasen’s New Age, Pop/Rock and Electronic tracks can be described as Vangelis plays Twister with Enigma.
Jasen Shawn Smith has two CDs available under the moniker Sonic Psyops: "Culture of Convenience" (New Age, Pop/Rock, Synth Pop. Electronic) and "Virtual Ornaments" (Classical Film Score, Cinematic).
This is a Small ensemble Swing piece perfect for Physical or Silly Comedy, Whether it's Slapstick or other Ridiculousness. A Curious and Humorous Theme is shared between dueling Trumpets, a Clarinet and Trombone. A Jazzy Piano and Swing Drums provide some structure, later joined by a Goofy Sax. Instrumental, Comedy Music, Comedy Jazz
Taste the flavor of India. A traditional Hindustani piece perfect for belly dancing, Strolling through Calcutta, or Travel and adventure anywhere pertaining to south Central Asia. Consisting of Spicy Percussion, Mystical Tanpura, Soothing Sarod, Elegant Bansuri, Folksy Dilruba and Soaring strings. Instrumental, Indian Music, Indian Folk
Chamber piece comprised of Aggressive Piano, and Sweet solo Woodwinds evoking feelings of Longing, A Losing Battle, disillusionment, Pride, elegance, Losing somebody near and Dear, Confusion or Pastoral themes. Could also be used for Lost Love, Rejection, Nature scenes or the rat race of life. Instrumental, Classical Music, Romantic Period
Indian/Dance/Pop piece comprised of infectious Indian percussion, sweet ethnic woodwinds, Groovy Sarod, Cool Tampura, Lush synths, and a throbbing Beat. Perfect for fun Bollywood, Punjabi Dance Party, Traditional/Modern Hindu culture clash or merge, or any Urban South Central Asian settings. Instrumental, Indian Music, Indian Electronica
Sweet sophisticated piano and full chamber strings orchestra perfect for a Jane Austen film, play or period documentary. Luxurious castles, ballrooms, preppy millionaires, romantic drama. Elegant historical manor drama, Antiques Road Show, PBS special, museum or gallery opening, gala fundraiser. Instrumental, Classical Music, 20th Century
Chamber Orchestration Featuring Lazy Strings and Angelic Woodwinds. Could be used for Pastoral or Nature like subjects; such as a Gently Flowing Stream, Light Snow Falling, Or Animals Gathering in a Pasture. Also, could be used for Romance, Child’s Play, Tea & Crumpets or Stuck up White People. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period
Ambient Chinese piece consisting of a Sad Chinese Strings, Lush pads, Mystical Woodwinds, Plucked strings, and Haunting Synths. Perfect for creating a Gloomy & Dismal atmosphere with an Asian flavor. Also nice for illustrating Drug induced out-of-body experiences, or general mysteriousness. Instrumental, Chinese Music, Chinese Dramatic | Sad
A Baroque/Classical (Bach/Mozart) styled Chamber String ensemble. Sophisticated yet light-hearted. Classy fun & snobbish themes, a Jane Austen film, documentary, Antiques Roadshow, sweet highbrow romantic comedy that's pompous but funny. Tea and crumpets with the Queen, nose in the air fun. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period
A cute Asain/Dance/Electronica piece consisting of sweet, soothing Chinese stringed and Woodwind instruments set to a bass line and Ethnic Groove. Perfect for media needing a Contemporary Asian Dance track. Also Cool for creating a Young and Hip Atmosphere with an Oriental Flavor for Documentaries. Instrumental, World Fusion, Asian World Fusion
This can best be described as a Dark Waltz. Nice for Dark Elegance, Strength, Military Madness and building Drama. Comprised of Aggressive Piano, Tender Violin, Haunting Woodwinds, Sweet Strings, Bold Bass drum with Snare and Timpani. A theme for the Underdog or the Oppressor alike, Rising Tension. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Apprehensive Music
Melodic Chinese piece consisting of a Haunting Chinese Strings, Flowing Xao, Mystical Woodwinds, Rhythmic Ethnic Percussion. Perfect for media needing to set a Chinese mood or all around Asian setting. Also nice for martial arts Action or Still Life Scenes perfect for Asian themed Documentaries. Instrumental, Chinese Music, Chinese Dramatic | Edgy
A Classical Romantic piece comprised of Lovely Guitar, Moving Oboe, Sentimental Clarinet, along with orchestra Accentuated by Soaring Sweet Strings. Nice for Romantic & Love Themes, Playful Frolicking, Teasing, Sophisticated Love Stories, Old Fashion Romance, Period Piece Chick Flick, Sugar Dramas,, Instrumental, Classical Music, 21st Century
An Intense Orchestral piece Driving Melancholic Gloom & Doom Emotions. Perfect for a fantasy epic, Being Stalked by the Antagonist, or Extreme Natural disasters. Bright brass, dark strings, haunting woodwinds, pulsing percussion, contrasted against delicate Piano Giving us a false sense of Security. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dark Music
An Orchestrated work which begins with cartoon like melodies that Evolve into themes of Pride and Joy Then modulate into minor keys revealing a more Sinister and Dark sound. Perfect for scenes with Sweet Innocent Children and Bullies. Cute & Cuddly Pups & Kittens, Tip Toeing to Safety, White Lies. Instrumental, Classical Music, Romantic Period