Tito Abeleda

Music Composer and Producer

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Music composer, arranger, and producer at Visionary Quest Records creating music through a diverse range of genres from modern classical, new age, hip-hop, and EDM via orchestral, chamber ensembles & electronic instrumentation or combination of both with a growing following of over 27,800 followers on Spotify.

Tito graduated cum laude with High Honors from Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts with a B.A. in Performing Arts majoring in Music (piano emphasis), Dance, & Theatre. With over 30 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry, Tito has worked as composer, music director, director/choreographer, Broadway performer, and producer. Tito's music is embodied with Visionary Quest Records. Notably, Visionary Quest Records music is all instrumental. Its mission statement is that Visionary Quest Records is a record label helping creators bring their creative visions to life with music & art. Tito's music conveys a wide range of human emotions from powerful, epic, driving, to meditative, tranquil, to grief & sorrow expressed through modern classical, new age, to hip-hop & EDM via orchestral, chamber ensembles & electronic instrumentation. Tito composes & produces his music from his home studio.

Tito is licensing his music he has already created & produced. Tito can also arrange, compose, orchestrate, produce, mix, or master new music for clients to bring their creative visions to life. His current orchestral scores have been published on Sheet Music Plus & Score Exchange as well as produced and released as albums.

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Interview with Tito Abeleda

  1. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  2. A: Yo-Yo Ma inspires me tremendously. I have composed many pieces with cello solos. I dream and hope one day that he would play one of songs. Hanz Zimmer and Alan Silvestri also inspire me. The breadth and depth of human emotion that they capture in their music is astounding. They truly bring the creative visions of film directors to life.

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: I live in a two bedroom condo. My second bedroom is my home studio.

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: I first create a melodic motif that establishes theme through which to tell a story musically. For modern classical compositions, I usually begin by writing it out as a piano piece. Sometimes the melodic motif asks a question or introduces an action, which leads to second melodic motif that answers the first motif. From I begin playing with these motifs by adding and interweaving either supporting harmonies or counterpoint. In hindsight, I find that I also like to layer music so that the listener can get taste and enjoy each line of music or instrumentation, then to experience it as a collective whole. As for my work hours, I tend to be a real late night owl.

  7. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  8. A: I am a very emotional, sensitive, and passionate person. Whether it is sheer joy, excitement or deep sorrow and grief, I let it all out when creating a song.

  9. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  10. A: When I first launched Visionary Quest Record in 2017, my music was more dance oriented. Late 2018 and all of 2019 have been modern classical music. My training since kindergarten all the way through college was in classical piano. I also played the oboe and saxophone for man years. This is my new happy place composing modern classical music. My Tears from My Eyes: Songs from Soul has 3 modern classical piece. I have an upcoming album Mourning in the Rain that will be released on 9/11/2019 where 7 out of the 8 tracks are modern classical pieces. This past week I wrote two more modern classical pieces.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: Always listen carefully to your music, but do walk away and take a break to refresh your ears. Like any of our senses, hearing can wear down. Then the truth of what you are listening to may not be accurate. You'll be surprised at what you hear after a good night's rest.

  13. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  14. A: My versatility in many genres and art forms and adaptability to each creator's unique creative vision.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: My music style no matter what genre is passionate and emotional. Whether sad, contemplative, joyful, or exuberant, it is expressed to its fullest.

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: Hanz Zimmer or Alan Silvestri. I find their music is so moving and passionate. Their music also enhances the filmmaker's creative vision and the story being conveyed on the big screen.

  19. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  20. A: Compose original compositions in variety of genres.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: Butler University, Jordan College of Fine Arts at the time I was attending had a unique program where one could major in all three art forms and graduate with a B.A.in Performing Arts. Most of the other universities that I explored required one to choose one major. Well, I needed to find one that would allow me to embrace all three performing arts because I had been training in all three art forms. Butler University was the perfect match. It was designed to be a 5 year program given that one was majoring in music, dance, and theater. I stayed for its summer program and completed it in 4 years. I had been playing piano since I was in kindergarten and studied all the way through college. I studied alto saxophone, bassoon, and oboe in order. I have been working professionally in the entertainment industry for over 30 years as composer, piano accompanist, music director, director/choreographer, Broadway performer, and producer.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: My M-Audio Hammer 88 keyboard, Bose speakers. Sibelius Ultimate, EastWest library, Kontact library

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Listen carefully to composer/producer's portfolio to see if you are a good match. Communicate a few times to see how amiable and flexible your prospective composer/producer is. See if you both connect on your creative vision. Ask your prospective composer/producer to reflect back your creative vision to see if there is a meeting of the minds.

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: What is your creative project? What is your role with the creative project. What is your goal? What is your creative vision that you want to convey to your audience? What genre of music do you envision for this project. Do you need new music composed and orchestrated or arranged with music score and/or do you just need a fully mixed and mastered audio music production with separated track stems? What is the duration? Is there anything else that I can customize for this project to fit your needs? To meet your project's needs, is this delivery date amenable to you? I would also ask about their expectations in terms of communications and updates during the contract period.

  29. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  30. A: Clients and creators do not often understand copyright ownership of a newly created work product in that the person or hiring entity paying for the creation of a work of art owns the newly created work of art and its copyright outright under work made for hire doctrine. Clients do not have to ask for commercial license for something they asked and paid for to be created. Clients own everything they paid for in the project. This is distinguishable from a creator's work product created on his/her own volition then seeks to license it out for others to use.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: They ask if they can use the music in other types of projects. If I was hired to create or arrange anything for the client, they own my work product and can do anything they would like to do with it. If it is a music arrangement, I would just mention that they could use the music arrangement for whatever they were given permission to do with the music by the copyright owner. If the song was licensed from my original music catalog, then the license negotiated would allow for use of the music only for those stated purposes, but I would be willing to renegotiate new terms if the client's needs have grown beyond what was originally contemplated.

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: Work doesn't feel like work because I can create full time, therefore I am in my 'happy' place 24/7 in terms of work.

  35. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  36. A: This is your creative vision. I am here to bring your creative vision to life. In the end, I want you to be happy. I will do all that I can and what is needed to make you happy.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Both. Here's why. Digital technologies have expanded the horizon of music sound production in immense ways. The breath, depth, and speed of what music audio production can deliver is huge today. What can be accomplished in enhancing midi with virtual instrumentation is astounding even in replicating analog synths of the past as well as acoustic instrumentation. But when it comes to mastering music, there is a 'je nais se quoi' polish and warmth when analog gear utilized in achieving the final master sound recording. Analog is not a relic of the past. Both are essential tools of the trade.

  39. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  40. A: I am new to SoundBetter but I have high aspirations to cultivate new positive relationships here on SoundBetter when I will be able to make such recommendations to clients.

  41. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  42. A: I am working on a collection of horror music for an album entitled Incantation to be released before Halloween as well as to expand my music catalog for licensing purposes. I just finished 3 out of 5 the songs slated for Incantation: 1) Event Horizon: the Point of No Return; 2) Invocation, 3) Necromancy. The remaining two are the title song Incantation and The Book of Shadows.

  43. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  44. A: I created and produced both the song and music video (http://bit.ly/DefianceFightforTruth_YouTube) Defiance: Fight for Truth, which is on my SoundBetter portfolio. It is one of my most frequently played songs on Spotify. I was inspired out of fury over how the concept of truth has eroded away these days. Musically, I combined genres and drew from modern classical, hip-hop, and EDM to compose the music. There is a driven fury heard throughout the song, evidenced from a massive brass motif of 'basso profundo' depth, depicting the struggle to find truth. Near the beginning, the listener can hear a piercing anthem comprised of a brass synth ensemble repeating the motif, in this instance, in its full chordal splendor, as if heralding from the Heavens to motivate the search for truth. As the song evolves, the song musically portrays what it would be like to live in a world that honors, and values truth depicted in a violin solo that segues into a trance like arpeggio section done in classical counterpoint. Throughout the entire song, there is a combination of hip hop and EDM percussive rhythms to give this song a driving more syncopated rhythmic flavor indicative of real-life because life never goes on an even 4 on the floor pace. The piece reflects my passionate emotional state at that time - furious, deep, melancholic, epic, vehement coupled with contrasting glimpses of dreamy hope that truth will one day be a valued virtue once again. To raise awareness I also got involved with ProTruthPledge.org and dedicated this song to its efforts and mission statement.

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  • Mongolian Empress Calls: East Meets WestMar 20, 2020

    Add now Tito Abeleda's Mongolian Empress Calls, an exotic, epic, cinematic piece in the style of opera singers Ymac Sumac and Uyanga Bold.  License today on Songtradr.

  • A Poignant New Neoclassical Piece - Bleeding HeartMar 04, 2020

    On Good Friday, 4/10/20 Tito releases a new poignant piece entitled Bleeding Heart. Saddened by divisiveness in society today, Tito wrote the music to express this message of hope for us to realize we are all born with dignity, an inherent, innate value of precious self-worth as human beings, deserving of kindness and respect from, to, & with each of our fellow brothers and sisters. We all matter.

  • Incantation Horror Music Album Released 10/18Oct 18, 2019

    Tito Abeleda's horror music album Incantation has just been released on 10/18/2018.

  • Missing You (for Piano) Sheet Music by Tito Abeleda Published now on Sheet Music Plus and ScoreExchangeOct 14, 2019

    This song is a tranquil dreamy sad song expressing the longing of missing someone special in one's life. Missing You is the closing song on Tito's upcoming album Pathos to be released in mid-November.

  • Tempus Fugit (for Piano) by Tito Abeleda ReleasedOct 02, 2019

    Tempus Fugit (for Piano) by Tito Abeleda was just released. Tempus Fugit is Latin for Time Flies. It musically expresses how fleeting time is. We never seem to have enough time. We value having it. We are saddened when we lose it. Time is truly of the essence. Use it wisely. Hold onto it while you can. Experience the moment, then it’s gone. It’s now available on Sheet Music Plus.

  • Visionary Quest Records Releases Music Video Island Unto Myself by Tito AbeledaSep 21, 2019

    Island unto Myself has a sad tranquil, contemplative ambience as if one were alone on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The flutes and clarinet add a very dreamy quality to the music, while the cello echoes sadness and loneliness. Island Unto Myself is a dreamy yet sad piece composed for Chamber Ensemble of 2 flutes, 1 clarinet, and string ensemble.

  • Mourning in the Rain Released 9/11/2019Sep 12, 2019

    There are those times when we just need a moment to cry, grieve, & reflect on those we have lost too soon. Music helps in finding hope & strength to move onward & upward. Mourning in the Rain is dedicated to all those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, to those who have lost someone so special & dear, to those who have been taken away from us too soon. We will never forget you - never.

  • Procession in D Minor Music Collection Inspired by Recent EventsSep 01, 2019

    Inspiration can come from any aspect of life from within and from what surrounds us. Moved by the heavy emotions of recent events, I composed the pieces Procession in D Minor (for Full Orchestra and SATBB Choir, for Wind Ensemble and SATBB Choir, and for Four Pianos with Eight Hands) now published on Sheet Music Plus and Score Exchange in tribute to those victims of gun violence.