I was commissioned by Kudetek E-Solutions to compose and produce a soundtrack for a musical kür, commonly known as freestyle to music. This is a kind of dressage in which the horses paces are set to music to create a competitive dance.
The client had a clear idea of the kind of music they needed, which is reflected in this playlist. I then worked on a theme and chose sounds, mainly influenced by the song “Worth” by Arman Cekin and Y.A.S. Then the most challenging part of this project started, in which I had to adjust the song’s timings and intensities to a video of the rider performing all the parts without any tempo. Fortunately, the timings were not so rigid, since the rider could adjust to the song once it was finished and thus allowing me to keep a more natural structure.
The final version of the song took a few iterations, but I’m really proud of the result. The client was satisfied with my work and I could be very creative within the constraints of the soundtrack production. And I learned quite a bit about the different paces and pirouettes that compose a musical kür. Definitely an experience I’d like to repeat!