Melvin Tsui, The Hero’s Journey Act 3: Return Review
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Melvin Tsui is a cinematic composer based in Sydney Australia. Tsui studied and performed as a pianist in his teenage years and moved to composing. He composes in a wide variety of musical styles but has turned his focus to cinematic writing and soundscapes. Tsuis explains, “Growing up, I was constantly exposed to films of all genres. The ones that stuck with me the most were the films by Studio Ghibli. Films such as Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle. They had amazing soundtracks and were the key factors driving me towards film composition. Joe Hisaishi heavily impacted my musical style along with Thomas Bergersen and companies like Audiomachine.” Those influences has given Tsui an ear for crafting grand/epic orchestral compositions. Combined with his experience in orchestrating, Tsui is not afraid of a challenge. He is releasing his final album of his epic cinematic music this in a trilogy. The final album is titled, The Hero’s Journey Act 3: Return. This albums theme is combining uplifting and inspiring sounds with orchestral battle elements. The albums six tracks create a sonic visual of John Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey theory. Each track representing a single stage, in which Campbell describes as turning points for a Hero’s development.
The Hero’s Journey Act 3: Return
Crossing the Return Threshold
Master of Two Worlds
Freedom to Live
Release Date: March 10, 2019
Tsui’s compositions have organic sounds and colors. His sense of musical drama is excellent, and he channels that energy into memorable themes.