The Downfall of Evolution – A new fan-made web series

October 3rd, 2014 by francescozanellato


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Soundtrack excerpt:

The Hope (by Phil Sivitzky)

The movie is inspired by the Half-Life world and it will be available on Youtube.

The development team is not affiliated with Valve. This is an entirely independent fan project.

To support it, you can donate at:

Stay tuned!

The Open Source Soundtrack Project

April 24th, 2014 by francescozanellato

The Open Source Soundtrack Project is here:

The project will be updated constantly with articles about:
- open source soundtracks;
- composition and production of open source soundtracks and sound design with open source tools;
- examples and models to release open source soundtracks;
- specifications for “calls for music”;
- useful downloads and much more!



Soundtrack and Sound Design with Open Source Software – Production and Flowchart

Much more will come. Stay tuned for news!

Francesco Zanellato


May 7th, 2013 by francescozanellato


Deep, in the night, come the fearful,
fast illusions of the lights and shades.
They bring with them a story  which will
solve into that sudden paradox…

Complete lyrics/score available on IMSLP.

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Here is “END TITLES OF A ROCK DREAM” (instrumental version), available on Jamendo:

If you want to sing or play it, the complete score including lyrics and guitar chord boxes is available for free download at IMSLP in pdf format.

To obtain a transposed score for lower/higher pitched voice please check the version at ScoreExchange (you will need a plugin to hear and print the score).

The italian song title is “Titoli di coda in sogni rock” (italian lyrics also available on IMSLP).

The sung version will be available as soon as possible!

The cover is made with Inkscape and Gimp.

The new fractal art video by Lilia Morales y Mori, on the music “End Titles of a Rock Dream” is available here:

Here are my thoughts about the video.

She’s looking through the night at the sleeping beauty in the red moonlight.
Is the little girl afraid of dreaming?
The mirror explodes in fragments that show the thunderstorming colours of the city.
Through the smoke, all the memories begin to fade.
I think I remember a parade of cubes in the streets of London.
Then, dummies in a shop window…
I can feel the vibration of the sleeping city, if I listen carefully.
Rock music is coming from a distant night club: the notes are burning in my veins this night.
I keep moving. Here, some jazz music… There, some disco music…
Dancing in the crowd, I believe I’m not alone.
But sometimes I feel trapped in a jail. A dummy in a shop window.
The nightly rhythm increases…
Now I’m sitting in a pub, drinking something without taste; the glass reflects a distorted reality.
Perhaps I’m not here. Perhaps I’m still lying on the floor, only a candle is lighting my bedroom.
But the music keeps playing and my friends make me feel alive.
No, I’m definitely not alone, whether this is a dream or not.

Take a look at all Lilia’s fractal art images at:

Have fun!

Francesco Zanellato

Lights and Shades at an Exhibition

April 20th, 2013 by francescozanellato

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audio download:


The music is inspired by “Shadows in the Mirror” a fractal art video by Lilia Morales y Mori.
The video is based on different “environments”, or pictures, separated by a repeated picture as an “intermezzo”.
So, the structural idea of the music consists of different brief musical pictures, like at an exhibition, separated by a “promenade”.
The structure and the title of the music is consciously inspired by Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”, but music is entirely original.
Melodies are performed using an ethnic ensemble: Flute, Low Whistle, Pan Flute, Ethnic Drums, Drum Set, Triangle, Violin, Solo Female Voice, Female Choir.

List of episodes:
“African eyes”
“Blue dancers”
“Violet twins”
“Fractal girl”
“Beaty and the violin”
“African eyes”
“Mist skin”
“Egyptian tale”
“Blue dancers”
Promenade (tutti)


The cover of “Lights and Shades at an Exhibition” is made with Gimp, an open-source image manipulation software.


The orchestral score of “Lights and Shades at an Exhibition” is available for free at:

(you will need to install the Scorch plugin to be able to view and print the score)

Now, my scores are also freely downloadable on IMSLP:,_Francesco

If you like this soundtrack, also check “THE BATTLE OF NEW HOPE“, with  score at:

Stay tuned!

Francesco Zanellato

LANDING ON VEGA – Free Music by Francesco Zanellato – The soundtrack of “Evolution: the future”

January 11th, 2013 by francescozanellato


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You can download the music for free at:

The music is inspired by “Evolution: the future”, a book by Marco Santini and the relevant video by Lilia Morales y Mori. You can watch the video here:

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The music consists of a simple monothematic piece, to be listened while watching at the video:

Ethereal beginning, harp glissando as a transition to the piano  accompaniment.

Two snares ensemble parts, for “generation of Adamo” and  “funeral rites” of Martin.

The chorus is the community.

Final mysterious part, with abrupt end, to create suspence: want more?

Read Marco Santini’s free books: “The Alpha Centaury Project” and “Evolution: the future”.

“Evolution: the future” is available for free download at:


I got the idea  for the title, when I received an e-mail from a collaegue of mine,  with subject “Arrival on Vega”, so I came up with “Vega 31″, a  mining offshore platform on a remote planet.


The cover of “Landing on Vega” is made with Blender, an open-source 3D animation software.


The orchestral score of “Landing on Vega” is available for free at:

(you will need to install the Scorch plugin to be able to view and print the score)

If you like this soundtrack, also check “THE BATTLE OF NEW HOPE“, with  score at:

Stay tuned!

Francesco Zanellato

THE BATTLE OF NEW HOPE – Music by Francesco Zanellato

January 11th, 2013 by francescozanellato

The Battle of New Hope

An ice world where an epic battle is taking place right now…
Two armies battle for the ultimate goal…survival!
But if you look a little closer, you will discover something unusual in the ranks…

Here is “The Battle of New Hope”, the complete score of my new orchestral work!

Use your fantasy to imagine all the characters of the battle while you listen at the foreground themes and background music!

Listen freely to this song at:

The single is available on the main digital music online stores (Amazon, iTunes).

Please find here attached the MP3 preview of the work.


Having spent so much time listening to music from John Williams and Hans Zimmer, from the epic themes of “Star Wars” to the great ones of “Pirates of the Caribbean”, one day I said to myself “I also want to create something I would like to listen to!”. The inspiration was John’s and Hans’ music and the goal was to create music consisting entirely of “meaningful” parts, without any “filler” or repetition, which are needed in soundtrack music to follow the development of the images, but that may affect the general “sound performance” when the music is listened alone, without any “visual help”. So, the goal was also to create some sort of “soundtrack music without a movie”, to be only enjoyed through imagination, without the help of any visual art.

Therefore, I will not tell you what I had in mind when I wrote every single second of the score!

There is a “musical climax” at about minute 4:00, where the flutes, oboes and harp leave the scene and strings come in. This is an “experiment”: the goal is to create a moment in which, after some sort of quiet anticipation, the listener is taken by a sudden back shiver of emotion. The experiment will succeed if You will feel that shiver too!


This music is definable as “a programma” music and describes a battle on an ice planet. The title is inspired to the well known “The Battle of” songs of the Star Wars soundtracks and the planet New Hope may seem inspired to “Episode IV – A New Hope”. I will never know if this was a conscious citation… However, the music is entirely original and I wrote it “from scratch”. This should have been a suite containing themes of different characters and situations. Then, I would have written additional tracks with the development of each theme. But, for now, this is it, and “The Battle of New Hope” must be considered a complete single work.


Since I don’t have a good hi-fi system, I think that the best way for me to listen to music is through earphones.

Then, if you know music writing, you should have the relevant sheet music at hand.

You can view the sheet music for “The Battle of New Hope” at:

A 2-minute MP3 preview of the song is also available there:


The best thing I can think of, about “The Battle of New Hope” is that I would like to hear it in a live orchestral performance, so, if you have an orchestra at hand, I would be glad to offer you a “performing license” for free!


I plan to release a 5-minute soundtrack inspired by a short movie by a friend of mine, but the short is currently work in progress, so I will let you know as soon as possible! Then I will release some orchestral music for free, although this is still at an early stage of development, since it takes about three months for me to “fine tune” a song: if a part doesn’t sound good, I will simply change it, again and again.

Stay tuned!

Francesco Zanellato

Beethoven – Grande Sonate Op. 53 (“Waldstein”)

January 11th, 2013 by francescozanellato

Are you a piano player?

Need some music to train yourself with?

Try Beethoven’s Grande Sonate Op. 53 (“Waldstein”)!

You can freely view and download the sheet-music at: