I have rescored the Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer. This was written as a project for a digital audio class, and my first experience composing to a trailer. It is scored for Strings, Percussion, Brass and 2 pianos.

Star Wars Trailer Rescore


This was rendered with audio created from the Absolute 4 VST collection and rendered in Cubase Pro 10.5.

The visual content of this video is not my property, and I do not own it. The visual content is owned by Disney. Star Wars and all of its affiliated properties remain the intellectual property of Lucasfilm Ltd. under Disney.

Forgotten Jungle: for Oboe, Horn, Cello, and Marimba © 2020 Adam Cole

Forgotten Jungle is a piece in a 7-part rondo form (ABACABA), scored for Oboe, French Horn, Cello, and Marimba. The theme (A section) occurs four times and is different each time. The first three times, the melody is played by a different instrument every occurrence. The last time, it is completely harmonically transformed. The contrasting sections (B and C) are completely different in feel, pace, and harmony for a refreshing change. The title of this piece is based on the sounds that this unique chamber ensemble produces, and the range of colors that it achieves. This piece was written as a final project for a composition class and had specific requirements for form, instrumentation, and other factors.


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Mezzo-Soprano Voice with Piano – Midi Realization – © 2020 Adam Cole

Separation in Death is a piece based on and set to Emily Dickinson’s “Astra Castra”. This piece explorers the ethereal yet dreadful nature of the text, and paints a picture to accompany the words. It starts with a dramatic, slow piano intro, and then introduces a chromatic motive that is present throughout the piece in different ways. The piece builds and speeds up, only to then hit the breaks coming into the final section, where the tonality of the piece expands and changes increasingly, yet smoothly into a mysterious-sounding ending.

Below is the text of “Astra Castra”:

Departed to the judgment,
A mighty afternoon;
Great clouds like ushers leaning,
Creation looking on.

The flesh surrendered, cancelled,
The bodiless begun;
Two worlds, like audiences, disperse
And leave the soul alone

Scored for Mezzo-Soprano Voice and Piano.
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This is a rescore of the Ark Society level from Hitman 2. It is written for unique instrumentation, containing some jazz instruments but mostly synthesizers playing the roles that live instruments would play in a jazz setting. This is not meant to be listened to as one piece of music, but rather as several cues strewn together into one clip in multiple environments.

This was rendered with audio created from the Absolute 4 VST collection and rendered in Cubase Pro 10.5.Hitman 2 Rescore

Hitman 2 Rescore

The visual content of this video is not my property, and I do not own it. The visual content is owned by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. All of the music is original, and property of Adam Cole.

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This is a rescore of the Map Room scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. It is written for a full orchestra. This scene doesn’t have dialogue, but is mainly an exercise in switching between multiple environments.

 This was rendered with audio created from the Absolute 4 VST collection and rendered in Cubase Pro 10.5.

Indiana Jones Rescore

The visual content of this video is not my property, and I do not own it. The visual content is owned by Disney.

2020 Witch Doctor Design Reveal Trailer – Music (Voodoo Groove) by Adam Cole

A few different versions of this music were written for the Witch Doctor BattleBots team, and will be used both as music for trailers and their official YouTube Channel, but also as music on the BattleBots television show on both the Discovery Channel and the Science channel. You can find more content from Witch Doctor either from the YouTube video, or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/witchdrshaman.

“This video is also the premiere of our new original Witch Doctor music! This Voodoo Groove was composed by the amazing Adam Cole (www.adamcolemusic.com), and you’ll be hearing a few different versions in our upcoming content and during our BattleBots entrances.”
– Witch Doctor BattleBots Team

The visual content of this video is owned by 343 Industries, and is taken from the opening cutscene in Halo 4.

Halo 4 Opening Cutscene Rescore

This score was written for my Scoring for Multimedia class at Stetson University. It is scored for Orchestra and 3 synthesizers, with audio created from the Absolute 4 VST collection and rendered in Cubase Pro 10.5.

Visions of a Vaunting Voyage:
A Journey of Perspective in a Theme and Four Variations

Visions of a Vaunting Voyage: A Journey of Perspective in a Theme and Four Variations String Quartet – MIDI AUDIO © 2019 ADAM COLE

Visions of a Vaunting Voyage is an exploration of how the same experience can manifest in the minds of different people that experience the same event. The theme takes on a distant, longing feeling, and each variation is an embodiment of the mindset of a person who experienced the same event, but from a different perspective.

The techniques used by this piece are really not well represented by virtual instruments, so I am actively seeking a performance (and live premiere) of this work.

Variation 1 is quieter than the theme, played entirely with the pizzicato technique. The combination of the quiet scratching shown in the first violin, combined with the creeping figure in the middle voices and the wide-stepping cello bass-line create a distinct sneaky-sounding character.

Variation 2 is brighter and a bit louder than the theme. It is played entirely in the lydian mode which creates a second leading tone within the chord structure. This, combined with the compound duple time signature creates a brilliant rolling feeling that is still very true to the theme, but in a completely different mood.

Variation 3 is strikingly different than anything yet played. It has shocking changes in dynamics and technique, which represent a treacherous, stabbing feeling brought by use of the locrian mode and rapid striking notes followed by an immediate dropping of dynamic.

The fourth and final variation builds on the tension built by the previous variation. This variation implements several extended techniques, employing a distorted, quasi-guitar sound. The cello has a hard, driving adaptation of the theme while the first violin adapts a more literal version of the original theme, presented in the starting key.

The theme and the four variations make up five separate movements altogether.
Scored for standard string quartet instrumentation: Violins 1 and 2, Viola, and Cello.
Performance and Score information available via the CONTACT page.