Author Archives: Tom Snively

About Tom Snively

I am a freelance composer and compose and record music in my home studio. I record electronic music such as new age, video game, dance and trance and non-electronic music such as smooth jazz, rock and classical music. Contact me for the following: Commission me to write and/or record your song for you. License one of my songs for your use. Have me record a saxophone part for your song.

024 Making My Own Music – Voyage (Pivvot OST)

In this episode, I interviewed Whitaker Trebella, a video game composer and game designer in Chicago. We talked about his song Voyage from his game Pivvot. Pivvot is available on iOS and Android, and will be available soon on Windows, … Continue reading

023 Making My Own Music – No Time

In this episode, I interviewed Joe Gilder, a songwriter and recording/mixing/mastering engineer in Nashville and host of the Home Studio Corner-Ask Joe podcast. We talked about his song No Time from his first album Out of Indiana. Joe’s main website … Continue reading

022 Making My Own Music – Nothing Flower

In this episode, I interviewed Charlie McCarron, a composer in Minneapolis and the host of the Composer Quest podcast. We talked about his piece The Mystery of Grey Matters and his song Nothing Flower. In my interview with Charlie McCarron, … Continue reading

021 Making My Own Music – Pill

In this episode, I talked about and played a song called “Pill” that I wrote and recorded on January 25, 2014 for Global Game Jam. But first I talked about and played my 2-minute Video Game Music demo reel that is made … Continue reading

Low Earth Orbit – by Tom Snively

This is an ambient / new age song that I wrote and recorded on February 4, 2014. Right-click the “Download” link above to save this to your computer.

Pill – by Tom Snively

This is a song for the video game Pill that I wrote and recorded on January 25, 2014 for Global Game Jam. Right-click the “Download” link above to save this to your computer. The podcast episode about this song will be episode 21.

020 Making My Own Music – Rise Above

In this episode, I talked about and played a new age song called “Rise Above” that I wrote and recorded in January 2014. It uses a mixture of synthesizers and a men’s choir. I analyzed all of my previous recordings to … Continue reading

Rise Above – by Tom Snively

This is a new age song that I wrote and recorded in January 2014. It uses a mixture of synthesizers and a men’s choir. Right-click the “Download” link above to save this to your computer. The podcast episode about this song will … Continue reading

019 Making My Own Music – Elephant’s Feet

In this episode, I talked about and played a jazz combo song called Elephant’s Feet that I wrote around 1990 and recorded in November and December 2013. It features my saxophone and a jazz piano, bass and drums. I also talked … Continue reading

Elephant’s Feet – by Tom Snively

This is a song for jazz quintet that I composed around 1991 and recorded in November and December 2013. Right-click the “Download” link above to save this to your computer. The podcast episode about this song is episode 19.