Behind Clouds

Jefferson City, USA

Into Infinity


Behind the Music

As an artist it was unique to translate Ian’s literature into music that guides the listener throughout The Outlaw Ocean. The overall goal with music is to take someone through another world — to meld together emotions and feelings until they become sounds for people to interpret. With The Outlaw Ocean, I was taking compelling stories, such as that of the Sea Shepherd crew in the chapter ‘Hunting Hunters,’ and translating them into moving soundscapes for people to experience.

Behind Clouds
About Behind Clouds

Behind Clouds is a composer inspired by life experiences. The goal is to connect and relate with the listener through composed sounds and melodies to convey feelings and emotions into music. 

The independent USA composer plays out piano melodies and softened beats accompanied by ambient textured sounds. He started playing various instruments at an early age and continues to broaden his sound.

The Journalism behind the Music

All music in this project is based on The Outlaw Ocean, a New York Times Best-Selling book by Ian Urbina that chronicles lawlessness at sea around the world. This reporting touches on a diversity of abuses ranging from illegal and overfishing, arms trafficking at sea, human slavery, gun running, intentional dumping, murder of stowaways, thievery of ships and other topics.

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