After a year and a half of work, Path of Fire, the latest expansion for Guild Wars 2, is finally out! This is the biggest and most elaborate batch of music I've had the pleasure of writing for the game yet. We had orchestras and soloists from Seattle, Los Angeles, and all over Europe contribute in one way or another, and I'm ecstatic with how it all came together. My thanks to ArenaNet for continuing to make great games and allowing me to be a part of them.
The wonderful people at iam8bit have released the soundtrack for Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns on vinyl, featuring my music and the music of Lena Chappelle and Stan LePard. Saying this is a dream come true is a massive understatement. The final album looks incredible! It's two discs (in stunning green splatter vinyl), a foil embossed cover, and some gorgeous concept art from the amazing team at ArenaNet, with liner notes by Yours Truly.
It's currently in stock and shipping, so click here to buy it from their web store.
I had the good fortune of being asked to contribute some music to Dr. Pepper's college football campaign this season. I've always dreamed of writing some old school NFL Films type music, and this is probably as close as I'll ever get. Thanks to the folks at Pico for giving me the opportunity.
It's finally out! Working on the first expansion for Guild Wars 2 was no easy task. There's over two hours of music in the game, and I'm very proud of all of it. The next step is getting the soundtrack released, and I hope to have news about that soon.
In the meantime, here's the very cool looking launch trailer.
I've been working on this slowly for the last several months. It started as a test for the video capabilities of my new camera, and soon became a fun exercise learning how to color grade, edit, and score my own little movie.
I shot this in the fall of 2014 while visiting Victoria, British Columbia. There's primarily two ways to get there, by boat or by plane. For those who have never been, ferries are a quintessential part of the Pacific Northwest experience. I've tried taking pictures on them before, but for whatever reason, the pictures never seem to capture what it really feels like. It's a slow, contemplative, tranquil, and occasionally melancholy experience. I think seeing the water, landscape, and people move around in space in this video does a pretty good job conveying that feeling. At the very least, it shows how beautiful it is in that part of the world.
I had a lot of fun making this, and it was nice to take a break from grand orchestral music for a bit. Hope you enjoy it.
Welcome to my newly revamped website. The previous version was setting a new standard for minimalism in regards to content. If the question was "How little can a website contain and still be considered a website?", the answer was www.maclainediemer.com. Time to change that.
My goal is to keep things simple and straightforward here, posting updates on what I'm working on as necessary. Poke around a bit, and if you're so inclined, say hello.
Many thanks to my friend Eli Scheer for designing everything you see here.