Ihro Mayastät Podcast Intro
When I want to learn something new, an approach that works really well for me is to take on small, real-world projects, and learn everything I need while realizing that project.
In this case, I wanted to practice making music, so I asked around whether someone needed intro music for a podcast or something like that:
And to my delight, I got several nice requests! For example, Ihro and Maya just started producing a German podcast about BDSM and polyamory. The name they picked (“Ihro Mayastät”) is a play on words on a phrase used to address people of high royal position.
The intro music reflect this by using a baroque instrumentation, and announces the podcasters with fanfares and a orchestral buildup. I also like how the lead instruments – a trumpet and a cello playing pizzicato – seem to have a conversation, much like Ihro and Maya in the podcast! :)
Emotionally, I wanted to evoke a strong, proud, and optimistic mood.
There’s also an outro version, which is softer, has a reduced instrumentation, and is less dramatic and epic. It also flows downwards, musically, to give listeners some nice closure at the end of the episode.
Make sure to check out “Ihro Mayastät” here: