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May 10, 2024

Fool’s Gold Lobby Music - Call of Duty Mobile

Wow! Beyond ecstatic to share that I got the opportunity to write the main lobby music for Call of Duty: Mobile - Season 4: Fool’s Gold. This is a special full-circle moment; I’ve loved playing this game since it came out, and being able to contribute to this monumental franchise is such a blessing…

Fool’s Gold Lobby Music - Call of Duty Mobile

May 10, 2024

Fanfare for the Trailblazer

“Fanfare for the Trailblazer,” my most recent collaboration with the Southern California Brass Consortium (SCBC) had its official recording released today. It’s always such a joy to work with such an incredibly talented and professional group. This piece is a special one, as it commemorates the…

Fanfare for the Trailblazer

Feb 28, 2024

My Name is Sterling Maffe...

An introductory video is long overdue! It's always nice to put a face to a name, and if you've ever been curious about the voice behind my music, take a couple minutes to meet me here with a quick look into my musical life, some memorable moments from my career so far, and what inspires me to create...

My Name is Sterling Maffe...

Jan 28, 2024

"Fanfare for the Trailblazer" World Premiere

'Patriot', 'Vanguard', 'Unsung Hero', and now 'Trailblazer'. The Southern California Brass Consortium celebrated their tenth anniversary today with a special concert, and I was lucky enough to compose a commemorative piece to honor the occasion. "Fanfare for the Trailblazer" is an addition to the...

"Fanfare for the Trailblazer" World Premiere

Dec 7, 2023

Luna Skin Music for "Honor of Kings"

I'm excited to have contributed to "Honor of Kings" with the Luna Skin music. I had a wonderful adapting the melody from "The Moment" and spicing it up with a few original themes, all played by the incredible Utah Film orchestra, Nathan Hofheins at the helm (recorded by Michael Greene). Flute solos provided by...

Luna Skin Music for "Honor of Kings"

Nov 30, 2023

Solar Flare: Massive Minimalism

There's nothing that says "vastness of space" like a 44-piece brass section! Originally written to be featured in director Michael Burns' 48-hour film festival entry "The Transference," this symphonic piece mixes traditional orchestra with electronic elements in a minimalist but powerful musical portrait of...

Solar Flare: Massive Minimalism

Nov 15, 2023

HMMA 2023: Winner for Live Concert

We won the award! Reposted from Hexany Audios official website: "Our team had a wonderful time at the HMMA award show last night. We are thrilled to win the award for the Live Concert For Visual Media category! Thank you again to our friends at Hypergryph for the incredible production at...

HMMA 2023: Winner for Live Concert

Nov 13, 2023

HMMA Award Nomination for Best Live Concert

I'm beyond excited to be nominated alongside the other talented composers at Hexany Audio for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for our collaboration on the “Arknights: Ambience Synesthesia” live concert! Among the featured music in this concert are two tracks of mine. The concert opener...

HMMA Award Nomination for Best Live Concert

Oct 24, 2023

"Late" Soundtrack Release!

New soundtrack release! About a year ago, Zac Villanueva graciously invited me to score his film “Late”, about a soon-to-be father who desperately fights to protect his family after an affair places him in the center of a murder investigation. The score needed to be dark, intimate, and personal...

"Late" Soundtrack Release!

Oct 20, 2023

"SwiftyMart" the Rom-Com/Horror Film

We just released a brand new film! SwiftyMart is an ambitious short film comedy that shows the wildly different perspectives of two supermarket shoppers, one who sees the world through rose-colored lenses, and one who is living in a perpetual nightmare. The story begins as the two of them meet, and...

"SwiftyMart" the Rom-Com/Horror Film

Sep 30, 2023

Honor of Kings Asian Games Music

I’m honored to have written the lobby music for the Honor of Kings 2023 Asian Games! Comparable to the Olympics, the Asian games are held every four years and have recently expanded their competition to Esports. This years games, held in Hangzhou, China, feature the first appearance of "Honor of...

Honor of Kings Asian Games Music

Sep 25, 2023

"The Most Beautiful Sound" Viral Piano Video

After racking up 500,000 views and counting on Instagram, "The Most Beautiful Sound" reel, part of Maffe's composition secrets series, has been released in a full version on all streaming platforms. The original video opens with "this might be the most beautiful sound in music." Maffe then goes on to explain the...

"The Most Beautiful Sound" Viral Piano Video

Aug 6, 2023

"Cognitive" screens at Valley Film Festival to full house

The third collaboration between composer Sterling Maffe and Evan Richards (prev. "There's a Monster Behind You" and "Two People One Ring"), psychological thriller "Cognitive" screened to a packed audience at the Valley Film Festival in North Hollywood. The feature film stars Rachel Fleischer, who...

"Cognitive" screens at Valley Film Festival to full house

Jul 16, 2023

"Little Pictures" a new collaboration with old friends

Ilan Morgenstern, Principal Bass Trombonist at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Sterling Maffe go back years! In 2015, the two collaborated on the recording of Maffe's award winning piece "Aficionado". The two reconnect after nearly a decade to produce a new composition titled "Little Pictures for Bass...

"Little Pictures" a new collaboration with old friends

Jun 1, 2023

Behind the scenes comes to small screens

Maffe continues to expand his career, this time dipping his toes into the internet personality/influencer realm by launching a new short video series his approach to composing for film and video games. This content aims to bring viewers behind the scenes into Maffe's process in a way that is digestible to all...

Behind the scenes comes to small screens

May 17, 2023

Afterglow: Modern, Dark, Massive

In sanguine umbram! “Afterglow” (Thronum Immortalem) is Maffe’s most recent contribution to the Arknights game, and is perhaps his most ambitious track to date. The score features a full orchestra (Funk Studio Recording Orchestra, dir. Nathan Hofheins) and choir (dir. Dr. Jane Fjeldsted) in an epic musical...

Afterglow: Modern, Dark, Massive

Apr 20, 2023

Maffe's score for the feverish horror short, "Thorn"

Three years after the release of the sucessful short film, "Milk Teeth" (2020). Maffe teams up once again with visionary young filmmaker Felipe Vargas in a new short, "Thorn". This bite-sized horror film delivers a strong and concise scare wherein...

Maffe's score for the feverish horror short, "Thorn"

Apr 16, 2023

Premiere of "Portrait in Brass"

A brand new brass premiere shook the stage at the Biola University Conservatory of Music this evening. Maffe's latest concert piece, "Portrait in Brass" was commissioned by his friend Renee Yam, a graduating french horn major. The music harkens back to Maffe's "The Artisan," a sonic self portrait...

Premiere of "Portrait in Brass"

Mar 31, 2023

Guild of Guardians, a historical game trailer

“The light has forsaken Elderym, and left us to face the darkness, but we do not stand alone.” In a recent collaboration between Hexany Audio and Immutable game developers, Sterling Maffe scores the newest trailer for Guild of Guardians, a a mobile RPG where players can turn their gaming passion...

Guild of Guardians, a historical game trailer

Feb 14, 2023

Joining the tradition of Zimmer in "Arena of Valor"

The music of Arena of Valor, a multiplayer online battle arena, has had a long tradition of well-known and prestigious composers (Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Jeff Broadbent, Russell Brower, Matthew Carl Earl, Obadiah Brown-Beach, to name a few). With his recent contribution of map and battle music...

Joining the tradition of Zimmer in "Arena of Valor"
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