Through some of my later high school years and early college years (and I have been recently picking it back up again), I created a number of Punk-o-matic, piano, orchestral, and ambient pieces that I released on other websites under the name "The Dark Man". I am releasing them again here under a Creative Commons Noncommercial Share-Alike license. This means that you may copy, distribute, perform, and make remixes as long as you do so in a noncommercial way, you credit me, and any remixes you make must be released under a similar license, unless you have my permission. (Creative Commons people can explain it better than me; try the link.)
These works by Benjamin S Wolf are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
These songs are organized by album or project, and include title, duration, and date of completion, when possible.
This is a collection of piano, orchestral, and ambient music composed over about a year, from the end of my junior year of high school to the end of my senior year. "Abandoned Prison" and "Clock Tower" are best qualified as ambient, while "The Inner Storm" and "Rise of the Phoenix" are more orchestral. The rest are all piano solos.
These are a selection of what I consider to be my best songs created inside a popular flash game called "Punk-o-Matic", created by Evil-Dog. I do not appear to have completion dates for these songs, but I believe the period to be 2002-2006, and may not be in order of creation.
The songs "Murder on the Mind" and "Echoes of Civilization" are known as "dual songs", as they were created using two Punk-o-Matic windows playing simultaneously. The song "End of Death" is an "extended song", as it was created using two Punk-o-Matic windows playing in succession.
As a freshman at Carnegie Mellon, I joined the Game Creation Society and worked on a number of projects as a composer. The only one I've been able to confirm is in-game is "Battle" from the project "King of Euclidean Space".
This is a set of ambient/orchestral songs intended to evoke a feeling of various aspects of city life.
These songs were composed for an arcade-style space game, and were ultimately not included in the final product. I have long intended to make a more orchestral derivative work based on a section from "Dodge Me", but I have not yet gotten around to it.
I released a teaser artwork for this in July 2008; it
was is supposed to be another album-length collection of songs. The numbering is a little weird, because I intend to add some of the songs written for GCS (Research & Development is slated to be song 5), perhaps even the few that were never completed.
"Five Years Hence" is a Punk-o-Matic song based on an untitled, unfinished Punk-o-Matic song that had been sitting around for a year or more, and was dedicated to the remains of the punk-o-matic.tk community, which I had joined approximately 5 years earlier.
Tracks 7 through 10 (the first four of the "Sentry" series) were initially rendered as 256 kbps audio. Track 11 (the last Sentry) is at a slightly lower 192 kbps. The other four were rerendered similarly and updated on 12 Mar 2011.(full album (to-date) (36 MB each): zip bzip2)