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The SCL & White Bear PR Present: Unconventional Scoring Methods

Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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The SCL & White Bear PR Present:
UNCONVENTIONAL SCORING METHODS

RONIT KIRCHMAN | WILL BATES | VOLKER BERTELMANN | NIMA FAKHRARA

MODERATED BY TIM GREIVING
(Film Music Journalist - NPR, LA Times)

 

Join The Society of Composers & Lyricists (The SCL) and White Bear PR for a panel discussion of composers titled "Unconventional Scoring Methods." These musicians are sought after for their signature sound, as they create compositions that stray from traditional Hollywood scores. Film music journalist Tim Greiving (LA Times, NPR) will moderate the evening's discussion, which will include Volker Bertelmann (LionPatrick Melrose), Will Bates(The Looming TowerThe Magicians), Ronit Kirchman (The SinnerNow You See Me) and Nima Fakhrara (Roll Red RollDetroit: Become Human). This event will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd from 7:30pm-9:30pm at the Musicians Institute, 6752 Hollywood Blvd, CA 90028. You won't want to miss this evening of insightful discussion! 
 

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Unconventional Scoring Methods - Ronit Kirchman Ronit Kirchman is a composer, music producer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. She composes music for film and television, theater and dance, multimedia installations, and the concert stage. She performs internationally and is also an accomplished visual artist and author. Ronit is the composer for the riveting Golden Globe-nominated series The Sinner (USA Network). Ronit’s widely varied film scores include the feature-length Zen and the Art of Dying, Finding Neighbors, and The Skin I'm In, as well as The Golden Age of Fish, Say You Love Me, and Gowanus, Brooklyn among others.

Kirchman is known for her impressive stylistic breadth, depth, and originality, as well as a unique cross-disciplinary understanding of storytelling and creative collaboration. She is the first-ever recipient of the Sundance Institute Time Warner Foundation Fellowship in Film Music, and has also been awarded the Sundance Composers Lab and Documentary Composers Lab Fellowships, BMI Conductors Fellowship, and a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received her MFA in Composition-New Media from CalArts. Born and raised in NYC, Ronit currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
 
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Unconventional Scoring Methods - Will Bates
Will Bates is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and founder of the music production company Fall On Your Sword. He has composed original scores for a myriad of filmmakers including acclaimed directors Mike Cahill (Another Earth, I Origins), Alex Gibney (We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Steve Jobs: The Man In the Machine, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief), and Matt Ross (Twenty Eight Hotel Rooms).
 
Bates has recently scored a number of television series: SyFy’s hit The Magicians, Hulu’s The Path, Chance and The Looming Tower, as well as NBC’s Rise. Current projects include Sweetbitter for Starz, and the upcoming George R.R. Martin series Nightflyers for Netflix.
 
As a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, Bates has recorded and toured around the globe under the name of his own post-punk band The Rinse and has collaborated with Electric Six front-man Dick Valentine as The Evil Cowards. As a saxophonist, Bates has collaborated with legendary artists ranging from 60's icon Lulu to techno legend Marshall Jefferson. He has also worked with a similarly diverse bunch including Mike Rutherford, Roy Ayers and Morcheeba's Skye Edwards as a producer and composer. In 2007, Bates created the first of a series of videos under the name Fall On Your Sword. His videos quickly went viral on YouTube, racking up hits in the millions and an explosive FOYS live act soon followed. In 2009 Fall On Your Sword evolved into a music production company. Bates currently resides in Los Angeles and is celebrating the opening of Fall On Your Sword’s new west coast studio.
 
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Unconventional Scoring Methods - Volker Bertelmann

Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) is a composer, songwriter and experimental musician who uses prepared piano as his primary instrument. The prepared piano refers to the technique of resting pieces of paper, marbles, drumsticks and other objects on the strings to produce odd, sometimes randomly generated sounds, that move the instrument in unexpected directions. Substantial, Hauschka’s first solo album, blended classical, avant-garde and pop impulses, with an aura of measured melancholy. Then he discovered prepared piano. His experiments with this new instrument changed his approach to music and composing, setting him on a journey of exploration that continues to this day.

Hauschka’s latest release, What if (2017) finds him adding player pianos to his armoury, something that he has also been exploring in his live performances following the album’s release. In 2018, Hauschka signed an international recording deal with Sony Classical. His first album on the label, which will consist of melodic solo piano works, will be released in early 2019. Hauschka also has built a prolific career in writing scores for films in recent years. Among Hauschka’s earlier film scores are Praia du Futuro, Farewell, and Herr Schwarz.

Hauschka’s big breakthrough in the field came though with his collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran in scoring Lion (2016), directed by Garth Davis and starring Dev Patel, Nicole
Kidman and Rooney Mara.  Their score went on to be nominated for numerous major awards, including an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA. Other recent score jobs include Baltasar Kormákur’s Adrift (2018) starring Shailene Woodley, mini-series Patrick Melrose starring Benedict Cumberbatch, James Franco’s In Dubious Battle (2016) and documentary Exodus (2016) by Hank Levine, which explores the current refugee crisis with individual stories. 

 
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Unconventional Scoring Methods - Nima Fahkrara
Iranian-born composer, ethnomusicologist, and inventor of musical instruments, Nima Fakhrara is the founder of Zoo Creatives, with studios in Los Angeles and New York City.   His credits include the Toronto Film Festival Official Selection, The Girl in the Photographs (the final film executive produced by Wes Craven), the Los Angeles Film Festival selection Consumed (directed by Daryl Wein), the Sundance Film Festival selection The Signal, Gatchaman (directed by Toya Sato and starring Tori Matsuzaka and Ryohei Suzuki), a live action take on the anime series Battle of the Planets, The Pyramid (directed by Gregory Levveseur, produced by Alexander Aja), and Exists (directed by Eduardo Sanchez).  His international credits include the Japanese TV show called Tantei No Tantei, and the SXSW selection I am a Hero.   His video game credits include Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and the 2016 release 1979 Revolution.
 
Nima’s first experience with music was listening to his uncle play the santour. Influenced by this, he studied that instrument and became well versed in Persian classical music. After moving to the United States, Nima continued his musical studies and attended California State University Northridge where he obtained his degree in composition studies. However, his interest in music was not limited to composition and performance. He studied ethnomusicology, anthropology, and how to construct instruments.  Classically trained with both traditional western and non-western sounds, Nima often samples instruments from around the world.  If he hasn’t found the right sound, he invents new instruments to create the textures and timbres in his mind.
 

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THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)  is the non-profit premier organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs, with a distinguished 70-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film music, television music, game music, and musical theatre industry today.
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