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Score to The Plural of Blood wins Silver Medal (Outstanding Achievement) from the Global Music Awards!

»Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

Score to The Plural of Blood wins Silver Medal (Outstanding Achievement) from the Global Music Awards!

We received word over the weekend that the score to The Plural of Blood won a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement from the Global Music Awards!!! We are beyond thrilled and I wish to thank director Mary-Lyn Chambers, and producers Monica Lawson and Roxy Shih for being so incredibly supportive!! Logline When one incident triggers a storm, we realize we are more connected than we think. Synopsis Diana is a successful African American event producer living in Los Angeles. Disappointing her mother, she marries Alejandro, a Latino police officer. Very much in love, they find themselves on the verge of adopting a son. Their world unravels when Alejandro finds himself amid a fatal shooting. About the Score The score combines choral elements with synth elements to...

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Spectrum Symphony in New York City to perform Nicolas’ Danse Diabolique for String Orchestra

»Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Composition, Concert Music, Recent News | 0 comments

Spectrum Symphony in New York City to perform Nicolas’ Danse Diabolique for String Orchestra

The Spectrum Symphony will perform Nicolas Repetto’s Danse Diabolique for String Orchestra on Friday, October 20, 2017 in New York City for the Symphony’s Halloween-themed concert. The work will be conducted by Maestro David A. Grunberg as he leads the string section of the Spectrum Symphony. Danse Diabolique was born out of a love for syncopated music that makes one move and dance. The syncopated, driving rhythms are contrasted by lyrical lines played in the violin and viola sections. A rhythmic motive initiated by the viola and cello sections starts the diabolical journey of dance and lyricism. A contrasting lyrical B section, in 6/8, almost waltz-like, shows a softer side of this dance journey. Various tango elements are also found in this piece...

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Coyote score completed, Film and score receive stellar reviews

»Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Recent News | 0 comments

Coyote score completed, Film and score receive stellar reviews

It’s been an incredibly busy summer! I’ve had the good fortune of scoring a few short films back to back, so let’s start with Coyote! Mark Grabianowski’s Coyote is a thriller and is inspired by true events. Coyote introduces the viewer to the world of human trafficking through the life of a young woman who has escaped from her captors. In her struggle to reach the US boarder, she is confronted with a choice that could change her life forever.  The script was written by Mark Grabianowski in the summer of 2016. Pre-Production began in January of 2017 followed by a two day production in March 2017 and one pickup day in May. Coyote was Shot on location in the Mojave Desert of California. The score for Coyote needed to have grit and...

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Music for We The Future

»Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Composition, Recent News | 0 comments

Nicolas provided music for the We The Future launch video.  From We The Future: Millennials are now the largest — and most progressive — bloc of eligible voters in the country, but less than 20% are likely to vote in 2018. We the Future is combining proven political organizing strategies with digital technology to increase millennial turnout and flip the House blue in 2018. We’re arming our supporters with new tools that leverage social networks and digital communication channels to mobilize their friends and communities in elections. See the We The Future launch video...

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The Plural of Blood score recording session, completed!

»Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in Composition, Film Scoring | 0 comments

The Plural of Blood score recording session, completed!

Yesterday, we recorded my score to The Plural of Blood, dir. by Mary-Lyn Chambers at Riot Drum Studio. The score featured ethereal child solos sung by Dalia, the very daughter of our vocal contractor, Ayana Haviv. Dalia’s voice added so much innocence and depth to the score and we were all extremely happy to have Dalia sing on our score. Later that day, we also recorded our quartet: Ayana Haviv, Elyse Willis, Aleta Braxton, and Clydene Jackson. This amazing group of women sang and heightened all emotional components of the score and brought musicality and artistry to it as well. I could not be happier with their performance. We even had some aleatoric bits in the score with Ayana and Clydene belting out some “wails” and they were spot on and...

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