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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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Nicolas invited to the Mayfield School as guest artist, will compose original music

»Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Composition, Recent News | 0 comments

Nicolas invited to the Mayfield School  as guest artist, will compose original music

Excited to announce that I will be starting a four week guest artist residency at the Mayfield School in Pasadena thanks to Christin Hablewitz, a wonderful and talented musician and instructor.    I will be discussing the role of music in film, the scoring process and much more. Plus, I will be writing original music for Christin Hablewitz’s instrumental class that will perform this music live to an original film the media department is working. This is collaboration at its best! Being asked to compose music for such a stellar and eclectic group is an honor and I look forward to working with the students in making this experience fun and exciting! For more information, please visit the Mayfield School page on Facebook for pictures, videos and...

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ASCAP Foundation Awards in New York

»Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in About Nicolas, Photo Gallery | 0 comments

ASCAP Foundation Awards in New York

I was in NYC this past week to receive the ASCAP Foundation’s Michelle and Dean Kay Award for an outstanding composer from the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis this past summer. I was thrilled to be selected among so many talented composers. Dean Kay is such a warm, and generous person. When we met during the reception, he told me the story of when he wrote “That’s Life” and Frank Sinatra propelled to amazing heights, opening so many doors for Dean. The evening was a star-studded event. Stephen Schwartz (composer for WICKED, PIPPIN, GODSPELL), Maria Schneider, and Morten Lauridsen were all there including many talented and emerging singers, songwriters, and composers. A truly memorable evening for all!  

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