Composition

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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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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Completed the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

»Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in About Nicolas, Composition, Film Scoring | 0 comments

Completed the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

Friday, August 5th, marked the last day of the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. I felt incredibly happy to have experienced this workshop and very thankful for all the new friends I’ve made through the workshop as well. During the month, I had an incredible time learning even more about the film scoring business. We met heads of music, music editors, JoAnn Kane Music Service (the same people who prepare the scores and parts for John Williams, John Powell, and others), we honed our conducting, we wrote a cue for an assigned scene from an A-List film, and finally recorded that music with a 64-piece orchestra at the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studios. I’m still reeling from the fact that we were allowed to record with such a large group...

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THE BETTER SISTER SCORE COMPLETED

»Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Composition, Film Scoring | 0 comments

THE BETTER SISTER SCORE COMPLETED

The Better Sister is a hilarious new comedy directed and starring Miranda Russo and Tonya Corneliesse.  Miranda plays Stella, the sister who does everything right in life, follows all the rules, yet doesn’t get very far.  On the other hand, Tonya plays Blanche, a dropout with no direction, yet she is The Better Sister! I had a wonderful time working on the score to this hilarious short film. The instrumentation varies from solo violin, to percussive hits, to epic orchestra to symbolize an all out battle between two sisters! Check out the score...

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