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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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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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Nicolas receives ASCAP Foundation | Michelle and Dean Kay Award

»Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

Nicolas receives ASCAP Foundation | Michelle and Dean Kay Award

Today, I received word that the ASCAP Foundation selected me for the Michelle and Dean Kay Award. The congratulatory letter states:           ASCAP and coupled with an incredible, supportive staff like Richard Bellis, Michael Todd, Jennifer Harmon, Yvette Martinez, and Patrick Clancy provided growth and nurturing through the Film Scoring Workshop. To be selected among the pool of incredibly talented composer colleagues I had the privilege of getting to know and become friends with through the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop is incredibly humbling. I will cherish this moment forever!   Tweet Share

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ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

»Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Recent News | 0 comments

ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis

In late May, I received the wonderful news that I was accepted into the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis.  It’s a workshop where 12 composers are selected among 300 applicants from around the globe to spend a month working with Mr. Bellis, meeting with A-List composers such as Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, John Powell, James Newton Howard, and others. Film music executives, film music agents, film music editors, musicians, and other key figures in the film music industry also donate their time to educate the participants in all aspects of the film scoring business. The icing on the cake on this wonderful workshop is also the scoring assignment given to all 12 participants where near the end of the workshop, each participant composes,...

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2016 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

»Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Film Scoring, Recent News | 0 comments

2016 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival

Oh, what a lovely weekend! On Saturday, April 30th, the Helix Collective performed my score to Miranda, a short film by Laura Taylor, at the 2016 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival.   The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features live music to picture. Winning filmmakers will have an original score composed for their short by a winning film composer. The film and score will be screened with the score performed live by the Helix Collective Film Scoring Ensemble. The screening will also include an interview with the filmmakers and composers and a Meet-and-Greet.     This year, Helix Collective collaborated with Art Share L.A. (a marvelous venue in Los Angeles’s Arts District) and The Academy for Scoring Arts (a melting pot of L.A.’s...

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Debris (Escombros) to screen at FESTIVAL DE CANNES!!

»Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in About Nicolas, Recent News | 0 comments

Debris (Escombros) to screen at FESTIVAL DE CANNES!!

I am super excited to announce that the short film I scored for Mary-Lyn Chambers, our gifted director, will screen at the Festival de Cannes for the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. Listen to excerpts of the score here. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: Debris (Escombros) Website Debris Facebook page SYNOPSIS Caught in the gears of the 2014 US immigration crisis, when over 52,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the border, twelve-year old Ana arrives at an immigration detention center with nothing but the clothes on her back, her mute, younger brother, and a treasured music box. She soon finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for. INSPIRATION After learning about the 52,000 unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America...

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