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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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