Tuesday, May 27, 2014

LA Film/TV composer Stephen Endelman to Lead Seminar at Score-Com in Nashville

            NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Composers Association and Film-Com are joining forces to present the two-day seminar “Understanding Film Music – Succeeding Under Pressure” with LA-based Film and TV composer, Stephen Endelman.

            The annual seminar known as Score-Com will occur at Ocean Way Studios on Music Row from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (June 14 and 15), with a special networking event on Saturday night. Attendees of “Understanding Film Music – Succeeding Under Pressure” will learn about how to use effective compositional techniques in film and TV applications, including analyses of movie scenes to determine what works well and why. Endelman will also discuss how to set yourself up in business as a composer. The agenda and topics that will be covered in the symposium include

            * Overview of film and TV scoring from Endelman's perspective using scenes from his movies to explore different musical genres and emotions and techniques. For example: The use of ostinatos in action cues or long lyrical lines or three-note phrases.

            * Discussion and debate about technology, traditional instrumentation, EDM, synth-based compositions, and orchestra.

            * How one sets himself/herself up in business as a composer and what one needs to know.

            * Deconstruction of five scenes from five of Edelman's movies to see what works and doesn’t.

            Endelman will come to Nashville with three 2-minute scenes for which each participant will each choose a scene. Attendees will discuss the scenes and talk about how they should be scored. The scenes to be scored will be made available just a few days before the Symposium. Participation in the scoring exercise is completely optional, but it will provide professional, invaluable and positive feedback for one's music. On the second day of the symposium, attendees will listen to each composition and discuss the results. Individuals who are interested in participating in the scoring critique can check back or more info.

            All symposium attendees are invited to a Film-Com networking event on Saturday. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards, demos, and other promotional materials.

            All paid attendees will also receive all-access laminates to attend Film-Com ("Filmolution") film and television business events. Highlights of Film-Com include

            * A Film-Com Kick-Off Reception at Zeitgeist Gallery from 7-9 p.m. June 14.

            * Business panels at the Ford Theatre, Country Music Hall of Fame, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17-20.

            * The New Project Expo at Titans Stadium from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on (Friday and Saturday) June 18-19.

            Score-Com attendees must register by May 31 to receive an all-access Film-Com laminate. Please click this link to register: http://nashvillecomposers.org/events/registration/.  Seating is limited.  Regular enrollment fee is $85; NCA members may register for $55.

            Grammy-nominated composer, arranger and producer Stephen Endelman has successfully demonstrated his ability to write music and collaborate in a variety of genres. His scores range from lush, classical orchestrations, to contemporary, pop-driven tapestries. In the contemporary music world, Endelman has worked with music icons including Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Robbie Williams, Alanis Morissette, Natalie Cole and soprano Renee Fleming. As a film composer, Endelman has collaborated with Oscar-lauded filmmakers including David O. Russell ("Flirting With Disaster"), Martin Scorsese ("Kicked in the Head"), Irwin Winkler ("Home of the Brave"), David Mamet ("Redbelt"), Bruce Beresford ("Evelyn") and Robert Deniro ("A Bronx Tale"). Endelman’s wide-ranging works have spanned the rich orchestral score for "The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill, but Came Down a Mountain", to his minimalist, modern score for the hit comedy "Flirting with Disaster".

            Endelman has scored nearly 100 film and television projects as well as produced numerous recording artists. He has received numerous accolades including Grammy nominations and several ASCAP Film & TV Music Awards for scoring excellence. He was awarded the prestigious ASCAP Foundation Award as Resident Composer at the Metropolitan Opera Guild where he was a resident artist for several years. Endelman currently resides in Los Angeles.

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