Composer and orchestrator Jeremy Borum shares his tips and tricks about sheet music preparation that may help streamline your process to achieve the fastest and most accurate way to get from raw MIDI to a printed score, regardless of what DAW or notation software you use.
We have an exclusive interview with the composer whose song was nominated for an Oscar, only to be withdrawn by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over allegations of inside baseball.
Emmy-winning composer Michael Bacon talks to the blog about his film scoring process, technique, aesthetic, and use of Sibelius in his new score to the film profiling the legendary Morgenthau family.
I recently caught up with “Oblivion” composer Joseph Trapanese and veteran music preparer Booker White to learn more about what went into making the score to this blockbuster Tom Cruise film.
Composer, orchestrator, arranger and educator John Ashton Thomas has worked on some huge Hollywood hits over the years, arranging or orchestrating for more than 50 films since 2005 – and he has used Sibelius for every one of them. I caught up with John to find out more about his work and the part Sibelius […]
Tomorrow night marks the final performance of a revival of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s musical, Company, at the Crucible in Sheffield. The run, which started at the end of November last year, has been critically-acclaimed, drawing a five-star review from the Daily Telegraph. Dominic Cavendish called it “unmissable” and said: Jonathan Munby’s world-class revival […]
The Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles is the home of Cirque du Soleil’s latest spectacular show, a journey through cinema entitled Iris featuring music by one of the film industry’s most celebrated composers, Danny Elfman. Overture, the monthly publication of Pro Music Local 47, the musicians’ union in Los Angeles, carries a story […]
A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Helen Vallaud of Audio Impressions, who are the developers of DVZ (say it out loud, and if you’re British, pronounce the Z as “zee”), a sample library with unique divisi string capabilities, about a new tool they had been working on called Notation Switchblade.
A few weeks ago, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra played the opening gala concert of the 2010/2011 season at Powell Hall in St. Louis, Missouri. The main attraction was American soprano Renée Fleming, who would be singing some crowd-pleasing, favourite arias, ideal for a high-profile fundraising concert. However, this year’s gala concert would also feature […]
Pianist, accordionist, composer, conductor, arranger, and more besides: Gil Goldstein is a Renaissance musician, ready to turn his skills to any interesting project that comes his way, whether it’s cranking out arrangements for the annual Rainforest Fund Concert in Carnegie Hall, for bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding, or even adapting Chopin’s piano music for big […]