There’s a Future In the Past Theatrical Premier

From January 13 through January 19 the documentary feature film There’s a Future in the Past  will be playing in New York City at the Cinema Village. Paul Kozel, SAC director recorded and mixed most of the music for the film at various venues in the Northeast, did the dialog editing, and mixed the audio for the film. The movie is a documentary on Vince Giordano  a band leader and conservator of “Hot Jazz”, music from the 1920s and 30s. If you’ve ever watched “Boardwalk Empire”, “The Aviator”, “Revolutionary Road”, and many Woody Allen films including his latest Cafe Society, you’ve heard Vince and his bandmates, the “Nighthawks”, providing the music. The film is distributed in North America by First Run Features. After it’s run in New York the film moves out west to Portland, OR, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, and Scottsdale, AR.

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Score for DOC NYC Film Recorded at SAC

The 2016 Edition of DOC NYC, the largest and most influential documentary film festival in the U.S., is presently underway at the IFC Center  in Greenwich Village. On Wednesday, November 16 the festival will screen “Feral Love”, a documentary about Dorian Rence, a violist with the New York Philharmonic. The score for “Feral Love” was recorded at the Sonic Arts Center with members of the New York Philharmonic string section. The section included Acting Principal violinist Lisa Kim, Associate Principal violist Rebecca Young, and Associate Principal cellist Eileen Moon.  SAC director Paul Kozel served as music producer as well as recording and mixing engineer for the project. Assisting Paul on the session was SAC alumni Ian Reilly, a Production Assistant with the New York Philharmonic!

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Second Year Student Scores National Commercial

Nate Fleischer (A.K.A. Nate Rylan), a second year student in the program, recently scored a national EAS Sports commercial featuring Larry Fitzgerald, the future hall of fame receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. In addition to this underscore work Nate co-wrote and co-produced the song Closer by the Modern Inventors  that premiered on Stereogum and featured drummer and producer Daru Jones. Congrats Nate. You’ve had a busy summer!

Paul Special Featured In Mix Magazine’s July Issue

Mix Magazine, a prominent publication in the audio industry, profiled SAC staff member Paul Special in its most recent issue. The article focuses on Paul’s work in broadcast audio, in particular his work as broadcast music mixer for ABC’s Good Morning America. Over the years with Good Morning America Paul has worked with numerous leading artists including Elton John, Lorde, Nelly, Postmodern JukeBox, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Alicia Keys, The Wanted, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kenny Chesney, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Kid Rock, Taylor Swift, Eve, Lady Antebellum, The Wanted, and Rod Stewart.

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Bernie Worrell, “The Wizard of Woo”, Remembered

Bernie Worrell, musician extraordinaire, passed away last week and leaves behind a profound legacy of music making from his work as keyboardist with Parliament-Funkadelic , the Talking Heads, and numerous other artists and bands. Bernie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 along with his bandmates from Parliament-Funkadelic. Bernie was at the Sonic Arts Center in the Spring of 1997 recording keyboard and piano parts for an album by The  Devotees called Gimme Gimme. The session was engineered by Grammy winning engineer Jeff Jones. Needless to say, the two days that Bernie spent at the Center were filled with impassioned and inspiring music making.

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Tower Music Album Released on April 29

On Friday April 29 the album Tower Music  by Joseph Bertolozzi will be released on Innova RecordingsiTunes, and Amazon. Three years ago SAC director Paul Kozel and Technical Director Joe Popp traveled to Paris with Mr. Bertolozzi and spent two weeks recording over 10,000 sounds on the Eiffel Tower. During the intervening years Mr. Bertolozzi cataloged each of the 10,000 sounds, selected 2,800 sounds, and then composed the nine pieces included in the album. Finally, the pieces were mixed by Paul Kozel and Joseph Bertolozzi at the Sonic Arts Center and mastered by Scott Hull of Masterdisk. During the cataloging and composing process Mr. Bertolozzi relied on Jonathan Perl for technical guidance and advice. The album is produced by Joseph Bertolozzi and Paul Kozel.Towermusic

Garden State Film Festival Features Underscores by SAC Student

The 14th annual Garden State Film Festival took place last weekend and featured five short films that were all scored by fourth year student Taylor Bradshaw. In addition, the feature film Stuff, screened at the festival, licensed a piece of Taylor’s music for the underscore. Taylor will be graduating in June and is already a busy professional composer, arranger, and engineer working primarily on production and post production projects for film and television. Below is a trailer for one of the short films scored by Taylor entitled The Last Taxi Driver.