Self Quartet: Beginnings for Summer Film Scoring

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This summer (it’s already pretty hot in Connecticut, so starting NOW), I am composing an original film score for the soon-to-be-screened, “Get Your Shit Together, Zeus,” by fellow VCFA community member, Jochen Künstler. This autumn, Jochen will complete his MFA in Film from Vermont College of Fine Arts, also home for the MFA in Music Composition program from which I am a proud alumnus. The images above represent a portion of my pre-composing as I sketch cues for this reed quartet combination of A Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, and Bass Clarinet. These timbres will provide a wide variety of colors and moods depicting the various sensibilities I am audiating-worship organ, bluesiness, jazz, Gospel, and aleatoric dreamscapes and abstractions derived to and fro, including certainly, sojourns of an electroacoustic nature. But one never knows where one’s path of process will take them. A very illuminating journey, for sure.

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