Over the past few weeks I’ve been bugging people to vote for two panels that I proposed for the 2013 South by Southwest Film, Music and Interactive Festival (and hopefully come December I’ll get to tell you all that they were accepted). One of these panels is on a topic that I’ve been interested in for quite some time, The Future of The Soundtrack, and I am nerdily excited to get the chance to moderate a discussion between experts.
In my time working around and on soundtracks and various marketing initiatives for film and television, there are also certain observations I have made that I hope to debate, to get an official opinion. Until I (fingers crossed) find myself in a position to consult those supervisors and executives that I admire so much, here are my thoughts on the topic.
In the music supervision game, covers are currency. I will almost always download a covers album or sampler just to have on hand, especially if the covers are of extremely well known tunes. Music supervisors often turn to covers when…
Last March, Los Angeles DJ – and good friend of mine – DJ Bumbaclot shared Safe In Heaven, Dead with Tadpole Audio. It was an epic masterpiece almost an hour long, combining pieces of film scores with tracks by Gayngs, Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead and many more.
A year and some change later he is back with Heroin Soul.
Some of you might have noticed I haven’t written anything for a while. Well, it’s not that I haven’t been writing. I’ve been starting articles left and right…I just haven’t actually finished or posted anything.
I imagine many of you are now scrolling down to see just how long this piece is. For those with no patience, and/or who have no interest in the inner workings of my brain (if you didn’t care for this post), you can skip to the end.
It boils down to a combination of two things that’s kept me away. First of all, general busy-ness and lots to do. The second reason is mental health.
By Amanda DK
Have you noticed anything different about Los Angeles lately? Something unusual, out of place? An infestation, if you will, but one…that is musical in nature?
For the past couple weeks the city has become home for the latest installation of Play Me, I’m Yours, a sprawling, free public art installation, where 30 pianos painted by local artists will be placed in high-traffic public spaces around the city – and anyone can play them! The project was conceived by a London artist, then went to NYC, and is now in Los Angeles. You can view all the piano locations here – most of them can be found Downtown, but there are a few mid-city, a couple in Santa Monica, even ones in Torrance and Burbank. The piano I would especially like to point out to you is outside of the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.