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Phillip Lober composes music in the Los Angeles area, writing for films, TV, games, and other various music.
Phillip Lober is a composer currently working in Los Angeles. Lober recently received the X-Dance award for Best Original Score, recognizing his work on the feature documentary ‘Children of the Wind’, making him the youngest filmmaker ever to receive an X-Dance award.
He continues to compose on an everyday basis.
A native New Yorker of Italian descent, Parrish was a member of the extended family that converged nightly at Studio 54. His nickname, Man, first appeared in Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, and his early live shows at Bronx hip-hop clubs were spectacles of lights, glitter, and pyrotechnics, which drew as much from the Warhol mystique as the Cold Crush Brothers.
His premier release was “Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop)” issued in 1982, which was featured in the film Shaun of the Dead, the video game GTA: Vice City, and was sampled in Sway & King Tech’s 1991 song “Follow 4 Now” from their second album “Concrete Jungle.” He eventually signed with Elektra Records but was dropped from the label in 1984 when it decided not to release the album he had recorded for it.
As of the 2010s, Parrish is on Pink Biscuit Records and was scheduled to release a record via Southern Fried Records, the label owned by Fatboy Slim.
Michael A. Levine is the composer for the upcoming George Lucas-produced Star Wars Detours animated series featuring Seth Green and Seth MacFarlane. An eight-time ASCAP Film and Television Music Award winner for scoring the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Cold Case series as well as being a respected composer of concert music, he also wrote the music for the iconic Kit Kat “Gimme A Break” jingle, arranged the choir version of The Simpson’s Movie’s “Spider Pig”, and produced Lorde’s spooky rendition of “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” from the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.
Michael A. Levine is the composer for the upcoming George Lucas-produced “Star Wars Detours” animated series featuring Seth Green and Seth MacFarlane. And he is an eight-time ASCAP Film and Television Music Award winner for scoring the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced “Cold Case” series as well as being a respected composer of concert music. But did you know that he also wrote the music for the iconic Kit Kat “Gimme A Break” jingle, arranged the choir version of The Simpson’s Movie’s “Spider Pig”, and produced Lorde’s spooky rendition of Everybody Wants to Rule The World from the Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack?
Michael describes his career as “pathologically eclectic”. Born in Tokyo, raised in the Midwest, Michael moved to New York City where his first jobs were playing violin and harmonica on the streets, in Irish pubs, country western bars, and in the underground rock band scene. He moved on to being a studio musician where he worked with Lenny Kravitz, Joe Jackson, Marianne Faithfull, Boy George, and Grandmaster Flash (on keyboards).
Eventually, Michael began writing music for advertising. His groundbreaking and widely imitated work for Mitsubishi Eclipse won him the first of two Clio awards. But it is his Kit Kat “Gimme A Break” jingle (with lyricist Ken Shuldman) that was named top commercial “earworm” of all time by a Univ. of Cincinnati study.
From there, Michael began scoring television shows and films including dramas, Cold Case and Close To Home (CBS), and the films Adrift in Manhattan (Heather Graham). Columbus Day (Val Kilmer), and Fugly (John Leguizamo). He also wrote the Scrat-the-Stoneage-squirrel theme for the Ice Age series.
Levine has served as support composer and violinist for Hans Zimmer, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Cliff Martinez on films including Batman Dark Knight, Rango, and The Simpsons Movie. He produced songs for the hit Nickelodeon show “The Naked Bros. Band”, which became a #1 hit on the Billboard Kids charts.
Michael remains dedicated to art music. Besides his critically praised “Divination By Mirrors: Concerto for Musical Saw and Strings” and “Concerto for Pedal Steel Guitar and Orchestra”, Michael was awarded the LA Weekly theater music award for his work in the Jim Leonard play, Battle Hymn, presented at the Anson Ford Theater.
Michael currently serves as a Governor for the Television Academy (Emmys). In that capacity he is spearheading the production of “Score!”, the first Academy-sponsored orchestral concert of television music on May 21, 2014.
Established in 2012 by composer: Christopher Kus Synthphonia is a professional music production group mainly focused on composing and arranging music for media (movie scores, trailer scores, video games and promotional campaigns).
Christopher Kus (Born June 25, 1992) is a music composer from Cracov. He started his composing journey in 2006 when he heard trance tracks. But his music fascination changed his main genre into movie scores and soundtrack. Personally he is a drummer and singer. His tracks are filled with emotions and love. As he said his main target in music composing is giving in each track his heart and passion to music.
Celestia grew up playing the classical piano and has been doing so for the past 17 years. Later, she discovered a passion for the Guzheng, eventually playing it more than the piano. Interested in pursuing music more than just making it a hobby, Celestia received a Diploma in Music and Audio Technology at Singapore Polytechnic in year 2009, and eventually realized her strengths in songwriting, arranging and performance.
Due to her ability and habit to over analyze songs that she listens to, Celestia immerses herself deeply into various styles and flavours from her favourite composers. She utilizes these influences in her own pieces to birth new sounds with a celestial bliss! Her influences are mostly in Japanese music with her favourite artists being Hisashi Joe, Kaijiura Yuki, Kenji Kawai, Taro Iwashiro and Nobuo Uematsu.
I write and produce music for movies, bands and theaters. I started to compose music for movies during my drama studies and founded perfectly-rough in 2012.
SWR I WDR I SR I Lavafilm I Zuta Film I Seeblick TV I EMI Music I Gore Tex I Centraltheater Leipzig I Theater Dortmund I Theater Nestroyhof Wien I u.a.
I compose and produce music for movies, bands and theater plays.
Clients I worked for:
SWR I WDR I SR I Lavafilm I Zuta Film I Seeblick TV I EMI Music I Gore Tex I Centraltheater Leipzig I Theater Dortmund I Theater Nestroyhof Wien I Theater Magdeburg I Ruf Records u.a.
Awarded short films:
“Glasshouse Failure” Audience Award, Filmfestival Landshut I “Schafe” Best Movie at FilmFestival Burghausen I “Vergessen” FFF-Förderpreis Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche
Instruments I play:
Guitar, Bass, Upright Bass, Piano, Synthesizer, Drums and I’ll try everything that makes some noise…
Custom built tube amps, tube mic preamps, tube effects and tube reverb made by rerun electronics.
RME audio interfaces and microphones made by Neumann/Gefell, MBHO, Sennheiser, Shure and others.
For movies and theater plays the first step is analyzing the script with the director to define the music that will suit the project best. After decoding the dramaturgy of the scenes I create the score concept. I take care of planning the production which includes the selection of additional musicians or vocalists as well as the estimation of the cost. Rights clearing is also necessary in the very beginning of the project to be sure that every song or third party content can be used. I offer “one-stop” rights clearing for my music.
I compose minimalistic pieces as well as songs with grand full band arrangements and classical instruments. Each project needs its own sound identity to stand out and make it special. I believe that the key to reach this is an original compostion. For last minute projects, I can also choose music out of my growing library of over 300 compsitions.
During the process of recording I use analog equipment to achieve a ”warm” and “colorful” sound. The combination with the latest digital environments leads to an efficient work-flow and ensures highest audio quality.
I record the music in my studio located in Berlin/Neukölln and also offer on-location recording with mobile recording gear.
Mixing is about getting the right balance of the individual tracks, creating space and putting the spotlight on the right things at the right time. Many years of experience with Logic Pro and other DAWs made my skills in this domain very strong. In order to get the best results for the final delivery, I work closely with mastering specialists.
Debbie works for Warner Chappell Music Taiwan and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Malaysia in the faculty of Sound and Music.