promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

Melding the Old with the New: The Soundscape of the “Devotion” Original Music Score

LA 12 PM | NY 3 PM | UK 8 PM

Melding the Old with the New: The Soundscape of the Devotion Original Music Score
with film composer Chanda Dancy

Moderated by Glenn Jordan.

Join us as Chanda Dancy explores how she combined:

  1. Classic Hollywood score elements as influenced by the classical greats and Modern Jazz,
  2. EDM/Sound Design influences and the use of synths and recorded sounds as an orchestral color,
  3. Recreating pre-1950s jazz standards, and
  4. The use of themes to tell the story musically

to create the score for the film Devotion.

Bios:

Chanda Dancy

Native Texan, Chanda Dancy, started composing orchestral works at the age of 12. She has been described as a “phenomenal composer” (Ted Chung, Zacuto: Featured Filmmakers) and “quickly gaining recognition as a foremost black American contemporary composer.” (Anthony Parnther, Conductor, San Bernardino Symphony). Her works are described as “emotionally penetrating” (John Malveaux, Africlassical.com) and “rich” (George Heymont, Huffington Post).

An alumnus of the USC Film Scoring Program, and the Sundance Composers Lab, Chanda is both an accomplished film and television composer with over 18 years of experience and an emerging classical concert composer. Arts Boston named her one of “10 Contemporary Black Composers You Should Know”. She is known for her work on the Sundance award winning documentary “Aftershock” (Disney/Onyx Collective), the hit Netflix TV Original “The Defeated” starring Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), the Korean War era epic “Devotion” starring Jonathan Majors (Da 5 Bloods, Loki) and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick), and the Whitney Houston biopic “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”, directed by Kasi Lemmons.

Chanda Dancy IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1929530/

Chanda Dancy Music
https://www.chandadancy.com

 

Glenn Jordan (moderator) brings a unique blend of musical talent and experience to every project he works on. He has the range to create suspenseful and frightening musical material for shows such as The X-Files and The Lone Gunmen then turn around and create the quirky, childlike music that takes us into the fantasy world that is Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.

Glenn is as comfortable and as skilled writing the contemporary EDM and guitar driven styles of today’s underscores as he is composing and orchestrating pieces for The Indianapolis and Denver Symphony Orchestras. Along the way he has been nominated a total of four times for Emmys, winning the award for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.

He has composed the music for over a dozen feature length films and hundreds of episodes of network and cable television programs. He has worked with stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Kanye West, Steve Martin, The Beach Boys, Morgan Freeman, Little Richard and Shelly Duvall.

His song, We All Love the Red Sox, has become an integral part of the Boston Red Sox radio broadcasts in northern New England.

As a former member of the group Sha Na Na he toured the world, and performed for audiences as large as 135,000 people. He has also done countless sessions as a studio guitarist and vocalist.

Glenn is one of only 9 people in the world who is accredited to teach The Equal Interval System created by Lyle “Spud” Murphy. He has EIS musical composition students worldwide.

Details

Event Date Saturday, December 10, 2022 12:00 pm
Cut off date Saturday, December 10, 2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online