The heart of music for TV and film revolves around telling a story. We have found this focus can improve musicianship for standard repertoire as well as improvisation by catapulting practice and performance from “good technique” and “accurate representation” into truly soulful, inspiring music. Award winning TV/film composer Michael A. Levine and critically acclaimed composer/educator Julie Lyonn Lieberman will take you on a journey unlike anything you’ve ever experienced by providing new tools with which to create music.
This will be an extremely fun and enlightening experience!
Michael A. Levine (whose compositional credits are even too long to list on the website!) and I will use the art of composing for film as a tool to help players and composers hone their skills to move beyond physical and compositional techniques to the heart of music-making.
How does music convey or manipulate a shift in the listener’s energy and emotional state?
The shift from building technique to moving beyond the mechanical execution to authentic expression.
Meta skills for creating a moving, transformative musical journey. The 30-second formula
An exploration of the musical Haiku and how those skills can cross-apply to longer musical forms. Soundscapes
The art of using sensory stimuli, images, videos and stories to create musical works of art … whether composed or improvised. Best techniques for home recording
Equipment, skills, and translation from dots on a page or ideas into relevant works of art.