New Film / Score: “Imagined Warfare”

Check out this new film,

“Imagined Warfare”

“After a group of friends erupt into an epic ‘imaginary gun fight’, tensions rise as the remaining four must unite to battle an unstoppable force that intervenes…”
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…a Binary Sun Productions film by Ari Fishbein and Ivan Moutinho…
…featuring original music by Sarah Van Sciver…

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>> check out more from Binary Sun Productions on YouTube <<

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All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

“Sound of Now” featured in a film soundtrack

Thrilled to announce that “Sound of Now,” a track on which I played/arranged piano for the fabulous Ayumi Perry, is now available on iTunes as part of the soundtrack for the film God Where Are You?

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Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 6.23.06 PMCongrats to Ayumi Perry and David Raine on the soundtrack feature! Was a pleasure playing and recording with you both at the Boom Room. Stay tuned for updates on Ayumi’s upcoming album…

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All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

 

Spotlight on Musical Theatre Composition: “Pay 2 Play”

I am proud to announce that I am the composer for a brand new musical, currently in the works, called Pay2Play. It’s a satire of Philadelphia politics. Funnyman Brian Kerrigan is the author of the book/lyrics and he’s also the show’s producer. Writing the music to complement his hysterical, witty, amazing script is entirely too much fun.

We’ll be casting 5 roles for a web-based mini filmed version of the musical [casting early in June, shooting in August]. Please stay tuned for more updates on the project!

  • For more information about auditions and the web-based mini musical, check out our listing on Backstage.com

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  • To hear demo piano-vocal recordings of excerpts of songs from the show, check out VoiceMakeDown’s Soundcloud page (the official SoundCloud site for our show’s production company)

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All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

New Video: “Hellfire”

Check out this new short Western film,

“Hellfire” – watch on Vimeo.

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…a Hokahey Production by Richard Bellamy…
…with original music by Sarah Van Sciver…

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All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

New Video: “Running on Rivalry”

Check out this new short film,

“Running On Rivalry” – watch on YouTube

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starring ……………………………………………………………. Alex Rafi & Luke Kelly
camerawork, direction, & visual editing/FX …………………………….. Ivan Moutinho
sound design, sound editing, and original music ………………………. Sarah Van Sciver

>> check out more from BinarySunProductions on YouTube <<

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All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

TOP TEN KAPI AWARDS: “Zoo Pal: A Gift” with SmartyPAL

The app “SmartyPAL-A Gift” was submitted to the Kapi Awards run by Children’s Technology Review – a top, influential publication.

The final winners will be announced in December. We’re currently in the TOP 10.

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Please take a second and view our page by clicking here & ‘heart’ us.

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The kids’ learning app, ZooPAL-A Gift, launched on August 5th and is available for the iPad in the App store! It is a personalized, interactive story in which your child solves a series of tasks to help retrieve a mysterious box and rescue a new animal. Developed with early childhood development experts, each task helps pre-schoolers build critical skills. With 160 different story lines possible, there’s always a new adventure for your child. I did sound design/music composition for the app suite.

Some highlights from the first week of launch:

– Reached top 100 rank in 7 different countries under the “educational games” category

– Downloads already in the 1000s in just a week and kids are returning to the app at a high rate day after day

– App featured by iTunes in the top 20 apps in 5 different categories/regions

Press: Here is an article about SmartyPAL from a couple of weeks back.

If you have kids in the 2-5 range (or know someone who does), please download the app here.

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I’ve recently joined Sarah%20Van%20Sciver, a great site through which music industry members network and work together.

Keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook for announcements regarding my participation/entry into competitions and please spread the word and vote!

Additionally, if you buy my singles as digital downloads through ReverbNation, half of the proceeds go directly to the Fender Music Foundation.

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If you’re still looking to finish up holiday shopping, consider ordering physical copies of Ophelia’s Song – EP.

Stay tuned for updates regarding the release of album #2, Overture to an Adventure – EP, coming out in the next few weeks!

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream ♬♪♫♪

Next week, don’t miss iNtuiton’s Experimental Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Hannah Van Sciver.

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I composed an original song for the production, a lullaby the fairies sing to their queen Titania. The play is sure to be the perfect addition to your Halloweekend!

Shows (@ Houston Hall, Class of ’49 Auditorium)

Thursday, 10/31, 7:00pm
Friday, 11/1, 6:00pm
Saturday, 11/2, 2:00pm
Saturday, 11/2, 9:00pm

Tickets cost $7 for PennCard holders, $10 general admission.

RSVP and Invite Friends on Facebook

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Check out Blue Lenex’s Debut Album!

I recently recorded/co-arranged harp for Blue Lenex, an amazing a cappella-rooted pop/soul/rock/jazzy/awesome band. Three girls: singers/beat-boxer/instruments –> it’s a fresh, fun sound.

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Their debut album “Empty Teacups” just came out, so please give it a listen!

*Get the album on Bandcamp

*Follow Blue Lenex on Facebook

*Subscribe to Blue Lenex on YouTube

*Check out their Tumblr

Update on the App “Zoo Pal: A Gift” with SmartyPAL

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The kids’ learning app, ZooPAL-A Gift, launched on August 5th and is available for the iPad in the App store! It is a personalized, interactive story in which your child solves a series of tasks to help retrieve a mysterious box and rescue a new animal. Developed with early childhood development experts, each task helps pre-schoolers build critical skills. With 160 different story lines possible, there’s always a new adventure for your child. I did sound design/music composition for the app.

Some highlights from the first week of launch:

– Reached top 100 rank in 7 different countries under the “educational games” category

– Downloads already in the 1000s in just a week and kids are returning to the app at a high rate day after day

– App featured by iTunes in the top 20 apps in 5 different categories/regions

Press: Here is an article about SmartyPAL from a couple of weeks back.

If you have kids in the 2-5 range (or know someone who does), please download the app here.

Ophelia’s Song – Official Lyrics & Credits Page is now available!

CLICK HERE to view “Ophelia’s Song – Official Lyrics & Credits”

TRACK LISTING:

  1. Means to an End
  2. Dear Danny (S.W.A.K.)
  3. Election Day in New York City
  4. 10,000 Times
  5. Ophelia’s Song

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Go to the store section of my website to order Ophelia’s Song – EP !

Harp.piano@gmail.com is PayPal verified

CDs will be ready to ship by the end of August!

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If you live in the Philadelphia area and would prefer to pick up your copies rather than having CDs shipped to you, drop off an order form to me in person, and I will contact you when CDs are available for pick-up.
**Check out this preview video, featuring clips from all 5 songs on “Ophelia’s Song – EP.”** 

**Click here for a sneak peek at what the album looks like!**

Special thanks to

  • the band (Jay, Harry, and Steve),
  • co-lyricists (Hannah & Harry),
  • Studio Crash (Mike),
  • Disc Makers (Sean),
  • and graphic design (Will).

Please stay tuned for announcements regarding:

  • the EP becoming available for digital download and to stream through Internet radio

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SmartyPAL’s ZooPAL- A Gift, is on the App store!

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The app for which I did sound design / music, ZooPAL-A Gift, just launched and is available for the iPad in the App store! Please download the app and share it with your friends and family (- it’s free).

Here is a direct link so that you can download and try out the app for yourself.  It would also be hugely appreciated if you could rate & review the app, as well as ask your friends/family to do so.

Please also check out the new website & credits page.

And here is an article about SmartyPAL from a couple of weeks back.