June Newsletter

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Hey there,

Hope your summer is sensational! Enjoy these snapshots of my ongoing and upcoming projects.

Cheers,

Sarah


ARTICLE PUBLICATION:

AWN MUSIC IN ANIMATION

Today on the first day of this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France, the Animation World Network released its second annual special print edition of ANIMATIONWorld Magazine. I wrote an article concerning the festival’s featured “Music in Animation” programming.

You can download a free PDF copy of the complete magazine, here. My article appears on pages 17 and 18 of the PDF (magazine pages 33-35).


SCORE & SOUND:

A STORY I WILL NEVER TELL

I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with fellow CalArtian Smita Minda on her first short created for the BFA Character Animation program. Check out additional score and sound productions on my film page.

Check out the short, here:


MUSIC & LYRICS:

PETER & IONA

Among ongoing musical theatre projects is fantasy adventure “Peter and Iona,” chock-full of magic, music, mystery, romance, and rebellion.¬†Writers Patrick W. Phillips & Sara Elizabeth Woodard are responsible for its sensational script while I pen lyrics and music. Below are four¬†live acoustic demo recordings of the¬†show’s songs, with a new song¬†added since the last newsletter. The added track is “Obvious/Free Fall.” Stay tuned for more demos and announcements!¬†They will be posted alongside other projects¬†on my¬†music for the stage¬†page. Learn more about the project and its team, here.


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July Newsletter

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Hey there,

Several exciting projects and events to share… if you’ll be in LA or Philly for them, hope to see you there!¬†Always seeking creative collaborators, so please send them my way!¬†And feel free to drop a line through the link at the bottom of the page.¬†Enjoy the rest of your summer days!

Cheers,

Sarah


SCORE & SOUND:

STRANGE AS ANGELS

It is such a pleasure working with Born Lucky Studios (Emily Gallagher & Austin Elston), whose newest film Strange As Angels features original score and sound by yours truly. The half-hour film, which Emily aptly describes as “David Lynchian,” stars Emilie Krause, Kate Raines, and Alex Bechtel. You’re invited to join me and the creative team behind the film for an evening of screenings at L’Etage in Philadelphia on August 15th– hope to see you there! The event is open to the public, and you can RSVP (free), here. Check out additional score and sound productions on my¬†film page.


MUSIC & LYRICS:

PETER & IONA

Among the musical theatre projects on which I am hard at work is a fantasy adventure, “Peter and Iona,” chock-full of magic, music, mystery, romance, and rebellion.¬†Writers Patrick W. Phillips & Sara Elizabeth Woodard are responsible for its sensational script while I pen its¬†lyrics and music for a charming cast of characters. Below are two live acoustic demo recordings of the¬†show’s songs, with a new song¬†added since the last newsletter. The added track is the show’s “Opening Narration.” Stay tuned for more demos and additional announcements coming soon!¬†They will be posted alongside other theatre projects¬†on my¬†music for the stage¬†page. Learn more about the project and its team, here.



UPCOMING WORKSHOP:

COPYRIGHT FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS

You’re invited to join me for a workshop as copyright is defined, demonstrated, and discussed in the context of creating, protecting, and respecting original works of art in all mediums. Explore step-by-step registration instructions and discover answers to questions like:

  • how do copyrights work?
  • can copyrights protect my art and my ideas?
  • what do I do if my art was created collaboratively?
  • how much do copyrights cost?
  • what about “fair use” or mailing my art to myself and leaving it sealed?

I’m thrilled to have this workshop at Thymele Arts, launched by fellow CalArts alumnus John Henningsen. Thymele offers collaborative workspaces for LA artists, designers and arts managers; it is a membership-driven live event community that provides members access to rehearsal rooms, meeting space, private desks, studios, and event space for the development of new work. Refreshments will be provided at the talk. RSVP (free), here.


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May Newsletter

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Hey there!

Many songs, scores, and sounds to share, spanning the screen and stage. Always seeking creative collaborators, so please send them my way! Would love to hear your thoughts Рyou can click the contact link at the bottom of the page. Hope that you enjoy and have a lovely day.

Cheers,

Sarah


SCORE & SOUND:

TWO NEW SHORT FILMS

It is with great pride and excitement that I¬†unveil two new short film collaborations, “Max” by Minkyu Kwak and “Grim” by Torey Bangi. Minkyu is a current student at the California Institute of the Arts, and Torey¬†graduated last year from¬†the Laguna College of Art and Design. “Max” follows an unexpected afternoon in the life of a humorous horse with handsome¬†hand-drawn animation, and “Grim” trick-or-treats through a haunted Halloween evening in a charming town created with stunning¬†stop-motion. As music composer¬†for both shorts and sound creator¬†for Minkyu’s film, I hope you enjoy watching these¬†and others¬†on my¬†film-scoring page.


MUSIC & LYRICS:

PETER & IONA

Among the musical theatre projects on which I am hard at work is a fantasy adventure, “Peter and Iona,” chock-full of magic, music, mystery, romance, and rebellion.¬†Writers Patrick W. Phillips & Sara Elizabeth Woodard are responsible for its sensational script while I pen its¬†lyrics and music for a charming cast of characters. Below is a live acoustic demo recording of me singing one of the¬†show’s song, “Magic,” as well as our official poster. Stay tuned for more demos and additional announcements coming soon!¬†They will be posted alongside other theatre projects¬†on my¬†music for the stage¬†page. Learn more about the project and its team, here.


CONCERT COLLABORATIONS: BAND, ORCHESTRA, & OPERA

This spring, I was lucky to perform in three concerts by friends at¬†the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts: Maryam Mirbagheri, Jaron Crespi, and Alysha Aurora. For Maryam’s concert¬†which stitched together songs and stories, I sang backups for Maryama Band as we performed her original jazz¬†music ‘with a hint of Persian spice;’¬†for Jaron’s interdisciplinary show “Ancient Fire Seed,” a storytelling odyssey traversing multiple¬†genres, moods, and instrumentations, I sang¬†in his chorus among the backing band, a funky world/rock fusion chamber orchestra; for Alysha’s original opera theatre work “the Midnite Theater,” I played harp alongside the program’s composer-pianist Diana Cioffari as singer-narrator Alysha guided the audience through dark reinterpretations of classic fairytales.¬†Watch these¬†and other¬†shows on my¬†performer page.

Maryam Mirbagheri – Recital ~ Begin at 1:00.

Jaron Crespi – Recital ~ Begin at 1:16:00.

Alysha Aurora РRecital ~ Begin at 1:12:00


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New Recording: “Third Planet from the Sun”

Give a listen to “Third Planet from the Sun:”¬†

featuring string students and faculty of CalArts, conducted by Mark Menzies.

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Here is a clip of the live recording session at R.O.D. at CalArts:

I put this together¬†for Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick’s Writing for Strings¬†course, last semester.

Enjoy!

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New Film / Score: “Seven Minutes”

Check out this new film,

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Emily Johnson’s thesis¬†film at CalArts.
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I contributed original music to the movie. Enjoy!

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Watch other films made by CalArtians, this year: vimeo.com/channels/calartscharanimfilms2015

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New Film / Score: “Insomnibaa”

Check out this new film,

“Insomnibaa”

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Michelle Lam’s first-year film at CalArts.

A young girl’s sheep plush comes to life in the middle of the night.

Watch other films made by her classmates: vimeo.com/channels/calartscharanimfilms2015

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Video: OK Composer @ CalArts

You can now watch Sunday’s OK Composer performance!

We¬†performed a¬†piece I composed for choir called “Titania’s Lullaby.” Its lyrics come from a scene in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in¬†which fairies lull their queen Titania to sleep¬†with a song. It was originally commissioned for an experimental theatre company’s production of the play.

Oberon, Titania, Puck, and fairies. Painting by William Blake, 1796.

Special thanks to CalArts/Nicolas Bejarano for the video; to Edward Park and Justin Scheid for curating and running the concert; and to the ensemble: Amy Golden, Diana Cioffari, Drew Corey, Gina Kodel, Edward Park, Julian Karahalios, and Luke Morin.
And thank you to everyone who tuned into watch OK Composer on Sunday!

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I am on IMDB!

IMDB (the Internet Movie Database)

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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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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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“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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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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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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Finalist in the Penn Student Film Festival!!

In this year’s UPenn Student Film Festival, my film “Running on Rivalry” has made it into the final round!

“Showcasing the work of Penn’s student filmmakers from across the schools, the Penn Student Film Festival gives artists and audiences alike an opportunity to share and enjoy the creative output of fresh cinematic voices. Co-sponsored by and hosted in the College Houses, this four-night festival welcomes short film submissions from any student at Penn and invites the whole Penn community to watch and appreciate their work.”

Come watch Running on Rivalry¬†along with 8 other films¬†, (the remaining 3 finalist films are¬†TBA tomorrow night)¬†as we compete in the final round on Friday night April 4th in Harrison College House’s Heyer Sky Lounge! The top three finalists are picked by a panel of judges but 4th place prize goes to the Audience Favorite so please come and bring friends! ūüôā

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…and don’t miss the third night of qualifying rounds in the festival, tomorrow night, Thursday¬†April 3, 8:00 pm @Ware College House in¬†McClelland Hall in the Quad.

…Read more about the festival¬†here

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***Special thanks to Alex, Ivan, Lucy, and Luke, without whom this film would never have been made.***

You can listen¬†to the original music I wrote for the film here –>

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Overture to an Adventure” digital download is now available on¬†Amazon MP3,¬†CDBaby,¬†eMusic,¬†iTunes, &¬†Rdio.
Want a physical copy?¬†Order¬†Overture to an Adventure – EP¬†¬†and¬†Ophelia’s¬†SongEP.

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New Video: “Running on Rivalry”

Check out this new short film,

“Running On Rivalry” – watch on YouTube

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

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New Video: Nostalgia

Hope you enjoy this new video clip –

more music scored-to-picture examples to come in the weeks ahead…

“Nostalgia” is the newest addition to my videos collection.

* the footage … stock¬†courtesy of¬†Videvo¬†*

* the music… original piece for synths & piano *

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The Fender Music Foundation believes that music participation is an essential element in the fabric of an enduring society. The public charity provides musical instruments to schools and community organizations nationally. Founded in 2005, this nonprofit has reached over 187,000 people through its grants. With the support of manufacturers, retailers and the public, the organization is aiming to donate 15,000 instruments to music programs in need — this year alone.¬†Learn More.
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