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 – you 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 – Recital ~ Begin at 1:12:00


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New Film / Score: “Seven Minutes”

Check out this new film,

Seven Minutes 1

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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All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

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.

New Video: “Hellfire”

Check out this new short Western film,

“Hellfire” – watch on Vimeo.

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

>> check out more from Richard Bellamy on Vimeo <<

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…Check out more of my music

…Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

…Check out my EP CDs Ophelia’s Song and Overture to an Adventure

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

★ New Piece: “Terror” ★

Listen to “Terror,”

a new orchestral composition featuring strings, brass, piano, synthesizer, bells, celesta, and timpani.

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Overture to an Adventure” digital download is now available on Amazon MP3CDBabyeMusiciTunes, & Rdio.
Want a physical copy? Order Overture to an Adventure – EP  and Ophelia’s SongEP.

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★ New Piece: “Deception” ★

Listen to “Deception,”

a new orchestral composition featuring strings, brass, celesta, and timpani.

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Overture to an Adventure” digital download is now available on Amazon MP3CDBabyeMusiciTunes, & Rdio.
Want a physical copy? Order Overture to an Adventure – EP  and Ophelia’s SongEP.

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

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Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out Ophelia’s Song – EP

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

★ New Piece: “The Journey Begins” ★

Listen to “The Journey Begins,”

a new orchestral composition featuring strings, brass, woodwinds, bells, recorder, and percussion.

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Overture to an Adventure” digital download is now available on Amazon MP3CDBabyeMusiciTunes, & Rdio.
Want a physical copy? Order Overture to an Adventure – EP  and Ophelia’s SongEP.

~

Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

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

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Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out Ophelia’s Song – EP

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

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! 🙂

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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

Running on Rivalry

***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 MP3CDBabyeMusiciTunes, & Rdio.
Want a physical copy? Order Overture to an Adventure – EP  and Ophelia’s SongEP.

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Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

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

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Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out Ophelia’s Song – EP

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

★ New Short Piece: “We Were Too Late” ★

Listen to “We Were Too Late,”

a new short orchestral composition featuring strings, trombone, tuba, flute, and percussion.

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My album of original orchestral pieces, “Overture to an Adventure,” as a digital download is now available on Amazon MP3CDBabyeMusiciTunes, & Rdio.
Want a physical copy? Order Overture to an Adventure – EP  and Ophelia’s SongEP.

~

Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

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

Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out Ophelia’s Song – EP

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

★ New Piece: “Maze” ★

Listen to “Maze,”

a new orchestral composition featuring strings, brass, and percussion.

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Overture to an Adventure” digital download is now available on Amazon MP3CDBabyeMusiciTunes, & Rdio.
Want a physical copy? Order Overture to an Adventure – EP  and Ophelia’s SongEP.

~

Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

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

Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out Ophelia’s Song – EP

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

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

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

>> check out more from BinarySunProductions on YouTube <<

PLEASE COMMENT, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE!

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…Check out more of my music

…Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

…Check out my EP CDs Ophelia’s Song and Overture to an Adventure

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

Order “Overture to an Adventure”…

CDs are arriving, today ~ ORDER YOUR COPY, NOW! 

…OFFICIAL ARTWORK…

Click here for DiscMakers’ 3-D Preview

SPECIAL THANKS TO HANNAH VAN SCIVER FOR HER BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHY!

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TRACK LISTING
1. The Final March
2. Days and Days
3. Goodbye
4. Decision
5. Overture to an Adventure
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Special thanks to
Berenice Leung (cello), David Rosenfeld (oboe), Eugene Chieffo (clarinet),
Geoffrey Baker (viola/violin), Gin Ah Lim (violin), Lawrence Major (violin),
Matthew Roberts (double bass), Sirmina Dremsizova (flute),
Sudarshan Muralidhar (flute), and Yoomi Kwon (cello) … the orchestra
Hannah Van Sciver … photography
William Murdoch … graphic design
Studio Crash … recording / mixing / mastering
DiscMakers & CDBaby … CD production / distribution
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  • Preview Video for the CD
  • CD Release on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and more
  • Digital Downloads
  • Internet Radio and Streaming

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Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out Ophelia’s Song – EP

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.