June Newsletter

‚󏬆‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚󏬆‚óŹ

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.


Connect on Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter

CDs via Amazon | CDBaby | iTunes

Contact¬†‚óŹ Blog

Copyright © 2018 Sarah Van Sciver, All rights reserved.

March Newsletter

‚󏬆‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚󏬆‚óŹ

Hey there,

Hope your 2018 is off to a wonderful start! Enjoy these snapshots of my ongoing and upcoming projects.

Cheers,

Sarah


SCORE & SOUND:

STRANGE AS ANGELS

Proud to announce that Strange As Angels (with my original score, songs, and sound), a film by Emily Gallagher & Austin Elston at Born Lucky Studios, was an official selection at the Final Girls Berlin Film Festival in February! Check out additional score and sound productions on my film page.

You can now watch the entire film online, here:

final girls berlin

final girls

 


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 three 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 “Overrated.” 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.



UPCOMING PERFORMANCE:

NOTE BY NOTE

You’re invited to join me this Thursday, March 8th in Newhall at the MAIN @ 7PM!¬† RSVP (free).

Note by Note is a music showcase presenting bands, duos and soloists‚Äô performing a wide range of styles including rock, folk, Celtic, Americana, Blues, Jazz, Country, experimental, Western and more! View the list of this week’s performers or sign up to perform at a future Note by Note, here.

Connect on Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter¬†‚óŹ CDs via Amazon | CDBaby | iTunes¬†‚óŹ Contact¬†‚óŹ Blog

Copyright © 2018 Sarah Van Sciver, All rights reserved.

July Newsletter

‚󏬆‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚󏬆‚óŹ

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.


Connect on Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter¬†‚óŹ CDs via Amazon | CDBaby | iTunes¬†‚óŹ Contact¬†‚óŹ Blog

Copyright © 2017 Sarah Van Sciver, All rights reserved.

May Newsletter

‚󏬆‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚óŹ ‚óŹ¬†‚󏬆‚óŹ ‚óŹ ‚óŹ

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


Connect on Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter¬†‚óŹ CDs via Amazon | CDBaby | iTunes¬†‚óŹ Contact¬†‚óŹ Blog

Copyright © 2017 Sarah Van Sciver, All rights reserved.

Fifty Days at Iliam – This Weekend!

This weekend, don’t miss the Philly Fringe production of “Fifty Days at Iliam.”

What is “Fifty Days at Iliam,” you ask?
It is a Philly-based theatre ensemble, devising a play exploring the Trojan War/inspired by Cy Twombly’s “Fifty Days at Iliam.” It is led by my sister, Hannah Van Sciver.

iliam3 iliam5 iliam6 iliam8 iliam2 iliam7 iliam4 iliam1

Photos by Dave Garrett Sarrafian 
It just opened, last night, to rave reviews. Tickets are sold out, but you can still see the show for $5/each Рstanding room, at the door!
“Fifty Days at Iliam” incorporates my original music, and the production features a wonderful cast and crew.¬†I am thrilled to have been involved.
Remaining Shows
at the Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Sept 4th @ 8pm
Sept 5th @ 7pm, & 9:30pm

Cast
Joseph Ahmed
Elizabeth Audley
Richard Chan
Amanda Jill Robinson
Megan Slater
Hannah Van Sciver

Crew
Director: William Steinberger
Sets, Projections, Costumes & Properties: Sara Outing
Lighting Design: Eric Baker
Movement Coach: Nicole Quenelle
Choreographer: Joseph Ahmed
Composition: Sarah Van Sciver & Amanda Jill Robinson
Music Direction: Amanda Jill Robinson
Stage Management: Kat Kelly

Check out the paintings: http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/85709.html
Check us out in Classicizing Philadelphia: http://classicizingphiladelphia.blogs.brynmawr.edu/2015/07/31/fringe-2015-the-conversation-continues/

RSVP and Invite Friends on Facebook

Fifty Days at Iliam on Facebook * the Philadelphia Fringe Festival * Phindie Review * Phindie Interview * Rep Radio Interview *  the Philadelphia Inquirer Pre-Press * Hannah Van Sciver

1072570_10152179251736917_504088473_o

Check out more of my music

All Original Music and Recordings ¬©‚Ąó SARAH VAN SCIVER.

“Election Day in New York City” awarded in American Songwriter Lyric Contest

“Election Day in New York City” was given¬†Honorable Mention¬†by American Songwriter magazine during¬†their September/October¬†Lyric Contest!!

About the Contest: here

My award page: here

Listen to the song: here

Check out the album “Ophelia’s Song”:¬†here

Front Cover - Ophelia's Song - EPback cover - Ophelia's Song

Thank you to everyone at American Songwriter who supported my song!

Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists in the competition.

And thank you to my band and team who recorded on “Ophelia’s Song.”

~

PLEASE COMMENT, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE!

IMG_0339IMG_0203

…Check out¬†more musicmore films

All Original Music and Recordings ¬©‚Ąó SARAH VAN SCIVER.

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.

calarts2

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!

~

PLEASE COMMENT, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE!

music-vector-1-15

…Check out¬†more musicmore films

All Original Music and Recordings ¬©‚Ąó SARAH VAN SCIVER.