May Newsletter

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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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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.

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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

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“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

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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.”

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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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Concert Announcement: today! Sonic Boom rock orchestra @ CalArts

Psychedelia:

a concert of psychedelic rock song covers by Ulrich Krieger’s SONIC BOOM ensemble

today, May 9th

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

8PM Pacific/11PM Eastern

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Out-of-town? Can’t make it to CalArts campus? Watch the concert *live* on the¬†ROD Webcast.
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I am performing¬†harp and/or vocals in all of our pieces…
RSVP and spread the word on Facebook

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Concert Announcement: today! Michael Skloff recital at CalArts

Michael Skloff MFA Graduation Recital:

a concert of original pieces and arrangements by Michael Skloff

today, May 9th

CalArts, Roy O. Disney Concert Hall

2PM Pacific/5PM Eastern

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Out-of-town? Can’t make it to CalArts campus? Watch the concert *live* on the¬†ROD Webcast.
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I am performing in four pieces: “After All,” “Face and Grankie,” “Overcome,” and “You Can Leave Your Hat On”

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