Sometimes a project requires wearing just one hat but what fun is that? More often than not, Iím asked to provide a combination of these services or provide a custom solution to a clients needs that falls some where in between. Here are the basics:
Supervising and coordinating all of the technical and creative elements of a project.
The art of creating new music.
Custom fitting the form and elements of a song or medley of songs to fit a specific situation and ensemble.
Creating instrumental and vocal elements of a score to best serve the arrangement and ensemble.
Adapting or re-orchestrating:
Taking an existing arrangement or orchestration and making the necessary changes for use in another setting.
Underscore or scoring:
Composing music to serve as a background or compliment to picture (video) and/or dialogue.
Listening to a recording and notating the music. This can range from simple analysis of the melody and chords to a full transcription of the arrangement and orchestration.
Adding horns, strings or synth parts to a recording, similar to putting the icing on the cake.
Transferring the instrumental and vocal parts from the score to individual parts for live performance or recording.
Printing, taping, binding and organizing parts and scores for performance or recording.
Checking scores and parts for errors.
Notation file transfer:
Taking digital music notation or MIDI sequencing files and transferring the data to notation file format. Such as transferring Sibelius, Finale, Mosaic, Overture, Encore, Notion, Logic, Digital Performer or ProTools notation or MIDI sequencing files into Sibelius or Finale files.
Advising the client on any and all creative aspects of a production such as song and music selection, pacing, scripting, comedy, lyrics, etc.
Selecting and hiring singers or musicians for recording or live performance.