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SCL-LA Seminar FUTURE MUSIC

 THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)

Presented the Seminar

FUTURE MUSIC

Emerging Roles, Technologies, and Concepts in Interactive Media Scoring

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2011


At:  AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE (AFI), Los Angeles, CA 90027 

Talent agent Adam Levenson moderated a panel of renowned composers and music technology innovators at the cutting-edge of emerging trends in music for interactive media and beyond.  The panel demonstrated and discussed key aspects of the creative, technological, and business implications of developing concepts such as real-time composition, algorithmic composition, artificial intelligence driven scoring, on-demand cloud-based integration, and more.

It was an evening of lively discussion and demonstrations as we glimpsed into our crystal ball toward the future of the art of scoring.  A Q&A followed the main presentation.

 

Pictured Above Front Row L-R:  Patricio da Silva, Laura Karpman, Adam Levenson, Benoit Grey

Back Row L-R:  SCL President Dan Foliart, Garry Schyman,  Robert Hamilton, Daniel Lehrich, Steve Nalepa

Panel members included:

Robert Hamilton - Stanford CCRMA, Electro-acoustic music composer and interactive music systems specialist

Laura Karpman - Four-time Emmy winning film, TV, and game composer

Daniel Lehrich - VenLabs, Interactive audio specialist, game designer, Max/MSP expert

Steve Nalepa Music producer, composer, professor, DJ, and Ableton Live expert

Garry Schyman Multi award-winning BioShock series composer and SCL board member

Patricio da Silva Award-winning composer and algorithmic music designer

Adam Levenson launched OmniMedia Music in 2011, an innovative talent agency for composers focused on the video game industry.  Adam has more than 18 years of experience in video games having contributed to dozens of hit games as an audio director, music producer, and music director.  Prior to OmniMedia, Mr. Levenson served as Senior Director of Audio and Talent at Activision and has held audio director roles at Atari, Electronic Arts, and Interplay Entertainment.  Adam has a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from Boston University and an Masters of Fine Arts in Music from the California Institute of the Arts.  His credentials include certificates in Audio Engineering and C++ programming.  Adam is now a J.D. candidate at Loyola Law School.


The SCL gratefully acknowledges the continuing support of our SCL Members,

along with ASCAP, BMI, & SESAC.

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THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL) is the non-profit and primary organization for professional film, TV and video game composers and lyricists, with a distinguished 65-year history in the fine art of creating music for motion pictures and television.  The predecessor organization, the Screen Composers Association, began in 1945 with such legendary icons as Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Dimitri Tiomkin and David Raksin among others.  Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film/television/game music industry today. www.TheSCL.com

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