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Simchas and Sorrows

January 25 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm PST

Composer

ESIN AYDINGOZ

MODERATED BY CATHERINE JOY

(Composer, President of AWFC, CEO of Joy Music House)

Screening Link available upon Registration

YouTube Live Stream Q&A 

Wednesday, January 25, 6:30PM (PT)

A story about secular, free-spirited artist and former Catholic schoolgirl Agnes, who must come to terms with religion to marry the love of her life. PG-13 | 117mins

Esin Aydingoz is a media composer who has composed music for a wide array of projects including animations, silent films, documentaries, TV series, video games, and musicals. She was recently nominated for the prestigious “David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent” for the 4th Annual SCL Awards. Her shorts The Monster of the Desert and Noor have brought her several “Best Score” awards within the Indie circuit. She has written additional music for Bear McCreary on Apple TV’s SEE and The Witcher: Blood Origin, and for Anne-Kathrin Dern on Hallmark’s One Summer and Presence of Love. Other career highlights were Simchas and Sorrows, Amazon Prime Video’s The Prevalence, Kino Lorber’s Cinema’s First Nasty Women series, a branded documentary for US Bank, and touring with the BSFO, where she conducted her music live-to-picture. Currently, she is writing additional music for JP Rende on an upcoming animated Netflix series inspired by Princesses Wear Pants and continues scoring multiple feature films.

Esin is also a professional pianist and music director. She has arranged and produced various Disney albums and concerts, as well as been the assistant music director for their a cappella sensation, DCappella. She recorded piano on Sony’s The Broken Hearts Gallery and Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and has worked as an arranger on Tim Burton’s top-rated Netflix series Wednesday. She’s had the pleasure of working with Black Ink Presents as a production assistant & score reader on various Live-to-Film Concert Experiences at The Hollywood Bowl and The Greek Theatre in LA, such as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Coco, as well as Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman. In 2019, she got to perform at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as part of the Hollywood Turkish Film Festival. Her chamber music and solo piano works have been performed in LA, Istanbul, Boston, Riga, and Taichung and she had a world premiere of her new orchestral and choral piece “A Shattered Fantasy” at the Auditorium Stravinski in Montreux, Switzerland in October 2022.

Esin is a voting member of The Recording Academy, the secretary for The Alliance for Women Film Composers, and a committee member of The Society of Composers and Lyricists. You can watch Esin’s reel here

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