Inside the Reel World with Jeff Rona

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May 1, 2018 –

Film, television and game score composer Jeff Rona provides an in-depth view of his process, aesthetically and technically, using examples from his work. From large orchestral and hybrid scores to cutting edge electronics and world music influences, Jeff will dissect and share details and anecdotes on a handful of his tracks, as well as the projects as a whole.

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Jeff Rona is a contemporary film composer and recording artist. The youngest son of European immigrants, he studied music, art and photography, but left school to pursue a life in music. Early on he composed scores for dance, theater, galleries, experimental films and contemporary concert venues around the world before becoming an in-demand studio musician, arranger, sound designer, synthesist and music programmer in Los Angeles and New York, most notably with Philip Glass on several film and live projects and with film composer Hans Zimmer.

He worked as a musical collaborator on numerous films and records before landing his first solo composing project, scoring the groundbreaking television series Homicide: Life On The Street for director Barry Levinson. Since then he has scored dozens of film and television projects with directors such as Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Wong Kar-wai, Robert Altman, Steven Soderbergh, Mark Pellington, Stephen Hopkins, Jonathan Demme, Frank Darabont and many others. He has also scored several video games including the epic God of War 3, Far Cry 4, Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, Transformers, and more to come. He is a three time recipient of the ASCAP Film and Television Music Award. He composed for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including a live orchestral tour.

Among his album projects he recorded and performed as a member of Jon Hassell’s highly regarded group, co-composing and producing the acclaimed City-Works Of Fiction album which toured and performed with Brian Eno. He has contributed music to Azam Ali and Nyaz, and his own solo album PROJECTOR was released last November. Several EDM artists are doing remixes for a new release.