Monday, March 23, 2009

A Life of FAME and FORTUNE...

I am back from an incredible week in LA. I can't even begin to express how incredible these experiences were...


This is Grammy award winner and principal Violist, Brian Dembow...
Armen Ksajikian

This orchestra is incredible! Hans Zimmer and Bruce Fowler were up all night finishing the last touches on the orchestration, the copyists were just printing out the music before the session, and the orchestra sees the music as they are recording...and each take is perfect! It is such an awesome experience...
This is the biggest Bass section they had ever had at Sony Picture Studios... (which is really saying something since every big movie since "The Wizard of Oz" has been scored here)... 12 basses! wow...This is in Hans' personal studio...It was quite exquisite, and a completely different feel from James Newton Howard's studio...

I have a picture with Hans...but not on my camera, so i will get it soon...

Anyway... Go see Angels and Demons... the movie is amazing and the music is better ;)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

From HOLLYWOOD California

Just a few Ama-ha-ha-zing things that have been going on here in Cali...


-Hanging out in Hollywood, meeting with the Professional Musician local 47, and going to the headquarters of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers to name a few...

-Hanging out at the Pier and the Santa Monica beach...
oh yeah, and did I mention, We are here for the scoring sessions (yes the soundtrack) for "Angels and Demons"? yeah... We are hanging out with Hans Zimmer...
I like sorta-kinda like living my dreams...