Monday, March 31, 2009

Lots of activity these past few months, both on the music and on the writing fronts. I have penned two articles for the Society of Composer and Lyricists publication, The Score. I'm also writing a book for Cengage Publishing on an exciting music topic.

Musically, there have been a couple of commercials, one for Stouffers, and a demo for Travelers Insurance. I will post these very soon. And there has been no shortage of inspiration with new music cues in almost every genre...check 'em out when you get a chance.

Friday, November 30, 2007
 
 

Latest Projects as of Nov. 30, 2007

One film, "Dead Zone," has wrapped and now I'm starting work on "Incrimination."  Both of these films are by new talent, just breaking into the business.  It's amazing what can be done these days with hardly any budget (assuming, of course, that there's some talent there as well).  These young directors have a lot going for them.  What makes it even better is that they're easy to work with.

I've just signed a Trailer/Promo track and I'm about to complete another.  If you like rock-driven, epic/choir tracks, you'll like these.  The newest, "Forever Onward," will be posted soon.

And finally, I'm about to launch my own website at www.robertsafir.com.  I will continue my MySpace page as well...but it's exciting to have a completely customizable website too.  Hats off to Justin Durban, another multi-talented individual, who has been my terrific web designer and excels equally as well as composer, filmmaker, graphic artist, and baby-maker.  Thanks, Justin!

Them's the latest!

-Robert



Thursday, November 01, 2007
 
 

Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film/TV Music Conference

The Sixth Annual Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Film & TV Music Conference is being held this week, November 1st and 2nd, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

A special panel on Day Two will highlight scores submitted by composers for evaluation by leading film and television music executives

Two of my scores were selected for this event: "Mass Effect" and "Saints and Sinners."

The panel consists of the following:

THE SECRETS BEHIND TV MUSIC
A panel of experts critique submissions from audience members and explain what works and does not work. They will also dissect the differences in writing for network vs. cable.
Moderator:
Paula Parisi, VP & Executive Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Speakers:
Jason Alexander, Music Supervisor, Hit the Ground Running
Jeff Beal, Composer
Thomas Golubic, Music Supervisor, Super Music Vision
Russ Landau, Composer
Frankie Pine, Owner/Music Supervisor, Whirly Girl Music
David Ries, Music Supervisor, Discovery
Steven Vincent, Director, Production & Executive in Charge of Music, Disney Channel

Stay tuned for the results of this exciting conference...



Wednesday, June 20, 2007
 
 

Composers Need Decent Projects - But Where Do We Find Them?

Read entire article here.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007
 
 

The ASCAP Expo

Read entire article here.


Wednesday, March 28, 2007
 
 

Bruce Broughton's Film Scoring Dialogs, UCLA Extension

Read entire article here.


Sunday, March 18, 2007
 
 

Book Review: The Emerging Film Composer, by Richard Bellis

The Emerging Film Composer, by Richard Bellis

Read entire article here.

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