Steve Bramson – Can Less Really Be More?
Moderated by Scott Healy
@ Valley College – Saturday, October 27, 2018
10:30 am – CHECK-IN, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Presentation
5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen CA
(Parking in lot on corner.)
Sat., October 27, 2018
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
(Check-in – 10:30 am )
ASMAC Members – $25, SCL Members – $30
Students – $25, Non Members/Guests – $40
Using examples from his work in film and television, Steve will talk about simplicity vs complexity in scoring and his own experience wrestling with this question and the progression it has taken in his work.
Key to this discussion will be an examination of his most recent score for the movie Dominion based on the life of Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas. He will talk about how he found his way “into” the score, choosing to use minimal material from which the score evolves and being mindful of restraint throughout the process. Personal voice, prevailing styles, context, the desires of the director and even budget can all come into play with the composer ultimately relying on his or her own instincts and craft in the search for the proper approach.
Steve Bramson is the Emmy™award-winning composer of hundreds of primetime television episodes and numerous feature films. He scored ten consecutive seasons of CBS Television Network’s long-running series, JAG, and worked with George Lucas on one of the final episodes of his popular series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. Bramson has also composed the music to many highly acclaimed independent feature films starring actors such as Samantha Morton, Elizabeth Shue, Helen Hunt, Rhys Ifans, Thomas Hayden Church, William Macy and John Malkovich. Known for his versatility and craftsmanship, Bramson was chosen to score the popular amusement ride, From the Earth to the Moon, written for the Disneyland Paris theme park. Bramson’s music has been called “imaginative and terrifically inventive” and of his score to Don McKay, one reviewer says “Steve Bramson works masterfully…, (his score is ) a virtual primer on the power of musical restraint… Click here for full bio