ASMAC Presents: A Master Class with Nathan Barr Saturday, Nov. 16th!

7 November 2019

“Television & Film Music Production: Process & Electronics.”

Scoring from inception through production
The effects of electronics on composition and how to make work

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Bandrika Studios in Tarzana
10:30AM – Check-In, Refreshments & Meet-Up
11:00AM – 2:00PM – Presentation


Two-time Emmy-nominated composer Nathan Barr has received critical acclaim for his unmatched versatility, incorporating eclectic instruments from musical cultures across the world into his scores. This versatility for which he has become known is displayed most recently in Amazon​ Studios’/Legendary Television’s​ hit fantasy period drama Carnival​ Row, ​starring Orlando​ Bloom​ and Cara​ Delevingne, and FX’​s​ Emmy-winning drama Fosse/Verdon​.​ 2019 also marked Nathan’s second collaboration with Amblin Entertainment​ on their upcoming film The​ Turning,​ directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Mackenzie Davis​ and Finn​ Wolfhard.​ Nathan is currently hard at work scoring Hulu​’s​ upcoming series The Great,​ starring Elle Fanning and Nicolas Hoult, Ryan​ Murphy’s​ upcoming Netflix drama Hollywood​,​ and the Miramax​ film​ Uncle​ Frank,​ written and directed by Alan​ Ball and​ starring Paul​ Bettany.

Nathan’s hallmark adaptability has led him to scoring a diverse roster of some of television’s biggest shows. He has scored all six seasons of FX​’s​ The​ Americans,​ starring Keri​ Russell​ and Matthew​ Rhys,​ which earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. Nathan’s music can also be heard in all seven seasons of HBO​’s ​Emmy-winning and fan-favorite series, True​ Blood ​and Netflix’s​​ Hemlock Grove, ​for which Nathan earned his second Emmy nomination for the main title theme. In 2018, Nathan returned to score the third season of Amazon​’s​ top show and acclaimed con-man drama Sneaky​ Pete,​ starring Giovanni​ Ribisi,​ as well as season 2 of AMC​’s​ multi-generational western epic The​ Son,​ starring Pierce​ Brosnan.

With Emmy nominations for both The​ American s​and Hemlock​ Grove,​ Nathan​ has the distinction of being the first composer to have two nominations in the Main Title category in the same year.

Alongside his extensive career in television, Nathan has a long record of scoring successful films as he approaches his 40th​ feature. A frequent collaborator with gore-horror master Eli​ Roth,​ Nathan scored his early cult-classics Cabin​ Fever​ and Hostel​,​ and in 2018 scored Roth’s family-horror film The​ House with a Clock in its Walls,​ released by Amblin​ Entertainment/Universal Pictures and​ starring Jack​ Black and Cate​ Blanchett. Some​ of Nathan’s other feature scores include Jason​ Blum’s ​box office hit thriller The Boy Next Door,​ starring Jennifer​ Lopez.​ In 2017, Nathan also scored Columbia Pictures’ sci-fi drama Flatliners​,​ starring Kiefer​ Sutherland,​ Ellen​ Page​ and Nina​ Dobrev.​

In addition to writing his scores, Nathan performs many of the instruments heard in his compositions, and is skilled in many styles ranging from orchestral to rock. He is known for his collection and inclusion of rare and unusual instruments from around the world, such as a human bone trumpet from Tibet, dismantled pianos, a rare Glass Armonica, and gourd cellos. The gem of his collection is a 3 manual, 19 rank Wurlitzer Theater Organ with 1,366 pipes. The organ lived on the scoring stage at 20th​ Century Fox from 1928-1998, and can be heard in dozens of scores by legendary composers such as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, Jerry Goldsmith, and John Williams. It is now the centerpiece of Nathan’s newly-constructed Bandrika Studios, an 8,000 sq. ft scoring stage and recording facility conceived by Nathan as a permanent home for this history-rich instrument. Featured in Variety​​ and The​ Wall Street Journal,​ Bandrika has already established itself as a world-class recording space and a part of Barr’s increasingly unique palette.

Nathan Barr currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Master Class Presentation Outline
Scoring from inception through production
The effects of electronics on composition and how to make work

Reserve Tickets Here

Bandrika Studios
6120 Yolanda Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91335


Saturday, November 16th, 2019
11:00AM – 2:00PM
Check-In, bagels, refreshments at 10:30AM

ASMAC Members – $25
SCL Members – $30
AWFC – $30
Non Members/Guests – $35
Students – $20

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