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  • Title: Brent Michael Davids
    Descriptive info: .. Top Film Composer, Brent Michael Davids, Blue Butterfly Group, Saint Paul, MN, Minnesota, Quartz Crystal Flute, American Indian Flute, Native,Concert, Opera, Dance, Ballet, Radio, TV, Television, Video, Orchestra, Band, String Quartet, Choir, Chorus, Modern Dance, Electronic Music..

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  • Title: Workshop
    Descriptive info: Download the Brochure.. CURRICULUM.. The 3-hour workshop covers the four basic types of film scoring by screening both good and poor examples of film clips, for a comparison-contrast type of examination.. This method provides a comprehensive overview that producers, directors and editors can truly benefit from, by seeing actual music scoring examples, back-to-back with commentary provided for each.. Near the end of the workshop, a spotting session is conducted with the workshop participants themselves by screening a film clip with the music removed; then together, the participants take a detailed look at the clip for scoring purposes.. It is the intention of the workshop, that participants will learn the basics of spotting a film for music, and learn how to identify the musical shifts and changes within a  ...   and editors rather than musicians.. Instruction includes decoding the basic film music vocabulary and film composer jargon, and a detailed examination of the four basic types of film scoring: Scoring the Action, Scoring the Cuts, Underscoring the Mood, and Underscoring Against the Action.. The instructor Brent Michael Davids (Stockbridge Mohican) is one of America's most celebrated American Indian composers, whose career spans over 37 years with features on ABC, NBC, Hallmark, CBS, NPR, PBS and NAPT.. FOUR BASIC TYPES OF FILM SCORING.. *.. Scoring the Action Composing music that reflects the on-screen action.. * Scoring the Cuts Composing music that shifts with the film s edits.. * Underscoring the Mood Composing the emotional subtext of a scene.. * Underscoring Against the Action Composing contrary to the film action.. HOME..

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  • Title: Bio
    Descriptive info: Download CV..

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  • Title: Photos
    Descriptive info: Download Hi-Res Photos..

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  • Title: Press
    Descriptive info: Santa Fe 400th Symphony.. Brent at Cannes!.. Maria Tallchief Day.. The Colors of Music.. Hearing Odd Little Sounds.. American Sound Redefined.. Mohicans and Delights.. A Children's Song.. Tie A Feather On It?.. A Thousand Roads, Not Taken.. What is Indian Music?..

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  • Title: Music
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  • Title: Contact
    Descriptive info: Email Brent Here..

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  • Title: Links
    Descriptive info: CD-ROM: Grandmother Song.. CD: Our American Journey.. CD: The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass.. CD: Trumpeting the Stone.. CD: Homeland.. CD: Prestidigitation: Melia Watras, Viola.. DVD: Dreamkeeper.. DVD: The Business Of Fancy Dancing.. DVD: The World of American Indian Dance.. CD: Bright Circle.. CD: Here and Now.. DVD: Raccoon & Crawfish.. DVD: Lakota Music Project..

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  • Title: Bio-Short
    Descriptive info: Brent Michael Davids.. Professional Concert and Film Composer, and American Indian citizen of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation.. Born: June 4, 1959, Madison, Wisconsin.. Currently operating a music company he founded, Blue Butterfly Group (BBG).. American Indian Music Expert, serving as Educator and Consultant to Schools, Festivals, Seminars and Workshops.. Founding Artistic Advisor of the First Nations Composer Initiative (FNCI) with the American Composers Forum (ACF).. Master performer of American Indian instruments and styles.. Designer of original music instruments.. BRENT MICHAEL DAVIDS.. When American composers are described as native the definition is not usually as accurate as when applied to Brent Michael Davids, an American Indian and enrolled citizen of the Mohican Nation.. He has consciously and deliberately focused on his indigenous heritage, honoring its unique qualities in a contemporary setting.. He blends Eurocentric techniques of classical music with Native musical traditions in a way that is never glib or facile, but rich in resonance.. Davids composer career spans 38 years, including awards from the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission, ASCAP, National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, In-Vision, Joffrey Ballet, Park City Film Music Festival, Kronos Quartet, School for Advanced Research, Chanticleer, Meet-The-Composer, Miró Quartet, National Symphony Orchestra, Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation, and Jerome Foundation, among others.. In 2011, the Dakota Music Tour featured a full concert of Davids' orchestra works, performed by the Mankato Symphony with the Dakota drum group Maza Kute, on a tour to Dakota communities in MN.. The tour was filmed for TV broadcast  ...   commissioned by Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer, for Night Chant (1997), Mohican Soup (1999), Un-Covered Wagon (2003), and Leather Stocking (2012).. In 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts named Davids among the nation s most celebrated choral composers in its project American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius, along with Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Foster, and 25 others.. In 2011, Davids was invited to conduct a month-long tour of Russia, lecturing and performing in Khabarovsk, Birobidjan, Vladivostok and Moscow under an award from the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission of the American Seasons in Russia program.. Davids holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Composition from Northern Illinois University (1981) and Arizona State University (1992) respectively, trained at Redford s Sundance Institute (1998), and in 2003 apprenticed with film composer Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In Love) on the TV-Miniseries Dreamkeeper (Hallmark and ABC).. He has garnered the Distinguished Alumni Awards from both of the universities he attended, NIU (1996) and ASU (2004), and has been nominated for the prestigious CalArts Alpert Award two times (1995, 2006).. In 2011, Davids won a Silver Medal for Excellence in Original Scoring from the Park City Film Music Festival for his orchestral score to the animated feature Valor's Kids.. Davids has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, PBS, and NAPT.. Davids film scores include: Valor's Kids (2011), Opal (2011), Raccoon Crawfish (2007), The 1920 Last of the Mohicans (2003), World of American Indian Dance (2003), The Business of Fancy Dancing (2002), The Silent Enemy (1996) Bright Circle (2006)..

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