The string length is 9 foot 5 inches (286.5cm) with a 0.9mm diameter piano wire stretched across a brass nut on one end and a Graphtech piezo bridge on the other. Piano pins at both ends. The beam is a 300 year old piece of oak that I restored. It will be a great addition to my palette of cinematic sounds for years to come. The wire is currently tuned to A, four octaves below middle C (27.5Hz).
Turn on your sub-woofer!
The Glowing Hours (trailer)
I composed the score to The Glowing Hours in July 2011. The director Paul Young came to stay with me for a couple weeks, providing his ideas and directing me through the film. This type of collaboration was a first for me. Paul has a profound understanding and knowledge of film music so it was with great pleasure to complete the score under his direction. I can’t wait for our next film together.
New Music Player Installed on ThenCameNow.com
A new music and media player is up
on my website ThenCameNow.com
Click the first track and it will stream
my most recent work for films like
The Glowing Hours, Espion(s)
It’s iPad and iPhone friendly too.
Robert Charles Mann
"My topic is the shift from ‘architect’ to ‘gardener’, where ‘architect’ stands for ‘someone who carries a full picture of the work before it is made’, to ‘gardener’ standing for ‘someone who plants seeds and waits to see exactly what will come up’. I will argue that today’s composers are more frequently ‘gardeners’ than ‘architects’ and, further, that the ‘composer as architect’ metaphor was a transitory historical blip."
Charles Hazlewood: Trusting the ensemble
Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust in musical leadership — then shows how it works, as he conducts the Scottish Ensemble onstage. He also shares clips from two musical projects: the opera “U-Carmen eKhayelitsha" and the ParaOrchestra.
Recent track composed for an exclusive publishing deal with Big Screen Music.
Source: SoundCloud / ThenCameNow
Glowing - End Credits Theme
I have completed the score for the forthcoming release of ‘The Glowing Hours’ written and directed by Paul Young. It is completely orchestral with alto and soprano voice, a real departure from what I’ve been doing lately. Paul came to stay with me for ten days, directing me through the film. This type of collaboration was a first for me. Paul has a profound understanding and knowledge of film music so it was with great pleasure to complete the score under his direction. I can’t wait for our next film together.
More news at ThenCameNow.com
By Larry Rohter
Published: August 28, 2011
“For too long the work of musicians has been used to create enormous profits for record labels, radio stations and others, without fairly distributing these profits to the artists,” said Representative John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, who was chairman of the committee until January. Because “copyrights are a tool to be used by creators to earn a living from their work,” he added, it is important to ensure “a fair marketplace.”
Source: The New York Times