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BMI Hosts Virtual Orchestration Seminar

Posted in News on December 8, 2014
Pictured (L–R): Front row—Dale Effren, Gary Scott, Ed Barguiarena, Carla Patullo, Fletcher Beasley, Heather McIntosh, Tangelene Bolton and Mike Reagan. Standing—Jeff Foxworth, BMI's Phil Shrut, Kenny Wood, Justin DiCenzo, Carlos Rodriguez, David Russell, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, Timo Chen, Michael Barry, David Stal. Benedikt Brydern and Ryan Beveridge.
Pictured (L–R): Front row—Dale Effren, Gary Scott, Ed Barguiarena, Carla Patullo, Fletcher Beasley, Heather McIntosh, Tangelene Bolton and Mike Reagan. Standing—Jeff Foxworth, BMI's Phil Shrut, Kenny Wood, Justin DiCenzo, Carlos Rodriguez, David Russell, BMI's Doreen Ringer Ross, Timo Chen, Michael Barry, David Stal. Benedikt Brydern and Ryan Beveridge.

Recreating the sound of a symphony orchestra using only a sequencer and orchestral sample libraries presents a great challenge to the contemporary composer and digital musician. BMI Film/TV composer and instructor for UCLA Extension’s Film Scoring Program, Fletcher Beasley, presented an evening of insights designed to help working composers improve their orchestral renditions. The event was held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the BMI Los Angeles office. Topics included getting greater expressiveness from MIDI instruments, creating depth with reverb, adding live instruments to the mix and maximizing computer power.

photo Pictured: Film/TV composer and instructor for UCLA Extension’s Film Scoring Program, Fletcher Beasley (center) with the workshop participants.