A multimedia exhibition of premieres of award-winning compositions by students of the NYU Steinhardt Scoring for Film and Multimedia program and animated films by students at the NYU Tisch Kanbar Institute of Film and Television will be presented at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. The scores will be performed by the NYU Symphony, conducted by Adam Glaser.
The program from NYU Symphony will also feature Leonard Bernstein’s iconic Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and a premiere of a work by NYU Steinhardt’s Orchestral Composition Competition winner and Film Scoring graduate student Alex Symcox entitled Beautifully Falling Apart.
Winners of the 2017 NYU Steinhardt Film Scoring Competition whose scores will be performed include George Bjorvik, Ko-Wei Chen, Oren Lok, Pru Montin, and Nick Yeutter. Their scores will accompany the following animated films from Tisch students and alumni: Deep Trouble (Corinne Stein), Goodnight Boon (Jeremy Jensen), Moon (Dan Costales), and Ocean Song (Erica Liu).
“This event highlights the important collaboration between a composer and a filmmaker. At NYU, we are fortunate to have a robust artistic community and extraordinary students that can bring stories to life through music and animation. The experience and excitement generated by a full symphony orchestra at the service of these marvelous films is absolutely spellbinding,” said Ronald Sadoff, chair of the NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions and director of the Film Scoring program.
The cross-school exhibition is the outgrowth of an existing and fruitful professional relationship between Sadoff and John Canemaker, academic director of the animation program in the Undergraduate Department of Film and Television at NYU Tisch. Sadoff scored the music for Canemaker’s film, The Son and the Moon: An Imagined Conversation, which received the 2006 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. For the past two decades, Sadoff and Canemaker have fostered artistic collaboration between students from their programs, resulting in Steinhardt students composing more than 1,500 scores for Tisch films.
The performance is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on the day of performance at the NYU Skirball Box Office.
About NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, established in 1925, instructs over 1,600 students majoring in music and performing arts programs. Music and Performing Arts Professions serves as NYU’s “school” of music and is a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, songwriting, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama).