WE CONTINUE OUR STUDY OF “Daphnis and Chloe Suite II”
This month we continue our study of Maurice Ravel’s “DAPHNIS AND CHLOE SUITE II”. Considered a masterpiece, not only of composition, but of orchestration, this work is an encyclopedia of orchestration techniques that are applicable in any style or genre of music.
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This Month’s Guest
Mitch Cook started as a composer who graduated from the Humber College music program. After entering the live music scene in the early 90’s and playing in Dubai and Cyprus for a year and a half, Mitch and a friend from Humber started an electronica project called “ThePlasticPalacePeople”. After accidentally placing a few tracks in TV productions, Mitch brought The “PPP” music tracks to a friend and manager at CTV. She liked the tracks enough to order music for the CTV stock music. Mitch has been writing for the library ever since.
In 2002, CTV Music hired Mitch as a music assistant for TV producers and as a music/audio technician. Over the next 14 years, Mitch developed an intimate knowledge of the burgeoning CTV stock music library. As a music assistant, he assisted TV producers in finding the best CTV library music for their productions. Acting as the library music tech, he was responsible for establishing the technical requirements for stem delivery by composers for the library and structuring the library for access via an online server.
In 2016, Mitch took over the composer contacting responsibilities for the rebranded Bell Media Production Music Library. Currently he searches for new composers to write for the library along with the other duties of managing the Bell Media Production Music Library.
Mitch will be addressing the following topics, which should be of great interest to anyone currently writing for stock libraries, or considering doing so;
• how package ideas develop • delivery requirements explained • how the library functions and works with BellMedia productions • the life cycle of a track
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NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment. Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.