Music weekend

My sons band “The Great Tortilla Heist” is holding their CD release event in Lancaster this evening.  Most of the members are originally from this area.  So glad they are pursuing their careers and bachelor degrees!  Very very proud of this group of young men!  The music is ‘ska’ oriented but has rock and jazz […]

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Composing…

Just had a whirlwind of a few days immersed in musical gatherings and workshops/seminars.  It’s been so wonderful to connect with other musically creative people and feel incredibly lucky.  This week will be a delving into cues for the Romantic Comedy film with new valuable insight from other film composers which I garnered at the Sundance Film […]

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Mother’s Day

Today I would like to thank my children!  Without them I wouldn’t be a Mom – and an imperfect one at that! Thank you for understanding that I have other ambitions and supporting my pursuits. Thank you for helping fold the laundry, cooking dinner and other chores!  Thank you for being thoughtful when I’m under […]

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From head to paper…

Working on several musical ideas, some for a movie and a new jazz ensemble piece.  The process of getting it all in concrete musical form so that musicians can play it, it actually sounds great and meet a due date are always a challenge!  Meeting the due date is key – and sometimes you just […]

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Beautiful Saturday in Burbank

I attended a film festival in Los Angeles last night.  Two of the films had very dark subject matter and a lot of blood.  Another, a documentary about Beatles tribute bands,  “Come Together” was fun and entertaining.  A tribute to tribute bands!  Interesting concept and quite enjoyable. Today back to work on themes – revisions […]

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Composing some themes

I’m working on creating some themes for a Romantic Comedy.  It’s fun!  It’s also stressful…creative stress – enjoyable pressure.  Do any of you have a favorite Romantic Comedy movie?  I just watched ‘The Proposal’ last night and really enjoyed the movie and the cast AND the music used as underscore throughout.  Some of my favorite […]

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Taxi Driver – Re-released

I went to the movies tonight. The re-release of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Taxi Driver’. It is so great on the big screen! I’ve watched it many times on TV – but the cinematography really needs the big screen! There are no special effects – it’s just all raw and real!!!  What a genius with the camera […]

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Trouble shooting Website and Email

Hi – if you are here – thanks for visiting!  I’m still working on the ‘code’ stuff and ‘mapping’ etc.  Everything will be working in a couple of days!   I’ll be working on some cues for a Romantic Comedy!  Very excited! Happy Day Light Savings…. Laura

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