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SCL-NY and NYU/ASCAP Present An Evening With SEAN CALLERY

 The ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring Workshop and The SCL Present


Composer 24, Bones

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011, 7:00 pm

Location: The Frederick Loewe Theatre at NYU, 35 West 4th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY

Join us for an evening with award-winning SCL composer SEAN CALLERY as he takes you through his work process, his background and experience, followed by a Q&A.

Topics to be covered include: Spotting notes/spotting process: showing the various kinds of spotting notes for various projects - Analyzing the scene and comparing the different options in how scenes may be scored - Technical talk: studio setup/gear sound design, stem prep and delivery - Sean Callery's music on the orchestral concert stage, showing live footage and handouts of score selections - An example of his scoring a scene in real time (schedule permitting)- sound design and Synclavier technology - the balancing act of scoring two TV series at the same time - Q&A.

FREE for SCL Members

SEAN CALLERY is best known for his composition work on the worldwide television hit series 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland. He has received two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Music Composition for the series and has received seven ASCAP Top Television Series honors for his work on 24 and for his work on NBC's MEDIUM. At the recently announced 61st Primetime Emmy® Awards nominations in July 2009, Sean was twice nominated for his work on 24 in both the short- and long-form Original Dramatic Underscore categories. In 2008 he took over composing for the Fox TV series, BONES, in addition to writing the score for the two hour film, 24: REDEMPTION, which premiered in November.

Sean Callery began playing piano at an early age while growing up in Bristol, Rhode Island. He educated himself in various musical styles and played jazz piano on the weekends in local nightclubs. He studied composition and earned a degree in piano performance in 1987 at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. While working in the school's audio department, Callery developed a keen interest in the emerging digital technologies that were dramatically changing the music industry at large. In 1987, he moved to Los Angeles, where he began working as a studio musician some of the industry's top performers and composers, including Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Francis Ford Coppola, Herbie Hancock and Mark Snow. In 1989, Callery composed music for the Siegfried and Roy magic show in Las Vegas. In 1990, he and composer John Farrar scored the NBC television movie, A MOM FOR CHRISTMAS starring Olivia Newton-John; he later became her musical director for a national tour in 1992. A brief stint in 1993 as a sound designer on STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE earned him an Emmy® Nomination for his work with the series' sound crew.

In 1996 Sean Callery met executive producer Joel Surnow, and was hired to compose the score for the USA network series, LA FEMME NIKITA, which ran for four years. In the spring of 2001, Callery collaborated again with Surnow on 24, which is now about to enter its seventh season. During a summer hiatus in 2003, Callery composed and conducted music for the Electronic Arts' video game JAMES BOND: EVERYTHING OR NOTHING. Callery composed the music for Sony Playstation 2's 24: THE GAME and the 24: THE BOARD GAME for B1 Media in 2006.

Sean Callery's music can be heard on two 24 soundtrack albums featuring scores from the first five seasons. In November, 2008, he released the soundtrack to 24:Redemption.


THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL) is the non-profit and primary organization for professional film, TV and video game composers and lyricists, with a distinguished 65-year history in the fine art of creating music for motion pictures and television.  The predecessor organization, the Screen Composers Association, began in 1945 with such legendary icons as Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Dimitri Tiomkin and David Raksin among others.  Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film/television/game music industry today.




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