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SCL in NY Presents TOM SALTA, THE ART OF COMPOSING FOR VIDEO GAMES

Event: SCL in NY Presents TOM SALTA, THE ART OF COMPOSING FOR VIDEO GAMES
Date: May 20, 2009
Time: 6:30 pm

SCL IN NEW YORK

PLEASE NOTE: Everyone is welcome to the following seminar no matter what your performing rights affiliation.

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS and the NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop In Memory Of Buddy Baker
Present
TOM SALTA, THE ART OF COMPOSING FOR VIDEO GAMES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009
6:30 - 8:30 pm

NYU Steinhardt
Dept. of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Program in Scoring for Film and Multimedia
Frederick Loewe Theater
35 West 4th Street
(between Washington Square East and Greene Street)
New York City, NY

Spend an evening with leading-edge video game composer, TOM SALTA, as he presents his work and his approach to this vastly popular and growing medium. Ron Sadoff, Director of the NYU Film Scoring Program will then interview Tom and moderate a Q&A session.

Award-winning composer Tom Salta creates dramatic original music in a variety of genres for film, television, advertising and video games. Renowned for his versatility and prolific writing styles, his game scoring credits include Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X, RED STEEL (Winner of IGN's Best Original Score), TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON: ADVANCED WARFIGHTER 1 & 2 (GRAW nominated for Best Video Game Score at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards), COLD FEAR and NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND 2.

Salta's engaging and in-demand music and orchestral music is also featured in several motion picture trailers including HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX, CORALINE, ASTROBOY, TRAITOR, THE LAST MIMZY, ARTHUR AND THE INVISIBLES, and THE DA VINCI CODE making of featurette. Recording under the artist name Atlas Plug, Salta's high-energy mix of electronica, orchestral, breakbeat and rock grooves grace many television shows, movie trailers and video games including CRACKDOWN, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT and PROJECT GOTHAM RACING 3. He is currently working on several AAA game scores and the follow up to his debut Atlas Plug album, 2 DAYS OR DIE.

Sponsored by SCL, ASCAP, and NYU Steinhardt Dept. of Music and Performing Arts Professions: Program in Scoring for Film and Multimedia. This is a special presentation of the 2009 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop, Program in Scoring for Film and Multimedia, Ron Sadoff and Michael Patterson.

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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 60-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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