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The SCL in NY 

With the BMI Lehman Engel Music Theatre Workshop


MIDI Orchestration 

With Irwin Fisch 

Moderated by Mark Suozzo


Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

6:30 PM


BMI New York Offices

7 World Trade Center / 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007

Join us for an engaging discussion of MIDI orchestration with Grammy-nominated arranger / composer / performer Irwin Fisch. Topics will include:

   The differences between traditional and MIDI orchestration

   When and how to apply traditional orchestrating principles to MIDI

   Choosing samples

   Problems and solutions in emulating specific instruments

   MIDI orchestration in different genres: what are the specific challenges?

   The pros and cons of loops

   When and how to integrate live players into your MIDI productions


IRWIN FISCH is an Emmy-nominated arranger-composer-performer who creates music for broadcast, film, theatre and concerts. His arrangements have been heard by millions on the Kennedy Center Honors, the Tony Awards and the Super Bowl; on stage behind Bette Midler, Beyonce and Barbra Streisand; on Grammy-nominated recordings and in Tony-nominated Broadway musicals. As a composer, Irwin has scored numerous television miniseries and movies, and has created hundreds of scores and songs for advertising. As a keyboardist, he has played with countless artists including Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Run-DMC, Shawn Colvin, Elmer Bernstein and the Baltimore Symphony.


THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL) is the non-profit premier organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs, with a distinguished 65-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. 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 music, television music, game music, and musical theatre industry today.




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