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Gary Eskow

Gary Eskow writes music, words, plays tennis and reads too much. He'd be happy if you'd listen to his work if you have a few minutes. All of it streams for free at: http://www.nimbitmusic.com/garyeskow. Please feel free to contact him via email (scribeny@aol.com) or through his Facebook Artist Page, "From a Quiet Place."

‘Born In China’

The documentary film Born in China, a Dis- neynature collaboration with the Shang- hai Media Group, captures the journey of three animal families—snow leopards, monkeys and pandas—who live in the majestic wilds of that country. The plum assignment of scoring the filmmakers’ epic footage fell to Emmy Award-win- ning composer Barnaby Taylor. A UK native, Taylor spent his early years in New York;......

Belafonte Re-Record, 60 Years Later

The 1957 film Island in the Sun made it clear that Harry Belafonte was no ordinary entertainer. He was an actor, artist, political activist and creative intellect all rolled into one. He also co-wrote and performed the film’s title song, with lyrics that speak to the harsh labor conditions faced by working-class people in the fictitious country of Santa Marta, and by extension, throughout the......

The Sounds of George Petit

George Petit is a multiple-threat artist of the highest order. A superb guitarist, his original compositions are deft and intriguing. He’s also a skilled mix engineer who produces his own recordings. Emergence, Petit’s latest release, was recorded at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, N.Y. The CD features Petit’s guitar work and the playing of several close friends, including bassist Phil......

BT’s Dropping a New Album—You Name It

Brian Transeau, aka BT, has been a leading figure in EDM for the past several decades, but it would be a mistake to pigeonhole this multitalented artist. His tastes are eclectic, he has collaborated with a wide variety of artists (including Peter Gabriel and *NSYNC), and his credits as a film composer include The Fast and the Furious and Gone in 60 Seconds. He’s also provided music for a number......

Recording the Orchestra in 9.1

Is 5.1 playback merely a rest stop on the road to true immersive sound? The film community is sure betting on it, and so is Sennheiser. For the past five years, a team led by Grammy Award-winning engineer Gregor Zielinsky (Best Engineered Recording, Classical, 1991, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide) has been working on a system that offers an additional four channels of material, designed to capture......

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