Monday, June 19, 2017

Eimear Noone Presents:  The Celtic Link

Executive Producer, Eímear Noone 



Eímear Noone
Eímear Noone
Produced by Craig Stuart Garfinkle



Craig Stuart Garfinkle
Craig Stuart Garfinkle
Co-produced by Odhrán O Casaide 



Odhrán O Casaide
Odhrán O Casaide
Recording Engineer, Ben Rawlins



Ben Rawlins
Ben Rawlins
Mixing Engineer, Craig Stuart Garfinkle

Whistlers, Robert Harvey and Siobhán O Connor
Flutes, Tom Doorley, Robert Harvey, Siobhán O Connor



Tom Doorley, and Robert Harvey
Tom Doorley, and Robert Harvey

Fiddles, Odhrán O Casaide, Roisin Ward Morrow



Roisin Ward Morrow
Roisin Ward Morrow
Bodhrán, Aimee Farrell Courtney



Aimee Farrell Courtney
Aimee Farrell Courtney

Pipes, Odhrán O Casaide



Odhrán O Casaide
Odhrán O Casaide
Banjos, Kieran Hanrahan and Josh O Loughlan



Kieran Hanrahan
Kieran Hanrahan




Josh O Loughlan
Josh O Loughlan
Guitar and Bass, Craig Stuart Garfinkle



Craig Stuart Garfinkle
Craig Stuart Garfinkle
Harps, Fiona Gryson, Gráinne Myer, Tara Viscardy



Fiona Gryson
Fiona Gryson




Gráinne Myer
Gráinne Myer




Tara Viscardy
Tara Viscardy
 Accordion, Stephen Hurley



Stephen Hurley
Stephen Hurley
Whistlers, Robert Harvey, Siobhán O Connor
Piano, Len J J Cheung



Len J J Cheung
Len J J Cheung
Zelda’s Lullaby features The Triforce Quartet, orchestrated by Eímear Noone



Stanley Beckwith, Jacob Roege, Christopher Ferrara, Chad Schwartz
Stanley Beckwith, Jacob Roege, Christopher Ferrara, Chad Schwartz

http://triforcequartet.com/about/
Photo by Fran Marshall

Trad arrangers, Odhrán O Casaide, Kieran Hanrahan, Tom Doorley



Kieran Hanrahan
Kieran Hanrahan




Tom Doorley
Tom Doorley


Zelda Orchestral Fantasy arranged by Eímear Noone

Orchestrated by Eímear Noone and Craig Stuart Garfinkle. 
Featuring Eimear Noone conducting the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, 
James Fitzpatrick, orchestra director.
Courtesy of Tommy Tallarico



City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Vocals on Zelda Orchestral Fantasy, Sibéal Ní Chasaide and Laura Intravia



Laura Intravia
Laura Intravia


Zelda's Lullaby, Vocals and Irish Lyric, Sibéal Ní Chasaide



Sibéal Ní Chasaide
Sibéal Ní Chasaide

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Four Must Have Books for the Aspiring Media Composer

In my masterclass yesterday at IMRO in Dublin, I was asked which books I would recommend for the aspiring media composer.  In the lecture, I mentioned these four great books:
This is the first (in no particular order), Richard Bellis's The Emerging Film Composer.
Next, is Andy Hill's Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music.

Then there is Guerrilla Film Scoring by Jeremy Borum.
Finally, there's On the Track by Fred Karlin. Fred was my teacher when I was in the ASCAP workshop a few years ago (OK, more than just a few).


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

KNX 1070 - Tell the whole truth.

Tell the whole truth, or nothing.
Sitting in the car just now, KNX 1070 stated the results of a poll saying 57% of Americans support the ban on immigrants just imposed. No explanation or commentary, just that statement.

I said to myself, "That doesn't sound right. What is the truth?"

So I found the poll. Here are the two questions (verified on the link below) that were asked of 1,000 people in a phone poll:

1* Do you favor or oppose a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here?

2* Do you favor or oppose a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the federal government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here?

I read these questions and said to myself:

"If I wasn't married to a green card, formerly 01 Visa Holder, and didn't know first hand how hard and expensive it is to get into this country, to get these visas, how would I answer?"

"If I didn't cross the border 10+ times a year and personally know the process; watch as people are held and questioned at the slightest hint of impropriety…"

"How would I vote?" 
How would you vote?

I would vote in favor of the ban, based on how these questions are written, if I didn't know the process first hand.

Additionally, the questions are phrased in such a way that implies there aren't already strict guidelines, or that the ones in place are not sufficient. As phrased, these questions lead one to answer, yes, I would support such a ban. 57% of those polled agreed.

For now on, I vow, before stating anything about a poll, to find the actual questions and read them for myself, then judge the validity. KNX, I would hope you would the same. People trust you.

The real news story should be how the poll itself is misleading and who sponsored the poll, not the result. That was determined before the poll was even launched.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/questions/pt_survey_questions/january_2017/questions_immigration_visas_and_bans_january_25_26_2017