Hi Mark and Craig
Hope you enjoy some music ideas in regards to The Skeleton Twins.
I think the score could be split into two categories which can obviously interchange or co-exist with each other.
The first is underscore with a contemporary arrangement and work primarily as ‘mood-settlers’. Tracks that portray this are:
Secondly would be the orchestral based underscore which act more carefully underneath the drama – such tracks are:
(You can download the audio showreel HERE)
An example of our latest orchestral recording score (although it was for a drama score rather than comedy) can be found here. We recorded in Budapest 6 weeks ago.
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(Download the pdf HERE)
George Kallis specializes in cinematic music composition and production. He orchestrates and conducts his scores, whose trademarks are memorable lyrical melodies and lush musical arrangements. George grew up on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where he studied classical piano and violin while also being influenced by World, Heavy Metal and Jazz music. By the age of 18 George had already won several musical competitions and he was awarded a scholarship at the famous Jazz school Berklee College of Musicin Boston, where he graduated with a BM in Composition and Film Scoring. Soon after he was accepted to study with acclaimed British composer Joseph Horowitz at the Royal College of Music in London where he graduated with a Masters of Music in Composition.
George composed the music for HIGHLANDER THE SOURCE (Lionsgate) directed by Digital 25 Variety award winner Brett Leonard, and the UK prison drama SCREWED (Lionsgate), directed by Reg Traviss who he also collaborated on his WWII feature JOY DIVISION (Momentum Pictures). Other feature films include the Scandinavian Christmas blockbuster JULEFROKOSTEN (Fridthjof Films) starring Thure Lindhardt (Angels & Demons) and supermodel Helena Christensen. George’s score for the independent road drama DRY RUNfeatures spacious acoustic guitars and distorted harmonicas and in October 2012 he conducted the BUDAPEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA for the score recordings of the feature movie A PLACE IN THE STARS, directed by Steve Gukas.
George was the chosen composer to score the opening titles of the BAFTA and EMMY awarded series HORIZONon BBC2. The music was composed to celebrate its 20th year running. His other work for the BBC was the opening titles for the children series MY LIFE produced by BAFTA winning producer Kez Margie. George is currently composing the music for the series GANGS IN PRISONS (DISCOVERY CHANNEL) produced by NERD TV. In addition he collaborated with Emmy award winning producer Virginia Williams, where he provided music for the IMOW’s GLOBAL MOTHERHOOD/MATERNAL HEALTH exhibition. THE RED KITE PROJECT was also a fascinating project for George, exploring theatrical initiatives, which improved the lives of children with autism. The documentary was directed by award winning film maker Kerry Shaw Brown. George’s other doc work includes music for the Danish Drengen Dre Ville k Krig, which was part of the international award winning series, Vores Krig (Our War) and music for CNN AFRICAN JOURNALIST AWARDS in 2009, inspired by the struggles journalists face in Africa.
Amongst many others, George’s TV spot work includes the sci-fi music for the US campaign for MCDONALDS’ EARTH’S TREASURE (MOROCH), the US campaign for TOSHIBA’S 3D LED CINEMA TV DISPLAYS and the Sydney Council’s ZERO WASTE campaign. Trailer music includes GARFIELD’S PET FORCE (20th Century Fox) and INTO THE WHITE (ZENTROPA). George is currently launching SUPERIOR MUSIC AUDIO, a music production house and publisher specializing in high end music for motion picture advertising from his base in London, with a permanent move over to Los Angeles in early 2013.
George’s composition are also regularly licensed worldwide on major international and high profile TV shows including EMMY and BAFTA awarded programs such as THE FIFTH ESTATE on CBS, FETCH on PBS, ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP (UFC), AMERICA’S MOST WANTED (20th Century Fox), FARAH’S STORY (NBC/C4),WILL & GRACE (NBC) to name a few
George enjoys collaborating on short form movies as well. Amongst these was the horror movie CURIOSITYstarring Golden Globe winning actress Emily Blunt, the Colombian drug drama LOST BULLETS (Winner Mexico Film Festival), the British/Asian drama BROTHERHOOD (Winner 2011 Hull ISFF (Glimmer) and Winner Rob Knox Film Festival) and THIRST (Honorable Mention Los Angeles Movie Awards).
George was introduced to composition through songwriting and won various awards while growing up in Cyprus.His debut CD WHERE THERE IS A CHILD, which included lyrics by Nobel-Prize nominated writer Kypros Chrysanthis earned George a GOLD CD RECORD by Galaxy Music. George donated all the album’s proceeds for the relief of children who suffer from leukemia. During his studies, George represented Cyprus as a songwriter in THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST in Jerusalem, which was watched by over 40 million people worldwide. George’s recent song for a movie, THE SUN IS GONNA SHINE, was the theme song for HIGHLANDER THE SOURCE, sung by JOHN SLOMAN (URIAH HEAP).