1. "Raise You" - taken from the film Essie Jain, All Became Golden


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    **To buy or rent the film, please go to vimeo.com/ondemand/allbecamegolden All Became Golden is a film and audiovisual record from Essie Jain, conceived by Jain and director Natalie Johns with music arranged by Nico Muhly. In this innovative project, British singer-songwriter Jain's spare and elegant songs are invigorated by Muhly’s tailored arrangements and the backing of a classical orchestra. The film documents the group as they convene to simultaneously rehearse, perform and record the album, allowing a rare glimpse of the joy, risk, generosity and blind faith inherent in acts of creative collaboration. All Became Golden sees Jain moving past the angst and inwardness of her younger self, toward interpretations that reflect her current state of mind: joyful, forward-looking and expansive. Themes of gratitude and empowerment, of saying yes instead of no, of placing trust in yourself and the universe are articulated in Jain’s timeless songs, which comprise both new and older original material, as well as a cover of Dire Straits’ “Why Worry.” The songs were recorded by Grammy-winning recording engineer Justin Guip of Levon Helm Studios and, with a view to this realizing the format of the first audio visual record, Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated music engineer Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones) mixed the entire album to edited performances for each song. Continuing on in the spirit of true independence that gave birth to the film, Martin Mills (Beggars Banquet, 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade) narrates the opening and end of the film. http://essiejain.com facebook.com/essiejainmusic

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    • Tim Fain performs HONEST MUSIC by Nico Muhly


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      Here's a video of "Honest Music" by Nico Muhly feat. violinist Tim Fain. From PORTALS, a multimedia concert about the ways in which we connect in the digital age www.portalsproject.com Special thanks to KANEKO www.kaneko.org music composed by Nico Muhly produced and performed by Tim Fain films co-produced and directed by Kate Hackett director of photography Cat Deakins lighting designed by Roderick Murray set designed by Francois-Pierre Couture electronic track produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson recorded by M. P. Quo at Systems 2 mixed by Chris Ruskis, and Nicholas Britell at Sophisticon Sound, NY mastered by Chris Athens at Sterling Sound live footage filmed and edited by Aaron and Molly Zavitz, www.thesilverscreenpresents.com

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      • Dan Ada Sebuah Kotak... (a dance performance by Gerard Mosterd with text by Goenawan Mohamad 2012)


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        2nd performance at the Gedung Kesenian September commisioned by Farida Oetoyo and Sumber Cipta Jakarta, August 2012 “Dan Ada Sebuah Kotak..” (Pemindahan)Concept/Choreography: Gerard Mosterd.Title and text: Goenawan Mohamad (Paul Eluard).Drama consultant: Rudy Wowor.Concept consultant: Karolien de Pauw.Set design, light and costume: Gerard Mosterd/Deray Setyadi.Music: Aphex Twin, Nico Muhly , Johann Sebastian BachDance: Althea Sri Bestari , Isabella Fiona, Nini Jonitasjah, Kevin Julianto, Ann Bella Nyo, Marich Prakoso, Nabila Rasul, Carolin Windy, Siko Setyanto Supported by the Royal Dutch Embassy, Erasmushuis.Courtesy of Mr Ton van Zeeland, Mrs Farida Oetoyo and EKI Dance Company gerardmosterd@gmail.com

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        • Companion To An Untold Story - Marcia Aldrich (Official Teaser Release)


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          Directed by Dr. Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai, http://www.english.msu.edu/people/faculty/swarnavel-eswaran-pillai/ Narrated by Marcia Aldrich, http://backhandblog.wordpress.com/ Videography by Tim Schafer Edited by Drew Seymour Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2rFWjrLUWQ "A Hudson Cycle" by Nico Muhly. (c) 2005 St Rose Music Publishing. Courtesy of Bedroom Community Get the novel - Companion To an Untold Story - by Marcia Aldrich Winner of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Non-Fiction: http://www.amazon.com/Companion-Association-Programs-Creative-Nonfiction/dp/0820343374 // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ \\ University of Georgia Press: http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/companion_to_an_untold_story/ When Marcia Aldrich's friend took his own life at the age of forty-two, they had known each other for many years. As part of his preparations for death, he gave her many of his possessions, concealing his purpose in doing so, and when he committed his long-contemplated act, he was alone in a bare apartment. In Companion To An Untold, Aldrich struggles with her own failure to act on her suspicions about her friends intentions. She pieces together the rough timeline of his plan to die and the details of its execution. Yet she acknowledges that she cannot provide a complete narrative of why he killed himself. The story- the aftershocks of his suicide and the author's response to what it set in motion. This book, modeled on the type of reference book called a "companion," attempts to find a form adequate to the way these two-stories crisscross, tangle, knot, and break. Organized alphabetically, the entries introduce, document, and reflect upon how suicide is so resistant to acceptance that it swallows up other aspects of a person's life. Aldrich finds an indirect approach to her friend's death, assembling letters, objects, and memories to archive an un-grievable loss and create a memorial to a life that does not easily make a claim on public attention. Intimate and austere, clear eyed and tender, this innovative work creates a new form in which to experience grief, remembrance, and recognition. "Exquisitely sad but painstaking in its clarity. Companion To An Untold Story is an effort to understand a friend's decision to commit suicide. The author lays out the facts and emotions using the structure of an abecedary, as if the simplicity of a child's alphabet could bring logic to the terrible loss. There is no suspense in the outcome , but the reading the book draws you in so intelligently that you, too, feel an urgent need to understand why an intelligent, likeable man would choose, with great deliberateness, to kill himself. This is a difficult subject, written extraordinarily well, a winner." -Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin: the Life and the Legend "A wise reflection, both sympathetic and unflinching, on the life and death by suicide of the author's friend. The book poses questions about suicide and the processes leading up to it and provides answers too...when they exist. Perhaps just as importantly, the book leaves unanswerable questions as such, accurately and creatively distilling the experiences of those bereaved by suicide." -Thomas Joiner, author of Why People Die by Suicide Marcia Aldrich is a professor of English at Michigan State University and former editor to the Journal Fourth Genre: Explorations in Non-fiction. She is the author of the memoir Girl Rearing: Memoir of a Girlhood Gone Astray. Her nonfiction essays have been published in a wide variety of literary reviews and anthologies, including The Best American Essays. https://www.facebook.com/marcia.aldrich http://twitter.com/AldrichMax

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          • Everything Everywhere All The Time (Official Trailer)


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            Purchase the double DVD package here: http://bedroomcommunity.bandcamp.com/album/everything-everywhere-all-the-time-the-whale-watching-tour This is a trailer for the Bedroom Community film Everything Everywhere All The Time. With Sam Amidon, Ben Frost, Nico Muhly and Valgeir Sigurðsson. Also featuring Nadia Sirota. Directed by Pierre-Alain Giraud. Watch the film here: http://icelandiccinema.com/film/176 'It's like forcing two different species to fuck!' And that's no exaggeration. The record label and music collective Bedroom Community is based in Iceland, but draws creative genes from all corners of the world. The collective's multi-talented musicians mix Icelandic, American, and Australian blood. And it's not just blood, but also sources of musical inspiration; a cacophony of classical, folk, punk, electronic, and experimental music. We meet four of them in Everything Everywhere All The Time. The modest and Icelandic Valgeir Sigurðsson, both as a musician and the brains of the operation. The quirky and humorous Sam Amidon comes from the US, where his Vermont folk-roots go far back. Also from the US Nico Muhly brings the classical side as an excellent pianist and composer. The rough-edged Australian/Icelandic Ben Frost delivers the noise aesthetic. Despite all their different backgrounds Bedroom Community's scattered artistry forms a coherent whole in a joint live-performance; The Whale Watching Tour. Along with a line-up of fantastic musicians this film follows Valgeir, Sam, Nico and Ben around the recording studio in Iceland and all over Europe and spotlights the challenging and sometimes difficult aspects of collaboration between these diverse individual talents.

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            • Dark Sisters


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              Dark Sisters is an opera with music by Nico Muhly and libretto by Stephen Karam that had it's world premiere in 2011. 59 specialise in the integration of film and projection into live performance and when we caught up with them early on in production they were coming up with new ways to pre visualise the look of the show. http://59productions.co.uk/project/dark_sisters_phili

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              • Puzzle Muteson - A Tightrope Dance


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                Second track from Puzzle Muteson's debut album En Garde, released by Bedroom Community in June 2011. Director: Michael Daye This video was chosen from a number of contestants who sent their videos to Bedroom Community - thanks for participating! Puzzle Muteson's 'En Garde' CD is currently available as part of a Bedroom Community bundle deal for a limited time only: https://bedroomcommunity.bandcamp.com/album/special-offer-4-bedroom-community-album-package-deal http://puzzlemuteson.bandcamp.com/ http://bedroomcommunity.net

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                • Dark Sisters premiere


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                  I attended the premiere of Dark Sisters, and chatted with composer Nico Muhly and some of the creative team, cast and participants to hear what inspires them.. What inspires producer Diane Wondisford? "Wonderful artists with great ideas." With inspirations from Nico Muhly, O+M PR rep guru Rick Miramontez, participant and light sorcerer Joshua White, Director Rebecca Taichman, Conductor Neal Goren and Soprano Caitlin Lynch.

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                  • SoundNotion 43: Obey SoundNotion


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                    SoundNotion is the weekly podcast for new music and music news. Ty Forquer joins us to give a high-five to the LA Phil, watch the Louisville Orchestra take dangerous steps, see Philip Glass (finally) make the big time, discuss elitism, and debate what exactly makes music “good.” Happy birthday Brassland! David MacDonald - http://davidmacdonaldmusic.com Nate Bliton - http://nateblitonmusic.com Ty Forquer - http://tyforquer.com For more information or to subscribe to this podcast, go to http://soundnotion.tv/​sn

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                    • Streamers and Punches 6: Hustle & Work Flow


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                      Streamers and Punches is the podcast from SoundNotionTV that looks at current events and new releases in the world of film music. This week, we discussed several headlines, we feature our own Kevin Wilt in a recording session, and have a lengthy conversation about work flow. We finish by comparing Batman to Mathis der Maler. Bill Withem - http://williamwithem.com Kevin Wilt - http://kevinwilt.com Jeff Arwady - http://jeffarwady.com For more information or to subscribe to this podcast, go to http://soundnotion.tv/​sap

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