Guitar, Live recordings, Live stream, Other original music and arrangements, Percussion, Piano, Pop & Rock, Vocal

Can’t Dance – live stream

I set out to write a “bubble-gum pop song” fit for a teen diva, and came up with Can’t Dance. The lyrics capture the awkwardness of high school nerds who lose themselves in each other and to the music. My friend and fellow composer Stephanie Meyers provides the “diva” for this one, accompanied by several of our talented friends.

This is a live stream VCFA internet broadcast recording from 12 August 2015.

Guitar, Live recordings, Live stream, Other original music and arrangements, Pop & Rock, Vocal

To My Children – live stream

I have two children who survived the unpleasantness of the divorce of their mother and I when they were young. This song is my apology to them, and reaffirmation of my love for them and my grandchildren.

This recording is a live stream VCFA broadcast to the internet from the Songwriter’s Festival concert on 12 August 2015. Reed Robbins accompanies on guitar.

Live recordings, Live stream, Piano, Strings

None of That – live stream

This is a live internet stream recording of a VCFA concert from 10 February 2016, showing the performance of my original rescore to the animated film None of That.

There is another version of this re-scored film here.

I scored it for piano trio (piano, violin, and cello). All of the “sound effects” are created by the instruments.

My goal was to capture the feel of the Warner Brothers cartoons of the 1950s-1970s, particularly the Road Runner series.

Note that the video is the property of Ringling School of Art and Design, and is used for purposes of illustrating my film scoring. No copyright infringement is intended. The music is Copyright © 2016 Steven K. Sanford.

Please do not republish this film clip elsewhere on the internet or use without permission.

Country & Western, Guitar, Live recordings, Live stream, Other original music and arrangements, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Vocal

Don’t Give Up on Me – live stream

This is a live stream recording of the VCFA Songwriter’s Festival concert on 12 February 2016, with me singing my original country-and-western song Don’t Give Up on Me (accompanied by a few talented friends).

I wrote this for my wife, who had to put up with me travelling to remote work locations every week for a few years before I retired.

There’s another version of this song here.

Live recordings, Live stream, Percussion

Lost – The Constant – live stream

This live concert performance of my rescore of an episode of the TV series Lost. This concert was broadcast to the internet on 2 August 2016 from VCFA.

The story is that a airplane passenger stranded by a crash on a desert island in 2004 is being rescued, but after passing through a thunderstorm on the way to the rescue ship, he begins to experience vivid flashbacks of 1996 when he was a soldier in boot camp. He becomes disoriented and doesn’t know whether it is 1996 or 2004. He is counseled by a physicist to pick a “constant”, someone or something existing in both timeframes that he really cares about, to resolve his dilemma.

Another version of this video appears here.

This rescore is for percussion instruments only, featuring marimba, vibraphone, and glockenspiel.

Note that the video and dialog are the property of ABC Studios, and are used for purposes of illustrating my film scoring. No copyright infringement is intended. The music is Copyright © 2016 Steven K. Sanford.

Please do not republish this film clip elsewhere on the internet or use without permission.

Brass, Live recordings, Live stream

Opening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – live stream

This concert video was broadcast live on the internet on 3 August 2017 from VCFA, showing the first 12 minutes of Steven Spielberg’s 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark with an original (re-)score for brass quintet. The score is performed by The Brooklyn Brass ensemble.

Another version of this rescore appears here.

Note that the video portion of the film is the property of Paramount Pictures, Lucasfilm, et al, and is used for purposes of illustrating my film scoring. No copyright infringement is intended. The dialog and sound effects were recreated by “Phil D” and “Jake” on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/46951183). The music is Copyright © 2017 Steven K. Sanford.

Please do not republish this film clip elsewhere on the internet or use without permission.

Guitar, Live recordings, Live stream, Other original music and arrangements, Vocal

Flying High – live stream

For one of my rescore projects, I wrote the music for an insurance company TV advertisement that featured the misadventures of a dim-witted small plane pilot. I wrote an original song for this spot (included in the compilation Adventures in Advertising).

I had the opportunity to perform this song live on 8 February 2017 with Reed Robbins on the guitar. This is a live-stream video of the event as it was broadcast on the internet from VCFA.