Master class with Sean Callery

posted by VillaAurora on August 17, 2007 at 7:40 am

In this special Master Class, two-time Emmy Award winning composer Sean Callery demonstrates today’s film and television composers work. Using a clip from the award winning TV series 24, Callery develops the scene musically from start (dialog only) to finish (playing the completed broadcasted version).

Using computer and music keyboard, live parts are added giving the audience the opportunity to experience different subtexts and moods and enhanced drama of the scene. Paraguayan composer-in-residence Sagardia will contribute his individual musical variation.

The intimate setting of the Villa Aurora will provide a rare opportunity for composers, directors and those interested in film to ask questions of these composers about their work and professional experiences.

The Villa Aurora, Pacific Palisades, August 22 at 7:30PM
Sean Callery is best known for his compositional work on the worldwide television hit series ‘24’ starring Kiefer Sutherland. He has received two Emmy Awards for his work on ‘24’ and has received six ASCAP Top Television Series honors for his work on ‘24’, ‘Medium’, and ‘Shark.’ Callery was recently nominated for Best Original Score For Television by the International Film Music Critics Association. Callery also composes music for video games such as ‘James Bond: Everything or Nothing’, ‘24: The Game’ and ‘24: The Board Game’. Callery’s music is also featured on two ‘24’ soundtracks.
Currently, he is preparing for the upcoming season of ‘24: Day 7’, season 4 of ‘Medium’ starring Patricia Arquette, and season 2 of ‘Shark’ starring James Woods. Callery lives in Los Angeles with his loving wife, Debbie.

Sean Callery was born 1978 in Asuncion, Paraguay and moved to Germany in 1983. From 1997-2001, he studied composition in Rostock with Adriana Hoelzsky and in Essen with Nicolaus A. Huber, Dirk Reith and Ganter Steinke. He later extended his studies to electronical composition at the Institute for Computer Music and Media in Essen. As a freelance composer and indipop musician, he has published works on “zeitgenoessische kunstmusik” (contempoary classical music).

Sagardia has received numerous awards and scholarships, including the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt/Main (2005-2006) and in 2005 the award of the Friends and Sponsors of the Folkwang Academy in Essen. In 1998, he won first prize for his composition transfer for double bass solo and chamber orchestra.

The Villa Aurora Pacific Palisades, California 90272

$15 general – $5 students with ID – FREE for members
Please RSVP at (310) 573-3603

A free shuttle service is provided starting at 7:00PM at the corner Los Liones Drive and Sunset Blvd, two blocks east of the Pacific Coast Highway.

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