2015 Composers of #mustseebc

Showcasing our province's musicians and composers who stand out in the BC film industry. Listen to their music and make sure to check out their social networks for more of their work.

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JODY GLENHAM

MY GOOD MAN'S GONE

Jody Glenham is a Vancouver based musician. In 2013, she travelled to California to make what became the Dreamer EP. Recorded with Raymond Richards (Red Rockets Glare) at his home studio in Los Angeles, the leading single - 'Between You and Me' - made it's debut on KEXP 90.3 FM in Seattle, WA, and the EP held #1 locally on Vancouver's CiTR 101.9 FM's 2014 charts. In the two years since recording The Dreamer EP, Glenham assembled what is now know as The Dreamers and the band entered the studio in 2015 to record. The new 7" ,'For Frances', was recorded with Jason Corbett at Jackknife Sound and was released via Kingfisher Bluez in July 2015.

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SAM TUDOR

NEPHEW

Sam's first full album was done in a storage cupboard at his high school. His weird, anthemic folk songs resonated with people and his tunes have taken him everywhere from badly lit basements to shiny auditoriums to midnight aquariums. Since moving to Vancouver Sam has been involved in a wide array of different recording projects spanning genres from folk to hip-hop. He scores films in Vancouver, many of which have gone on to critical success at festivals across Canada. One winter ago, Sam went back to his home at Gavin Lake Camp in Northern BC and set up a musical laboratory where he recorded his sophomore album, The Modern New Year. The album was featured on Radio West, NXNW, Discorder Music Magazine, and on CBC 3. One music blog described it as "really beating the mould" which is either a compliment or an interesting statement about the effect of music on fungus. A unique songwriter, Sam writes songs that are both unpredictable and easy to join in on. His live show is communal and "poignant as hell" (Discorder Magazine). Think Sheryl Crow meets Neil Diamond meets Chad Vangaalen.

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DON MACDONALD

NO MEN BEYOND THIS POINT

Don Macdonald has a multifaceted musical career that includes professional performing, conducting and composing. Over his performing career he has toured with professional vocal ensembles (including the Vancouver Chamber Choir), played saxophone alongside artists such as Mike Stern (guitarist for Miles Davis) and he currently plays violin in a jazz trio. His conducting resume includes work with symphony orchestra, choir and jazz band and he is a composition instructor at Selkirk College. Over the last 20 years Don has composed the scores to some of Canada's most well known independent feature films and he has also worked with many of the major studios including 20th Century Fox and Lions Gate Films. He earned Genie nominations for two of his most notable scores: his break-out score to Kissed (two thumbs up) in 1997 which prominently featured vocals and electric violin and his orchestral score for the cult Zombie Comedy "Fido". Don’s other composition credits include music for theatre, dance, forays into everything from jazz and electronica to contemporary rock, and his choral compositions have been performed by many notable ensembles including Rajaton, the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Chor Leoni Men's Choir, the Vancouver Bach Choir, and Electra Women's Choir. His commissioned opera, "KHAOS" received a highlighted performance at the 2013 Opera America Conference and his composition "Tabula Rasa", one of 8 published choral works, received the DaCapo Chamber Choir award for Best Choral Composition in 2010.

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EDO VAN BREEMEN

PENNY'S FOR TEA

Edo Van Breemen is a composer and producer. He was born in 1980 to Dutch parents in Miami, Florida. His score work has debuted at TIFF, Cannes, Fantastic Fest, Sitges, SXSW, and more. Alongside classical training he was tutored in improvisational theory from a young age and began to produce electronic music in the 90s as a teenager. He is addicted to finding and making new sounds and uses as much technology as possible to do so. He works with some extremely talented and accomplished musicians, including: Rafiq Bhatia, Nadia Sirota, John Walsh, Alexander Overington, Samuel Davidson, Brennan Saul, and many others. Edo plays in and releases music with a number of bands/projects: Brasstronaut, Resorts, Unalaska, and anonymously under various monickers. He also used to co-run Unfamiliar Records with Greg Ipp. Their artist roster once upon a time included Japandroids, No Gold, The Clips, and Makeout Videotape (now Mac DeMarco). Edo also was a founder of the "Peanut Gallery", an underground music venue that existed in Vancouver, BC between 2007-2010. He currently lives in Brooklyn, and Vancouver, at exactly the same time.

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KIM OXLUND

CHARLOTTE'S SONG

Kim Oxlund and Maya Saxell are award winning composers and filmakers who began collaborating under the name "Said the Shark" in Denmark in 2004. Their albums have received several accolades for "Album of the Year" and have taken them on tour through Europe and North America. Their most recent venture into film, creating scores for both feature and short films, has also led to a Leo Award for "Best Music Video" for their song "In Love with a Snowman" which they wrote, recorded, and filmed under the name "Enfants Terribles" this year.

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MAYA SAXELL

CHARLOTTE'S SONG

Kim Oxlund and Maya Saxell are award winning composers and filmakers who began collaborating under the name "Said the Shark" in Denmark in 2004. Their albums have received several accolades for "Album of the Year" and have taken them on tour through Europe and North America. Their most recent venture into film, creating scores for both feature and short films, has also led to a Leo Award for "Best Music Video" for their song "In Love with a Snowman" which they wrote, recorded, and filmed under the name "Enfants Terribles" this year.

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RED HEARTBREAKER

CHARLOTTE'S SONG

Red Heartbreaker has a split musical personality. A classically trained mezzo-soprano and flautist, she has undertaken freestyle hip-hop to R&B tribute stageshows, chamber choirs and pop. Her composition style was forged in the hellish fires of "Chicago's Greatest Hits", intense study of Les Miserables, and years osmoting every maudlin folk act of the 60's. She has scored close to 40 short and feature films, and coaches a wide variety of singers. Red is fiercely proud to sing lead vocals with the Blue Morris Burlesque band. She is musically betrothed to Danny Elfman, and married to a gorgeous, furry filmmaker named Darren. Soup to nuts: Film composer, orchestral & vocal arranger, director, and coach. Scoring for a wide variety of genres, eras, and styles. 27 year career as a vocalist.

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GILLES MAILLET

THE DEVOUT

Born and raised in British Columbia, sound designer and composer Gilles Maillet has been lucky enough to have had his work exposed in over 30 countries around the world through live performance, film scores, and experimental multimedia works. Although music is a first love, Gilles also works as a dialogue and sound effects editor, and can be found recording sound on sets of various films and documentaries all across Canada, and has produced a handful of short films. Graduating from Concordia University with distinction majoring in Electroacoustic Studies, his own musical interests range a great deal from producing pop to orchestral and classical music, but all centering around creating new experiences in sound.

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REAL PROBLEMS (BAND)

THE SANDWICH NAZI

Just another punk band from East Vancouver. Real Problems plays rock n roll in the key of alcohol abuse.

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DJ RHIANNON

ROCK THE BOX

Rhiannon is an internationally renowned and loved DJ who is famous for rocking crowds with her explosive sets and magnetic stage presence. With over a decade of experience rocking the decks, she has become Canada's #1 female DJ (The DJ List Charts, The FDJ List Charts, CBC Electronic Charts, Reverb Nation Charts, EDM Live Set Charts, EDM Droid Charts). Official Global DJ Rankings credits her as being "a trustworthy DJ delivering an impeccable performance at every event." DJ MAG CANADA featured Rhiannon alongside Hardwell and Max Graham, giving her a 4-page spread in their January 2014 issue. Clubkillers.com invited her to be the first female DJ in the world to have a mix featured on their infamous CLUBKILLERS Radio podcast. The NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA shot a documentary about Rhiannon called "Rock The Box" which will be released in Fall 2015. Rhiannon has toured extensively throughout the world and has multiple DJ residencies in countries including Canada, USA, Japan, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Suriname. Top venues that she has frequented include TAO & Marquee in VEGAS, V2/ Vanity in TOKYO, Create & Avalon in HOLLYWOOD, Mandala, Dady'O & Palazzo in CANCUN, Ampersand & Ohm in NEW ORLEANS, Slide (Ruby Skye) in SAN FRANCISCO, amongst hundreds of others. Rhiannon has opened for some of the best DJs and artists in the world including TIESTO, DEADMAU5, STEVE AOKI, R3HAB, Chris Lake, Krewella, Benny Benassi, Sharam, Max Graham, Morgan Page, LMFAO, Pitbull, Waka Flocka Flame, Riff Raff, EC Twins, Marco V, Nero, Stonebridge, Andy Caldwell, Klaas, Pauly D, and many more.

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JOE CARNEY AKA TASTELESSRED

THE BIG O

Joe Carney spends a great deal of his time on movies. Whether writing and directing short films or scoring them he is almost constantly embroiled in one project or another. When not working on films, he can be found making electronic music under the moniker TASTELESSRED or playing with a detuned Chinese harp.

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SCOTT MORGAN

DEBRIS

Loscil is the project of Vancouver based composer Scott Morgan. Morgan's background in Vancouver's independent music scene as a drummer and guitarist and his academic composition studies at Simon Fraser University culminated in the creation of Loscil in the late 1990's. With Loscil, Morgan explores the marriage of electronic production and acoustic instrumentation to create '[...] stark landscapes that are evocative, earthly, anything but abstract, and so much more than merely 'ambient'." (The Quietus, UK). Loscil has predominantly released music through Portland's Kranky label including his 7th full length, 2014's Sea Island. He has also worked with the esteemed Ghostly International, Italy's Glacial Movements, Ireland's Wist Rec, England's Gizeh, Canada's JAZ Records and his own Frond imprint for special releases. Loscil has produced numerous remixes and collaborated with other musicians such as bvdub, Rachel Grimes, Christina Vantzou, Destroyer and Kelly Wyse. He has composed for film and appeared in bold documentaries such as The Corporation, Scared Sacred and Damnation. He has created bespoke music for dance and video games such as Hundreds and Osmos and has performed worldwide including at renound festivals such as Mutek, Decibel, and Big Ears.

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