The ASMAC ‘FIRST WEDNESDAYS’ event June 1 featured Jack Smalley and Perry Botkin. (Photos courtesy of Milton Nelson.)
Jack and Perry were super! A packed house and lots of great stuff starting with a great intro from legendary composer-guitarist Don Peake.
The evening included stories about Jack’s early years in Europe and days writing music for TV through toolbox stuffings for those who were lucky enough to attend.
The evening was topped off with a surprise visit by Jack Smalley’s son, noted arranger Scott Smalley, who took some turns asking his dad questions and showing a lot of love and respect for his awesome dad. The event also included four amazing film cues of Jack’s with the scores to review proceeded by Jack’s in depth explanation of techniques used to compose them. A great time for everyone!
– Larry Goldman
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 7 PM
$10 for Guests and Students
FREE for ASMAC & Local 47 members
Meet-up & Check-in: 7-7:30 p.m.
Program: 7:30-10 p.m.
AFM Local 47 – Auditorium
817 Vine St. Hollywood, CA 90038
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Jack Smalley, film and television composer, mentor of mentors and mentor of composing legends will share valuable film and television scoring techniques. Learn more about Jack during an interview by special guest Perry Botkin Jr. followed by Jack’s in depth demonstration which includes printed scores, study material and audio examples. Continue reading
Marlene Hajdu, Elise Michelle, and Carolyn Yarnell addressing the audience at the ASMAC FIRST WEDNESDAYS workshop highlighting women composers on May 4. (Photos courtesy Marlene Hajdu)
by Alison Freebairn-Smith
The ASMAC First Wednesdays event on May 4, “Celebrating Women Composers,” did just that. We moved through the evening listening to music from animation to orchestral music from Carnegie Hall to bebop re-imagined. Continue reading