Art & Music

Arranger Talks About His Collection of Compositions “Say It With Music”

Musical pedagogue Dr. James Lyke, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois talks about his collection of piano arrangements based on the songs of Irving Berlin. The collection “Play it With Music” is published by Lee Roberts Music Publications and is distributed through Hal Leonard Music. We produced this somewhat impromptu video onsite LIVE at the 2015 MTNA Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Lyke’s description of the pieces is accompanied on the piano by his co-arranger and collaborator Geoffrey Haydon.

This is a good example of how to take advantage of the resources at a trade show or conference to promote your products. It is often a perfect time when all of the knowledgeable stakeholders are available in one place and the venue offers an active and energetic backdrop for your production.

Hi Reno,

Geoff put me onto the YouTube video of Say It With Music. I thought it was great! Thanks for putting together that amazing video. I usually don’t like to see or hear myself, but this time, I did.

All the best,
Jim

“War Chant” Musical Composition and Interpretive Dance

War Chant composed by Janice Misurell-Mitchell uses Angela Jackson’s poem “The War Chant of the Architect”. Performed at Six Degrees Composers Concert February 12, 2016. Sherwood Auditorium, Chicago. Cristal Sabbagh, dancer choreographer. Steve Butters, percussion. In this video we were hired to primarily record the concert but this specific number included a dance sequence which…

Edgewater Art Fair | Chicago

Promo for 2016 Edgewater Arts Festival This video is displayed as visual signage 24/7 in two storefront windows in the community to promote the 2016 event and is broadcast numerous times on Chicago cable channel 19. Musical Highlights from 2015 Festival  

La Familia | Music Video | Stann Champion & His Roots Rock Society

We videotaped this music video with two cameras entirely in and around the Roots Room in Chicago. Featuring musician / song writer Stann Champion using a professionally produced overdub of his song La Familia, a community anthem recorded with the Roots Rock Society band. This song is ideal for community groups or not-for-profits looking to express their sense of unity in their community. You can learn more about the composer, musician and band by visiting RootsRoom.net

 

 

Musician Profile Video | Stann Champion

This is an example of a Musician Profile video. The purpose of this production is to introduce promoters and fans to the musician in order to get a little insight into his personality as we experience his talent. This video of guitarist Stann Champion is used on his website and was also broadcast on a…

Band Performance on Chicago Lakefront

Roots Rock Society Performing at Chicago Aquapalooza

This is an edited performance of one song performed at Chicago Aquapalooza by the “Roots Rock Society” who was hired as one of the opening acts for “The Endless Summer Band” featuring Al Jardine founding member of the Beach Boys. The band wanted to document the performance.

Songs from Broadway

A client hired me to record a performance called “Songs of Broadway” which he was presenting at a Chicago senior community. His experiment was to do a collection of popular songs which he sang a Capella and he wanted to be able to review how it came across and also have some video to use…