Alfred Newman (March 17, 1900 – February 17, 1970), was a major American composer of music for films. In 1939, Newman began a twenty-one year career as music director for 20th Century-Fox Studios. He composed the familiar fanfare which accompanies the studio logo at the beginning of Fox's productions. At Fox, he also developed what came to be known as the Newman System, a means of synchronising the performance and recording of a musical score with the film. The system is still in use today.
Jellybean Benitez , www.myspace.com/jellybeanbenitez , the stagename of John Benitez was born on November 7, 1957. He is a American producer, songwriter, DJ, guitarist and drummer of Puerto Rican decent. He has produced and remixed for such artists as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and The Pointer Sisters among others. As Jellybean Benitez, he as scored hits with "Sidewalk Talk" with peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100, #51 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hops Songs chart and #1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
Richard Beddow is an Ivor Novello Award nominated composer and sound designer, actively working in the entertainment industry since 1998. Classically trained as a musician, fused with a sound engineering background, Richard not only turns his hand to sound or music projects with fluency but leads audio projects to deliver the bigger picture. Richard’s journey into the world of Sound & Music began at an early age inspired and fascinated by the films, TV and video games that dominated the early to mid-1980’s.
Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups of the past 20 years. Notable for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance of original jazz music, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances.
Horses is a collection of songs by instrumentalist/composer Robert Stillman. Stillman uses an eclectic sonic palette consisting of saxophones, clarinets, old pianos, pump organs, and drums to create short musical narratives that exist on their own, but also work together to create a vivid, self-contained world echoing the composer’s interest in all things mysterious. Though Horses is Stillman’s debut recording as a leader, he is no newcomer to the music world.
Krzysztof Penderecki (born November 23, 1933 in D?bica) is a Polish composer and conductor. His 1960 avant-garde Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima for string orchestra brought him to international attention, and this success was followed by acclaim for his choral St. Luke Passion. Both these works exhibit novel compositional techniques. Since the 1970s Penderecki's style has changed to encompass a post-Romantic idiom.