Much is said about always doing the best you possibly can do no matter what the project requires. In other words, make nice with all your clients because you never know what they will mean to your career. This week I finished two back to back projects with longtime colleague and friend Bennett Salvay. Bennett and I met forever ago in a studio that no longer exists. On a project we no longer recall. So many of the people I still work with can be at least partially connected to Bennett. It is a pleasure to still be working with him after all this time. He is one of those composers that totally understands not only the technical process of scoring, but has mad musical talent as well. He gives the people around him great amounts of respect both personally and creatively. He always listens when you have an idea, looks at the suggestion and if it makes sense he will choose to implement it. With no ego involved. It makes us all want to work with him, again and again because he listens to you and utilizes your experience. When we are creatively involved in a project, we all work harder, no matter what the job description is. It was Bennett that encouraged me to create ‘ Ambient Music Design” a number of years ago and subsequently has been a great asset for me in my career. For one of the films we just finished, he had me write a piece of Sound Design textures which worked wonderfully for this supernatural thriller. The second film was for Disney and was quite a large undertaking, over 40 starts and more than 50 minutes of score. At times I had both rigs chalk full with over 150 audio tracks as well as printing multiple 5.1 stems.
Here is a sampling of each: