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November 14, 2005
Film Scoring: Behind the Scenes Exhibit Now Open
Singer-turned-photographer Sally Stevens captures movie composers at workby Marilee Bradford
of film music's most important faces are on display in Film
Scoring: Behind the Scenes, a unique exhibit of
black-and-white photography by Sally Stevens running through December
9th at A Studio Gallery in Studio City, California.
Also featured will be images of the scoring stage environment – engineers, editors, contractors, musicians, orchestrators and conductors collaborating to make music for the silver screen.
The exhibit – which attracted an impressive crowd of industry notables at its November 6th gala opening – is dedicated to the memory of Stevens' brother, musician Jon Clark, who died last June at the age of 54.
With nearly 300 films and countless television, recording and radio credits to her name, Stevens' unprecedented career as studio singer, voiceover artist, choir contractor and vocal coach has placed her behind the scenes and dead center in recording sessions with the most important and talented composers in Hollywood.
Five years ago, she began photographing some sessions as a means of archiving the overall scoring stage environment for historical reference and preservation. She regrets not having begun the process sooner.
"In each period of the history of film music are those legendary composers and musicians who stand out above the rest," Stevens explains, "and, sadly, many of these personalities left us before I began doing my series of photographic coverage. I feel a sense of urgency to continue documenting those who still work on the scoring stages and who may not be part of the scene five or ten years from now but who will surely be long remembered."
Curator is Angela Cartwright. A Studio Gallery is located at 4260 Lankershim Blvd. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m., or by appointment.
For more information, please call the gallery at (818) 980-9100 or visit http://www.astudiogallery.com. ©2005 Marilee Bradford