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Thursday, April 22, 2010

DJ Wendy Returns To The Mic, Friday, April 23rd on!!!

Girl Bros Radio returns this Friday with DJ Wendy (Wendy Melvoin) and Felacity Dickman controlling the mic, the music, and the chat! The show will air on on Friday, April 23rd at 9 (PST). Rumor has it, that this show will feature solely instrumentals. During the Halloween show, DJ Wendy featured scores from movies which proved to be very interesting and entertaining! Tune in this Friday to hear a show that promises to be just an interesting!  If anyone can make vocal-less music sound good, it is Wendy :)

To read more about the show, click on the following link to Luxuriamuic: DJ Wendy-No Vocals

To see when the show will air in your part of the world, click here: Time and Date

Also, as a side-note (but somewhat related), the terrific site that hosts Girl Bros Radio,, is in need of donations to keep the station up and running. If you enjoy the Girl Bros Radio shows (as well as the other wonderful shows on the station) and can spare a donation, please click here: Luxuria Donation . Anything would be appreciated to keep the great shows that they have on the air!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lisa Coleman Returns With MusicLAB This Friday, April 16 (9pm PST)!!!!

Join Lisa Coleman and Felacity Dickman for another exciting 2 hours of MusicLAB on!

This episode of MusicLab will feature people’s obscure family sayings, crazy colloquialisms, and entertaining expressions! So, come to this Friday (April 16) from 9pm (PST) to 11pm (PST) to hear great music, funny family sayings, and as always, an exciting time in the lux chat! So, stop by, bring a drink, and have a great time with Lisa and Felacity!

To read more about this week’s episode, click here: Music Lab #7

To find out when the live broadcast of MusicLab will be held in your section of the globe, click here: Time and Date

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lisa Coleman at WonderCon!!!

The Heroes fan site, House Petrelli, was at WonderCon on April 2nd and attended the "Setting the Score: Composing for Film & Television" panel that featured Lisa Coleman who (as you know) co-composes the score for Heroes. The interview gives great insight on what happened during the WonderCon panel as well as new information regarding how Lisa and Wendy compose Heroes. For example, the article mentions that up until last season, Lisa and Wendy did not have a separate ‘sound designer’. Therefore, they were responsible for “combining music, sound effects and dialogue into a complete overall sound for the show.” In addition, Lisa discusses the beautiful cello piece written earlier in the season for the character ‘Emma’. The article is very interesting and insightful for those interested in composing and for Wendy & Lisa fans, in general. To read the article, please click here: Lisa Coleman at WonderCon

Below, is a short excerpt from the interview:

When asked how she and Wendy were chosen for working on Heroes, she explained that they'd already worked with Tim Kring on Crossing Jordan, and when he came to them with the idea for Heroes, she thought to herself, "It was spiritual and high-minded, and I said 'It doesn't have a chance, but thanks anyway...'" Naturally, the room found that very amusing.

"Heroes has been a composer's dream to work on," she said. "It's been extremely gratifying as a composer."

Curiously, the show didn't have a separate sound designer until this past season, so Wendy and Lisa had to do all that too. Sound design is the art of combining music, sound effects and dialogue into a complete overall sound for the show. Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn talked about having to do the same thing, and they pitched the idea that the music and sound design are one and the same, or should be. This was nicely demonstrated for the audience with the use of video clips showing a scene from Avatar before and after the sound design and score had been added. It clearly demonstrated how music was used as both an effect and a score.
To read the entire interview, click here: Lisa Coleman at WonderCon

Wendy & Lisa to Appear at the “I Create Music” ASCAP EXPO!

As mentioned in an earlier post, Wendy & Lisa will appear at the “I Create Music” ASCAP EXPO held April 22-24, 2010 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angles. If you are in town, feel free to attend their panel and say ‘Hi!’.

Specifically, Wendy & Lisa's panel will be held Thursday, April 22nd from11:45-1:00. The panel is titled “Making the Scene: TV Composers”. Below is a list of the moderator and panelists.

MODERATOR: Dan Foliart President - The Society of Composers & Lyricists; Composer – TV: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Seventh Heaven, Home Improvement, Roseanne, Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley

James S. Levine Composer - TV: The Closer, Damages, Glee, Nip/Tuck

Bear McCreary Composer - TV: Battlestar Galactica, Human Target, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Trauma, Caprica

Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman (Wendy & Lisa) Composer, Songwriter, Performers - Purple Rain TV: Heroes, Mercy, Nurse Jackie Film: Dangerous Minds
A diverse group of top TV composers will discuss the daily challenges of creating music for some of today's most popular network and cable television shows, as well as their experience in creating music for other media. Learn what you can do to prepare for a career in one of music's most demanding – and rewarding – genres.
To read more about the EXPO or register, please click here: “I Create Music” ASCAP EXPO