Resume

I am a composer, conductor, and orchestrator based in Los Angeles who specializes in music for visual media.  I have a Masters in Music from Seattle Film Institute, where I studied composition and orchestration for film and television with Emmy-winning composer Hummie Mann, and trained in the latest technology used by composers.  I have composed scores for shorts, features, and commercials.  Recent compositions include music for Top Chef Master Thierry Rautureau’s Kitchen Circus and music for the Lifetime Movie Network.

From 2015 to 2017, I served as president of the board of the non-profit Academy of Scoring Arts, founded by composer Ron Jones (Family Guy, Star Trek) as a community where working composers can study orchestration and share ideas.  This group, “The Ravel Study,” includes guest speakers such as Dawn Soler, Bruce Broughton, Tyler Bates, and Eddie Karam.  The ASA also presents cross-disciplinary programs where new producers and directors can learn from veteran producers and composers about the art and craft of film scoring and catch the excitement and drama that live musicians can provide.  I continue to contribute to this organization as a board member.

MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Composer: Music-to-Picture

“String!” 2016 (short) dir. Stellan Kendrick
“Mob Shrink” 2016 (short) dir. Angelique Rockwood
“Octo-Circus” 2015 (short) dir. Ross H. Martin, for an exclusive live-to-picture performance
“The Husband She Met Online” – 2013 (TV movie, additional music) dir. Curtis Crawford
“Kitchen Circus” – 2013 (web series) Mad Valley Productions
“Remnant” – 2013 (short) dir. Max Cleary, for an exclusive live-to-picture performance
“Act of Kindness” – 2012 (short) dir. Jeremy Cavner
“Attachments” – 2012 (short) dir. Jeremy Cavner
“Bully” – 2012 (short) dir. David Fareti
“12:15 Sunday” – 2012 (short) dir. Taylor Jenkins
“Courting Catherine” – 2011 (short) dir. Jeremy Cavner
“Ex-Mas Eve” – 2011 (feature) dir. Vsev Horodyskyj
“Making an Impact” – 2011 (short) dir. Andrew Lum – Winner: Best Picture, Project Twenty1 Film Festival
“The Match Girl” – 2010 (short) dir. Alex Meader
“Hats Everywhere at Luc” – 2010 (restaurant commercial) Mad Valley Productions

Music Prep Assistant

“Mirror, Mirror” 2012 dir. Tarsem Singh, comp. Alan Menken
“Won’t Back Down” 2012 dir. Daniel Barnz, comp. Marcelo Zarvos

SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGIES
Music Tools

Sibelius, Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic Pro, Digital Performer, Auricle, Sonar, Adobe Audition, NI Komplete, Vienna Ensemble Pro MIDI networking, Finale, FMOD, XNA game studio

Music Sample Libraries

Orchestral Tools: Berlin Woodwinds, Berlin Strings, Symphonic Sphere;
Samplemodeling: Complete
Embertone: Solo Strings, Chapman Trumpet
EastWest: Symphonic Orchestra Platinum, Symphonic Choirs, StormDrum2, various
Cinesamples: CineStrings, CineBrass, CinePerc Epic, Hollywoodwinds, CineOrch, CineHarp;
Garritan: Jazz and Big Band;
Heaviocity: Damage, Evolve, Mutations1&2, DM-307
Various one-offs and collections: OmniSphere, BelaD Media, Vir2, PrecisionSound, Sampletekk, Soniccouture, Zero-G, 8dio and many more

Computer Tech

Mac OS X, iOS, Windows, WordPress. 15 years of experience building computers.

Instruments

Guitar, Keyboard, Trumpet

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Seattle Composers Alliance: Vice-President

The SCA is a professional organization made up of working composers, sharing experience and information in a non-competitive atmosphere, and expanding Seattle’s reputation as a center for musical creativity and education.

Academy of Scoring Arts: President

I served as the president for the nonprofit Academy of Scoring Arts from 2015 to 2017.  The ASA is founded by composer Ron Jones, with the mission of advancing the creative and technical process of scoring visual media by bringing together composers, filmmakers, audio engineers and musicians to share knowledge through the production of educational programs and community events.

Performing Rights Organization

BMI

EDUCATION
Master of Music

MM in Film Composition
Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program at Seattle Film Institute ? Seattle, WA

Completed coursework in film scoring and related technologies with two-time Emmy Winner Hummie Mann.  Studies included Composition, Orchestration, Conducting, Music and film theory, Songwriting for film (with Sue Ennis), Composing for video games, Studio and advanced MIDI technologies.

B.S. & B.A.

Liberal Arts – The Evergreen State College ? Olympia, WA
Emphasis in Cognitive Science and Music

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Microsoft Corporation

Software Development Engineer in Test
Tested and shipped several versions of Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Server. Responsible for features related to the messaging infrastructure.  Inventor credit in the patent for MailTips, US Patent application #20090259723

MSNBC.COM

Features writer for the music column Independent Study, interviewing and writing about bands recording on independent labels.  Writing sample: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14272290

Seattle Weekly

Contributing writer

REFERENCES

Find more information about me at the following links:
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3307314
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/delengen
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/del.engen

 

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