Concerto for 11 String Guitar & Orchestra[CD]
~ Jann Castor(Duplicated CD)
A versatile composer, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, Jann is equally at home with sweeping orchestral scores, driving commercial Pop and evocative soundtrack material. Among Jann's achievements is his soundtrack for the series Red Express. This landmark series was screened in over 40 countries, including the United States where it aired on the ABC Network. Many reviews of the program pointed to Jann's powerfully compelling soundtrack, evoking comparisons to the likes of Ennio Morricone. The soundtrack won an ARIA award (Australian Grammy) for "Best Soundtrack." But as it happens, the sounds found on Red Express-released on CD through BMG-represent only one facet of Jann's music. From the instantly accessible contemporary rock and Pop music found on his album Precedence, to the haunting magic of his "Bicentennial Requiem for 40 Didgeridoos and Orchestra," Jann is clearly not a musician to be limited to one style. This was proven more recently with Jann's latest composition, "Concerto for 11-String Steel Guitar and Orchestra." It recently premiered in Warsaw, Poland. After migrating to the United States-he has dual citizenship, Poland and Australia-Jann scored many feature films and television productions, working with award winning directors, including Agnieszka Holland, Jerzy Skolimowski, Paul Leder, Dominique Girard-Othenin, among others. In addition, Jann has become intimately involved with new music technologies and multimedia tools. He has been recognized for his outstanding interactive soundtracks, and scored one of the biggest multimedia projects ever for Walt Disney Productions, depicting the history of Walt Disney Studios in 300 interactive movies. As a soundtrack composer, Jann brings many very special qualities to any project-a vision, a dedication, a high level of technical ability...and a world of possibilities Jann is a resident of Los Angeles.
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