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Ride On-from the new musical, Jesse James: Dead or Alive

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Katona on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Hello, I thought I would share this song I wrote from the new musical, Jesse James: DEAD OR ALIVE. The show is based on the life of infamous Western outlaw Jesse James. The music has a rock/Americana…Continue

Tags: rock, Americana, musical

Theme from the documentary film "Biserici de lemn din România"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Katona Mar 7. 4 Replies

Here is a fun track from the documentary film, "Biserici de lemn din România" or "Wooden Churches of Romania." A beautiful film that showcases these ancient wooden churches that are still standing…Continue

Tags: Soundtrack

Man in the Moon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Katona Feb 28. 5 Replies

Here is a piece I wrote inspired by the silent film, 'A Trip to the Moon' by Georges Méliès. It has an early 20th Century style piano and an overall nostalgic tone. Thank you for listening! …Continue

Tags: piano

Main Theme from the new documentary "A Hope for Hartly"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Katona Jan 25. 4 Replies

Thrilled to share my piano based score for the new documentary film, "A Hope for Hartly." A huge thank you to Eric Althoff, Matt M Russell and our amazing director David Kuznicki for creating such a…Continue

Tags: #soundtrack, #documentary

 

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Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Ride On-from the new musical, Jesse James: Dead or Alive
"Thanks Bob! So glad you enjoyed the piece. Hopefully I can get more performances soon. Best, Brian"
Wednesday
Bob Morabito replied to Brian Katona's discussion Ride On-from the new musical, Jesse James: Dead or Alive
"Very nicely done Brian--to me it works on all levels just as it is, and was a joy to listen to. Great job--thanks for posting! Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Wednesday
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Ride On-from the new musical, Jesse James: Dead or Alive
"Thanks so much. So glad you like it. I am playing the piano on the recording but the singer is a Broadway actor, Robert Koutras. A very talented performer: http://www.robertkoutras.com/  I have done a few readings of the show with a small…"
Wednesday
Lawrence Aurich replied to Brian Katona's discussion Ride On-from the new musical, Jesse James: Dead or Alive
"Brian,      Very lively and a wild west sound.  Is that you singing?  Great voice and recording.  This would be an opening song I assume.  Will it be performed with piano or do you intend to orchestrate…"
Wednesday
Brian Katona posted a discussion

Ride On-from the new musical, Jesse James: Dead or Alive

Hello, I thought I would share this song I wrote from the new musical, Jesse James: DEAD OR ALIVE. The show is based on the life of infamous Western outlaw Jesse James. The music has a rock/Americana style along with a traditional musical theater feel. Thank you for listening!https://soundcloud.com/emlaproductions/ride-on-from-jesse-james-deadSee More
Tuesday
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Theme from the documentary film "Biserici de lemn din România"
"Ha yes, it was a very interesting choice but when watching the film as a whole it really works. The director had a very specific vision, which made the project both fun and challenging. We are doing a second documentary this year on a similar…"
Mar 7
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Theme from the documentary film "Biserici de lemn din România"
"Thanks so much Gav! So glad you liked the piece. It was a lot of fun to work on."
Mar 7
Lawrence Aurich replied to Brian Katona's discussion Theme from the documentary film "Biserici de lemn din România"
"Brian,      Very interesting, eerie, and creepyy music to go with wooden churches?  (Nice job. I enjoyed the sound.)  You have to question a directors motives when he asks for music diametrically opposite his subject…"
Mar 6
Brian Katona posted a discussion

Theme from the documentary film "Biserici de lemn din România"

Here is a fun track from the documentary film, "Biserici de lemn din România" or "Wooden Churches of Romania." A beautiful film that showcases these ancient wooden churches that are still standing and in use. The director wanted an extremely avant garde approach to the score, to contrast with the images in the film. Hope you enjoy! …See More
Mar 6
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Man in the Moon
"Thank you so much Paul-so glad you enjoyed the music!"
Feb 28
Paul Copeland replied to Brian Katona's discussion Man in the Moon
"Delightful piece. Not to difficult to play, and very enjoyable. Lovely melody and interpretation. Keep up the great work."
Feb 28
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Man in the Moon
"Here is a link to the video with the music as underscore: Man in the Moon-video"
Feb 3
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Man in the Moon
"Ha thanks so much."
Feb 3
Lawrence Aurich replied to Brian Katona's discussion Man in the Moon
"Transports us back to the good old days, but you have to be pretty old to go back that far.  A little Scot Joplin, tin pan alley and where's Al Jolson singing Mammy.  This is at the end of the movie when the villain is vanquished and…"
Feb 2
Brian Katona posted a discussion

Man in the Moon

Here is a piece I wrote inspired by the silent film, 'A Trip to the Moon' by Georges Méliès. It has an early 20th Century style piano and an overall nostalgic tone. Thank you for listening! https://soundcloud.com/emlaproductions/man-in-the-moonSee More
Feb 2
Brian Katona replied to Brian Katona's discussion Main Theme from the new documentary "A Hope for Hartly"
"Thanks so much-so glad you like it! It is about the small town of Hartly, Delaware. Its citizens trying to band together despite threats to tear the town apart. Very moving film. Here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/HopeForHartly/"
Jan 25

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
PA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Brian Katona is a highly versatile composer, orchestrator, arranger, and conductor. Recent film/television credits: The Fall of New Rome (Documentary short), A Hope For Hartly (New Documentary), The Town That Disappeared Overnight (Two time Emmy Winner, Garden State Film Festival Winner), Biserici De Lemn Din Romania (SEEFest Nominee), I Throw Rocks (Maumee Film Festival Winner), Robbery of the Heart, My Spirited Sister. Theater credits: Jesse James: Dead or Alive, Haunted Hotel, Empress. Commercial recordings: The Voice of Christmas: “The Night Before Christmas,” A Christmas Journey: “I Wonder What I'll Get for Christmas.” Published concert music (Imagine Music): Anthem for the Patriots, Space Fantasy, Space Battle, An Irish Blessing. Honors and Awards: Society of Composers and Lyricists New York Mentor Program, BMI Lehman-Engel Musical Theater Workshop, Susan and Ford Schumann Scholarship Aspen Music Festival Film Score Workshop. Conductor: The Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra.
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/emlaproductions/

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