Panel: Summoning the Music of the Spheres
The four composers who comprise ,"Out of the Aeons "'Will Severin, Reber Clark, Troy Sterling Niece and myself will once again form the multi-headed Hydra and offer up our hands on experiences in discussing what the expectations are in delivering a truly haunting and Powerful musical score for a lovecraftian film. Because the genre relies so strongly on mood and Atmosphere, music is such a key element in making or breaking it successful hpl inspired bit of cosmic horror Cinema. Considering these for gents have written more Eldredge music combined than anywhere else you are likely to find in the world, prepare for the ancient and horrifying secrets to be revealed at this panel discussion. truths to be revealed.
Mars is a multi - instrumentalist who has performed with symphony orchestras, as well as jazz, metal and goth bands on tours through Canada, and the United States. He is an accomplished session musician, voice artist and recording engineer. Combining his two greatest loves; music and horror films, Mars founded Dead House Music in 2005 as a company specializing in original, high quality music for independent genre film. With 38 projects (feature films, shorts, TV programs, DVD, and video games) to his credit to date; Mars has worked with genre veterans, as well as talented young directors alike. His music has been featured in films that have received theatrical release, as well as projects that have secured worldwide distribution on DVD, Video-On-Demand, Internet, and Television.
Will's lifelong love of all things horror began the moment he read his first copy of Famous Monsters at the young age of seven. His professional career began as a composer before becoming involved in film production. Film scores include Dorian Blues, Nate Dogg and The Thing On The Doorstep. He has also composed music for numerous corporate clients and theatre companies. Will is a partner in Handsome Spyder, Inc., a film production company which has completed projects for Warner Bros., NY Life, United Way, etc. He is happy to be married to Asenath Waite (well, actually the actor playing her in the film). The Thing On The Doorstep is the first feature film from Handsome Spyder.
As composer for the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s Dark Adventure Radio Theatre Reber, Clark has composed music for Dagon: War of Worlds, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and Herbert West: Reanimator. His movie, Lovecraft Paragraphs, premiered at the 2009 H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival. His music is featured on The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. His music for wind ensemble is published worldwide by C. Alan Publications, Columbia Pictures Publications and Warner Brothers Music Publications.
Most recent work includes music for Chris Lackey and Greig Johnson’s Lovecraft video trilogy of The Ordeal of Randolph Carter, From Beyond the Beyond, and Pickman’s Guest, The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s Dark Adventure Radio Theatre production of Dagon: War of Worlds, Hassan & Lavender’s film productions of Walk Away and Dark Chocolate, Christoph Angehrn’s animated short INVASION! Robert Cappelletto’s film The Last Man After the War, original music and orchestrations for the H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s The Curious Sea Shanties of Innsmouth, Mass., reorchestrating the prelude to Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sinfonia Antartica for wind ensemble, fulfilling a commission for the Concordia University of Chicago Wind Symphony. He has many music and movie projects in active development.
He currently resides in suburban Chicago.
Troy Sterling Nies is a composer, paramedic, physician assistant, and gamer. His diverse experiences and vocations have provided him with a rich and often dark resource from which to find inspiration for composing to film. Originally born in Bismarck, North Dakota, he now resides in the Badlands-area of western N.D. Troy maintains a studio in his home and composes for a wide variety of media, including feature films, video games, concert hall, stage, acid-rock bands and everything in between for projects across the globe. Troy composed music for HPLHS' cult-classic films The Whisperer in Darkness and The Call of Cthulhu. He is also responsible for the spine-tingling music and sound effects in HPLHS' Dark Adventure Radio Theatre series including At the Mountains of Madness, The Dunwich Horror, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Shadow Out of Time, The Call of Cthulhu, The Colour out of Space, Dreams in the Witch House and upcoming Imprisoned with the Pharaohs. www.troysterling.com