David Spear & Joseph Julian Gonzalez, Two Composers from Los Angeles, Visit TU & the Circle Cinema
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with David Spear and Joseph Julian Gonzalez, two film/concert composers from Los Angeles who are both lecturing and teaching here at TU as J. Donald Feagin Visiting Artists. About a year ago, Spear and Gonzalez composed a new score of original themes for the 1928 silent film "Ramona" -- and in doing so, they also re-arranged the title song and adapted sacred and Spanish classical music for their newly created score. They tell us about this film -- which was lost for nearly eighty years -- on today's show; they also talk about how they composed new music for it. On this coming Saturday, the 8th, Spear and Gonzalez will perform their score for "Ramona" -- along with several students from the TU School of Music -- at the Circle Cinema. Two different screenings, each with live musical accompaniment, will be presented, at 10am and noon, and you can access more information at this link.