Documentary Composer & Academy Award® Nominee Martin Bresnick Visits SAC


By Mariam Negaran
Feb 25, 2014 Bookmark and Share


Composer Martin Bresnick talks about film scores with SAC and PAT students.

Last Wednesday, SAC held a special session with documentary composer Martin Bresnick, who discussed film score composition with SAC and PAT (Performing Art Technology) students. Mr. Bresnick has written music for numerous films, two of which, Arthur & Lillie (1975) and The Day After Trinity (1981), were nominated for Academy Awards in the documentary category (both directed by Jon Else).

Mr. Bresnick is presently Professor of Composition and Coordinator of the Composition Department at the Yale School of Music. His compositions cover a wide range of instrumentation, from chamber music to symphonic compositions and computer music. His orchestral music has been performed by major symphonies around the world, including the San Francisco Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Münster Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, and Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka. His chamber music has been performed in concert by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Da Capo Chamber Players, Bang on A Can All Stars, and MusicWorks! among others.