Colbie Caillat performed the National Anthem at World Series 2013

Colbie Caillat performed the National Anthem at World Series 2013 Saturday, October the 26th.

Colbie is producer engineer Ken Caillat’s daughter. Ken has been a private client of The Village since the 70’s. He is best known for producing numerous Fleetwood Mac albums like ‘Tusk’ which was recorded here in Studio D. Congratulations Colbie and Ken!

The Gleeks Record @The Village

Glee title card

Glee title card

Bursting onto the scene in 2009, “Glee” has changed the way America watches television. The show’s unique brand of humor combined with the allure of today’s biggest pop hits being belted out from McKinley High’s music room, Glee is hard to resist. Because of the large amount of musical production that goes into each episode, The Village was lucky enough to host a few Gleeks this past month for some recording and mixing. Composer James Levine was at the helm with Ghian Wright.

Mixed At The Village: “The Revenant”

2015 was a fantastic year for us here at The Village, and we rang in the new year with the release of yet another stellar film with a score that was mixed at our studio by Village alum Scott Smith. The National’s Bryce Dessner and German electronic musician Alva Noto joined composer Ryuichi Sakamoto in creating the score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s much buzzed about film, “The Revenant”. While the score is getting some well deserved recognition for its artistic excellence, it’s not been without a bit of controversy.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Music Branch has deemed 112 scores eligible to compete for nominations in the Original Score category for the 88th Academy Awards. Unfortunately, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s score for “The Revenant” did not fit their criteria (they couldn’t separate out his contributions from his two collaborators), and the film has been deemed ineligible to compete for a nomination. The Academy’s decision has been met with resistance and FOX is appealing the ruling.

Iñárritu has always been an innovator regarding his use of music to inform editing choices and narrative development. While many other composers and directors approach their work from a similar angle, the recent Academy discrepancy has lead him to become a voice in a larger conversation regarding the validity of these awards.

We’re hoping Iñárritu gets the result he’s looking for, and that Sakamoto becomes eligible for an Oscar. It’s certainly well deserved, and we couldn’t be more proud to have been a part of the project.

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