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DMP Appears at Wondercon 2015

On Friday, Apr 3, Michael, Lolita and Kristopher joined composer Joel Douek and moderators Chandler Poling (Krakower-Poling PR) and Anne Cecere (BMI) on a panel entitled “Drawing Notes: Inside the Music of Animation,” presented by BMI. After a presentation of some of their main title themes, the panel discussed a wide range of topics, from the business […]

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Celebrating Hubble’s 25th Anniversary

The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope with four days of events on April 24-27.  A special video montage of some of the stunning images captured by the telescope has been released on YouTube, and the accompanying music was written by Michael McCuistion for their Samuel Oschin Planetarium show, Time’s […]

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IFMCA Award Nominations 2014

DMP is thrilled that the album “Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3” has been nominated by the INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION for an award in the category of BEST ARCHIVAL RELEASE OF AN EXISTING SCORE – COMPILATION. The 4-CD set is released on La-La Land Records and features music by Shirley Walker, Carlos Rodriguez, […]

3 years 6 months ago by

DMP Attends the 2015 Annie Awards

Michael, Lolita and Kristopher attended the 2015 Annie Awards, presented on Jan. 31, 2015 a UCLA’s Royce Hall.

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“Sons of the Devil” Short Film

DMP’s Kristopher Carter contributed the score to DC Comics writer Brian Buccellato’s digital short, “Sons of the Devil,” a character-driven psychological thriller that is told in multiple timelines across 25 years. The multi-media project features both a graphic novel drawn by artist Toni Infante and a series of digital live-action short films. Brian Buccellato is writing and directing […]

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DMP Annie Nomination

Michael, Lolita and Kristopher are honored to be among the nominees for Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production in the 42nd Annual Annie Awards! The Annie Awards are presented by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood. The Annies cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short Subjects and […]

3 years 8 months ago by

VHS Viral West Coast Premiere

On Sunday, Sep 28, Kristopher attended the West Coast Premiere of “V|H|S Viral,” the third installment of the popular found-footage horror anthology series. Kristopher composed the music for the segment called “Dante the Great,” written and directed by Gregg Bishop. Screening as part of Beyond Fest 2014, the film unspooled to a packed house at the […]

3 years 10 months ago by

Lolita’s Trio For Violin, Cello and Piano Performed

On the afternoon of October 4th, Lolita’s trio for violin, cello and piano “Vai Sapnis” (translation: Is It a Dream?) was performed at the Vidzeme Concert Hall “Cēsis” in Latvia, as part of the World Latvian Cultural Conference. The concert featured violinist, Laura Zariņa , who was most recently awarded the Villa Musica Young Performer’s […]

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DMP’s Lolita Ritmanis Travels Abroad to Attend the Premiere of Her Symphonic Work

Lolita just returned from Latvia where she had the pleasure of attending the premiere of her new Symphonic work “Uvertīra Gaismai” (translation: Overture to Light.) The recent completion of the National Library of Latvia, (“Castle of Light”) designed by world renowned architect Gunārs Birkerts, who fled Communism during World War II, served as an inspiration […]

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UCLA Extension Seminar

Michael, Lolita and Kristopher presented a seminar this past Monday evening to the Film Scoring II class at the UCLA Extension program. The class, which is being taught this semester by composer Tim Kelly, focused on topics of interest to the up-and-coming professional composer, including: advanced techniques of writing to film, working together on projects as […]

3 years 11 months ago by

Collaborating with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Kristopher is honored to continue his collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, serving as a special consultant to their film music nights. This summer marks his 17th year working with the Bowl, supervising the technology that keeps the conductor and orchestra in synchronization with film clips projected on a giant screen suspended […]

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2014 Emmy Awards Nominee Reception

Michael, Lolita and Kristopher recently joined other members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences music branch at a reception honoring the music nominees in the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The event was sponsored by ATAS and the Society of Composers and Lyricists. Congrats to all the nominees: Outstanding Music Composition For A Series […]

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