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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 […]

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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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“Young Justice—Season 1” Released on Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection has released the first season of “Young Justice” on a 2-disc Blu-ray set. Available at most retail outlets, the set can be found on Amazon here.

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Scoring Season 2 of “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”

DMP is currently scoring season 2 of “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” animated series, which airs on Disney XD. With an all-star roster consisting of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, Falcon and Black Widow, the Avengers are a team in the truest sense. The Avengers save the world from the biggest threats imaginable–threats no single super […]

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DMP’s Lolita Ritmanis Conducts 450 Voice Massed Choir Plus Orchestra at the XIV Latvian Song Festival in Canada

Lolita recently returned from Hamilton, ON, where she had the great honor of conducting at the XIV Latvian Song Festival in Canada. The composition: “Dziesmu Pinu, Deju Pinu” (translation: I wove a song, I wove a dance) is a work specifically composed for this festival (text by Andris Ritmanis.) Lolita was thrilled to work with the 450 voice massed choir, comprised of singers from around […]

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“Justice League” Suite Performed at Tenerife Festival

Lolita, Michael & Kristopher are thrilled and honored to announce that their “Justice League: A Symphonic Adventure” was performed at the International Film Music Festival in Tenerife, Spain. The festival, currently in it’s 8th season, celebrates the art and craft of composing music for the screen with concerts, workshops and other events. The suite was played […]

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“V|H|S Viral” Theatrical Release Nov. 21

V/H/S VIRAL, which will mark the third and final film in the found footage anthology series, will be hitting VOD on October 23rd, followed by a limited theatrical release beginning November 21st. The film features segments from Nacho Vigalondo (TIMECRIMES, EXTRATERRESTRIAL), Marcel Sarmiento (DEADGIRL),  Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (RESOLUTION) and Gregg Bishop (DANCE OF THE DEAD). […]

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DMP at 2014 BMI Film/TV Awards

Michael, Lolita and Kristopher attended the 2014 BMI Film/TV Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel this past Wednesday evening. The awards recognize the composers of the top-grossing film and TV productions from the past year. Composer Mychael Danna received the Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award and noted journalist Jon Burlingame received a special citation […]

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DMP Presents Seminar To Academy of Scoring Arts

Kristopher, Lolita and Michael presented a seminar on Friday, May 9, about team composing to the Academy of Scoring Arts, led by composer Ron Jones. Meeting at Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City, the group meets regularly to discuss orchestration of notable compositions (both well-known classical works and music composed specifically for film) as well as topics of interest to […]

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