By Ivanna Carlos |Staff Writer|
Patrick Morganelli explained the details of his composing style and thoughts informing us that “the composer never has the final say, the director and the producer have the final say but sometimes the composer will win that discussion.”
Morganelli, a composer, producer, and pianist, visited CSUSB on Feb. 10, at Recital Hall.
The music department offers a wide variety of fields for students to study such as performance, composition, commercial music, technology, theater, education, and history.
What I like most is the fact that the concert selection depends on the students and faculty, giving what the audience would like to see.
The department does a fine job of hosting many musical events throughout the year for students to attend and also hosts several guest artists from all around the world.
American Film Industry was hosted on Feb. 10 at 12 p.m., featuring Morganelli.
Morganelli, a distinguished graduate of the USC Thronton School of Music, where he studied piano, is a successful composer.
“Drakul,” which came out in in 2014, is one of Morganelli’s most recent movies that he composed. “You are seeing a movie or T.V. show and you are saying wow the music is really terrible, ya know, and speaking for the composers of the world, it may not have been the composer’s fault,” said Morganelli.
Visuals were presented to the audience such as pictures of Morganelli’s studio, that has four computer screens and a T.V. monitor followed by 20 miles of cables.
Depending on the type of film, the amount of time spent in the studio changes.
Sometimes Morganelli will spend six to eight weeks on a feature film.
A 90-minute film will have 60-70 minutes of music.
On average, and it will take six to seven weeks to get it done.
Composing has a lot to do with the type of movie and audience, the music has to tell the audience what type of movie they are going to see.
It helped us, the audience, follow along with what Morganelli was saying by having visuals, charts, and detailed examples.
I enjoyed Morganelli’s visit; not only was it entertaining to learn about a composer that is under appreciated but it was also very informative.
I learned the basics of composing and a little insight.
The next event “Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas” featuring Dr. Stewart Gordon, pianist and famed pedagogue, is scheduled for May 17 in Recital Hall.
Don’t miss out on a new learning experience!
All concerts, and lectures, that the music department hosts are free, just make sure to RSVP online.
Be sure to visit Music.csusb.edu for information on upcoming concerts and lectures that will be offered.