ENCANTO score with composer Germaine Franco and orchestrator David Giuli: Wednesday 19 January

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Wed, Jan 19 - LA 1 PM  |  NY 4 PM  |  UK 9 PM

The Magical Score of ENCANTO with composer Germaine Franco and orchestrator David Giuli

Composer Germaine Franco is joined by orchestrator David Giuli, as she shares her year-long process of creating the magical score to Walt Disney Animation's Encanto. Franco will discuss her creative process of experimentation with new textures and sonorities to create the world of magical realism through music. She will speak about combining traditional Colombian instruments such as tiples, bandolas, cuatros, guitars, cununos, guasá, maracones, guacharacas, the marimba de chonta, the arpa llanera, and multiple flutes from Latin America, with orchestra. She will describe how she worked with musicians from many different cultures to create a cohesive score. Franco and Giuli will discuss their collaborative work on specific cues with both notation and audio examples.

GERMAINE FRANCO is a unique award-winning composer working in Hollywood today. Her work includes collaborating with film directors, storytellers, and production teams on studio blockbusters, independent features, documentaries, television series, immersive attractions, as well as concert and choral music. She is the first woman to score a Disney animated feature film with 2021’s Encanto, for which she received a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Original Score, an SCL Award nomination for Outstanding Original Score, an Annie’s Award nomination for Best Music - Feature, and was included on the Oscars shortlist for Best Original Score. She is the first Latina invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences music branch and to receive the Annie Award for outstanding achievement for music in an animated feature for her contributions to Coco. On International Women’s Day 2018, Univision celebrated her work as “15 Latinas Who are Changing The World As We Know It,” alongside Rita Moreno and Emma Gonzalez. Recently, Franco scored Kung Fu Panda Land of Awesomeness for Universal Studios Beijing, which garnered an SCL Award nomination for Outstanding Original Score For Interactive Media.

David Giuli is an orchestrator, arranger and pianist working and residing in Los Angeles, CA. His arranging credits include Turning Red, Disenchanted, Pirates of the Caribbean and McFarland, USA. As an orchestrator he’s worked on several major films, most recently Dune, Top Gun, Encanto and Soul. In addition to orchestration and arranging David also provides support to composers in the forms of technical score assistant and music preparation as part of the Disney Music Library under the supervision of Booker White. Most recently he worked on Don’t Look Up, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and The Book of Boba Fett. David holds music composition degrees from the USC Thornton School of Music and the Berklee College of Music where he studied jazz piano with Ray Santisi. He and his wife work together and have a daughter.


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