DSR Summer Update

June 8th, 2011

Happy summer from all of us here at Distant Second Records. Since the last post many things have happened. Nobody in the office has had a moment to update all of you, and we apologize for this. Here is a list of recent activities:

Giancarlo Vulcano scored episode 517 of NBC’s 30 Rock.

Co-scored (with Jeff Richmond) episode 519 of NBC’s 30 Rock.

Scored 3 animated web shorts for 30 Rock featuring Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Brian Williams, and Al Roker. Check them out…

Webisode #1

Webisode #2

Webisode #3

Other 30 Rock arranger stuff included working with Dr. Condoleeza Rice (ep.522) and detuning a banjo until it became a koto (as per the Steely Dan Song Aja).

Recording sessions for Vulcano’s score to “Unfinished Spaces” took place on March 30 at Kilgore Sound in Manhattan. The stellar string quartet consisted of ┬áTom Chiu, Conrad Harris, Caleb Burhans and Alex Greenbaum. Percussion was by the magnificent Dafnis Prieto. A photo from the session:

Giancarlo Vulcano scored a video by the artist Su-Mei Tse. The video (“Vertigen de la Vida”) was shown at Fundacio Joan Miro at Barcelona. Here is that music for lights

Giancarlo Vulcano worked with Jeff Richmond on music for the ABC “Last Man Standing,” starring Tim Allen.

Producer Hal Willner asked Giancarlo Vulcano to write an evening of arrangements of Nino Rota music to open Gallerist Tim Nye’s show “Venice in Venice,” at the Venice (it) Bienale. ┬áThe 18 piece orchestra featured oboist Kate St. John (Dream Academy, Van Morrison, Marianne Faithfull and members of the Orchestra del Teatro Olimico in Vicenza. Courtney Love was in town and sang a few pieces with the orchestra.

We are back in the DSR offices now and look forward to updating frequently.