On October 25-26, 2002, the Zeta Sigma chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will hold the first ever Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Film Music Symposium. The symposium will be held at Texas Tech University and feature Hollywood film composer Graeme Revell. Events during the symposium include two master classes featuring student electronic and film music, a Q&A session with the artist, and a special film screening of The Siege with live composer commentary by Mr. Revell. The student film composer master class will be held on Friday night at 8:00 P.M. at Hemmle Recital Hall. The student electronic music master class will be on Saturday morning at 10:00 A.M. in the Studio for Experimental and Electronic Music (M252). The question and answer session with Mr. Revell will be held on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at the School of Music in room M01. The film screening of The Siege with live composer commentary by Mr. Revell will be on Saturday night at 7:00 P.M. in Hemmle Recital Hall. All events are located in the Texas Tech University School of Music and free to the public with the exception of the final film screening which is $5 for the general public and free for students with a valid college ID. This educational non-profit event is also being sponsored by Film Score Monthly, the world’s leading film music publication.

Graeme Revell - Since Revell first appeared on the film scoring scene with his chilling score to the Australian thriller Dead Calm, he has become one of the most highly sought-after and innovative film composers in the world. Revell has collaborated with a wide range of filmmakers including John Woo, Michael Mann, Ted Demme, Philip Noyce, and Robert Rodriguez.

A keen observer of both traditional ethnic music and natural sound, Revell started his career after picking up on rhythms in patient vocalizations at an Australian mental hospital where he was working as an orderly. He incorporated recordings of the patients into his music. His experiments with recordings of insects and industrial machinery led him to create the early industrial band SPK. Revell’s film scoring career has covered a wide range of styles and genres for such films as The Crow, Chinese Box (Winner-Best Score at the Venice Film Festival), The Insider, The Craft, Anne Frank mini-series, Blow, and Collateral Damage.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Sinfonia – Sinfonia is a Brotherhood of men bound together for mutual helpfulness. Its purpose is not only to bring men together as friends, but also to provide a network of brothers with whom men can commune and renew their zeal — a support network that helps the individual to meet the challenges that face him in his daily life.

Sinfonia’s collegiate chapters participate in a broad range of activities emphasizing brotherhood, service, and performance in music. Chapters take music into the community by singing at hospitals and homes for the elderly; sponsor concerts of American music, jazz and choral festivals, all-campus sings and Broadway-style reviews; provide a large variety of performing ensembles ranging from big bands to barbershop quartets; commission new works; bring prominent performers and clinicians to their campuses; and take part in a variety of other social and musical activities. The possibilities for participation in musical activities are limited only by the boundaries of imagination, desire, and commitment. The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Film Music Symposium is the first of its kind and was created by Sinfonian Phil Castillo.

For more information on the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Film Music Symposium, please visit: http://www.GraemeRevell.com/symposium or contact organizer Phil Castillo

Phil Castillo
Symposium Organizer
(806) 928-9991