I had the privilege of writing and producing new music with some of the members of the legendary group '24-Carat Black,' the subject of a podcast miniseries I produced.
I highly recommend listening to the podcast to get the whole story, but to be brief, 24-Carat Black was a hyper-talented funk/R&B group from the early 70s that disbanded when Stax Records went bankrupt. Since then, the group's music has had a second life from rap sampling by the likes Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, and many more.
Excerpt from my score for "The Wish", a short film directed by Nick Stafford and Gabby Zanin.
Directed by Tsering Lazerson.
Composition and Mixing by Noah Foutz
Piano - Noah Foutz
Cello - McKinley Glasser
Violin - Larissa Gray
Clarinet - Emilio Rosario
This was an Animation Capstone project by Hannah Obremski, featuring a Sesame-Street style TV studio ensemble.
As a fun proof of concept, I made my own original arrangement for the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This time, with decidedly 80s vibe!