Meet the MusicWorks Panelists - Composing for Film and Television

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Larissa Giroux and Ari Wise

Meet Core Music Agency's Ari Wise and Larissa Giroux from the Canadian Film Centre, who will be on hand this Saturday, March 1 for our Composing for Film and Television workshop.

Ari Wise, Core Music Agency 
Before establishing Core Music Agency Ari Wise was himself, an award winning film composer with over 200 credits to his name. A graduate of the UBC Music Composition program and the world renowned Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Advanced Studies program at USC Thornton, he hung up his patch cables in 2007 and turned his ear towards representing his fellow colleagues. His knowledge of and passion for the art and business of music in film has brought him to participate in industry forums and discussion panels all over Canada and the US. As well, he has been interviewed for and been the subject of featured articles in some of the industry's leading publications. Currently, Core is the largest Composers agency in Canada with offices in Vancouver and Toronto and 28 composers from coast to coast.

Larissa Giroux, Canadian Film Centre
After receiving a B.A. in Communication Studies from Concordia University, Larissa Giroux began working with Perry Zimel at Toronto talent agency Oscars Abrams Zimel where she became immersed in the business aspects of talent management. From there she moved into casting working on projects ranging from feature films to network television series. Larissa left her work in casting and attended the Canadian Film Centre’s Producers’ Lab. Her producing credits include the award winning CFC short film White Out; Su Rynard’s Kardia, winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Prize at the Hamptons Film Festival; Risa Bramon Garcia’s The Con Artist that stars Rossif Sutherland and Donald Sutherland; and Jeffrey St. Jules’ Genie nominated short The Tragic Story of Nling.

About the workshop
Invited panelists will share tips and realities for songwriters, producers, and composers who want to create music and soundscapes for film, television, games, and other digital media and interactive programming. This workshop will outline important considerations in sound design, including how to balance music and dialogue, influence an audiences’ emotional response, and create music that evokes a specific location or time period.


Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

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