Thursday, August 1, 2013

Music for "Who Lives There"

Episode #14 of The Amerikans, titled "Who Lives There," will feature music by Alexander Overington: a composer and producer specializing in a genre-bending approach to recorded music. A native of New York City, currently living in Brooklyn, Alex holds dual degrees from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and is faculty of Composition and Music Technology at California State Summer School for the Arts at CalArts. He is the co-founder of the new record label Rest Assured. 

"Who Lives There" is a portrait of Dawn Reese, owner of Dolls and Minis: a full service dollhouse and miniature store with an inventory of over 18,000 miniatures. Describing the music, Overington says he "wanted the music to embrace the architecture of Dawn's dollhouses and the miniature landscapes within them; to do this I used the sound of the solo acoustic guitar and the bell-like ring of a Celesta, weaving these melodies together with a repeating piano ostinato along with very low bass notes from an organ and high pitches from a synth." Episode #14 of The Amerikans will premier at the Apollo Theater, in Oberlin, Ohio, on Sunday, August 25th. To hear more music by Alexander Overington, go to

Photo from "Describe the Fauna"

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