Headlines from MARK WOLFRAM'S "WELCOME"
Records 3rd meditation/relaxation
CD release of the year is entitled "A Koto Keys Christmas" - with kotoist Mara Purl &
pianist Marilyn Harris. A followup to their popular release
"Koto Keys", this newest CD is a holiday feast
- featuring over 60 minutes of soothing Japanese Harp and Acoustic
Piano Music with a holiday twist. The CD was produced, recorded,
mixed and mastered by Mark. To hear samples of the music click
on the "A Koto Keys Christmas" Cover Art.
Mark Pens for Peter
Cetera - UNPLUGGED!
Mark recently got a last-minute phone call from old friend Arnie Roth - who was in Los Angeles conducting the Irish Tenors & Three Mo' Tenors at the Hollywood Bowl - to write some arrangements & orchestrations for Peter Cetera's upcoming "UNPLUGGED" PBS Special on Chicago PBS station WTTW's award-winning music series Soundstage. The show features vocalist Cetera (of the band CHICAGO fame, as well as a long solo career) in an acoustic environment - acoustic guitars, acoustic piano and a 44-piece live orchestra! Arnie Roth (music dir./conductor) led many of Chicago's finest sidemusicians through original Cetera hits with arrangements penned by Arnie, Mark and a few other arrangers. It promises to be a great evening of television entertainment! Watch you local PBS listings for an air date.
The new Wrightwood
Records CD release entitled "WINDS ON IVORY" - with L. A. woodwind expert Phil
Feather & pianist Marilyn Harris - features over
60 minutes of soothing, extemporaneous performances of Exotic
Woodwind and Acoustic Piano Music for Relaxation and Meditation.
The CD was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Mark. To
hear samples of the music click on the "Winds on Ivory"
T for TERRORIST
WINS "Best Short" at BOSTON FESTIVAL
Shortly after Mark Wolfram finished scoring
director Hesham Issawi's latest feature short, "T for Terrorist" (a new and timely short film that explores
one possible - and darkly comedic - ramification of typecasting
Arab actors in Hollywood) it won the "BEST SHORT FILM" Award at the 2003 Boston International Film
Festival. Mark's score features world renowned Oudist John Bilezikjian and is avaiable on CD from Wrightwood
Records. The film stars producer Sayed Badreya, Tony
Shalhoub, and Teigen Fraker. To hear music samples
from the score online click on the "T for Terrorist"
Cover Art. And congratulations to the cast and crew of T4T!
One of Mark's
most recent Wrightwood Records CD releases is entitled
"KOTO KEYS" - with kotoist Mara Purl &
pianist Marilyn Harris. It features over 60 minutes of
soothing Japanese Harp and Acoustic Piano Music for Meditation
and Relaxation. The CD was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered
by Mark. The extemporaneous performances were captured using
Royer SF-12 and R-122 ribbon microphones for outstanding dynamic
realism. To hear samples of the music click on the "Koto
Keys" Cover Art.
found Mark writing incidental music (along with his partner Marilyn
Harris) for A. E. Alfred Wolfram's stageplay, "An American Odyssey." All the music is newly created - in
the style of a 1938 dance band and features the fabulous ficticious
orchestra Marty Marflow & The Melody Makers, along
with vocalist Frau Lili von Lake and vocal trio The
Calhoun Sisters. It's a delightful musical journey into a
kinder and gentler time. You can hear samples of the music from
Wrightwood Records' recent CD release - just click on
the "American Odyssey" Cover Art.
WINS 2 AWARDS
Livermore, CA - November
3, 2002: Mark Wolfram has just wonthe SLATE Award for "Best Score" at the 2002
California Independent Film Festival for his original score
for the Feature Short "THE
INTERROGATION," a film by Hesham Issawi which also won the award for BEST CREATIVE SHORT FILM at the 2002 New York International Independent Film &
Video Festival in October. Congratulations to Mark, Hesham
and producer Sayed Badreya for these honors. To hear samples
of the score click on the "Interrogation" Cover Art.
Below is a picture of Mark with the SLATE Award.
Following up on his successful
CD release, PIERCING
THE CELLULOID VEIL,
Mark released the soundtrack CD to the documentary film
which is being distributed internationally on the web. (click
on the Cover Art of each project for more information)