“The Iran Job” to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival 6/15/2012

“The Iran Job” is a new documentary by director Till Schauder and it tells the story of American pro basketball player Kevin Sheppard, who signed on to play for the upstart Iranian Super League team A.S. Shiraz as one of two non-Iranian players. Basketball, a decidedly American sport, is huge in Iran!

Excerpts of my score for The Iran Job are here.

Details about the festival screenings are here. here.

Coro Allegro wins ASCAP/Alice Parker Award for The Son of Man Premiere 6/15/2012

The 2012 Chorus America/ASCAP Alice Parker Award award goes to Coro Allegro, an adult volunteer ensemble in Boston led by David Hodgkins. The ensemble collaborated in a world premiere by Kareem Roustom that expanded the singers’ musical world as well as exposing their audience to a brand new compositional voice. Details about the award here. You can hear the final movement of the The Son of Man, with text by Kahlil Gibran, here.