A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project

Dan Websites

Just launched the website for A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project.  The brainchild of composer Christopher Lennertz, the idea was to take 25 film composers and create a symphonic work based on a traditional Haitian melody. Proceeds from sales of the resulting album will be sent to the Hands Together charity to benefit Haitian earthquake victims.  I built the site with a WordPress framework, and heavily modified a pre-existing template. The biggest challenge on the site was to connect …

True Blood in Concert

Dan Spain (2010)

After a brief rest post-lunch, and after the Jerry Goldsmith Awards presentation (to up-and-coming composers who submitted their material to be voted on), we walked to the main hotel for the composers, Las Casas del Consul.  There we all relaxed for a bit, had a drink, and then eventually it was time to head out for the True Blood concert, with Nathan Barr and Lisbeth Scott performing. The concert was held in a beautiful newly restored courtyard of some old …