& Future Projects with Great Artists and
November 2011, "Brave New World with Stephen Hawking" receives critical acclaim in the London Times (article by Alex Hardy). Read the full review HERE.
October 2011, "Brave New World with Stephen Hawking" and special guests Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins and many more, premieres in the U.K. on Channel 4 on October 17th. It will play in Canada on Discovery HD in November. Be sure to check it out!
August 2011, Begining work on a fantastic new documentary series for the U.K.'s Channel 4 and Discovery called "Brave New World" starring Prof. Stephen Hawking and directed by the very talented D.Barry.
Great News!!! The soundtrack for the documentary
"Quarantaine" (by Marlene Millar
and Philip Szporer based on a piece by Charmaine
Leblanc) has been nominated for best music
score in a documentary for the 26th Annual
Gemini (Gémeaux) Awards 2011.
DEG will be on tour with 7 Fingers of the Hand (Les
7 Doigts de la Main) composing and performing
live for 4 weeks of shows in Copenhagen,
Denmark at the Republique Theatre. The
show is called The Fibonacci Project (DK2011).
April 2011, Humaine
starring Amélie Grenier plays in Montréal on the
1st and Québec City on the 30th. The Montréal
show was a near sellout with a crowd that was
completely won over. It seemed as though the
standing 'O' would never end! Be sure to check it
out if you get the chance...great music, great
story and a great performer!
March 2011, Amélie
Grenier's long awaited "1 woman
show" Humanie (directed by Alex
Veilleux) premières in Gatineau, Qc to a sold
out house at the Salle Jean Despréz. The
crowd was INSANE!!! A huge success! The show will
play Montréal and Québec City in April.
Mylène Roy's poetic and touching one woman show
called, "Le destin du vent" will have
it's première in Ottawa (3rd, 4th, 5th) at the Théâtre
du Trillium. DEG will be performing live.
November 2010, DEG
was in Barcelona, Spain writing and performing
with Les 7 Doigts (7 Fingers)
circus. The "Projet Fibonacci"
was a huge success with soldout shows and great
fun had by all.
DEG (with Janet Lumb) begins work on "Nomades"
(working title) by Geneviève Brault, a
fantastic documentary about the disappearance of
the traditional Tibetan nomadic way of life. The
score features Gyamtso Sotse's beautiful
traditional Tibetan singing.
May 2010, the
intimately beautiful show Vita Brevis by Nadine
Sures (score by DEG) plays at the MAI centre
in Montréal. The show was updated in residency
especially for this showing.
May 2010, DEG
'graduates' from the Steven Scott Smalley
Film Scoring Workshop in L.A.. Smalley has
orchestrated music for many blockbuster films such
as Starship Troopers, Mission Impossible,
Batman (the movie), Ghostbusters II
and Robocop to name a few.
February 2010, DEG
wins the HM prize for Nightingale Music's
Score2Film Challenge. See the winning entry here.
Judges included Hummie Mann (Emmy Award
winning composer), Daniel D'or & Paul
January 2010, DEG
finishes scoring "Just A Click Away"
a documentary film about teenage gambling with
Janet Lumb, directed by Laura Turek (produced by
T. Lynch/S. Bochner with Eyesteel Film). Television première in
2009, DEG travels to Copenhagen, Denmark for a tour with Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers
of the Hand) for the circus performance called
"The Fibonacci Project" (Projet
Journey Into The Spirit of a Lost
Nation" (Deepali Lindblom) with a cast
and crew of 32, (score by DEG), has its world
première in Montréal at the theatre Art Neuf.
2009, It was an immense honor for The Tibetan
Artist Collective to perform the first act
Journey Into The Spirit of a Lost
Nation" (with score by DEG) in front of
15,000 people at the Bell Centre when the Dalai
Lama visited Montréal.
2009, DEG finishes scoring the incredibly
shocking and suspenseful "Outbreak:
Anatomy of an Epidemic"
(dir. Jefferson Lewis) which will be broadcast
soon on The Discovery Channel, and CBC (French and
2009, DEG continues writing music for "A
Journey Into The Spirit of a Lost
Nation" (Deepali Lindblom) which will have it's world
premiere November 2009. Special sneak peak on
October 3rd with details coming soon...
2009, DEG composes for the talented director Ragnar
Keil's online promotional video advertisement
2009, DEG writes (Bollywood!!) for the world
premiere of Access Asie's multimedia live
performance of "Viva Confusion"
starring Mohan Agashe (Misssissippi Masala)
written by Hunt Hoe and Stephen Pietrantoni.
2009, DEG begins pre-production work for the
soon to be televised feature length version of Charmaine
Leblanc's Quarantaine produced by Mouvement
Perpetuel (Marlene Millar, Philip Szporer) .
2009, DEG has begun recording sessions for Rainer
Wiens' CD entitled "Shadows of
Forgotten Ancestors" to be launched
2009, DEG is a juror member for the Yorkton
Short Film and Video Festival.
2009, DEG travels to Veracruz and Mexico City
for a tour with Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers
of the Hand) circus with performers from Mexico,
Montréal and Igloolik.
2009, DEG finishes sound design and
composition work with Charmaine Leblanc on
Mouvement Perpetuel's (Marlene Millar, Philip
Szporer) beautiful dance short "40".
2009, DEG is up for a Jutra award for
Best Feature Film Score for 1st Bite!
2009, DEG win's the "Montreal's
Best" category in The Water Front Remix
Competition. Read more about it here.
DEG travels to Los Angeles to meet and study with
renowned duduk and woodwind player Chris Bleth (Star
Trek, Up, X-Men: Origins Wolverine, Wall-E).
DEG finishes scoring "Stolen Babies,
Stolen Lives" (a shocking documentary)
with Ganesh Anandan for Triplex Films (dir. Peter
Svatek). Premiers on CBC Newsworld on the 24th.
Kyle Milligan's funny "Double Dare"
( with a small musical contribution by DEG ) is an
entry level winner at the Filmaka short
competition. Congrats Kyle!
Laura Turek's "Man of the Family"
plays at the Montréal World Film Festival
(Festival des Films du Monde).
"Tomboy" (by Dave Whitehead) wins
the Young Cuts Film Festival award for best
actress! Congrats to Ellie Robbins!
Les 7 Doigts de la Main and Cirko de Mente's
"The Fibonacci Project" (Projet
Fibonacci/Proyecto Fibonacci) plays at
the TOHU in Montréal with the participation of
talented performers from Artcirq (Igloolik). DEG
will play live on stage with Charmaine Leblanc and
June 2008, The
score for Cirque du Soleil's newest
creation for the World Expo in Zaragoza,
Spain premièred on june 14th to critical
acclaim. The show, now named "The
Awakening of the Serpent" or "Le
réveil du serpent" ("El
despertar de la Serpiente" in Spanish)
will run everyday at noon until September 15,
World première of DEG's score for Roger Sinha's
choreography "Zeros & Ones"
interactive dance technology piece with text by
Began scoring Dave Whitehead's elegant new short
film entitled "Tomboy",
produced by The London Film School.
"Baghdad Twist" premiers at the
"Rendez-Vous du Cinéma, Québécois"
film festival in Montreal to a sold out
"1st Bite" makes it's commercial
theatrical debut at the AMC theatres in Montreal,
soon to hit Toronto and Vancouver in March and
"Man of the Family" appears at
the "Rendez-Vous du Cinéma, Québécois"
film festival in Montreal.
"Lily", a new work for orchestra
is premiered by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra as
part of the Reel Music/New Currents Music festival.
D.E.G. will attend the premier performance in B.C.
D.E.G. has been selected as a finalist for the
2008 edition of "Reel Music"
national music competition.
2007, Began scoring "Living the
Language", an intriguing documentary
about Mohawk culture and language by Paul Rickard.
D.E.G. has officially received another Canada
Council for the Arts Grant to travel to Los
Angeles and to write a new concert work.
2007, Began scoring "Your Ex-Lover is
Dead" - an exciting, action-packed series pilot developed and
directed by Jonathan Robbins (Toronto).
2007, Began scoring director Joe Balass'
latest documentary entitled "Baghdad
Twist" which is being produced by the
National Film Board of Canada.
Began scoring a beautiful short film by the
lovely and talented Laura Turek called "Man
of the Family".
Cue 6M9 from "1st Bite" was
selected to be played and recorded by the McGill
Studio Orchestra ( 60 piece orchestra ) in the
incredible, new MMR (Multi-Media Room) room at
the McGill University Schulich School of Music.
2007, The two week residency in Mexico City
of "The Fibonacci Project" is a
success. All three shows were sold out with
people being turned away at the door. It was a
great team effort that resulted in a fantastic
show given that we had just 2 weeks to create
the entire show (including music!!!). See
pictures under studio heading...
2007, Off to Mexico City for a two week
residency with Quebec's Les 7 Doigts de la
Main and Mexico's Cirko de Mente. The
residency will include 3 shows at the prestigous
Centro Nacional De Las Artes. The show will be
called "The Fibonacci Project"
based on the work of the Italian mathematician
2006, Interviewed by Will Romano
( New York ) for EQ Magazine regarding
recording techniques for the CD project "Double
Identity" by Ganesh Anandan. The
article should appear in the March 2007 issue of
16, 2006 Pamela Newell's contemporary dance
work entitled "Being Susan Sontag"
premiers at Tangente in Montreal. It will be
presented with an improv (lights, music and
dance!) called "The Sunday Project". Listen to some newly added excerpts of
this score in the music section.
5th and 6th 2006 "1st Bite"
tours The Vancouver International Film Festival.
Next stop..... India!!!
13, 2006 marks the premier of choreographer
Roger Sinha's "Benches" (2006)
in Montreal at the L'Agora de la Danse theatre
space. Music clips available on the samples
01, 2006Currently completeing music
for Ole Gjerstad's documentary on Louise Arbour
( "In The Crossfire" ).
Tentative air date of November 30th on CBC.
26, 2006 "Eaux de Vie" (
"Touched By Water" ) by Tamas
Wormser premiers at the 2006 Montreal World
Bite" by Hunt Hoe premiers at the 2006
Montreal World Film Festival to a sold out
composition and orchestration with Dr. Richard
Danielpour of New York City. Dr. Danielpour is
the only composer since Stravinsky and Copland
(Aaron not Stewart!) to be signed exclusively to
scoring the feature film "1st Bite"
shot on location in Montreal, Canada and
Thailand. The film stars David LaHaye ( La Vie
Avec Mon Pere, Nouvelle France, Head in the
Clouds ) Michael Ironside ( Top Gun, Starship
Troopers, Stargate SG-1, Desperate Housewives )
and Leah Pinsent ( Made In Canada, Murder She
Wrote, PSI Factor ). The score includes
great songs with special appearances by singers
Rob Torr, Mary-Beth Campbell and Armenian singer
Lousnak. The score also features The Bozzini
String Quartet ( Quatuor Bozzini ). Look for it
in theatres starting this fall!
of Motaz Kabbani's "Le Sacre"
Stravinsky's score comes on like gangbusters,
the powerful rhythm overwhelming the melody.
This version uses a softer interpretation by
Turkish pianist Fazil Say (playing the
composer's two-hands version), with additional
recorded strong beats, coloring and layering by
composers Dino Giancola and Charmaine Leblanc
further softening the music. The result creates
a rich soundscape that encapsulates the energy
and passion of the dance fused with Stravinsky's
pulsing rhythms. The layered score offers the
choreographer an even broader spectrum of rhythm
changes, which he accentuates in the
- Philip Szporer