Wendy & Lisa To Appear As Speakers At The Ascap I Create Music Expo And Wondercon. Musical composing duo, Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, are slated to speak as panelists at two high profile events this April. On April 22nd from 11:45am – 1:00pm they will be featured panelists at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO, taking place at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel from April 22-24, 2010. They will be appearing alongside fellow composers Bear McCreary (“Battlestar Gallactica”) and James S. Levine (“Glee”) to discuss the daily challenges of creating music for some of today’s most popular network and cable television shows, as well as their experience in creating music for other media. Dan Foliart, composer and ASCAP board member, will moderate the panel. Wendy and Lisa are also lined up to speak at San Francisco’s Wondercon on Friday, April 2nd from 1:30-2:30pm in rooms 236/238 at The Moscone Center. They will be appearing with three other top composers for the panel, “Setting the Score: Composing for Film & Television for Sci-Fi/Fantasy.” All of the composers will discuss their respective projects, how they got their break into the music composing industry and share secrets to composing for sci-fi/fantasy genre television and film.
The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO is a three-day conference dedicated to songwriting and composing. This year’s EXPO features Quincy Jones being interviewed by Ludacris, a conversation with Bill Withers, an interview with John Mayer, and numerous panels, workshops, master classes, One-on-One sessions, song critiquing, networking events, product displays, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, performances, and more. For more details, please visit www.ascap.com/expo
WonderCon is an annual comic book, science fiction and motion picture convention, which has been held in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1987. This is the 8th year the convention will be held at the Moscone Center and Wendy and Lisa’s first appearance at the event. Tickets can be purchased on WonderCon’s official site, www.comic-con.org/wc
The score to season one of Showtime’s hit comedy, NURSE JACKIE, was released on March 2nd exclusively through iTunes and on CD at Amazon.com. The soundtrack features the music of the award winning Wendy & Lisa.
Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman are a musical composing duo based in Los Angeles. Following a career that started with Prince’s rock band, they have been composing for feature films and television since the 1995 box office hit Dangerous Minds. Their successful track record includes scoring the films Soul Food and Something New, as well as the television series “Crossing Jordan,” “Heroes” and “Mercy,” in addition to “Nurse Jackie.” In a typically male-dominated field, Wendy and Lisa are the first female composers to ever score three major network television shows at once. For more information on Wendy and Lisa visit www.wendyandlisa.com.