Join us on July 15th for the latest installment of our LA Ravel events, featuring acclaimed film and television composer SIDDHARTHA KHOSLA (NBC’s This Is Us, Lionsgate’s The Royals, Marvel’s Runaways). We’ll also continue our deep dive into Holst’s Masterpiece The Planets and take a close look at the fourth movement, Jupiter.
The Planets were written by English composer Gustav Holst between 1914 and 1916, and this work has found great relevancy in the world of modern film music, particularly with large epic action adventure movies. After tackling Mars, Venus, and Mercury, we move on to the big broad orchestral themes of Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity. Visit excerpts of our past studies here (https://www.youtube.com/academyofscoringarts)
Forged from the creative mind of Khosla and first discovered on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” — arguably the most influential radio station in the country — Goldspot’s ear-pleasing and catchy sound has been described by LA Times Magazine as “A hint of George Harrison at his transcendental best” , by NPR as “An inventive sound and independent vision.” In 2013, his album Aerogramme topped Los Angeles Times Pop Music Editor’s year end best albums list, earning the title of “#1 Album of the Year.” His hit single “Friday” reached #10 in the UK radio charts, with album “Tally of the Yes Men” reaching #11 in the Alternative charts. Goldspot has released three studio albums (Mercury UK/Universal Records, Mt. Hoboken Records, and SONY India) and Khosla’s songs have been featured on numerous TV shows (‘How I Met Your Mother’, ‘The OC’, ‘The Neighbors’), major brand advertising campaigns (Google, Target, Apple), and films (Today’s Special starring The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi).