Hello, hello! I can't believe that Fall is so nearly upon us! I hope your Summer has wrapped up beautifully!
I spent much of this year working on projects that I couldn't talk much about! (no fun.) As fate would have it though, most of these projects will be announced and/or rolled out every week from now through October! So much fun stuff to tell you about each week... let the wild rumpus start!
Just a few weeks ago I was invited to score 20+ minutes of new music for Global Festival!! What is Global Festival, you ask? It's a massive advocacy event in Central Park, NYC on Sept. 29th, feat. Neil Young, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys & more. The festival's sole purpose is to raise funds, awareness and to urge our leaders and fellow citizens to do more to help end extreme poverty
I had the amazing privilege of being invited to write an original score for 11 short films by the incredibly talented filmmakers at DTJ. Each short film is centered around an issue intrinsic to poverty and will be screened in between the acts at the festival, as well as streamed live online, in what will be the largest syndicated charity concert in online and broadcast TV history!
In other "Global" news, I just found out that my music will also play a part in this week's Clinton Global Initiative 2012 in NYC as well, where world leaders (incl. Governor Romney and President Obama!) and change-makers gather for the sole purpose of turning ideas into action. Bipartisanship at its finest! Videos will be posted soon, as they become available.
Last week, my song “Turning Page” (iTunes) was featured again on So You Think You Can Dance on FOX! I was rather privileged to hear that they chose Sonya Tayeh’s beautifully choreographed dance, set to my song, as a season highlight, feat. an encore performance in last week's finale episode! So honored to have my song be a part of the show again! If you missed it, check out the clip of it here.
Pssst... I have a BRAND-NEW SONG releasing on iTunes October 2nd!!! Can't wait for you to hear! More on that next week!
Thanks for reading!
Much love, Ryan - Sleeping At Last
P.S. here's a list of some things i love right now...