Art Crawl late music, Sandra Ramunno and Jim Unsworth, Fri Sept 14 at 11:00 pm
ART CRAWL Friday September 14 at 11 pm. Live performance: Original Score Music composed by Sandra Ramunno (piano) with special orchestral keyboard arrangements by Jim Unsworth (keyboard). [Performance is about 45 minutes.]
Sandra Ramunno: Sandra has always been magically drawn to film and the film music of every era. Her own compositions deeply heartfelt, reflective and playful lend themselves beautifully to the emotionally complex and personal world of cinema. Her pieces, written in a variety of styles, mostly for piano, draw on several music traditions including classical, popular, jazz, and film music itself. Ten years after graduating from McMaster University with an M.A. in music, and Wilfrid Laurier with a B. Mus., Sandra continues to devote her time faithfully to teaching piano, studying singing with Tom Schilling, and composing music. She is delighted by her recent collaborations with other musicians and film makers in Hamilton. Tonight’s performance includes a selection of Sandra’s more programmatic pieces. Some were written for film, all are soundtracks to the collective drama of human experience. Sandra wishes to thank Jim Unsworth for his beautiful orchestral keyboard arrangements and his generous support.
Jim Unsworth: Jim Unsworth has been playing Rock & Roll with various bands in Hamilton and around the world since 1967. His approach to the keyboard has always been highly creative, spontaneous, and inspirational. While living in New York in the 70s and early 80s, Jim co-wrote 30 original songs which he is presently “dusting off” and preparing for production. After many years of working as both a professional photographer and videographer, it comes as no surprise that Jim is also keenly interested in exploring the world of film music. For the past six months, Jim has been enjoying arranging and performing “orchestral” keyboard accompaniments and embellishments for what he calls the “Big Vista” compositions of Sandra Ramunno.