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chad cannon

composer

 

Double nominations for Chad Cannon from the International Film Music Critics Association!

February 9, 2017

  • Breakthrough Composer of the Year (alongside Justin Hurwitz, La La Land, and Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, Stranger Things)
  • Best Original Score for a Documentary (alongside Hans Zimmer, Planet Earth II)
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Paper Lanterns

by Chad Cannon

PAPER LANTERNS is a feature documentary film about Hiroshima survivor Shigeaki Mori and the 12 American prisoners of war who were killed by the atomic bomb in 1945. Shigeaki Mori recently made headlines worldwide when President Barack Obama embraced him as part of his historic visit to Hiroshima on May 27, 2016. Directed by Barry Frechette.

Released by Quartet Records, this trans-Pacific soundtrack features Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi; Mai Fujisawa, vocals/lyrics; and a Hollywood orchestra recorded at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles. It received a 2016 International Film Music Critics Association nomination for Best Original Score for a Documentary.

Get the album now! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/paper-lanterns-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/id1112638195

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Orchestration

Chad works with some of the world's most renowned composers and orchestrators. In 2017, he was chief arranger and orchestrator for Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music From the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Miyazaki, which premiered in Paris. He also traveled with Hisaishi to Hiroshima, where the World Dream Orchestra premiered Chad's arrangement of music from the 1986 Ghibli classic, Castle in the Sky.  Under Conrad Pope, Chad has orchestrated for Academy Award-winning composers Alexandre Desplat and Howard Shore, and is credited under Tim Williams on Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. He also did arrangements for the League of Legends 2017 World Championship, held at the Beijing Olympic Stadium and Water Cube (video below).

Wonderfully orchestral, thematic, melodic, dramatic, epic and romantic...
— MovieScore Media, 2016
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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 20, 5:30-9pm, Japan Society of Northern California, Annual Gala Dinner, San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Performance of Paper Lanterns Theme Song by Mai Fujisawa, Chad Cannon, and Kumi Uyeda (piano).

November 2-3, Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Films of Hayao Miyazaki, @ Carnegie Hall, New York City. Orchestrated by Chad Cannon.

December 2, 3pm, A Dream Deferred: Langston Hughes in Song @ Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Featuring Artist in Residence Julia Bullock, soprano. Performance of Harlem, 1951.

RECENT EVENTS

2018

September 21, Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Films of Hayao Miyazaki, @ Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles. Orchestrated by Chad Cannon.

September 9, 7:30pm, New Japan Philharmonic, Joe Hisaishi & World Dream Orchestra 2018, Symphonic Suite from Spirited Away, Gymnasium of Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, Shenzhen, China.

August: New Japan Philharmonic, Joe Hisaishi & World Dream Orchestra 2018, Symphonic Suite from Spirited Away, arranged by Chad Cannon.

  • 8/9 Iwate Kenmin Kaikan

  • 8/10 Tokyo Suntory Hall

  • 8/13 Okayama Symphony Hall

  • 8/14 Kagawa Rexxam Hall

  • 8/15 Osaka Festival Hall

  • 8/17 Gunma Beisia Culture Hall

  • 8/19 Ishikawa Ongakudo

  • 8/20 Tokyo Suntory Hall

  • 8/21 Tokyo Sumida Triphony Hall

July 7, 6:30pm, Trianon Theater, San Jose, California. Performance of Gateway: Stories from Angel Island by the Bridge Piano Quartet (Cynthia Baehr, violin; Eleanor Angel, viola; Kristen Garbeff, cello; and Kumiko Uyeda, piano). Narrated by Nobuko Saito Cleary, Butoh dancing by Judith Kajiwara. Read David Bratman’s review in the San Francisco Classical Voice.

July 1, 4pm, Premiere of Gateway: Stories from Angel Island, commissioned by the Bridge Piano Quartet (Cynthia Baehr, violin; Eleanor Angel, viola; Kristen Garbeff, cello; and Kumiko Uyeda, piano). Narrated by Nobuko Saito Cleary, Butoh dancing by Judith Kajiwara.

June: Asia / America New Music Institute (AANMI) Japan Tour - Conductor Yuga Cohler; Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi); and Hub New Music (Michael Avitabile, flute; Jesse Christeson, cello; David Dziardziel, clarinet; Zenas Hsu, violin)

  • 6/11 Nijojo Castle, Kyoto

  • 6/12 Workshop with Kyoto Horikawa Music High School Choir & Orchestra, with Miki Kaoru, clarinet

  • 6/13 Kyoto National Museum Auditorium, featuring Ryu Goto, violin, with ensemble members from Kyoto City University of the Arts

  • 6/15 Screening and panel discussion of Paper Lanterns film, Kobe University Music Department

  • 6/16 Dedicatory performance at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, Concert at Kyushu National Museum in Fukuoka, featuring students and faculty from Fukuoka Jogakuin

  • 6/17 Charity Concert at Ryusenji Temple in Hita City, Oita

  • 6/19 Hiroshima University, featuring students and faculty from Hiroshima University Music Education Department

  • 6/20 Shuto Pastoral Hall, Iwakuni in Yamaguchi

  • 6/22 Suntory Hall Blue Rose, Tokyo

May 25-28, Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Films of Hayao Miyazaki, @ San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Orchestrated by Chad Cannon.

May 24, Paper Lanterns Screening and Panel Discussion at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.