I have made a lot of new friends in the 'online' world, and because of that, I have exposed myself to new ideas and dove into new experiences. Especially with this website-- I get a lot of contacts to review something, guest post, or just recommendations of a special feature. Everyday it's something new, and I like that. Granted there are a lot of things that just don't strike me, but for the most part I try to offer a variety of things and knowledge that I find you may like.
About a month or so ago, there was a campaign to read and learn about John Ross Jesensky and to share some information about him with you. In exchange, I get a harmonica. Right, right. To be honest, I thought I was going to get into some blues site (which I love anyway), and then I can take some harmonica lessons (which I have wanted). Win, win.
HOWEVER, what I came across was worth a lot more than a harmonica. A lot more. John Ross Jesensky is one unique talent. He is a composer, screenwriter, orchestrator, and pianist based out of Los Angeles (boy, I wish I could go back there...) He has created short film scores that have been recognized by:
+ Cannes Film Festival
+ La Gona Film Festival
+ Bare Bones Film Festival
+ Phoenix Film Festival.
Geez, that's a lot. He is a very educated man with an undergraduate degree from the Hartt School of Music and a graduate degree from NYU.
Something really neat (and that I have listened to on replay as I type this) is that he scored Season's Greetings by Michael Daugherty-- which won the Skirball Film Scoring Competition in 2010. Check it out here (I grabbed this from his YouTube channel...)
His website has some very informative posts, too. Music, creativity, and even what to look for when you buy a piano. I found his post, "The Dam of Creativity" to hit me over the head hard, because it speaks about writer's block and how to overcome it. Considering I do a heck of a lot of writing (between this blog, schoolwork, third party reviews, etc.) this is something that happens to me consistently. I loved reading about his take on it (basically focus until you get the results you want).
If you are looking to listen to some good, moving, and telling music-- please check him out. He is incredibly remarkable.
Visit John Ross Jesensky:
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