Having to keep this hush-hush during production, we are now thrilled to share our Twilight Zone Super Bowl promo for the upcoming reboot with Jordan Peele, premiering on CBS All Access. With the internet all atwitter immediately after it aired, the video racked up over 1M views in under a day.

Directed by Ric Serena with sound design by Durand Trench, PB’s mysterious score alludes throughout to the iconic Twilight Zone theme, culminating at the end with the original theme as we all know it.

 

“Artificial Heart” by Emoto artist, Opus Orange, is set to air on 6/19/18 on Episode 503 of Younger. In this episode entitled “The End of the Tour”, Liza faces complications on the “Marriage Vacation” book tour; Kelsey and Zane head to Washington, D.C., to court a speechwriter’s prospective memoir. Look/listen for the scene where Liza finds out that Charles knows she’s been lying about her age. “Artificial Heart” plays out the show and over Darren Star’s end card.

About Younger:

Younger Season 5 is an original show for TV Land starring Sutton Foster and Hillary Duff. It’s created by Sex and The City’s Darren Star, and is reaching the 18-49 male and female audience. Sutton Foster stars as Liza, a forty year-old woman, who lives her life as a twenty six-year old in order to land a swanky publishing job. Younger follows Liza’s newly fabricated life and the friends she meets along the way while adjusting to the millennial city life.

Emoto featured artist Opus Orange and Matt Bowen have released their original soundtrack to the award-winning documentary “My Indiana Muse”. The collaboration between Opus Orange and Matt Bowen has drawn notice from LA Weekly where it was said that:

“The unveiling of serendipitous events surrounding the project, coupled with the film’s original score (composed by Paul Bessenbacher of Opus Orange and Matt Bowen)… touches on inspiration, connection and the journey of our belongings after we’re gone.”

The soundtrack is available for purchase or streaming on iTunes, Apple MusicSpotify, Bandcamp, or Soundcloud.

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Emoto featured artist Opus Orange and Matt Bowen are scheduled to release the original soundtrack of the award-winning documentary “My Indiana Muse” on June 15. The score has already received mention in the March 30 issue of LA Weekly where it was said that:

“The unveiling of serendipitous events surrounding the project, coupled with the film’s original score (composed by Paul Bessenbacher of Opus Orange and Matt Bowen)… touches on inspiration, connection and the journey of our belongings after we’re gone.”

Hear a preview of the soundtrack below or preorder the album on Bandcamp today.

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“My Indiana Muse”, directed by frequent collaborator Ric Serena, has wrapped up its run on the film festival circuit. The documentary, featuring an original soundtrack scored by Opus Orange and Matt Bowen enjoyed great success having won awards at four of its festival appearances.

Below is a list of the awards collected by the documentary.

NOATAK: Return to the Arctic, from frequent collaborators The Muir Project, was recently featured on National Geographic as part of their Short Film Highlight series. Emoto Music’s Paul Bessenbacher and Matt Bowen scored the short film which made its run on the festival circuit back in 2016 starting with the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Later appearances included the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tour, Dances With Films, and G2 Green Earth Film Festival.

Check out the video below to watch the short film in its entirety or click the link to read the article:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/video/shorts/now-in-their-70s-two-friends-return-to-the-arctic-for-one-more-adventure/

 

Artist Robert Townsend, subject of the latest documentary from director Ric Serena, was featured in the March 30 issue of LA Weekly. The three-page article highlights the recent success of the documentary on the film festival circuit and details Townsend’s background and career.

“The unveiling of serendipitous events surrounding the project, coupled with the film’s original score (composed by Paul Bessenbacher of Opus Orange and Matt Bowen)… touches on inspiration, connection and the journey of our belongings after we’re gone.”

The documentary, which features an original soundtrack composed by Emoto Music’s Paul Bessenbacher and Matt Bowen, has already won the Audience Award for Best Short Documentary at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and will be showing at several other film festivals this year, including:

  • Beverly Hills Film Festival: April 6, 7:15PM
  • NYC Independent Film Festival: Producer’s Club Theater S, May 10, 4:45PM
  • American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs
  • Florida Film Festival

Read the full article, starting on page 15, here at LA Weekly or check out the trailer to the documentary below.

 

Produced by Serena Creative, Inc.

Directed & Shot by Ric Serena

Emoto Music worked with TBD Advertising in San Francisco to develop an emotive and building score for the TV spot supporting the new Nokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch.

Take a look at the spot below.

Executive Music Producer: Paul Schultz
Music Creative Director: Paul Bessenbacher
Composer: Kari Steinert
Agency Producer: Ben Latimer
Creative Director: Rafael Rizuto
Art Director: Roz Romney
Copywriter: Mark Krajan

 

Emoto worked with the music department and creative team at Deutsch LA for the Taco Bell “Desperate Dinners” radio campaign, featuring a 90s-era jingle that updates frequently. The Emoto Group-Three Singers record tongue-in-cheek tongue-twisters for both the general market and multi-cultural versions that included spots like “Cupful of Ramen”, “Boyfriend-Made Dinner”, and “Overly Ambitious Dinner”. What’s on the menu at your home tonight?  Will it be breakfast for dinner or possibly pasta!

Check out a quick medley featuring some of the work below!

Broad City is the latest show to license music from Opus Orange’s library. The second of the two tracks, “Take Your Time” can be heard in the episode “Bedbugs,” airing for the first time on Wednesday, Nov. 29th at 7:30pm EST / 10:30pm PST. In this episode #409 “a fancy new bag gives Abbi confidence during unemployment. Ilana and Jaimé deal with an inevitable New York City nightmare: bedbugs.” Previously licensed on October 25th for episode #406 was the single, “When I Look In Your Eyes.”

This will be Opus Orange’s second placement on the half-hour scripted series on Comedy Central adapted from the critically acclaimed web series created by and starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer as 20-something best friends who are trying to navigate life in New York, despite that their adventures always seem to lead down unexpected and bizarre paths. They have very little money, but they are survivors who aren’t afraid to throw themselves into sticky situations, no matter how messy the end results may be. Jacobson and Glazer both honed their comedy chops at New York’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. UCB co-founded Amy Poehler is an executive producer on the series and joins Fred Armisen, Rachel Dratch, Janeane Garofalo, Michelle Hurst, Jason Mantzoukas and Amy Sedaris, among others, as guest stars.

This project for MoMA with WAX Studios in NYC is a promo for the upcoming show “ITEMS: Is Fashion Modern” on display from October 1 through January 28. The show examines the present, past—and sometimes the future—of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries—and continue to hold currency today.

The score uses only sounds from the fashion world – coat hangers, leather belts, scissors, cloth tears, velcro rips, sewing machine, high heels, perfume spray. The sounds were sourced from One Thousand Birds and organized into music by our very own Paul Bessenbacher.

 

Opus Orange’s “The Next World” from the Balance EP has been licensed for an upcoming episode entitled “Irish Goodbye” of the comedy series Younger on TV Land.  In the scene featuring the song, Liza confronts Josh about the lie he wants her to tell.

You can catch the season finale on TV Land:

Wednesday, 9/13, 10 PM
Thursday, 9/14, 1 AM
Saturday, 9/16, 2 AM

About Younger:

Younger Season 4 is an original show for TV Land starring Sutton Foster and Hillary Duff. It’s created by Sex and The City’s Darren Star, and is reaching the 18-49 male and female audience. Sutton Foster stars as Liza, a forty year-old woman, who lives her life as a twenty six-year old in order to land a swanky publishing job. Younger follows Liza’s newly fabricated life and the friends she meets along the way while adjusting to the millennial city life.

Children’s book author/illustrator Jennie Palmer muses on the balance of parenthood and creative ambition.

 

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Directed/Shot/Cut by Ric Serena
Still Photography by Jen Serena
Produced by Serena Creative
Music by Paul Bessenbacher
Illustrations by Jennie Palmer
First AC: Miles Custer
Location Sound: Stan Gonzales
Additional assistance by Mauricio Hoyos

Emoto’s Paul Bessenbacher partnered with LA drummer John Robinson (Daft Punk, Quincy Jones, Micheal Jackson) on this latest spot for Cox Extreme Internet from Doner Detroit.  Cartwheels, backflips, hoverboards, trampolines and banister slides all in one continuous take.

Emoto’s Paul Bessenbacher worked with director, Dave Meyers and Dolly Singh, founder and CEO of Thesis Couture on their latest NSFW film:  The status quo is no longer acceptable to the women of this generation. We must elevate our expectations, to elevate our experience. We must Break Through and find our thrones.

 

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Emoto featured artists Loud Forest and Opus Orange are performing on June 30! Join us for this summer concert at one of our favorite venues as we celebrate the debut of Loud Forest’s latest single “I’m Not Your Girl.”

Show Details:

When: Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 8PM

Where: Legge Alley Projects 93 E. Union St., Pasadena, CA

RSVP Here!

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Emoto featured artist, Opus Orange is perfoming an intimate acoustic show on Friday, June 2. Hosted at a private loft in the Fashion District of Downtown LA, the performance will be filmed as part of a featured segment for a Chinese travel program.

Seating is limited so please RSVP to confirm your spot on the list today!

Emoto Music’s featured artist, Opus Orange, released an arrangement of Henry Mancini‘s classic Moon River featuring Kotomi. The song was featured in TuneCore‘s #NewMusicFriday blog. The song is available everywhere including iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Amazon or you can give it a listen below.

Kotomi: vocals
Aaron Sterling: drums
PB: baritone guitar, electric guitar, bass, Rhodes