Clif Bar & Company and Emoto Music have partnered again to create Clif’s new “Sustained Energy” campaign, featuring tennis phenom Venus Williams and USWNT legend, Megan Rapinoe. Written by Stuart Rau and arranged by Paul Bessenbacher, the music puts viewers right in the middle of the action. These spots are sure to get you out of your seat!

Emoto Music teamed up with Merkley + Partners advertising agency to develop “Fortune Teller,” as part of Mercedes-Benz USA’s 2020 ad campaign. Co-written by Alex Kovacs and Paul Bessenbacher, with sound design by 740 Sound, Emoto’s contribution fully captures the mystery of the car buying experience. Check out the spot below!

When we’re not closing down Sunday brunch’s, mixologizing (made up) variations on the Vieux Carre or baking sourdough bread from hundred-year old starter, you’ll likely find us at any of the local farmer’s markets. Local, in season and keeping small farmers afloat is one of our many passions. So imagine how thrilled we were to have the opportunity to work with Serena Creative on a package of public service announcements for Food Forward – “fighting hunger and preventing food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need and inspiring others to do the same”.

Check out the :60 spot directed by Ric Serena, music by PB, mixed by Durand Trench, location sound by Stan Gonzales!

 

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/

 

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

Emoto featured artist, Opus Orange closed out 2016 with a cover of “A Long December” by the Counting Crows. Their acoustic interpretation of this single from 1996 provides a somber reflection of the past year while holding out hope as we all move forward into the New Year.

Listen to their cover of “A Long December” below.

Emoto featured artist, Loud Forest, has released a remix of their track “If Words Had Power” in collaboration with The Human Touch.

Check out “If Words Had Power (THE HUMAN TOUCH REWORK)” below.

Emoto Music’s Paul Bessenbacher is partnering with Matt Bowen to compose the soundtrack to a new documentary titled “My Indiana Muse.” This project is another collaboration with director Ric Serena and tells the story of artist Robert Townsend as he makes a deeper connection with the subject of his series of large paintings.

Check out the trailer to the documentary below, featuring PB’s score.

Produced by Serena Creative, Inc.

Directed & Shot by Ric Serena

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Emoto Music’s latest commercial, “Ready to Play,” developed in collaboration with BBDO Atlanta was featured in AdWeek. The PSA, created for Baseball for All, features a beautifully re-arranged acoustic recording of John Fogerty’s classic, “Centerfield.” This project featured Emoto’s Paul Bessenbacher serving as Arranger and Paul Schultz as Executive Producer.

Check out the spot below or read the full article on AdWeek here.

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Friends of Emoto, Serena Creative, partnered with Opus Orange and created a stunningly beautiful, stop-motion animation music video for “Let You Down” from their latest album “Anatomic” released earlier in 2016.

Produced by Serena Creative
Directed and Animated by Ric Serena
Character Design by Vaj Potenza

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Emoto Music’s Opus Orange will be embarking on a three day tour in New York from September 14-16, starting with a Mondo.NYC Artist Showcase at The Hall and followed by shows at a secret venue with Sofar Sounds and wrapping up at The Delancey! Here’s a full itinerary of their shows below:

  • The Hall, Williamsburg, Wednesday 9/14
  • Sofar Sounds, Manhattan, Thursday 9/15
  • NYU Live, Manhattan, Friday 9/16
  • The Delancey, Manhattan, Friday 9/16

For more details or to RSVP, contact paul@emotomusic.com for a special spot on the guest list!

Mondo.NYC is an annual business summit, festival and digital platform bringing together music, technology and innovation in the most vibrant city in the world. Mondo launches September 14-18, 2016 in New York City with a business summit hosted at New York University and live music showcases presented at venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. At Mondo.NYC, music fans, artists, tech pioneers and entertainment professionals converge to celebrate music, technology and the entertainment industry.

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Emoto Music featured artists, Opus Orange and Loud Forest, are performing an intimate and experimental ‘quiet show’ on Saturday, 8/27 at the Legge Alley Projects! Rounding out the lineup is friend of Emoto, Elkke (formerly known as Emy Reynolds Band)!

Admission is FREE and guaranteed to be an unique musical experience! RSVP here.

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Emoto Music lent it’s talents to frequent collaborators, The Muir Project, for their latest release NOATAK: Return to the Arctic which is now available on Vimeo in 4K. Scored by Emoto’s Paul Bessenbacher and Matt Bowen, this short film premiered at the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival and has screened with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tour, Dances With Films and most recently the G2 Green Earth Film Festival!

Directed & Shot by Jason Fitzpatrick, Jen Serena & Ric Serena

Emoto Music’s featured artist, Loud Forest recently enjoyed their first airplay on the World Famous KROQ for their song “True Love/True Love” during Rodney On The Roq, hosted by the legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer! Listen to Loud Forest’s “True Love/True Love” below and check out the full playlist from the July 25 show here!

But that’s not all from our favorite rockers, their self-titled and self-released debut album “Loud Forest” recently charted at number 6 last week on FMQB’s Submodern Album chart! See the full chart from the week of August 3 below.

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Emoto Music featured artist, Opus Orange‘s song “Queit, It’s Naptime” was used in the short video “Year of the Goat (1991) directed by Chad Rea for New Belgium Brewery Company! This is the second video collaboration between Opus Orange and Chad Rea, the other being the official music video for “Anatomic.”

Emoto Music featured artist, Opus Orange, recently recorded an acoustic EP, Lost Canyon Recordings, on an iPhone while in Sequoia National Park! The EP features three tracks from their album Anatomic and is available exclusively on Curensea.

Check out a preview of the album below with the track “Radio Silence.”

Emoto Music’s featured artist, Loud Forest, recorded a 360 music video for their song “Loneliness Is Making Us Wild” at their album release party in May 2016! For the optimal 360 viewing experience, check it out on your smart phone!

Filmed by 360Trooper

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Emoto Music featured artist Opus Orange, is playing a short, acoustic set with composer Matt Bowen between screenings of The Muir Project‘s newest documentary NOATAK: Return to the Arctic and Paddle for the North on Saturday, June 11, at Adventure 16 in West LA. See details below for this FREE event for all ages.

When: 5:30 PM – Happy Half Hour | 6:00 PM – Presentation

Where: 11161 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064

Opus Orange last partnered with The Muir Project for their widely-acclaimed documentary Mile…Mile & a Half.

Emoto Music is excited to welcome Loud Forest as its newest featured artist! Helmed by Rachel and Bernard Chadwick, Loud Forest is riding high off the recent release of their self-titled debut LP!

Check out this write up from The Revue or just dive straight into some great tunes on Bandcamp or Spotify!

For licensing, contact paul@emotomusic.com

Emoto’s Opus Orange will be performing at Eat See Hear, before The Big Lebowski outdoor movie screening, on Saturday, May 28th! These dog-friendly events are a fun way to see an outdoor movie, dine from some of LA’s best food trucks and hear great live music!

WHERE: The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA/CA 90027 – This is a very large, grassy lawn. You’ll want to bring pillows, cushions and blankets.

PARKING: FREE! Across the street at the LA Zoo Parking lot.

WHEN: May 28 – Doors 5:30pm, Music 7:00pm, Movie 8:30pm

EATS: Wings n Waffles, Bollywood Bites, Bool BBQ, Brasil Kiss, Chunk-N-Chip, Crepe De Ville, Farmers Belly, Kimborex, Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, Me So Hungry, Peaches’ Smokehouse, Pizza & Co, Slummin Gourmet, Street Foods Co, Surfer Taco, Tomski Sausage

Check out Opus Orange video for “Calm Down” off their new LP Anatomic below & get your tickets to Opus Orange and The Big Lebowski here! You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook to share it with your friends!

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ANATOMIC PRINT NEW

Friday, January 29th  –  8pm  –  Legge Alley Projects / 93 E Union St, Pasadena

Join Emoto Music + Emoto Featured Artist Opus Orange for a night of live music – celebrating the release of their debut album Anatomic!

Performances by Loud Forest, The Rough Johns and, of course, Opus Orange

RSVP: Tara@emotomusic.com

(view this event on Facebook)

 


Pre-order Anatomic on limited edition white vinyl, CD, or digital

Licensing inquiries: Lindsay@emotomusic.com

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Emoto is exceedingly proud of our friend and local LA artist, Michl, who just debuted on Hypem.com with his release of “Kill Our Way To Heaven”.

Hypem.com, otherwise known as Hype Machine, is a website that collects recently posted songs from a curated list of music blogs and then features those songs on their main page.

You can keep up with Michl by following him on Facebook & Soundcloud. We definitely will be!

Emoto’s Opus Orange will be performing at Eat See Hear, before the Reservoir Dogs outdoor movie screening, on Saturday, August 29th! These dog-friendly events are a fun way to see an outdoor movie, dine from some of LA’s best food trucks and hear great live music!

WHERE: The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, LA/CA 90027 – This is a very large, grassy lawn. You’ll want to bring pillows, cushions and blankets.

PARKING: FREE! Across the street at the LA Zoo Parking lot.

WHEN: August 29 – Doors 5:30pm, Music 7:00pm, Movie 8:30pm

EATS: Steel City Sandwich, CJs Wings, White Rabbit, Sista Soul Food, Postcards CAS, Phantom, Kimbobrex, India Jones, Haute Burger, VCHOS, Peaches Smokehouse BBQ, Mandoline Grill, Chanchos Tacos, My Delight Cupcakery, Coolhaus and Brasil Kiss

Check out Opus Orange performing at Eat See Hear last year below & get your tickets to Opus Orange at Reservoir Dogs here! You can also RSVP to the event on Facebook to share it with your friends!

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Don’t miss Emoto Music’s featured artist, Opus Orange, live at El Cid in Los Angeles on Friday (12/19) for their last show of 2014!

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•4212 W. Sunset Blvd.

•21+

•Doors open at 9PM, show begins at 10PM

10PM: Pher

11PM: Opus Orange

12AM: IAN

•Tickets: $10 at the door

RSVP to the event on Facebook for updates and more information!

Arrive early and enjoy dinner before the show at El Cid’s flamenco dinner theater featuring Manuel Gutierrez from 6:30pm – 9pm!

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Opus Orange will be performing live at The Echo in Los Angeles next Wednesday, October 8th

•18 and over

Ticket price $8.00

(first 20 people to email opusorangemusic@gmail.com will get on the limited $5.00 VIP list)

•1822 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90026

•Show starts at 9:00PM, doors open at 8:30PM

9PM: Opus Orange

10PM: Forebear

11PM: Wartime Recitals

12AM: Archer Black

RSVP to the Facebook event for updates & more information

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Opus Orange will be opening for headliner Black Taxi at Bootleg Theatre in Los Angeles this Saturday, September 13th

• Show starts at 9:00 PM, doors open at 8:00 PM

•21 & over

Ticket price: $10.00

•Bootleg Theatre, 2220 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Set times subject to change.