WILLIAM SUSMAN

Palo Alto, CA United States

Tribeca Film Festival founder Robert DeNiro congratulates William Susman after "Native New Yorker" wins the 2006 Best Documentar
Genres:New Age, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Specialty - HumanDrama/Emotions, Specialty - Horror/Suspense
Bio: William Susman has scored numerous award-winning films that regularly air on PBS and the Discovery Channel and screen at film festivals worldwide.

Most recently, NATIVE NEW YORKER won best documentary short at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival in addition to the Moondance International Film Festival and best film score at Park City Film Music Festival. It will air on WNET/PBS in July and October 2007. It can also be seen fall 2007 in Canada on the Aboriginal People's Television Network.

He also scored the controversial documentary OIL ON ICE winner of the International Documentary Association’s Pare Lorentz Award in addition to best film score at the Moondance International Film Festival. OIL ON ICE is distributed by Warner Home Video and available on Amazon and Netflix.

Some of the world's greatest soloists such as Joan Jeanrenaud (Kronos), Joseph Gramley (Silk Road Ensemble), and David Holzman (2003 Grammy nominee) perform and record his award-winning concert works and film scores.

The innovative and evocative music of William Susman can be heard both in the concert hall and on film. Mr. Susman's music integrates diverse influences spanning the western classical and jazz tradition to science and numerology. Rhythm plays a strong role in his music through musical devices such as the Afro-Cuban Montuño, Medieval Hocket and Isorhythm.

Mr. Susman's international recognition began in his early 20s winning a series of America's most distinguished awards in music composition from ASCAP, BMI, and The Fromm Foundation at Harvard in addition to ALEA III's KUCYNA, The Percussive Arts Society and an invitation from IRCAM. Major music festivals include Gaudeamus International Musicweek in Amsterdam and the Aspen Music Festival. He continues to garner worldwide acclaim with his scores for both symphonic and film music through awards, commissions and performances by European and US orchestras.

More information on his work can be found at www.susmanmusic.com
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