This inspiring documentary about disadvantaged kids in Paraguay who formed an orchestra using recycled instruments is airing as of yesterday. Score by me and theme song by my daughter, Mariana Barreto, and me.
Even though it says "HBO Latino" you can find it by searching on any HBO platform. ... See MoreSee Less
We have two exciting announcements: starting this Friday February 17th, #LandfillHarmonic will be showing on HBO Latino until the end of March. For viewing times please visit this link: bit.ly/landfillharmonicmovie Our film's sountrack is now available through iTunes. You can get it here bit.ly/landfillharmonicalbum
4 days ago ·
My wife, Mirette, made an interesting comparison this morning. She said that when someone hires you for their project it's like inviting you into their house. And just as you would be if you were having dinner at their house, you want to know and follow those things they take for granted - their protocol. Is it a "shoes off" house, for example? Kosher? Vegan?
My studio is in my house and I always find it illuminating which of the assistants and mentees I've had over the years adapt to our protocol, which is not always explicit. I'm often dumbfounded how many young men don't remember to lower the toilet seat after they're done, even after constant reminders. As irrelevant as it might seem to the music, it's indicative of larger issues of being sensitive to what others' needs are. There is a saying, "How you do anything is how you do everything." It's a little over-generalized but mostly true.
This remains an area of challenge for me (learning others' protocol - not the toilet seat!) Once, when I was not hired for a job that I had an "in" on - the director loved my work but the producer put the kabosh on me - I complained to Hans Zimmer about being blindsided. He was unsympathetic - I had failed to find out who my real boss was and had suffered the consequences. I hadn't learned the rules of their house. The protocol. Not following it cost me an opportunity. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago ·