Music Director and Composer.
Award winning composer, Nan Avant has collaborated with directors, game designers, documentary filmmakers, and animators from New York, San Francisco, New Zealand, Atlanta, Seattle and Portland, Ore. Her compositions have thematic and rhythmic intentions and encompass her passion for classical composers, world music, and electronic contemporary sound design. Nan’s latest concert work premiered in the Celebrate World Music! concert in Seattle, on March 24, 2013. This concert was performed by the NW Sinfonia directed by 2011 Grammy Award Winner for Best Engineered Classical Album and Seattle Symphony member, David Sabee. Tributum by Nan Avant , was composed for Celtic Bagpipes and Chamber Orchestra and is available on the Celebrate World Music! Cd at Amazon.
Nan’s film scores have won several awards including Gold Medal Awards from the Park City Film Music Festival 2011 for Three Actresses Walk Into A Bathroom directed by Jade Justad and Silver Medal for Excellence for the feature film, Unremembered directed by Greg Kerr in 2010. Her films have screened at festivals throughout the world including Greece, Ireland, New York’s Tribeca and various festivals in the United States. Her music has also played on network cable television and local PBS stations in the Pacific Northwest.
A graduate of California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Piano Performance, Nan has also studied film scoring at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program under the direction of two time Emmy winner, Hummie Mann. Nan contributes articles to online magazines, Scorecast online based in Los Angeles and No Strings Attached E News based in Chicago and has keeps a blog, Nan Avant’s Blog where she writes articles and news updates on film, music and travel. Nan and her husband Walt, live in Seattle.
For more information on the composer visit: www.nanvant.com
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