THEORY OF SOUND
Composer, Sound Designer and Engineer, New Music USA grant award winner, Everett Saunders, with numerous scores for theater and film is among one of the newest and most sought after talents in his industry.
A real soundphile, his approach to film and theater is not only supported by his musicality, but also his understanding of distinct nuances that exist in film and theater. With an uncanny knack of being able to enter the minds and creative processes of directors, choreographer and producers, his works allows the perfect molding that enhances any project he’s involved in. Working with directorial minds from Ron Howard’s Project Imagination and internationally renowned dance companies such as Urban Bush Woman, Marjani Forté & Works and various others, his unique understanding of musical dramaturgy and theatrical score development has impacted audiences across the nation.
Raised in a enriched culture of gospel, the golden era of hip-hop and any and everything from the 70’s, he grew up inspired by southern baptist choirs, DJ Premier, Quincy Jones, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and numerous others. He studied the complexities of James Brown, John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, all while being enamored with Ennio Morricone and John Williams. Prior to finishing his studies at The City College of New York and a Certification from Berkley Film Scoring he has worked with the likes of The Last Poets, Geffen recording artist RES and as assistant sound editor and mixing engineer for DJ Cassidy’s “Paradise Royale”. This particular project engaged his editing and mixing skills for tracks involving John Legend , Mary J. Blige, Usher, Earth Wind & Fire, Jessie J with “Calling All Hearts” and “Make The World Go Round” which have charted here in the U.S. and abroad.
As an artist and dedicated audiophile he has also been awarded the New Music USA grant to research and develop a different way of experiencing sound performance with 3-D Audio. In a fifth collaboration with Marjani Forte & Works, he composed and recorded the entire project in 3-D Audio, pioneering a unique binaural approach to experiencing contemporary dance and performance. This work was also featured at MOCADA Museum in Brooklyn New York as one of four curated art installations, supported by The SURDNA Foundation Thriving Cultures Grant.
Saunders production works include writing and producing the widely recognized Ngozi Flux debut album “Thee Ugly”.
As a Logic Pro Certified instructor, community organizer, and Saunders currently serves as Co-Director of Operations and Programs at the Alkebulan Cultural Center, working with artists, Youth, and adults to galvanize and transform community through the arts.
Everett Saunders continues his journey through the art of sound and continues to search for learning experiences and inspiration to better his sound, ear and craft.
Marjani Forte in rehearsal for "Memoirs of a Unicorn"
Audio Samples (Unmixed)
Editing and Asst. Mixing Samples