Composer Stuart Balcomb works for film and TV in Los Angeles. Before moving
to LA he studied vibes with Gary Burton and taught composition and arranging at Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1974-78; he has written arrangements for Woody Herman, Cher, Donald
O’Connor, Andy Williams, Magician David Avadon, Gary Burton and the Buffalo Philharmonic, and composed for Batman: The Animated Series (Fox network) and The
Black Door, which won Outstanding Achievement at the Elevate Film Festival. In 1983 he wrote "American Trilogy" for woodwind
quintet, a very popular part of quintet repertoires across the country, which was performed and recorded by the New York Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet in Spring 2010.
He also scored The Ore, a pilot for the Sci-Fi channel; five films for the Elevate Film Festival; three
hours of music for Peter Sterios’ yoga DVD Gravity and Grace (featured in the film The Moses Code);
and Deeper, director Mikki Willis' submission for Steven Spielberg's FOX series ON THE LOT, co-produced by
Mark Burnett. His soundtrack for the documentary 1000 Journals screened at many festivals around
the world. Other projects include The Moses Code, Brian O'Brian (Disney), and Mythic Journeys.
His orchestrations include Finding Dory, For the Love of Spock, Role Models, Underdog, Miss Congeniality 2, Surviving Christmas, Connie and Carla, Gods and Generals, Shanghai Knights, The I Inside,
FearDotCom, Triple X (xXx), The Touch, Virginia’s Run, Corky Romano, Return To Me, Star Kid, Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Vol.II, Blank Check, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Captain Ron,
Sleep Walkers, Hudson Hawk, The Prince and the Pauper.
About Gravity & Grace
Yoga Master Peter Sterios writes: "From the beginning of this project, it was clear to me that those involved in putting together my first yoga DVD all
shared one vision: to create from a space of inspiration. From the outset, the cinematography, choreography, editing, authoring, and finally with the composing of original music which you
will find on this CD, every aspect reflected that commitment made by all the artists. Stuart Balcomb's music is the icing on an already amazing cake that brought all the pieces together seamlessly.
This music is perfect for creating the 'acoustic space' for yoga, for massage, for meditation, and for any activity where music and sound can invoke the power to transform."
Balcomb writes: "This is a new kind of yoga soundtrack. I took an approach entirely different from what has traditionally been done. After seeing the elegant footage, I knew I needed to 'sculpt'
the music to enhance the movements instead of simply writing tunes that would merely function as background music. Peter and I spent two days meticulously spotting the footage to determine
different changes in energy levels and movements for almost every frame of film. This is something normally done for a feature-length film, not yoga videos. It then took 5-1/2 weeks of solid
composing, recording, and mixing to create three hours of music for the DVD."
Produced by Conscious Enlightenment and Transcendent Sound, the Gravity & Grace soundtrack on two CDs, containing
over two-and-a-half hours of music, is now available from the composer (click Contact above). Read review at Daily Om.