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VFO Records “No Clue”

Here they are, folks! Session photos from NO CLUE! (scored by  SCHAUN TOZER, written by and starring BRENT BUTT, directed by CARL BESSAI. Recorded at Warehouse Studio, Vancouver.)

Schaun Tozer and Roger Monk, during recording. Photo: Alex Paxa

Schaun Tozer, Carl Bessai, and Brent Butt discuss the score. Photo: Alex Paxa

Engineer Vince Renaud, operating ProTools. Photo: Alex Paxa

Photo: Alex Paxa

Hal Beckett conducts VFO. Photo: Alex Paxa

Concertmaster Joan Blackman and violinist Jennie Press. Photo: Alex Paxa

Violinist Nancy Di Novo. Photo: Alex Paxa

Violinist Karen Gerbrecht. Photo: Alex Paxa

Violists Andrew Brown and Neil Miskey. Photo: Alex Paxa

Bill Runge on Flute and Saxophone. Photo: Alex Paxa

Tom Colclough on saxophone and clarinet. Photo: Alex Paxa

VFO Strings for No Clue. Photo: Alex Paxa

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VFO Scores Nominated!

The Leo Award nominations were announced over the weekend, and we’re happy to report that two VFO-performed scores are in the running! The Wishing Tree and After All These Years, two scores composed by VFO music director Hal Beckett, are nominated for Best Musical Score in a Television Movie.

Congratulations and good luck to all the nominees! Awards will be presented June 7th and 8th at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

VFO Video: Carl Bessai

VFO was in the studio last week recording Schaun Tozer’s score for the upcoming Canadian comedy No Clue, written by and starring Brent Butt, directed by Carl Bessai. After the sessions, Carl gave us a moment of his time and shared his thoughts on the advantages of recording live musicians for film scores. Check out the video below, and stay tuned for some session pictures!

VFO Flies Over Canada

Earlier this month, VFO was honoured to record the score for FlyOver Canada, a new experience attraction opening soon at Canada Place in Vancouver. The music, composed by Andrea Wettstein and Alec Harrison from Six Degrees Music in Calgary, is grand, expansive, and exciting – perfect for a soaring journey across our majestic land. Be sure to visit FlyOver when it opens – you’re in for an amazing ride!

Our photographer Alex Paxa was on hand to capture the orchestra experience. Visit our Facebook page for more pictures!