- About the Authors
paul chihara has composed scores for over ninety motion pictures and television series. He has worked with such luminaries as directors Sidney Lumet, Louis Malle, Michael Ritchie, and Arthur Penn. His movie credits include Prince of the City, The Morning After, Crossing Delancey, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes. His works for television include China Beach, Noble House, Brave New World, and 100 Centre Street. As a prize-winning concert composer, Chihara has received numerous commissions and awards, including the Lili Boulanger Memorial Award and the Fulbright Fellowship; those from the Naumberg Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts; as well as those from the following orchestra’s: the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Chihara now teaches film-scoring composition at NYU Steinhardt’s Music Theory and Composition program.
ronald sadoff is associate professor and director of the Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, at New York University. He is the architect of its programs in screen scoring and songwriting. Sadoff composed the music for John Canemaker’s Oscar-winning film, The Moon and The Son: An Imagined Conversation, starring John Turturro and Eli Wallach. His other scores include Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood, which screened at the Telluride Film Festival and premiered on TCM as part of a Warner Brothers retrospective. With Gillian Anderson, Dr. Sadoff is cofounder and coeditor of the University of Illinois Press journal Music and the Moving Image, and he serves as chair for the NYU Steinhardt conference of the same name, now in its thirteenth year. Recent publications include his coediting of, and chapters for, The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound (2017). As creative director, Dr. Sadoff produced the largest live webcast of its day, Michael Jackson and Friends from Munich, Germany.
brad osborn is associate professor of music theory and affiliated faculty in American Studies at the University of Kansas. He is the sole author of Everything in its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead (Oxford, 2017) and Interpreting Music Videos: Popular Music in the Post-MTV Era (Routledge, 2021), and is coauthor, along with Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman, for the 6th edition of American Popular Music (Oxford, 2021). Brad’s research on music videos is published in the journals Perspectives of New Music and Music & Science, and the edited collection Transmedia Directors: Artistry, Industry, and New Audiovisual Aesthetics (Bloomsbury, 2020).