Ken Burns’ Longtime Composer, David Cieri, on Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: December 13 2017
Brooklyn-based musician and film composer, David Cieri, will be Tom Needham’s special guest on WUSB’s ‘The Sounds of Film.’
PBS’ ‘The Vietnam War’ featuring music by David Cieri.
Photo by: The Sounds of Film
Stony Brook, NY - December 13, 2017 - Brooklyn composer, David Cieri, will be a guest on Tom Needham’s ‘The Sounds of Film’ this Thursday at 6 PM. He will be speaking about his latest CD, ‘Notes From The Underground: 10 Years With Florentine Films.’
David Cieri has a 10-year relationship scoring films for Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Through the years, he has contributed musical scores to many of Florentine Films’ documentaries including ‘The Vietnam War,’ ‘The Roosevelts,’ ‘Prohibition,’ ‘Baseball,’ and ‘The Address.’ He recently completed several hours of score for ‘The Vietnam War.’ To prepare for this assignment, he spent several weeks in Vietnam studying the sounds and music of the region. ‘The Vietnam War’ is one of PBS’ most successful telecasts reaching over 34 million viewers. David Cieri’s ‘Notes From The Underground: 10 Years With Florentine Films’ features multiple tracks from ‘The Vietnam War.’
This fall, David also released a jazz album with Pulitzer-winning poet Yusuf Komunyakaa, ‘White Dust.’ ‘The New York Times’ listed their song ‘Dolphy’s Aviary’ on a list of new and notable tracks.
About ‘The Sounds of Film’
‘The Sounds of Film’ is the nation’s longest running film and music themed radio show. For the past 30 years, the program has delivered a popular mix of interviews and music to listeners all over Long Island, parts of Connecticut and streaming worldwide at wusb.fm. Previous filmmakers/composers interviewed on the show include Ric Burns, Cicely Tyson, Billy Joel, Laurie Anderson, Howard Shore, Carter Burwell, Chuck D., Michael Moore and Kurtis Blow.