MUSIC FOR STAGE AND FILM

High Stakes: The Life and Times of E.W. Marland (2016)

The story of oilman and governor of Oklahoma during the Depression era, E.W. Marland, and his beautiful wife Lydie Marland, whose life added an element of mystery and poignancy to Marland's story.

Original musical score by Joseph Rivers.

Premiered in May 2016 in Ponca City, OK and Tulsa, OK, and will be shown on Oklahoma Educational Television on September 22, 2016.

Promotional Trailer for the film's premiere: High Stakes. The Life and Times of E. W. Marland (2016)


Wahzhazhe: An Osage Ballet, 2012, composer, arranger, orchestrator
Directed by Randy Smith and choreographed by Jenna Smith, with Roman Jasinski acting as artistic adviser, the ballet tells the story of the Osage Indian tribe from its Missouri days, to Kansas and finally the Oklahoma Osage Hills, and is a tale of tragedy, triumph and hope.

Joseph Rivers and Osage composer Lou Brock each composed musical themes for various scenes of the ballet, and Rivers arranged, orchestrated and recorded the music for the production.

The ballet was premiered in Tulsa and Bartlesville in August 2012 and performed at the Smithsonian National Museum for the American Indian in Washington, D.C. on March 20-23, 2013. The March 23rd Washington performance can be viewed at National Museum for the American Indian. A revised version was presented in additional performances in Tulsa and Bartlesville in August 2013, and the ballet returned for its third season during the summer of 2014.

Performance at the National Museum of the American Indian, March 2013 - YouTube


A Midsummer Night's Dream Feature film ( Bo Bergstrom , director / Virus Theater), 2010
The musical score for Bo Bergstrom's A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was released in November 2010.

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trailer:


Brother Mine, feature film (Nathan McLeod, director), 2008

Incidental music to If All Danes Were Jews , play by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 2004

Prairie Dreams (opera), 2003

The Exile's Return, orchestral ballet in five scenes, 1997

I. Music from Scene One, "The Peasant Daughter"