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Film Music Reviews:

 

JACK LEMMON, ACTOR

"Steve's music is breathtaking. His score can transform a prosaic scene into a great cinematic moment."

 
 

KEVIN THOMAS, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

"...spendidly complemented by Steven Chesne's score..."

KEN OLIN, DIRECTOR

"I love working with Steve. He is in every sense a collaborator, challenging himself to evoke the film's unsaid possibilities...and all this with enthusiasm, great stamina, confidence, calm, and an incredible talent for writing good music."

 
 

MARC ROSENBUSH, DIR. ("Zen Noir " - L.A. Times Critic's Pic)

"Steven's music surpassed my wildest expectations. His haunting, transcendent score brought the emotional comlexity of the film brilliantly to life."

JESUS NEBOT, DIR. --- GOLDEN EAGLE AWARD, INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR, ("No Turning Back," 21-TIME WINNER FOR "BEST FEATURE FILM")

"Steve is the greatest composer I have ever encountered in my career as a filmmaker. Truly gifted, highly creative and totally committed to working as a team with the director to express, with marvelous and original music, the essence of the film."
 
 

MIAMI NEW TIMES

"...well supported by Steven Chesne's evocative musical score..."

AARON FONTANA, MUSIC CRITIC, ENTERTAINMENT TODAY

"Steven Chesne's musical scores are emotive, playful and well-layered...whatever is called for, Chesne delivers."
 
 
DAN POLIER, DIR. ("Debating Robert Lee")

"Steven is a wonderful collaborator who strives to protect the director's vision while enhancing it with his marvelously expressive music."

He thoughtfully and sensitively interprets the meaning and wave-like emotional texture of a scene with his astounding artistic gifts. His music finds the heart and soul of the film and delivers it to his audience.

He truly understands his craft, and...elevates it to art."

LISA KORS, DIR. ("Dinner and Movie," WINNER, BEST DIRECTOR, SLAMDUNK FESTIVAL 2001, NEW BEDFORD FILM FESTIVAL, BEST COMEDY FEATURE and WORLDFEST 2001 BEST COMEDY FEATURE)

"Steve was so enjoyable to work with. He has an amazing ability to create such a variety of sounds to work with any mood, adding a completely new layer to the film."
 
 

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC GUEST CONDUCTOR, DANIEL LEWIS

"...important and exciting new music."

MARLIN DARRAH, DIR./PROD. ("Butterfly Man," FESTIVAL PROD. AWARD, BEST FEATURE FILM, 2002 SARASOTA INT. FILM FESTIVAL)

"...During screenings at various film festivals, I am always approached by audience members that tell me how much they loved, how much they appreciated the music. There is no question Steven's music score made our movie come alive. His score resonates with audiences. It draws them into a new, exciting, emotional and sensory landscape..."

"... a rich tapestry of sonorous and beautiful melodies, unusual tones and moods, and most importantly musical textures that genuinely augmented and amplified what the characters in our movie were feeling."
 
 

MICHAEL J. MORRIS, PROD. ("Two of A Kind," "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper," "Getting By," "Perfect Strangers")

"Steven is a talented and creative composer who elevates every project. He is that rare combination of ability and diligence that makes working with him a real pleasure."

BOB RAFF, MUSIC EDITOR ("Norma Rae," "The Last Tycoon," "An Unmarried Woman," "Brubaker")

"Steve's music added a whole new dimension of emotional life to our production. His magnificent, alluring score was a work of great ingenuity, subtlety, and dramatic impact. The unique colors and textures gave the film its own enchanting atmosphere, its own world."
 
 

CHARLIE MATTHAU, DIR. ("The Grass Harp," "Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love," "Doin' Time on Planet Earth.")

"Steve is Magnificent!"

LORIMAR TELEPICTURES DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, DICK BERRES

"He showed in my opinion, excellent orchestration ability - excellent handling of the orchestra...I feel he did a great job in this area."
 
 

GENE PARRISH, 91.5 KUSC FM

"...vigorous and richly interpreted...a truly original composition."

TIMOTHY MANGAN, CONTRIBUTING REVIEWER, THE L.A. TIMES

"...a slow, patient building of monumental materials, an awed, religious feeling for nature."

"...sensitively handled, the orchestral fabric is seamless."

"...spacious and pensive qualities ...But there is also a more meditative and minimalistic side to this music, a kind of Eastern simplicity and calm at peace with the natural world."

"Chesne achieves a visceral fury. The rugged and biting string work especially bristles."
 
 

ROD STEIGER, ACTOR

"Steve's music isn't just entertaining. It's exploratory and truly imaginative."

TONY JOSEPH, THE VENTURA COUNTY STAR

"It's a sophisticated work ...it's mind-boggling to imagine what Chesne will be writing in 10 years."
 
 

RITA MORAN, THE VENTURA COUNTY STAR

"...is melodic and demonstrates Chesne's possession of an ample pallette of orchestral coloration. The sensibility revealed is sophisticated, yet gentle."

CONDUCTOR, VENTURA COUNTY SYMPHONY, FRANK SALAZAR

"The music was skillfully crafted and well grounded with fresh new melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, contrapuntal and orchestral designs which created a magic that made all who were present want more of this artist."
 
 

JON ZEIDERMAN, WRITER/DIR. ("Artifacts")

"When Steve's score was finally put to the picture, his music made my movie literally come to life. It imbued the film with a hauntingly distinctive flavor, totally unique unto itself."
 

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