Monday, July 28, 2014

Film/TV Composer Mason Daring to moderate panels at PARMA Music Festival in Portsmouth

The second annual PARMA Music Festival will be taking place August 13-16 in Portsmouth, NH. The Festival will feature local and international acts, varying in genre from classical and jazz to electronic and rock to indie and folk. With a wide and diverse range of events from live music, to panel discussions, to visual arts, to a children's event, this year's Festival will bring together a wonderfully diverse crowd to perform, collaborate, and listen.

What's new this year? Bob Lord, CEO of PARMA Recordings, weighs in, "Everything about the PARMA Music Festival is expanding beyond what we did in our inaugural year. There are more concerts, more venues, more music - an outdoor waterfront concert for children at Prescott Park Arts Festival, a concert and composer/performer discussion at the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, a special event at the Dance Hall in Kittery, and much more. With the great reception we received for last year's Licensing panel at the Music Hall Loft, we've expanded that to include two different panels - on music in advertising and video games."

And local filmmakers take note: The panels will be moderated by Mason Daring, longtime film composer for filmmaker John Sayles.

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