Some of the numerrous
perofmers,directors,collaborators and organizations whith whom
Gary DeMichele has worked are listed below.
and I have known
each other since
college, and he's been the composer on most
movies (and a few plays) I've directed or produced since
then, starting with 'BIG
NIGHT' in 1993 and
continuing to 'COMPANY RETREAT' this year. Gary is a musician first - a
percussionist, pianist - and a
film scorer by way of
which makes him the ideal composer for the very
different movies I'm involved with. His
ideas are never what I
would expect, which challenges me to make more effective choices
editing room, and the
movies always turn out more layered and
provocative as a result. His scores always make the movies
wider, more compelling.
Washington City Paper
'Big Night' Dirs. Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci
'As with fine cooking, Big Night’s savor stems from careful attention
to quality ingredients. Pascal’s Vegasy restaurant is production
designer Andrew Jackness’ special triumph, a circuslike
crimson-and-faux-stone Mafia hangout complete with walls of autographed
celebrity glossies and plastic Leaning Towers of Pisa. Ken Kelsch’s
crisp cinematography and Gary DeMichele’s musical score, which
incorporates vintage recordings by Rosemary Clooney, Keely Smith and,
of course, Prima, enhance the film’s ambience.'.
'The Secret Lives of Dentists'
Dir Alan Rudolph
Lives of Dentists" is a stylish work from an accomplished,
sophisticated filmmaker that bristles with intelligence and gleams with
Scott's and Davis' multifaceted, astutely judged portrayals. The film
also glows with the clear light and cool tones of cinematographer
Florian Ballhaus' images, and its shifting moods are expressed
beautifully by Gary DeMichele's distinctive score, at once spare yet
Dir.Campbell Scott and Eric
..'Also striking is Gary
DeMichele’s piano-and-trumpet-centered score, which offers a kind of
medieval jazz commentary on the action. Dan Gillham’s lensing, which
occasionally rests on the buildings’ cornices and gargoyle-like
adornments, is straightforward, with just enough interpretive movement
to heighten the drama.
Dir. Stanley Tucci
......'Andrew Jackness’ production design and Juliet Polcsa’s costumes
are constantly diverting delights to the eye, and Gary DeMichele’s
score is spry.
'Drums in The Night'(Actors Gang Theatre co.,artistic Director Tim
Robbins (Gary DeMichele,Composer/Sound design) )
..A decided plus in this production is the compelling sound design of
Gary DeMichele that constantly underscores the harrowing conditions in
the world just outside the walls of our agenda-challenged protagonists.
Law Offices of George Sheanshang