Emmy nominated composer Amos Cochran will perform at Haas Hall Academy Bentonville for the entire school this Friday, December 13th, beginning at 1:30. He will be accompanied by violinist Miranda Baker Burns and Cellist Christina Serrano-Torres.
Cochran is an American musician and sound artist whose compositions for film, theater, radio, and television have received many honors, including a Kennedy Center Excellence in Composing Award in 2010 and a premier at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Cochran also was selected by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to add a soundscape that accompanied this summer’s Color Field exhibition.
Cochran began his career playing bass and piano in jazz, rock, and experimental bands in his hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 2011, he scored his first Arkansas film, The Orderly, directed by Daniel Campbell. The work won the Charles B. Pierce Award at that year’s Little Rock Film Festival.
Cochran has gone on to score numerous films, most notably Dayveon, on which he worked with long-time collaborator Amman Abbasi. Dayveon had its world premier at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and its European premier at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. Other films include The Discontentment of Ed Telfair (winner for Best Score at the 2014 El Dorado Film Festival), Champion Trees (winner of two Mid-American Emmy Awards), The Perfect Soda, Valley Inn (staring Joey Lauren Adams), Cured (staring horror legend Michael Berryman), and Dreamland, which was nominated for four Mid-American Emmy Awards.
Cochran’s music has been licensed in commercials for AT&T, The Ski Channel, PHIND app, Carhartt, The US Army, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Arkansas Department of Parks and Recreation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Forsyth School in St. Louis.
Along with film, Cochran composes for his licensing library and has arranged and performed strings for several projects, including singer/songwriter Katie Danielson and world-renowned composer Keith Kenniff. In addition to their feature work, Cochran and Abbasi have collaborated on projects for VICE TV and The Oxford American.
2019 finds Cochran expanding his work into the world of sound installations, performing live, and releasing new material unrelated to film.
If you would like to know more about Cochran’s work (past, present, and/or future), please visit his website: http://www.amoscochran.com/
Although seating will be limited, visitors are welcome to attend. If you would like to attend and are not a scholar at Haas Hall Academy Bentonville, please email Mrs. Kate ([email protected]), Dr. Rod ([email protected]), and Ms. Deborah ([email protected]).
We look forward to seeing you there for this special performance and unique opportunity!