Susan Jacobs (Music Supervisor) has extensive credits and experience. She has managed such talents as Hal Willner, Gavin Friday and Evan Lurie and produced such albums as “The Carl Stalling Project” (WB), “The Lion for Real” (Island Records) and “Stay Awake” (A&M Records). Jacobs has served as music supervisor in both television and film. Some television credits include “Happily Ever After” (HBO), “Live from the House of Blues” (Turner Networks), and “Encyclopedia” (HBO/CTW). Film credits include “Going Up River: The Long War of John Kerry” (2003/04), “The Village” (2003/04), “Monson Wedding” (2002/03), “Unbreakable” (2001/02), “Before Night Falls” (2001/02), “Girlfight” (2001/02), “Happiness” (1999/98) and “Basquiat” (1997).
Born in Los Angeles, California, Paul Cantelon (Original Score) started his musical career as a violinist, making his debut at the age of 13 at Royce Hall. Soon after hearing reclusive pianist Donalee Reubenet, he began his intensive piano studies. At 15, Cantelon started his studies with legendary pianist Vlado Perelemuter, at the Paris conservatory and began his concert career as a pianist. After a very serious bicycle accident at 17, which left him in a coma for a month only to emerge with significant amnesia, Cantelon began what would prove to be a most unusual evolution as a composer. He signed a recording contract with Capitol Records and released a solo piano record of Celtic hymns titled “In the Morning Early.” After studying under Jakob Latiener at the Juilliard School and Dame Mary Berry at Trinity College, Cambridge, Cantelon began extensive touring in the Far East in support of his second solo piano of all original compositions titled “Paul Cantelon Solo Piano” for the Nippon Columbia label.
In the early 90s, he formed the eclectic band Wild Colonials with singer Angela McCluskey, recording two albums for Geffen Records and performing with such artists as Joe Cocker, The Kinks, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Clinton, Rickie Lee Jones, King Crimson & Ry Cooder. The Wild Colonials recorded two albums for Geffen selling in excess of 500,000 units. In 1995, after composing a special centenary score for the Eisenstein classic silent film “Battleship Potemkin,” Cantelon finished a new collection of works for solo piano and piano trio, opening the Montreux Jazz Festival. These works were met with critical acclaim from artists as diverse as Pete Townsend, Chick Corea and Phillip Glass.
Cantelon is presently working on a new collection of works, which will be recorded this spring under the guidance of acclaimed classical engineer/producer Tom Lazarus.
David Darling (Original Score) began piano lessons at the age of five and the study of classical cello at age 10. In high school, he was principal cellist in the orchestra, played tuba in the concert band, sang with the madrigal singers and acapella choir, and played baritone sax in the pep band. He also led his own jazz ensemble in which he played double bass and alto saxophone. Darling attended Indiana State University earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education. He was a scholarship student with the Pierre Monteux conducting school and studied jazz performance at Berklee School of Music in Boston. Early awards include first place in the Indianapolis Indiana Music Matinee Solo Artist Competition, and a scholarship to the American Federation of Musicians Strings Seminar.
In the summer of 1970, Darling joined the Grammy Award-winning Paul Winter Consort making his home in Nashville, TN. Darling’s music has long been recognized and sought after by producers and directors in the film industry which includes ongoing collaboration with European filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Wim Wenders. Films with Godard include: “Nouvelle Vague” (1996), “Forever Mozart” (2000), “Mostly Martha”(2003) and “E’Loge de L’Amour” (2003) presented at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. His films with Wenders include: “Until The End of the World” (1991) featuring Darling as solo improviser and FARAWAY, SO CLOSE! (1993). Recently, Wenders and Darling collaborated on the production of a major television commercial celebrating the 50th anniversary of Italy’s Barilla Co.
US major motion picture credits include “Heat” directed by Michael Mann, starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro (1997),187 (1997), “Going Under” (2003), “Insider” (1987) and “Equinox” (1970). His short film and documentary credits include but are not limited to “Mirror On the Moon,” “Canyonlands” and “Living Their Art.”
Darling’s self produced CD, “Cello Blue,” issued by Hearts of Space and Valley Entertainment in 2001, earned rave reviews, a 2002 Grammy Nomination and also the AFIM Indie Award from the Association for Independent Music.
In 1995, he received the Artist of the Year Award by the Board of Directors of Young Audiences Inc. In 2001, Darling garnered the Arts Advocate of the Year Award presented by the Connecticut Music Educators Association.
Darling resides in Goshen, CT creating music from Camp David Recording Studios.