Jennifer Thomas, LDS musician and composer, is on FIRE! She recently won Park City Film Festival’s Gold Medal of Excellence for Original Music in a Short Film for her work in Minuet. There were over 200 films selected for review this year, and it was Jennifer’s first film score.
Before the excitement of winning had even slightly worn off, she received a Hollywood Music in Media Awards nomination for her classical crossover arrangement of J. S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor. There is a version of it here, and it is also being re-mastered for Jennifer’s new album. The HMM Awards honor film scores, commercial music composers, video game composers, and independent musicians in every musical genre. It is the only awards platform of its kind, and it will be the real deal: red carpet, media coverage, and after-parties. Jennifer humbly says that even if she doesn’t win, it will be a great experience to meet others in her field.
With all of the projects she has going on, she still found the time to let me interview her. I was thrilled.
In this issue: Ian Fowles gets spiritual in the desert, Fictionist can’t stop winning, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir gets manly, The Killers reunite, The Barefoot Movement lose us, a great gift for yo momma, all this PLUS Is Oskama Bin Laden going to have to break up now? and MORE!
In this issue: A (non-Arcade Fire) Mormon storms the Canadian music awards scene; Cary Judd tries out a new career path; Low and Uncle Jesse’s project comes to fruition; The Steelwells get remixed; Mayan Fox mash up; SHeDAISY talk breakfast, Aquabats, Neon Trees, and Brandon Flowers do Coachella; Jennifer Thomas give a tutorial on instrumentation, and more.
In this issue: Colby Miller requests to entertain you, Sugar Ray meets Provo, John Hunstman turns out to be a “Prog”ressive, Mayan Fox heals the world and makes it a better place, mean (but true!) rumors about David Archuleta, Ken Jennings on the Book of Mormon musical, Jennifer Thomas, Idiot Glee, Alan Sparhawk, and more!
Linescratchers welcomes Jennifer Thomas, an extraordinary pianist and violinist, performer and composer of music for short films, television, and her own albums. You can check out her music website here.
With how rapidly social networking and other new technologies have completely changed the way websites have been looking and developing, I’ve known for about a year now that my website has been in desperate need of a complete makeover. I’ve been putting it off until my release date gets closer for my upcoming album, “Portraits” at the end of this year. – just assuming that it would be the best time to make the changes then so that everything was “new”.
However, lately, I’ve been feeling the urgency to work on my website. Not at the end of the year, but NOW. I suppose a big reason is while I’m currently in limbo between albums and not releasing any new music for a while, I feel like I need to do a better job at keeping my fans interested. One way to do that is to get with the game and put out a website that has all the new bells and whistles that so many sites seem to have now.
Linescratcher Jennifer Thomas has been working all Summer on a film score for an independent short film called Minuet. Fans and readers will be happy to see that Jennifer has released the unmastered tracks from the film on her blog. Awesome chance to hear them before you see the film.
As far as the film goes, it has been filmed and is intended to be entered into film festivals soon. Jennifer has given a synopsis of the film on her website: Continue Reading →
Lovers of classical and new age music will love the soothing songs of Carolyn Southworth. Carolyn inherited a rich tradition of music in her family and has passed that love on to her daughter, former Linescratchers interviewee Jennifer Thomas, with whom she has released an album of lullabies. Carolyn has a thing or two to say about how she grew up with music, where her inspiration comes from, her musical family, the writing process, and how her faith influences what she does. Continue Reading →
Jennifer Thomas will be offering The Lullaby Album, a 2-disc set which usually sells at $16.99, at a discounted rate of $9.99, in celebration of Mother’s Day. This offer will be good through the month of May.
If you like classical music that kicks, you’re in for a treat. Violinist, pianist, classical composer, performer, and mother, Jennifer Thomas brings quite a bit to the table, and yet she manages to seamlessly transition from modern to traditional, from dramatic to gentle, from tempest to forest and in between. Listeners will at once connect with her melodies and themes. Her compositions are complex enough to resonate with fellow musicians, but Jennifer is also quite adept at emotional connection with the lay listener. Jennifer has quite a bit to say about her musical process, and has taken the time to answer some questions for us. She talks about promoting her music, how composition requires hard work, and how she feels God helps her as she composes her music. Continue Reading →