Nana Simopoulos

Year Started: Nana Simopoulos has been in the film and media business for over 20 years.
Union Affiliations: AFM
Phone Number: (917)929-3771 / Fax: (413)743-9606
Contact email: nana@nana.net

Credits

Composer/Musician who has scored several award winning films and doumentaries. Nana draws her music's melodic color from the map of world cultures. Her original music can be heard on the CDs: Daughters of the Sun, After The Moon, Wings and Air, Still Waters, Gaia’s Dream and Pandora's Blues. Performances include appearances with Oscar winner Tan Dun as a soloist on sitar in Marco Polo with the New York City Opera and the RAI Symphony Orchestra in Torino, Italy. She has also performed widely with her ensemble in venues such as the Montreux Music Festival and appears on their compilation CD: Live at the B&W Montreux Music Festival, Vol. II. She appeared at Symphony Space in the Wall to Wall Joni Mitchell event and performed at the Kennedy Center in May during the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz festival with the Mary Ann McSweeney sextet.
 She has written numerous commissions for dance companies such as the Joffrey Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, American Dance Festival, Ballet Hispanico, North Carolina Dance Theater and more. She performed with her ensemble at Jacob’s Pillow with Heilman’s LiquidBody Dance Company. She has conducted and performed her original music with ensembles at the performances of Joyce theatre in New York, on Broadway and the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina. 
Nana has also written film-scores such as the Domain of the Senses; Touch as well as scores for the theatrical productions of Antigone Through Time, presented at the New York City Fringe Festival and Conversations with the Goddesses, produced by Soho Repertory Theatre. She has written music for two musicals, An Absolute Mystery, which premiered at La Mama, etc., and Matrix Maison, presented at Dixon place, New York City. She also wrote the music for the Off Broadway production of American Dreams, Lost and Found by Studs Turkel.
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