Interview – Jennifer Thomas, award-winning composer.

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.

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Interview – Jennifer Thomas, award-winning composer.

Linescratching Post for the week of May 2, 2011

 

Vol 1 No. 10, Week of May 2, 2011

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!

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Linescratching Post for the week of May 2, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of April 18, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 8, Week of April 18, 2011

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.

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Linescratching Post for the week of April 18, 2011

Linescratching Post for the week of April 11, 2011

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Vol 1 No. 7, Week of April 11, 2011

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!

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Linescratching Post for the week of April 11, 2011

Making a Great Music Website

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.

Sounds great right?  But it’s all very time consuming. Continue reading “Making a Great Music Website”

Making a Great Music Website

Jennifer Thomas reveals Minuet score

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 “Jennifer Thomas reveals Minuet score”

Jennifer Thomas reveals Minuet score

Carolyn Southworth

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 “Carolyn Southworth”

Carolyn Southworth

Podcast – June 21st, 2010

Featuring a new segment with CALLERS from all over the world!

Whistler – Armorie
Ya Va A Salir El Sol – Rumbo Rumba
Weightless – Cindy Bury
Passage – Australis
Out Of My Hands – Definit and Young Sim
Learning Curve – KaRyn Daley
Dancing on the Clouds – Jennifer Thomas

special thanks to Allison Hatton, Thomas Hatton, and Russell Stevenson, voice actors extraordinaire

Podcast – June 21st, 2010

Jennifer Thomas Mother’s Day Sale

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.

Jennifer Thomas wrote The Lullaby Album with her own mother, Carolyn Southworth. Click HERE for more information.

This will give you a taste of the music on the album:

Jennifer Thomas Mother’s Day Sale

Podcast – April 9th, 2010

Hey everyone, sorry it’s been so long since our last podcast.  ENJOY!

38th Floor – Hourglass
Rusafie – The Neighbors
Sinners in the Repentance Club – The Sweater Friends
Solo Un Milagro – Rumbo Rumba
I Don’t Think it’s Right – Colby Reid
Toccata and Fugue – Jennifer Thomas
Perfectly Annoying – Lime Colony
Testify – Young Sim
Again – Chris Hartwell

Podcast – April 9th, 2010