John Massari

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John Massari
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Background information
Birth name Giovanni Massari
Also known as David Inlander
Biggy G
Born (1957-03-25) March 25, 1957 (age 60)
New York City, New York, United States
Genres Film score
Occupation(s) Composer
Years active 1978–present
Website http://www.johnmassarimusic.com https://m.soundcloud.com/johnmassari http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006188/

John Massari (born Giovanni Massari in New York City, New York) is an American composer.

Biography[edit]

John Massari is a cherished American film composer whose recent works include the world's first virtual reality feature-length film, "Jesus VR: The Story of Christ". The epic emotional score for this film will connect audiences with a historic first-ever, powerful virtual reality experience. This project holds deep, spiritual meaning for Massari.

Massari has a rare gift for creating memorable music across a wide range of genres. He also has a reputation for being exceptionally collaborative, which has made Massari the "go to" film composer for producers and directors. Massari combines his training as a classical composer, along with his strong passion for new contemporary music genres which he easily adapts to each assignment.

Creating music for iconic brands such as Disney, HBO, MGM and Sony Pictures, Massari's innovative gifts have proven greatly versatile. He has the ability to flawlessly cross genres in projects ranging from purely narrative documentaries and drama to quirky comedy and sci-fi/horror.

Film music's powerful influence drew him to explore creating original music at age 6 as he began training on piano, trumpet and contra bass. While performing in student orchestras and rock bands, Massari studied musical composition privately at Chapman University. At the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) earning the Frank Sinatra Music Award for composition, studying composition and orchestration with Henri Lazarof, and David Raksin as well as private studies with Dr. Albert Harris.

Massari was mentored by composers Jerry Fielding, David Rose, and Mark Snow while privately studying composition with Leonard Stein at the University of Southern California (USC).

Current Projects: The Story of Jesus Christ in Virtual Reality (Autumn VR and VRWERX)

Filmography[edit]

  • Little House on the Prairie (1982-1983)
  • Hart to Hart (1982)
  • The Ray Bradbury Theater (Theme) (1985-1992
  • Jonny Quest (1987)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney (1987)
  • The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)
  • Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
  • Monsters (1988-1990)
  • Snake Eater (1989)
  • Snake Eater II: The Drug Buster (1990)
  • Steel and Lace (1991)
  • Diplomatic Immunity (1991)
  • The Big Sweat (1991)
  • Dogs Bark Blue (1992)
  • Snake Eater III: His Law (1992)
  • Death Ring (1992)
  • Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993)
  • The Making of '...And God Spoke' (1993)
  • Kickboxer 5 (1995)
  • The Redemption (1995
  • Shooting Lily (1996)
  • Skeletons (HBO TV movie) (1997)
  • Retro Puppet Master (1999)
  • Final Stab (1999)
  • Breathing Hard (2000)
  • Ronny Camaro and Seven Angry Women (2003)
  • Speed Demon (2003)
  • 24: Conspiracy (TV series short) (2005)
  • L. Frank Baum: The Man Behind the Curtain (2005)
  • Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection (2005)
  • The Shield: Breaking Episode 315 (2005)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storybook (2005)
  • Ring Around the Rosie (2006)
  • Astaire and Rogers: Partners in Rhythm (2006)
  • Tinker Bell: A Fairy's Tale (2007)
  • Requiem & Rebirth: Superman Lives! (2007)
  • Veritas, Prince of Truth (2007)
  • Stem Cell (2009)
  • From The Dark (2009)
  • The Cell 2 (2009)
  • American Pickers (2010–)
  • The Devil's Gravestone (2010)
  • Trek Nation (2010)
  • Game of Assassins (2013)
  • The Wonderful World of Disney Theme (1988-Present)
  • Secret Lives of Stepford Wives (2014– )
  • Thrill Kill (2015)

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