SongVault Artist Profile
California, United States
Soundtracks / Original Score
Winner of the 2006 Best of State Award for Original Music Composition, the Jury Choice Gold Medal for Excellence in the 2004 Park City Film Music Festival and Semi-Finalist in the 2004 Moondance International Film Festival filmscoring competition, Jeffrey Gold's works have premiered at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Centres in Cardiff, Wales and in Piccadilly, London, on television in the U.K., on PBS television, on radio and at international film festivals. Educated at Cambridge University, he is a lifetime member of the Cambridge Film and Television Society. In the United States, he has been a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 1999. In 2005 he was invited to participate in the 19th Annual Sundance Institute Independent Producers Conference and the 3rd Annual Sundance Institute Theatre Program/Johnny Mercer Foundation Master Class with composers and performers Melissa Manchester, Jimmy Webb, Michael Rupert, Margaret Whiting, and Charles Strouse. He has had masterclasses with film composer/orchestrator/arranger Conrad Pope (Star Wars episodes I-III, Munich, Memoirs of a Geisha), two-time Emmy award winning film composer/arranger Hummie Mann (Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Year of the Comet), award-winning film composer Douglas Romayne (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), award-winning film composer & Sundance Institute alumnus Vincent Gillioz, and award-winning film composer and guitar virtuoso Vince Lauria.
Writes Gerald Elias, Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony and First Violin of the Abramyan String Quartet, "I have had the opportunity to listen to the Elegy: Adagio for Strings by Jeffrey Gold. This short piece, in the tradition of Barber and Vaughan-Williams is effective and compelling. Mr. Gold's use of rich string sonorities and evocative voice-leading, creating well-timed and poignant dissonances, conveys a mood of simultaneous despair and hope."