New York City (May 9, 2007)--Composer Steve Horelick has built on an already successful 2007 with a nomination for the 34th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. A composer/arranger/musician with a mastery of multiple genres, Horelick is being recognized in the category of "Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition" for his work on the long-running PBS educational series Reading Rainbow.
Horelick's nomination follows a 2006 season that required command of multiple genres, from world music to jazz, electronica and beyond. "Every episode of Reading Rainbow is unlike any other episode, and this year we really hit our stride in creating music for this great series," Horelick confirmed from his New York City-based studio. "Week to week, we're constantly exploring different musical concepts, cultures and geographical locations. It's always challenging to go straight from the likes of American folk music to African tribal rhythms, and it's always extremely rewarding."
Originally an experimental electronic music performance artist, Horelick quickly channeled his skills into a TV/film composition career that has made him a contributor for HBO, ABC, and PBS, spots for Volkswagen, Ford, and IBM, as well as a songwriter for Chaka Khan, Bobby McFerrin and myriad other major artists. As the writer of the theme song for Reading Rainbow, Horelick's Emmy nomination, his second, is a nice bonus after an already-satisfying run with one of PBS' most lauded daytime shows.
" Reading Rainbow is truly a labor of love--it's a series whose singular goal of inspiring kids to read has never been compromised," Horelick says. "We nailed the feeling of the theme when we composed the demo, and ever since we've enjoyed an undeniable eye-to-eye with the producers of the show. I've always appreciated their mission of producing a dynamic TV that encourages reading, and I think they appreciate my commitment to enhancing the experience.
The 34th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards show will be broadcast live on Friday, June 15, on CBS.
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