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George Sarah Band - art walk music

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The Last Bookstore is pleased to present composer/musician/multi-instrumentalist George Sarah and his band. Known for his unique brand of electronic chamber music. For his latest film he wrote pieces that had an Americana, folk, feel. Upon completing the score the musicians he enlisted thought it would be a good idea to perform the songs live! Featuring Lewis Kim-Vocals, Daniel Coffeng-Acoutic/Electric Guitar, Erik Kristiansen-Pedal Steel, John Kithcart-Drums, George Sarah-Bass/Keyboards.

George Sarah rose to notoriety in the electronic music scene with Stereotaxic Device, a band he was in from 1988 until 1992, when he began his solo career under the moniker THC, which he used until 1999.

In 2000, George Sarah's demo, "Sonata for Petra," reached #1 on the influential L.A. radio station KCRW.The following year, he was invited by along with his string trio, for a live performance of his electronic chamber music on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. In 2002 he recorded his CD "Music for Elevators," a collaboration with actor Anthony Stewart Head, whom he met when performing on season 4 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In 2003, he released a CD of his compositions for the Discovery Health Channel, called "Ossia," consisting mostly of songs from the series "Plastic Surgery: Before and After" for Original Productions. The CD was the #1 add on CMJ's RPM chart on May 5, 2003.and was nominated for best electronic song in a TV series by the American Dance Music Awards.[8] Also in 2003, Sarah was named 'Best Electronic Artist in L.A.' by the readers of L.A. Alternative Press.

In 2007, Sarah's music was featured in several prominent projects including the documentary Bra Boys: Blood Is Thicker than Water Narrated by Russell Crowe, The Emmy nominated special Addiction on HBO weaving several of George's songs throughout the episode. Chris Rock's TV series Everybody Hates Chris and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Sarah was commissioned by the Mother New York advertising agency to compose the music for 'Terracotta Warriors,' a daily performance of an outdoor advertisement for Johnson & Johnson Products at the Beijing Olympics in August, 2008. The 14-minute score accompanied a performance featuring the Beijing Modern Dance Company and 23-foot tall marionettes at the China Millennium Monument.

Sarah premiered an original soundtrack to Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc" on August 10, 2010 at Grand Performances in Downtown Los Angeles. His composition featured a string quartet and a choir of four singers from the Los Angeles Master Chorale, who performed under the conduction of Sarah and accompanied by his electronic instrumentation.

In 2012, his album "Who Sleep the Sleep of Peace" was released, featuring guests and collaborations with several artists: David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets; Angela McCluskey of Télépopmusik and Wild Colonials; Alain Whyte of Morrissey fame; James Fearnley of The Pogues; and Monique Powell of Save Ferris.The single "Anna" from the album, featuring vocals by McCluskey, was selected as KCRW's "Today's Top Tune".

In 2017 Sarah completed the score for two feature films, one of which will be performed at the Last Book Store on 11/16/17.