Resume

JOHN LASALA

COMPOSER/DIGITAL AUDIO PROFESSIONAL

Enthusiastic, experienced and easy-to-work with composer and digital audio professional—strengths include a diverse background in composition, studio recording, editing, mixing, mastering and production.

Areas of Expertise

– Audio Editing
– Composition
– Project Collaboration
– Mixing/Mastering
– Sound Design
– Effective Communication

SKILLS AND SOFTWARE

  • Music composition, production and arranging
  • Digital recording, editing and mixing
  • DAWs: Adobe Audition, Cubase, Studio One, SONAR, Sound Forge, et al.
  • Music notation
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Video: Sony Vegas Pro
  • Graphics: Adobe Photoshop

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

VolunteerMatch Digital Audio Editor

Digital Audio Editor

2015–Present

  • Volunteering as audio editor for ongoing archival restoration project

Freelance

Composer, Producer & Sound Designer

2000–present

Selected Works Roles Venue/Event
The Baltimore Waltz
stage play
Sound Designer, Composer Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Medea
stage play/musical
Songwriter American Theatre of Actors
3am, 89°, no wind
dance theater
Composer 3-Legged Dog/HERE’s American Living Room festival
Soul Descending
dance theater
Composer HERE Arts Center/American Living Room festival,
Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
feature length animated film
Composer, Additional Score
City Hall
short film
Composer, Audio Engineer
Sleeping Beauty Lies
aerial dance
Composer Lincoln Center
The Snow Queen
dance theater
Composer HERE Arts Center/American Living Room festival,
NY International Fringe Festival
Dimensional Rift
staged rock opera
Composer, Performer Student Arts Festival at Staller Center for the Arts

 

The Very Us Artists, LLC

Founder, Creative Director & Project Manager

2007–present

  • Founded artist collective, managing over 50 composers, authors and visual artists on a variety of collaborative projects
  • Excelled at project management to meet publishing and production deadlines
Selected Works Roles
Foreshadows: The Ghosts of Zero
collaborative album+book
Producer/Author/Book Editor
My First Sing-Along Dictionary
collaborative album+book
Producer/Songwriter
Roughly Produced Masterpieces
collaborative album
Producer/Composer
Nascence and Child
collaborative album
Producer
Opus Cipher: The Prototype
collaborative album
Producer/Composer

 

Michael Whalen Music, New York City

Music Editor and Copyist

2003–2005

  • Assisted with music editing on projects for film, TV and movies
  • Produced studio recordings
  • Transcribed audio recordings into written scores

Watercolour Management, Ltd.

Creative Director/Board Member

1997–2004

  • Responsible for advising clients and offering artistic guidance on projects
  • Assisted with business structure for non-profit organization

 

EDUCATION & ACCOLADES

  • The State University of New York at  Stony Brook
    Bachelor of Arts: Multidisciplinary Studies (Music and Theater)
  • NY International Fringe Festival
    Excellence Award for Music Composition (The Snow Queen)
  • Sounding Board (American Composers Forum)
    published “Composers Are From Venus…”
  • Dance Theater Workshop Creative Partnerships Seminar
    panelist