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Mr

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Crossing paths
« on: October 12, 2020, 06:31:03 PM »


I just stumbled upon a bit of an oddity today - as part of the Bruce Herschensohn Collection at the Pepperdine University archives, there exists an archived and digitzed letter dated March 1964 addressed from Hans Conzelmann on behalf of Dehace Music Production GmbH (Conzelmann and Delle Haensch's production company) addressed to William Loose at Capitol Records.

From what I've gathered, the letter is related to the production of director Herschensohn's documentary "John F. Kennedy: Years of Ligthining, Day of Drums" for which the director himself was actually the composer - his compositions seems to have been sent off to Capitol Custom, orchestrated and scored by Loose (and Jack Cookerly(?)) and then shipped to Conzelmann and Haensch in München for recording.

It's honestly a pretty mundane letter accompanying an invoice charging for use of studio musicians, equipment, etc., but is a curious connection between Loose who at this time would have been knee-deep in Capitol Hi-"Q" reels and Conzelmann and Haensch who would perhaps soon be starting off with the earliest of their work for Selected Sound. I'm sure 'cross-pollination' like this was perhaps commonplace, but it's odd to see something as explicit from these otherwise fairly mysterious workhorses on their separate ends of the world.

See details here:
https://calisphere.org/item/c189edcbda8ba2e9ede92c9088de30fc/

Lord Thames

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Re: Crossing paths
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 06:38:29 PM »
All very interesting, I love this kind of stuff! 

I understand it was quite common for US television scores in the 50s and 60s to be recorded in Europe (frequently Germany or London) because of the high fees demanded by the US musicians' union, I wonder if Dehace was in on any of those too?

implvol

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Re: Crossing paths
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 05:24:22 AM »
That's actually a pretty cool little document there, Mr.  It's the first time I've seen any sort of library music transactional document. 

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Re: Crossing paths
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 06:18:40 AM »
Great historical find! It's amazing what can be found on the net these days if you dig deep  ;)

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Re: Crossing paths
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 01:43:04 PM »
Thanks, Mr! More to add to our history files.
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