Life Changes Show, March 13, 2023
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy
Orchestrating a Wonderful Life with Philip Giffin and Performance Guest TRISHES – Ep728
Featuring Interview Guest, Emmy Nominated Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor for Film, TV, Albums, Concerts, Tours and Live Shows, Philip Giffin; and Performance Guest, Multidisciplinary Artist, TRISHES, on The LIFE CHANGES Show Episode 728 Titled, “Orchestrating a Wonderful Life”
Interview Guest: PHILIP GIFFIN; and Performance Guests: TRISHES
Extremely versatile in any style within the film and TV music industry, Emmy Nominated Philip Giffin has composed, arranged, orchestrated and conducted music to numerous features and television programs including, “Die Hard I,” “Die Hard II,” “Lethal Weapon I,” “Lethal Weapon II,” “Sommersby,” “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” “Like Mike,” “Fatal Instinct,” “Beethoven’s 3rd,” “Beethoven’s 4th,” “Soul Plane,” “Muppets Tonight,” “The Simpsons,” and many more.
Disney gave Philip a full orchestra every week to score 93 episodes of their acclaimed animated series, “Darkwing Duck.” Philip has also scored a multitude of successful TV movies and episodic television shows. To name a few, they are: ABC’s “Eyes”, starring Tim Daly, Fox’s “K Ville”, starring Anthony Anderson, and WB’s “Summerland” starring, Jesse McCartney and Zach Efron.
Phil also scored NBC’s Peabody Award Winning Series, “Boomtown”, for which he received an Emmy Nomination for “Best Main Title Theme”. Giffin also scored the features, “Amityville: The Awakening” starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, “Polaroid” starring Kathryn Prescott, Madelaine Petsch and Mitch Pileggi and “Children of The Corn: Runaway” starring, Marci Miller and Jake Ryan Scott.
In addition to writing television and film music, Philip is a well respected record producer, producing renowned artists such as, RZA from the WuTang Clan, as well as Music Directing for celebrities such as Martin Short, Billy Crystal, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer, Tim Robbins, Justin Willman, Tracey Ullman, The Muppets, Cirque du Soleil director Stefan Haves & more.
Giffin also produced a vocal duet of Michael Feinstein & Liza Minnelli singing the Gershwin standard, “Embraceable You” for Mr. Feinstein’s latest album, “Gershwin Country”.
Phil recently finished emceeing and music directing his original compositions and arrangements for “Shambles.”
These twenty live shows were created by Cirque du Soleil director Stefan Haves, and took place at Tim Robbins’ “Actor’s Gang Theater” in Los Angeles.
Multidisciplinary artist TRISHES challenges the confines of art and constructs of self by using live looping, visual art and spoken word to delve into our psyches. Her undeniably original songwriting, fleshed out by hip-hop beats and pop hooks, examines human struggle through an anthropological lens to prompt listeners on a journey of self-inquiry.
As a musician, the Trinidadian-American has been featured on NPR, Billboard, Rolling Stone India, MTV India, and VH1 India; and she has performed internationally, playing festivals like SXSW, CMW, Women’s Redrock Festival, Tune In Tel Aviv, Linda Perry’s Rock N Relief, Pyramid Yoga Festival and more. Her visual art has been part of Adidas “Nite Jogger” campaign and she has been nominated for Best Music Video at the South Asian Film Festival three years in a row, including one nomination for her directorial debut on her music video “Gaslight.”
The artist’s passion for arts and activism has garnered her invitations to speak all around the world including at TEDxDelthorneWomen in Los Angeles, The Independent’s 50th Anniversary in New York, and at XP Music Futures in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Her debut album “The Id” came out in October 2021 and the artist gave her first TEDx talk at TEDxDelthorneWomen in December of 2021.
TRISHES isn’t only known as an artist – her passion for racial justice and her background as an immigrant has led her to work on campaigns for Crooked Media and the Progressive Turnout Project, as well as performing and volunteering with the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2020. Hosein has also written political pieces for Talkhouse, Brown Girl Magazine and Valley Doll Magazine. Outside of her artistic endeavors, she enjoys volunteering with her unhoused neighbors, resettling refugees in Los Angeles and canvassing for progressive political candidates.
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