Bruce Somers

Composer, Producer, Engineer

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Features, Commercials
& Television, Video Games

Piano

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SPACE SYMPOSIUM
Producer:  Adam Gross
Year:          2012
Release:   Corporate, Public
Notes:
Bruce composed a classic rock theme to the 28th Northrop Grumman Space Symposium.  Live instruments were used to create an "Americana" feel to this video for the 2012 symposium.
   
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SPACE SYMPOSIUM
Producer:  Adam Gross
Year:          2011
Release:   Corporate, Public
Notes:
Bruce composed a classical music theme to the 27th Northrop Grumman Space Symposium.  The client had a quick turn around.  Bruce used a guitar harmonic theme supported by Orchestra.
   
Final Fantasy "God In Fire" Dissidia 012
Company: Square Enix
Year:          2010
Release:   March 2011
Notes:
Kidneythieves recorded "God In Fire" for the new Final Fantasy Video Game release.  The song was featured on the Dissidia 012 soundtrack released in March 2011.  The track became the main theme for the marketing of the game and was featured in a popular youtube upload.
   
COMING UP ROSES
Director:    Lisa Albright
Year:          2010
Release:   Theatrical, 2011
Notes:
Bruce composed the music for this feature film starring Bernadette Peters in her first movie roll in many years.  This is Lisa Albright's second feature film.
 
ELI STONE, ABC "Eli and George Michael"
Network:    ABC  
Year:          2008, 2009
Release:   Summer, 2008, DVD for Eli Stone

Notes:
Bruce composed a track for the Eli Stone DVD.  The scene features George Michael and Eli Stone.

ANIME:  DRAWING THE REVOLUTION
Director:    Karen Somers (Blink Digital)  
Year:          2007-2008
Release:   STARZ Network

Notes:
Bruce scored all of the music for this first ever American documentary on Japanese Animation (Anime).  Features 20 original pieces of music.

CADILLAC “THE POWER OF 8”
Director:    Paul Hoffman     
Year:          2006, 2006
Release:   Commercial

Notes:
Recent Cadillac commercials featuring Led Zeppelins “Rock and Roll” at the end of the piece.

DUES EX 2
Director:    Ion Storm
Year:          2005
Release:   PS/2 Video Game

Notes:
5 songs from Kidneythieves (Bruce’s Band) were used on the follow up release of the best selling PS/2 game, Dues Ex.

LASTING LOVE
Director:      Karen Inwood      
Year:            2003
Station:        PBS Valentines Special

Notes:
Produced the music for this 1 hour PBS  documentary which airs every Valentines Day. Worked with composer David Goldblatt on all aspects of the music.

QUEEN OF THE DAMNED
Director:       Michael Rymer    
Year:             2002
Release:      Warner Bros., DVD, Video

Notes:
Jonathan Davis from the band Korn was the composer for the film.  He recommended Kidneythieves “Before I’m Dead” to be used in the last scene of the movie to tell the end of the story.

SERVING SARA
Director:        Reginald Hudlin  
Year:              2002
Release:       Paramount Pictures, DVD, Video

Notes:
Worked under music supervisor Matt Walden to create source cues for the film. Featured Matthew Perry & Elizabeth Hurly.

POWERS OF THE PARANORMAL
Director:         Karen Inwood
Year:               2001
Station:           Fox Television Network

 

Notes:
Scored compositional music for this live television show’s cut aways featuring biographies of the performers.  Featured moody ambient music.

PONTIAC “Steel”
Agency:            D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles.
Year:                2000
Station:            National Television Commercial

Notes:
Composed this 30 second television commercial featuring the Pontiac Grand Am set against an ILM design. George Murphy (Forest Gump) was the Visual Effects Supervisor.

SEARS
Agency:            Ogilvy & Mather.
Year:                 1999-2000
Station:             National Television Commercials

Notes:
Composed 15, 30 & 60 second television commercials for Sears Thanksgiving & Christmas slots for the 1999 & 2000 holiday seasons.

ACTIVISION
Director:            Craig Caryl          
Year:                  1999
Release:           PS/2 Video Game

Notes:
Composed 3 original up tempo songs for an original Activision sports products promotion used in video games and commercials.

MAZDA TRUCK
Agency:              W.B. Doner & Co.
Year:                   1999
Station:               National Television Commercial

Notes:
Composed 30 second and 60 second Mazda Truck “Showtime” commercial featuring motocross champion Jeremy McGrath. The CGI spot also featured Bruce’s sound design.

PICTURE THIS
Director:              Lisa Albright        
Year:                    1999
Release:             Feature Film & Festivals

 

Notes:
Scored this full length feature film by director Lisa Albright. Featured Melissa Errico. Appeared at numerous film festivals including Sundance & NY.

THE DEN (Digital Entertainment Network)
Director:               Evan Stone
Year:                     1999
Station:                 The Den

Notes:
Composed 3 original Internet television shows for The DEN including 5 episodes of “Tales from the Eastside” & Frat Rats.

ESPN
Director:                Craig Caryl/T-Bone Films     
Year:                      1998
Station:                  ESPN In Store/Network

Notes:
Scored ESPN’s 1998 promotional video with various cuts of different ESPN specials. Included original compositional and source music.

LOVE IN ANOTHER TOWN
Director:                Lorraine Senna   
Year:                      1997
Station:                  CBS Movie of the Week

Notes:
Composed source cues for this CBS movie of the week under film composer Lawrence Shragge. Features Victoria Principle.

EZ STREETS
Director:                 Paul Haggis         
Year:                       1996-1997
Station:                   CBS Television Series

Notes:
Composed multiple source cues for various episodes under film composer Mark Isham & David Goldblatt.. The Emmy nominated series featured Joe Pantoliano & Ken Olin.

EPSON
Agency:                 Digital Facades
Year:                      1996
Station:                  National Television & Internet

Notes:
Composed 15 & 30 second spots for Epson’s new printer. Featured on the internet and on television.

WHAT KIND OF MOTHER ARE YOU
Director:                Noel Nosseck      
Year:                      1996
Station:                  NBC Movie of the Week

Notes:
Composed multiple source cues under film composer Lawrence Shragge. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the source music “contributed greatly” and was “notable” to the show.

TERROR INSIDE
Director:                Stephen Gyllenhaal               Year:                      1996
Station:                  NBC Movie of the Week

Notes:
Heather Locklear’s first television movie. Composed all source material under film composer Mark Isham.

GETTING IN
Director:                 Doug Liman
Year:                       1994
Release:                Feature Film, DVD, Video

Notes:
Doug Liman’s first feature film. Featured Andrew McCarthy, Calista Flockhart, Matthew Perry & Dave Chappelle. Composed multiple styles for Doug Liman’s directorial debut.

ASTRID
Director:                 Doug Liman
Year:                       1992
Release:               
Motion Picture Academy

Notes:
Doug Liman’s (Swingers, Go, The Bourne Identity) first film. 20 minute student project. Brian Grazer supervised production.