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Austin Instructor’s Music Played at The Democratic National Convention

By: Brandi Madar

August 8, 2016

George Oldziey, an audio production instructor at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, composed music for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez that was played at the Democratic National Convention. 

Oldziey received an email from Rodriguez two weeks before the convention, asking if he could compose music in the same spirit of an attached temporary track. He wasn’t told what the music would be used for, but set to work creating a piece that incorporated the timing and tension of the temporary track that Rodriguez had provided. After five versions Oldziey received the approval from Rodriguez.

Oldziey’s hard work came to fruition when he received a text message from Rodriguez telling him to tune into the Democratic National Convention. He was at dinner at the time—and was thrilled to heard his music on national television, paired with an accompanying video.

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By: Brandi Madar

August 8, 2016