Top Quote Multi award-winning TV and film composers Steffan Fantini, Scott Gordon and Marc Fantini are back for the seventh season of CBS hit drama Criminal Minds, starring Shemar Moore and Thomas Gibson as members of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) November 30, 2011 - Criminal Minds is nominated for Favorite TV Crime Drama at the People's Choice Awards 2012. The composers write a weekly blog about the scoring process for Criminal Minds, which can be found at: In addition to returning to Criminal Minds, the composing team is back for a sixth season of Army Wives.

    The composers bring a unique approach to the score of Criminal Minds, explains Steffan Fantini, "For Criminal Minds, the idea for the sound was to bring haunting elements of a Silence of the Lambs to 2010. It is a hybrid score which blends dark orchestral, guitar loops and sound design. Music is composed that is literal to a specific scene. A spot of blood or an eyelash is all addressed musically to build the drama of a scene for the viewer." The three composers attend spotting sessions for each episode and develop their own perspective. "Knowing that our music is the unseen character, we strive to create a unique and original musical identity for each project," says Steffan. "The pay off for us is that we can play off each other's strengths and weaknesses," says Scott Gordon. "There are no egos, until there are," he laughs The composing team's singular and combined musical backgrounds and talents make them leaders in the film, TV and videogame music genres. Their musical palette spans multiple genres from classical to pop, rock to jazz, and alternative to hip hop. Steffan Fantini, Scott Gordon and Marc Fantini won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Dramatic TV Score in 2010 for Criminal Minds.

    The Fantinis began their careers as recording artists and producers. At age 12, Marc played guitar solos on leading New Kids On The Block albums. Steffan and Marc also sang and produced many artists' hits. They then transitioned into film and TV scoring. Meanwhile, Scott Gordon was becoming a leading engineer and mixer for many iconic performers including Ringo Starr, Alanis Morissette, Bon Jovi, The Eagles, Tom Petty and Aerosmith. Through the Ringo Starr session, Gordon met the Fantinis which led to the collaborative relationship. The trio eventually moved into film scoring by writing music for composer Mark Mancina on Training Day and Shooter. Fantinis and Gordon went on to compose for films including Hurricane Season and Mercy Streets. Their current projects include The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone and the Sony Playstation game Sorcery.

    Interviews, music, photos, available. Contact Costa Communications (323)650-3588

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