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"At the heart of every story is a sound - something so deep that is resonates like a pressure in your chest. It is this feeling that the film composer seeks to make heard; not merely to underscore the chases, clinches, climaxes, or to smooth over the directional inadequacies of soft cuts and shaky transitions, but to give voice to an inner life - it's soul, if such a thing can be said of film."

-Ed Zwick, director of Legends of The Fall
-film score by James Horner

 

 

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Kristen is the co-founder of Dreamscape Music, Ltd. and has been a member of ASCAP (American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers) as a composer and publisher since 1999 (Kriven Publishing).

Music Highlights

* 12 time recipient of ASCAP’s annual writer’s award: 2000-2012


* Received an Honorable Mention in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her children’s song, “Thank You”

* Her children’s song, The Things We’ll Need To Know, was arranged for a music roll by Robert Stuhmer and is currently playing on several carousels, including ones at:

  - Museum Row, Long Island The Things We'll Need To Know
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  - Central Park, NY
  - Lake Compounce; Bristol, CT
  - Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh
  - Hershey Park, PA
  - Vancouver Park, Canada
  - Bushnell Park; Hartford, CT
  - Paragon Park, Massachusetts
 

-Downtown Connellsville, PA

"The Things We'll Need To Know" is now playing in Downtown Connellsville, PA. Check out this 1919 Wurlitzer Military Band Organ. You can see Kristen's song credit around 3:37 and you can hear the song at 7:01.

 

*The Things We'll Need To Know is now playing alongside Billy Joel’s classical piece, “Waltz #1 (Nunley’s Carousel),” on Nunley's Carousel at Long Island's Museum Row.


 
 
*Composed The Music Box for The Musical Box Society International, which premiered on September 6, 2009.
 
The Music Box sheet music Kristen Music Box music box mechanism
The Music Box - Box Version provided by the MBSI
The Music Box - Carousel Version - Arranged by Kristen Puttagio
The Music Box - Regina 15.5" disc arrangement by Jack Perron/  
HensTooth Discs  
For information about the piano arrangement and sheet music,  
please contact Kristen  
Thanks to Bob Stuhmer, Bill & Carolee Wineburgh, the MBSI  
and Jack Perron  
 
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CDs

   
*Sleepy Time Songs and Sing Alongs Dreamscape Music, Ltd. Kriven Publishing / Rounder Kids Distribution

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iTunes

 

 
 
*Sunday School Songs and Sing Alongs Dreamscape Music, Ltd. Kriven Publishing / Rounder Kids Distribution

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Commercial Music

   
*Galen College of Nursing Commercial: music by Kristen Puttagio
 

Original Film Scores

   
*Entry for Hans Zimmer's Bleeding Fingers Contest
   

*Crossroad Blues
horror/suspense short: score by Kristen Puttagio

   

*Superman: The Magnetic Telescope animation: score by Kristen Puttagio

     
*Rusty Wrench
comedic short: score by Kristen Puttagio
     
*Animated Logo: animation by Bob Stuhmer, music by Kristen Puttagio
 

Original Music

 
*Someone To Watch Over Me - by George and Ira Gershwin / arrangement by Kristen Puttagio

Someone To Watch Over Me-MIDI sample
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To hear entire piece or to order score, please email Kristen through her contact page. Thank you!
click on page to preview sample
   
 

*Compilation of original scored music (player on right):
1. Hybrid Fugue for piano
2. Introspection (film/orchestral)
3. Woodwind Quintet I: Meadow at Sunrise
4. Woodwind Quintet II: A Street in Rain
5. Woodwind Quintet III: New Day
6. Octet (for Bassoon, Crotales, Vibraphone, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass)
7. Assembly Line (minimalism/electronic)
8. Into the Arms of Morpheus (orchestral tone poem)
9. Icing (Korg/Jazz layer exercise)
10. Echo (layer exercise)

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Original Songs

 
*Pop / Adult Contemporary
(CD coming soon!)    
The Things I Want To Say    
For Yesterday    
Lullabye Mountain    
Away    
Six Years (In Heaven)    
   

Let It Go

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and/or purchase MP3)

Kristen Puttagio: Let It Go
     
In The Night    
Through Your Eyes    
Seamless Hours    
Imagination and Recollection (music)    
A Piece Of My Heart    
Until Then    
You and Me, Me and You    
     
*Children's    
Dream    
Hush Darling    
Daydreams    
Thank You    
We Are Rainbows    
The Things We'll Need To Know    
My Favorite Time Of Year    
     

Education

   
Master of Music Five Towns College, New York Concentration in composition
Bachelor of Music (Magna Cum Laude) Five Towns College, New York Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theatre
  Stony Brook University (Freshman Year) Studied piano, music theory, acting & stagecraft
     

Compositions Performed

Thank You *November 2009 - Calling All Saints
  *November 1, 2008 - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts - Calling All Saints - fundraiser show for the INN
  *Cathedral of Incarnation - Long Island fundraiser event
  *Saxton Middle School Chorus - Patchogue-Medford, NY
  *Garden City Youth Choir - Garden City Thanksgiving performance
  *Greek Orthodox Church - NYC Memorial service
  *UCP of Bayville show
     
We Are Rainbows *Several elementary school choruses - Long Island, NY
     
The Things We'll Need To Know *Several elementary school choruses - Long Island, NY
  *Used as a soundtrack for kid's slide show (sold at fundraiser event) - Promiseland Christian Preschool; Fountain Hills, Arizona
     
Lullabye Mountain *Played at The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts - Calling All Saints - fundraiser show for the INN
   

Other

   
*Performed as a keyboardist with the band "Besides" at Munchaba Lounge on October 30, 2004
*Co-produced a fundraiser concert at FTC    
*Has singing experience with barbershop quartets, vocal jazz groups, and select choirs
 

 
* All Music Copyrighted. All Rights Reserved.*