co-sponsored by the Film Scoring Network
Dan Gross ’08, Erik Groysman ’11, and Gray Bashew ’11, the mad minds behind the music of Comedy Central's Drunk History, discuss how they meet the high demands of composing for a cable television show using only home studios, strong organization, and teamwork.
Dan Gross ’08
Originally from Lakeville, Massachusetts, Dan graduated as a Film Scoring major in 2008 and moved to Los Angeles soon after. He spent the next five years composing for a number of small projects before he became the composer for Drunk History in 2013. Dan currently lives in the LA neighborhood of Echo Park with his wife, singer and songwriter Arielle Paul, with too many cats.
Erik Groysman ’11
Erik was born in the Republic of Moldova, USSR, and immigrated to San Diego, California in1991 at the age of 3.He was grooving in the womb to 'illegal' western music like the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin, as his fanatical father collected banned vinyl records smuggled into the country. Erik graduated in 2011 with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. Moving to LA immediately after graduation helped immerse him in 'the real world' and since then, he's been been lucky to meet, be around, and collaborate with many passionate, driven, creative people.
Gray Bashew ’11
Originally from South Africa, Gray Bashew is a composer, producer, and percussionist based in Los Angeles. Gray graduated in 2011 with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. He specializes in composing pop and orchestral music for film and television. He has been a member of the Drunk History Orchestra since 2014, helping to create era specific throwbacks that rock! Aside from scoring, he collaborates with bands and artists as a drummer, beatboxer, video producer, and didgeridooer.