Why We Create Music
a commissioned film and collaborative score
Director / ComposerMichael Marantz
Director of PhotographyTim Sessler
Music Engineer / EditorDrew English
Creative ConsultantBrittany Darwell
"Why We Create Music" tells the story of the absolute importance of music with the individuals who create it. Fifteen musicians, ranging from Bill Withers to Aloe Blacc to Lady Antebellum, sit down with the director, Michael Marantz, to discuss their labor of love, songwriting and composing. Each featured artist was asked to contribute a musical or lyrical element to a base song that Marantz composed, ultimately generating the collaborative soundtrack that plays over video footage of them in the process of writing it.
This project was commissioned to celebrate ASCAP's 100th year, see more at: ascap100.com.