John Lissauer's first big gig came at the age of 19, when he
produced and arranged Al Jarreau's first recordings. Ever in
good company, John went on to produce and arrange a pair of
hugely successful Leonard Cohen albums and has been
composing, producing and arranging ever since. Leonard's
song, Hallelujah, which John produced and arranged is
featured in the hit movie,"Watchmen"
The last 25 years have been prolific for John, creating
award-winning work that has spanned the globe. He has scored
more than twenty feature films, and has arranged and
orchestrated even more films including Seven and That
Thing You Do. His score for La Tete de Normande
St. Onge won a Canadian Academy Award for "Best Original
Score in a Motion Picture." John has completed scoring
the Harvey Keitel film The Last Godfather as well as the
Eric Roberts family drama, So This Is Christmas. In the next few
months, John will put the finishing touches on the Gothic Thriller,
Dark Disciple, and begin work on an epic space drama, Resilient 3D.
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Writing/arranging for a myriad of recording artists has proven
both fruitful and rewarding for John. The four gold records he
received for Leonard Cohen and Bette Midler's albums bear
witness to that. He has also worked with Whitney Houston, Luther
Vandross, Air Supply and The Manhattan Transfer to name a few.
And he has just Produced a new CD, Love and Gravity,
for the exquisite Mary Fahl.
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recording artists with whom John has worked.
Having scored some 2000 TV and radio commercials since his first at age 21,
John has worked on just about everything. If it comes in a box, a
bottle, runs off a battery, or provides a service to anyone, John
has worked on it. He has to his credit numerous CLIO awards,
including the highly coveted "Campaign Of The Decade" award for
his work on Polaroid with James Garner. The kids love him too -
John was the composer on three animated feature films including
Pokemon: The Movie, a couple of animated shorts and several
animated TV series from around the world.
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The love of music never seems to run dry for John, who is an
accomplished woodwind player with various local symphonies. John
got his degree in Music Composition at Yale University and in his
spare time, he has taught music at both Yale and Kingsborough
Community College. He has composed and conducted for orchestras
in New York, Hollywood, London, Paris, Prague and Toronto.
These days, John keeps his work a little closer to home, by
working out of his home, a 35 acre farm. The Katonah Mill Studio
is where John's full service digital 48-track facility lives,
with two rooms; namely the Mill and the Barn. He shares the farm
with his wife Lilian - who is reputed to cater the most fabulous
of all luncheons for visiting producers, directors, studio
musicians, etc, and his son Greg, a talented woodwind player.
Lastly, this place is home to a dog, some cats,
and dozens of woodland creatures that just can't stay away from
the most musical farm in the world.