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George Mahn, III

Composer & Producer at Gentry Avenue Productions/Vertical Leap:

– Film Scoring, Radio and Contemporary Orchestra

– Collaborate, interpret, compose, arrange, produce, music, film

– Jazz, Rock, Pop, New Age, Film & Contemporary Classical

Vertical Leap

Vertical Leap debuted to critical acclaim and radio airplay in 2002 with tracks broadcast regularly on domestic and international stations, SiriusXM satellite network, and internet channels. Exhibiting a unique mosaic style, the genre-bending discography also repeatedly underscored marquee programs, motion pictures and arts productions.

A Musical Perspective

The concept for Vertical Leap is to illuminate life experience through a contemporary acoustic-electric musical prism. The goal is to integrate opposing musical styles to achieve a harmonic and universal expression of the timeless interplay between light and dark elements which ultimately reveal divine presence within the human spirit. The radio and film repertoire has garnered acclaim by numerous critics based on the resonance of the dynamic arrangements.

While guest musicians may appear on recordings from time to time, the music retains a singular vision and inspiration that pervades from the heart and soul of studio artist, composer and producer George Mahn, III. The essence of the artist’s musical ideas derives from his search for hope and salvation within his spiritual landscape. He feels melody helps discovery and acceptance when words are not enough to express feelings. The purpose of the music is not only to entertain, but also to stimulate the mind and instill a sense of personal understanding by magnifying collective experience.

The versatile guitarist has always had a talent for crafting evocative new musical worlds. His original compositions, with their vigoroso progressions, transparent orchestrations and unforgettable melodies, explore a wide range of forms. Juxtaposing a love of fresh, innovative sonic palettes with traditional orchestra, he incorporates rock, pop, avant-garde jazz, world music, modern minimalism, ambient electronica and other elements to create a signature sound that is distinctively familiar, yet constantly evolving.

In addition to his creativity in Vertical Leap, George has logged production credits in the control room where he can be found working behind the console as producer, sound engineer and film composer. Whether recording and mixing other musicians or scoring to picture and creating soundtracks for film clients, he has earned recognition on a variety of projects.

Always mindful, the lyricist also muses about life adventures via his blog, Vertical Tales.

Vertical Leap formed in 2001, officially released Sanctuary in 2002 and scored the independent film The Promise in 2005 followed by the pilot film Matzuda in 2007.  The artist finished a collection of instrumental pieces for A Passing Moment in 2009 and a series of original themes and scores set for the silver screen titled The Winter Palace in 2010.  The multifaceted album Reflections appeared in 2012.

Gentry Ave – Creative Services


Gentry Avenue Productions offers original music composition and production services for all media. We can compose, arrange, score, play, record, edit, mix, and hire session musicians and vocalists for everything from feature films and television programs to documentaries and radio broadcasts. Our specialty includes scoring to picture and conceiving multimedia concepts in a variety of formats.

Gentry Avenue Productions
14902 Preston Rd #404-160
Dallas, Texas 75254
info@gentryave.com
49 Comments leave one →
  1. March 6, 2012 3:13 pm

    Hello George!

    I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blog Award 🙂
    If accepted, follow this link for information:

    http://wp.me/p1OTI7-pY

    ~ Sirenia ~

    • March 7, 2012 12:32 am

      Thank you, Sirenia!

      I certainly appreciate this honor and I will be delighted to share it. I will follow through with the instructions shortly. Thanks for thinking of me!

      Cheers,
      George

      • January 9, 2013 1:44 am

        From SoundEagle, another fellow musician, to you: “Happy New Year, George!”

      • January 9, 2013 12:04 pm

        Thanks for stopping by, SoundEagle, and Happy New Year! Looking forward to visiting.

  2. March 17, 2012 12:55 am

    Hi George, I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger award by Soma, in your honor. So I had to check out your blog. I am a digital artist, and a lover of music, most specifically ambient, IDM, minimalism, and anything avant-garde or experimental. Oh I cannot forget Jazz (Miles, Coltrane). I will be spending some time on your blog in the future and will check out your compositions. Stop by my blog when you have some time.

    Walter

  3. March 17, 2012 4:44 pm

    Hi Walter, Congratulations on receiving the Beautiful Blogger award! Soma is an awesome blogger and can pick others quite well. I am delighted to meet you and look forward to checking out your blog as well as reading your feedback here.

    Great musical choices, BTW!

    Cheers,
    George

  4. March 30, 2012 11:57 am

    Hello George!

    I have nominated you for the Creative Chaos Award. For more information, go here: http://wp.me/p1OTI7-u1

    ~ Sirenia ~ 😀

  5. lostupabove permalink
    April 20, 2012 3:05 am

    Hello George I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I hope you enjoy it. Details can be found here: http://wp.me/p1ZC80-U4
    Love, Steph

    • April 23, 2012 4:34 pm

      Thanks, Steph! This is very much appreciated and I look forward to having fun answering it!
      Cheers,
      George

  6. April 24, 2012 3:57 pm

    enjoying the blog, feel free to join me on my other social sites..

  7. lostupabove permalink
    April 27, 2012 8:09 am

    Hello George
    I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Details are here: http://wp.me/p1ZC80-WO
    Love, Steph

    • April 27, 2012 2:03 pm

      Thanks, Steph! Once again I am honored by your generosity and I am delighted to receive this award from you. Looking forward to answering the questions!
      Cheers,
      George

  8. April 29, 2012 9:46 am

    As you will see from a click to http://bookofguff.wordpress.com/2012/04/29/beautiful-sunshine/ you are included in my list of “recommended sites”. You are invited to accept either or both of the Awards offered here which you are not currently in receipt of. Should you have them all already I can only add to that fact by saying how much I enjoy your writings and honour their author.

    – Ben

    • April 29, 2012 11:12 am

      Thanks, Ben! I appreciate your support and am honored to receive these awards. Looking forward to sharing them!
      Cheers,
      George

  9. April 29, 2012 11:37 am

    My pleasure. 🙂

  10. lostupabove permalink
    May 7, 2012 4:20 am

    Hello George, I’ve nominated you for the HUG award, find out about it here http://wp.me/p1ZC80-Z2
    Steph

    • May 8, 2012 3:36 pm

      Thanks, Steph! Congrats for receiving this award and I appreciate your nomination. Looking forward to spreading the joy!
      Cheers,
      George

  11. May 10, 2012 4:02 am

    What a pleasant surprise, to have you visit my post, thanks for the like, looks like I’m enjoying your music today! Love those cords pulling away… am a follower, liker curious George!
    Cheers and have a great day!

    • May 10, 2012 3:17 pm

      Glad you are enjoying my music today! What you had to say definitely resonated. Looking forward to reading more!
      Have a great day, too!

  12. sarahjaneprosetry permalink
    June 24, 2012 8:51 pm

    Excuse my technological ignorance but I am not figuring out how to listen to your music. I have yet to hear it. I’m in the mountains until mid July with limited access to a desk top. The mobile version of facebook isn’t really showing me any links. Any ideas?

    • June 24, 2012 11:32 pm

      technology has a mind of it’s own! The mobile versions of FB and WordPress both omit the music files. However, I am able to view the files on Soundcloud from my iphone so perhaps this will work: http://soundcloud.com/you/tracks

      Please let me know if it works. Hope you like what you hear once you finally get there!

  13. June 26, 2012 5:48 am

    Hi George! I got to your blog through someone else’s and I’m really enjoying it. I’m glad that I found it. I’m gonna follow you and look forward to reading more of your stuff. 🙂

    • June 27, 2012 12:19 pm

      Hi Shalvika! Glad you found my blog and are enjoying it. Working on another post today, in fact. Looking forward to exploring your blog also. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  14. sarahjaneprosetry permalink
    July 2, 2012 3:39 pm

    Finally!!!! I listened to quite a few. Both with and without lyrics. This is great! Really incredible. I am impressed.

    Are you the singer on the parts with vocals?

    • July 2, 2012 11:54 pm

      Finally!!! I really appreciate your enthusiastic effort, Sarah Jane, as well as your warm response!

      Yes, that’s me singing. I performed all of the parts except the bass on the first album, which was done wonderfully by my friend John Adams. He also orchestrated some parts for a few tracks on the second album.

      I waited to record the songs for which I’ve been posting lyrics lately because film scoring opportunities came up and pushed these to the side. Hope to get to them sooner than later though. I also have some new tunes with vocals that I want to get down…the creative impulse never rests!

      • sarahjaneprosetry permalink
        July 3, 2012 9:00 am

        I understand that. I do enjoy your music. I cannot wait to delve further into it.

  15. July 15, 2012 5:00 pm

    Good luck, George. I wish you nothing short of Grand Success! You are one of the finest individuals that I have ever happened across watching a football game! Cheers, my friend, cheers!

    • July 16, 2012 9:32 pm

      Thanks, Mark! I certainly appreciate your kind remarks and support. That was a fun night watching football and you raised the bar with extraordinary conversation. We need to do it again, my friend! Cheers!

  16. July 20, 2012 12:19 am

    Hi George, just wanted to say, I haven’t yet listened to all your music (I will come back and check it out though). But just now I really enjoyed your ‘A Voice Across the Water’ – I am so in awe of those with musical ability 🙂 Look forward to keeping in touch – and thank you for your follow, too 🙂

    • July 20, 2012 2:29 pm

      Hi Alarna, delighted that you took the time to listen and that you enjoyed it! My music covers a wide range and I like exploring various dimensions, yet sometimes it is pleasing to simply compose and perform a piece in solo form like this one. Likewise, I certainly enjoyed your writing and look forward to sharing more. 🙂

  17. September 5, 2012 5:58 am

    Hello George,

    I have nominated you for The sunshine Award & One Lovely Blog Award.
    Read more here: http://wp.me/1OTI7

    ~ Sirenia ~

  18. September 19, 2012 3:27 am

    Congratulations, I just nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/one-lovely-blog-award/

  19. November 17, 2012 10:19 am

    Hallo George,

    I nominate you for the very inspiring blog award.
    You deserve it : ) Keep up the good bloggin’.

    Sweet greetings, Summer

    • November 17, 2012 1:52 pm

      Thanks, Summer! I certainly appreciate the honor and I will be delighted to pass it on. Congratulations to you, too!

  20. November 17, 2012 11:16 am

    I forget the link for your award : )

    http://summer4soul.wordpress.com/2012/11/17/a-new-award/

  21. Lost Creek Publishing permalink
    December 4, 2012 12:52 am

    Thank you George!

  22. Lost Creek Publishing permalink
    December 17, 2012 10:49 pm

    Thank you for all your “Likes” George! Happy Holidays!

    • December 18, 2012 12:10 am

      My pleasure! I’ve certainly enjoyed following your blog. Happy Holidays!

      • Lost Creek Publishing permalink
        December 18, 2012 11:27 pm

        Thank you!

  23. Lost Creek Publishing permalink
    December 23, 2012 1:26 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year George.

  24. Moment Matters permalink
    March 23, 2013 1:58 pm

    Hey George,

    The free e-book “Greatest Articles | Moment Matters”, featuring your comment, is out now! You may download it in Nook, Kobo, ePUB or PDF format here.

    Cheers!

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