John Steinmetz is a worker bee bassoonist in the great musical hive of Los Angeles. He plays chamber music with XTET and Camerata Pacifica, he appears with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Bach Festival, and sometimes he contributes bassoon sounds to movie or television soundtracks. (You might actually be able to hear him on "Synecdoche, New York" or "Far From Heaven.") He has been a regular participant in the Oregon Bach Festival and a frequent guest faculty member at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. He has performed at the Skaneateles Festival, the Moab Festival, and the Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East. He made three tours of Spain with the Bill Douglas Trio (one of those bassoon-oriented jazz-funk-Latin-Renaissance-Afro-Irish ensembles), he premiered Donald Crockett's Extant for bassoon and chamber ensemble with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and recorded the piece with XTET, and he premiered his own Concerto for bassoon and orchestra with the Santa Rosa Symphony. He is faculty bassoonist at UCLA.


2012     Men in Black 3 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Danny Elfman     Bassoon
2011     Rango: Music from the Motion Picture     Hans Zimmer     Bassoon
2008     Synecdoche New York [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Bassoon
2008     Wanted [Original Score]     Danny Elfman     Bassoon
2005     An Adventure Story of Steamboy     Steve Jablonsky     Bassoon
2005     Timeline: Music Inspired by the Film     Jerry Goldsmith     Bassoon
2003     Bruce Almighty [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Debney     Bassoon
2003     Matchstick Men [Original Score]     Hans Zimmer     Bassoon
2003     Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Bassoon
2002     Dragonfly [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Debney     Bassoon
2002     Eight Legged Freaks [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Ottman     Bassoon
2002     Far From Heaven [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Elmer Bernstein     Bassoon
2002     Solaris [Original Score]     Cliff Martinez     Bassoon
2002     The Scorpion King [Original Motion Picture Score]     John Debney     Bassoon
1990     Gerald McBoing Boing & Other Heroes     Klemperer/Reiner     Bassoon, Contrabassoon
1985     Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill         Bassoon
1985     The Color Purple [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Bassoon


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