Magazine article Variety

'Mozart' Team Helps Show Brave N.Y. Jungle

Magazine article Variety

'Mozart' Team Helps Show Brave N.Y. Jungle

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Feeling the Sound A former scoring mixer, D'Addario has worked on classics like "Tootsie" and "Back to the Future," and has been a mixer for Ella Fitzgerald and other jazz greats. He's often been in the middle of a 90-piece group of musicians. "For me," he says, "it's not what you hear, it's what you feel. I feel like I was born to do 'Mozart.'"

Concerted Effort D'Addario shares the nomination with fellow re-recording mixer Gary Gegan, his teammate at post-production sound studio Formosa Group, along with production mixer Thomas Varga and ADR mixers Bill Higley and Chris Navarro.

No Walk in the Park The job of a lead mixer is to take dialogue, music, and sound effects and blend them to support story and character. "Usually the sound is developed in the first few episodes," says D'Addario, "but with 'Mozart,' we move to so many different locations [in New York City], that there is always something new and fresh to develop. …

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