The Co-Writers


The Co-Writers

Michael Webster

(The Brill Building, All the People) is a composer and recording artist. He has worked with artists as diverse as Van Dyke Parks, Negativland, and Winnie the Pooh. His own recordings include Lotus Festival (2000) and Report I (2008). His operas have been performed locally in Los Angeles, as well as in New York, San Francisco, and Mexico. He has collaborated with many visual artists including Sharon Lockhart, Kerry tribe, Mungo Thomson, and Simon Leung, and is a member of the performance art group Shakey’s with Joe Sola. He is a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Art’s 2011 Artist’s Grant.

Peter Lurye

(Here She Comes) is a composer/lyricist for TV and film.  Many TV theme songs, among them The Magic School Bus, My Life As A Teenage Robot, Stanley, Jungle Junction, Gaspard and Lisa, and Disney’s “Teacher’s Pet,” co-written with Brian Woodbury. 2010 Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Original Song.  Peter’s songs have been sung by Placido Domingo, Little Richard, Dolly Parton, Chita Rivera, Jason Alexander, Nathan Lane, Lily Tomlin, Luther Vandross, Wynonna Judd, Baha Men, India.Arie, Riders In The Sky along with assorted bears, mice, otters, wizards, dragons, monsters and monkeys. Other compositional highlights: the songs and score for Tokyo Disney’s Cinderellabration, Disneyland Paris’ Animagique and Tenth Anniversary Song, and the opening song for the film Emperor’s New Groove II.

Elma Mayer

(Pass It Down) is a composer of art-pop lieder and nouvelle-prog music. Her current projects include http://www.youtube.com/MusicForFlip and an album of healing chants, Sacred Singalongs. She also happens to be Brian Woodbury’s wife, and mother of his children. In her day job, Elma is the founder of Now Healing, teaching energy healing to left-brained skeptics and woo-woo wizards alike.

Bill Burnett

(Get a Room) is a Writer, Producer and Composer who has written songs and comedy material for a wide variety of artists, including Bette Midler, Patti Lupone, Tim Curry, Rodney Dangerfield, Wayne Brady, Pebbles Flintstone, Bamm Bamm Rubble and Casper the Friendly Ghost. Bill was the co-creator of Nickelodeon’s hit cartoon series ChalkZone. He is currently Creative Director of his own Communications and Production company Stretch Media, and is developing feature films for Sony, Dreamworks and other Hollywood studios.