N.S. Johnson, author

The author of several novels, screenplays and a collection of short stories, N.S. Johnson's works have appeared in AlienSkin, Boston Literary Magazine, Writer’s Stories, SNM Horror Magazine, Bewildering Stories, First Quarterly Review 2010, The Foundling Review, Every Day Fiction, and Absent Willow Review.

N.S. Johnson’s most recently published work is a collection of short stories,

One Before Bedtime: Tales of Mystery, Fantasy and Suspense (Amazon).

This fall, N.S. Johnson will debut his own, self-published series on the care of Basset Hounds. His work can be followed on his website, http://www.literarybasset.com/.

N.S. Johnson can be reached at nsjohnsonauthor@comcast.net.

Education

Longy School of Music; Cambridge, Massachusetts

Emerson College; Boston, Massachusetts  

Harvard College; Cambridge, Massachusetts (special student)

Record Album Production

Senior Producer, Reissues - Head of Reissues BMG/RCA Classics, NY Supervised the restoration and digital remastering of albums for BMG/RCA, including the complete Horowitz, Heifetz, and Rubinstein Collections

Producer: The Rubinstein Collection Boxed Set (nominated for a Grammy (2000)

Reissue Producer-Dolby Surround Design Series Creator and Producer 

Critically acclaimed “High Performance” audiophile series for BMG/RCA Classics

• NY Times Review  • Classical Net Review Fanfare Review

Awards for Heifetz Collection: (1995) Grammy Award, (1995) Edison Award, (1996) NARAS Hall of Fame Award, (1994) Gramophone Award, (1994) Classic CD Awards

 

Radio/TV Broadcast and Sound Recording (WGBH)

WGBH-PBS SPECIALS

George’s House (dance program)

Godspell Goes To Plimouth Plantation (musical)

The Watergate Cover-Up Trial (docudrama)

 

Drama

Assistant audio engineer/editor  for the WGBH Radio Drama Development Project (10 new plays  distributed on disc to educational radio stations across the U.S.) 

 

Audio engineer for Spoon River Anthology (WGBH)

Audio designer for Herakiesby Archibald Macleash (WGBH)

Audio mixer for Henry Thoreau: Cosmic Yankee ( NPR and CBC).

Audio engineer for The Spider's Web series on WGBH and NPR.

Works in television

(1972) Masterpiece Theatre (WGBH/London Weekend)

Commissioned to score 13 "Edwardian Essays with pre-recorded music to accompany series "Upstairs, Downstairs."

Rockefeller Foundation grant to create an original work for television. Girl With the Flaxen Hair was broadcast on PBS on Artist's Showcase and WGBH series Piccadilly Circus. Exhibited at Long Beach Museum of Art, California (1973).

 

Classic Theatre (WGBH/BBC/PBS)

Music Director for 13 preview programs introducing the series.  Commissioned the composition and supervised the recording of original orchestral theme music for the series.

 

Jerome Robbins Dance Collection at Lincoln Center (WGBH New TV Workshop)

Directed a one-hour TV program of Indian Dance (Indrani and her ensemble of dancers)

 

Masterpiece Theatre (WGBH/BBC)

Commissioned to create an original work for television to accompany the opening episode of Anna Karenina. "Poem" was broadcast nationally on Masterpiece Theatre and Artists' Showcase.​

Masterpiece Theatre (WGBH/BBC)

Commissioned to score pre-recorded music for visual essays accompanying BBC dramas

Duchess of Duke and Love for Lydia

Newport Opera Festival (Eastern Educational Network)

Produced opening night opera "The Gambler" for EEN (WGBH/WGBY).

 

Hallmark Hall of Fame (WGBH/PBS) Commissioned the composition of theme music for the series' re-broadcast on Public Television. Supervised orchestral recording session and mix-down.