Weinstein/Dimension Film Opens August 11 (Los Angeles, CA) Composer Elia Cmiral scores “Pulse” for director Jim Sonzero and The Weinstein Company/Dimension Films. Inspired by a popular Japanese film, the Wes Craven-penned thriller tells the story of young computer hackers who channel a mysterious signal that opens a doorway to another world, full of forces looking for a portal to cross over in order to wreak havoc. Starring a hot young cast that includes Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”), Ian Somerhalder (“Lost”) and Christina Milian (“Love Don’t Cost a Thing”), the film opens August 11. This is Cmiral’s second collaboration with Craven, … Continue reading COMPOSER ELIA CMIRAL SCORES "PULSE"
World Premiere at the Beverly Hills International Music Festival August 11th (Beverly Hills, CA) Film composer Aaron Zigman premieres his original concert work, entitled “Vis Vitae,” at the Third Annual Beverly Hills International Music Festival. The festival offers young musicians the opportunity to study with and hear performances by world-renowned musicians. Featured during the weeklong concert series will be “Voices of Hollywood”On August 11th at 8 pm, at which works by notable film composers including Zigman, John Williams, Andre Previn and the late Erich W. Korngold will be performed. The concert is at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church, located at … Continue reading FILM COMPOSER AARON ZIGMAN PRESENTS ORIGINAL CONCERT WORK
Film music legend Ennio Morricone will lead a concert of his music, his first ever in the U.S., on February 3rd, 2007, at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. He will conduct a 100-piece orchestra and a 100-piece choir in selections from some of his most famous film works, including The Mission and the Sergio Leone Westerns. Continue reading MORRICONE USA CONCERT
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced that Chris Cornell, the singer/songwriter behind Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, has written, in collaboration with Bond composer David Arnold, and will perform the main title song entitled “You Know My Name,” for the new James Bond adventure Casino Royale, with Daniel Craig as the new 007. The film, directed by Martin Campbell, will be released worldwide by Columbia Pictures on November 17, 2006. Continue reading CHRIS CORNELL AND CASINO ROYALE
Neal Acree: Juncture.Tree Adams: Keith • Hard Luck.Brian Adler: Looking for Sunday.Mark Adler: Noble Son (co-composer).Eric Allaman: Race.Michael Andrews: Unaccompanied Minors.Craig Armstrong: World Trade Center.David Arnold: Amazing Grace • Casino Royale • Venus • Hot Fuzz.Angelo Badalamenti: The Wicker Man • Secrets of Love.Klaus Badelt: Heaven and Earth.Nathan Barr: Beerfest • Rise • Watching the Detectives • Hostel 2.Ben Bartlett: Blood Trails.Tyler Bates: 300 • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto • Halloween.Jeff Beal: He Was a Quiet Man • Where God Left His Shoes • The Situation.Christophe Beck: Zoom.Marco Beltrami: The Invisible • Captivity • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.David … Continue reading UPCOMING SCORE ASSIGNMENTS
ANTONIO GUERRIERO DI DIO – Pino Donaggio (LKP 586)ARRIVANO I TITANI – Carlo Rustichelli (Digitmovies CDDM 060) – 73:37CHI L’HA VISTA MORIRE (Who Saw Her Die) – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 059)FAREWELL TO THE KING (Expanded) – Basil Poledouris (Prometheus PCD 159)GLI SCASSINATORI (The Burglars) – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7033)LA PROVINCIALE – Ennio Morricone (Rai Trade FRT 418) – 54:48METELLO – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 2071)O RE – Nicola Piovani (LKP 584) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES
DEATH ON THE NILE – Nino Rota (DRG 19091)THE DESCENT – David Julyan (Cooking Vinyl 4774) – 49:42GARFIELD: A TALE OF TWO KITTIES / GARFIELD THE MOVIE – Christophe Beck (Bulletproof 1005)GLORIA – Bill Conti (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0706 1050) – 40:44JOE 90 – Barry Gray (Silva 1209)MONSTER HOUSE – Douglas Pipes (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 746 2) – 49:19SKY BANDITS – Alfi Kabiljo (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0706 1053)SLITHER – Tyler Bates (Bulletproof 1004)AN UNFINISHED LIFE (Unused Score) – Christopher Young (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0706 1052)WAR OF THE ROSES / THE SANDLOT – David Newman (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0706 1051) … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles based composer and lyricist team Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner provide the song “Happy Morning” for the new Folgers Coffee national campaign, produced by Saatchi & Saatchi. With it, Folgers takes an innovative new approach to advertising, both by only showing the commercial online and possibly in theaters and through its unusual content. The commercial can be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GYlGir8Dso.In the unique commercial, figures dressed in yellow represent morning sunbeams that prance around and wake sleeping people by singing Zachary and Weiner’s song. For the song, the two combine an upbeat melody with … Continue reading SONGWRITERS ALAN ZACHARY AND MICHAEL WEINER BRIGHTEN FOLGERS COFFEE CAMPAIGN WITH "HAPPY MORNING"
Fans are left disappointed as two nights of Ennio Morricone concerts due to take place at London’s Hammersmith Apollo next week have been rescheduled for December this year. Continue reading ENNIO MORRICONE POSTPONES CONCERTS
Composing legend John Barry is due to appear alongside ‘The Ten Tenors’ and the English Chamber Orchestra at London’s Royal Albert Hall in September. ’An Evening With John Barry and The Ten Tenors’ takes place on Thursday September 28th. Tickets will be available from the box office; go to http://www.royalalberthall.com for more details. Continue reading AN EVENING WITH JOHN BARRY AND THE TEN TENORS
Soundtrack release from Sony Classical August 8th (Hollywood, CA) Golden Globe winning film composer Craig Armstrong delivers a haunting score to Paramount Pictures’ “World Trade Center.” Oliver Stone directs the true story of John McLoughlin and William Jimeno, two police officers who became trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nicholas Cage and Michael Pena star as the two officers. The film opens August 11th, and Sony Classical releases the score August 8th. Stone has won several Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his films, which include “Natural Born Killers,” “JFK,” “Born … Continue reading CRAIG ARMSTRONG SCORES OLIVER STONE’S CONTROVERSIAL "WORLD TRADE CENTER"
58th Primetime Emmy Awards live August 27th(Hollywood, CA) Film and television composer Christopher Lennertz receives an Emmy nomination for his score for the WB series “Supernatural.” The cult science fiction show, created by Eric Kripke, follows two brothers who repeatedly meet with the paranormal as they search for their missing father and the cause of their mother’s mysterious death. Lennertz’s eerie and rousing score for the pilot episode earned him his nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series. The 58th Primetime Emmy Awards air live on August 27th. Lennertz and Kripke were students together in the USC film program … Continue reading "SUPERNATURAL” COMPOSER CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ EARNS EMMY NOMINATION
THE EMMY NOMINATIONS IN THE MUSIC CATEGORIES OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (DRAMATIC UNDERSCORE) – THE DIVE FROM CLAUSEN’S PIER (Bruce Broughton), HUMAN TRAFFICKING (Normand Corbell), INTO THE WEST (Geoff Zanelli), SLEEPER CELL (Paul Haslinger), THE WATER IS WIDE (Jeff Beal)OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (DRAMATIC UNDERSCORE) – MASTERS OF HORROR: “Dreams In The Witch House” (Richard Band), ROME: “Triumph” (Jeff Beal), STARGATE: ATLANTIS: “Grace Under Pressure” (Joel Goldsmith), SUPERNATURAL: “Pilot” (Christopher Lennertz), 24: “6:00 AM – 7:00 AM” (Sean Callery)OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC – GET ED (Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner), MASTERS OF … Continue reading