NICHOLAS DODD TO CONDUCT ‘CASINO ROYALE’ SCORE


Soundtrack.net reports that Nicholas Dodd will be conducting and orchestrating David Arnold’s Casino Royale score. Dodd has worked with Arnold several times in the past, including the three most recent James Bond films: Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. Other non-Bond work by Dodd includes Capote, Sahara, Vanity Fair, and Changing Lanes.

EMMY 2006


The winners at the music related categories are:

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE) – Sean Callery (24, 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE) – Geoff Zanelli (INTO THE WEST)
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC – Edward Shearmur (MASTERS OF HORROR)
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS – MADtv: “A Wonderfully Normal Day (Greg O’Connor, Jim Wise)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION – SOUTH PACIFIC IN CONCERT FROM CARNEGIE HALL (Paul Gemignani)

WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS – NOMINATIONS 2006


The winners will be announced at the Sixth World Soundtrack Awards ceremony, which takes place in Ghent, Belgium on October 14th as part of the 33rd Annual Flanders Film Festival.

Soundtrack Composer of the Year: Danny Elfman (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener), Dario Marianelli (Pride and Prejudice), James Newton Howard (King Kong), John Powell (Ice Age: The Meltdown)

Best Original Soundtrack of the Year – Brokeback Mountain (Gustavo Santaolalla), Munich (John Williams), The Constant Gardener (Alberto Iglesias), King Kong (James Newton Howard), Pride and Prejudice (Dario Marianelli)

Best Original Song Written for a Film – “A Love That Will Never Grow Old” (Brokeback Mountain), “Can’t Take It In” (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), “Magic Works” (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), “Mdlwembe” (Tstotsi), “Our Town” (Cars)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


CHiPs Vol 1 – Alan Silvestri (FSMCD Vol.9 No.10)
DIAMOND HEAD / GONE WITH THE WAVE – John Williams / Lalo Schifrin (FSMCD Vol.9 No.9)
PULSE – Elia Cmiral (Lakeshore 33866) – 48:09

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Varèse Sarabande – ALL THE KING’S MEN (James Horner, September 9th), LOST: SEASON 2 (Michael Giacchino, October 3rd), THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING (Steve Jablonsky, October 3rd)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BERNSTEIN: FILM MUSIC COLLECTION – Elmer Bernstein (FSM BOX 01, 12 CD Box Set)
CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD – Phillip Lambro (Perseverance PRD 009)
GAG – Dennis Dreith (Perseverance PRD 011)
THE ILLUSIONIST – Philip Glass (Rykodisc 10884)
LIFE IN SUITCASES – Borut Krzisnik (Name 403)
PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT – John Scott (JOS 132)
THE PROPHECY – David Williams (Perseverance PRD 013)
REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS – Craig Safan (Perseverance PRD 010)

SECOND HOLLYWOOD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S CONCERT HIGHLIGHT’S CRAIG ARMSTRONG’S ‘WORLD TRADE CENTER’


At its second concert, the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra will perform a variety of works, this time including pieces by Sergei Prokofiev, John Williams, Miklos Rozsa, Dimitri Tiomkin, Maurice Jarre and Max Steiner. The programme highlights the music from the forthcoming Oliver Stone film World Trade Centre, by Craig Armstrong, which receives its world premiere concert performance at the event. Armstrong’s music has been described as ‘delicate and passionate’ and is sure to be a highlight. Following that, Don Davis’ concert suite from his Matrix scores also receives its U.S. concert premiere performance.The concert takes place once again at UCLA’s Royce Hall, commencing at 8pm; tickets are priced between $25-$65 and can be purchased through www.ticketmaster.com. Go to www.hollywoodsymphonyorchestra.com for more information.

ALEX WURMAN SCORE DRIVES TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY TO #1


(Hollywood, CA) -The man who can only count to #1 did just that as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby scored an estimated $47 million in its opening weekend. Alex Wurman reunited with director Adam McKay for Sony’s new Will Ferrell project. The composer previously collaborated with the director on another Ferrell box-office hit, Anchorman – The Legend of Ron Burgundy. “When I’m scoring for Will Ferrell, I’m scoring for the character,” says Wurman That number was 53% above last year’s #1 opener on the comparable weekend driving the weekend’s top 12 movies to gross an estimated 18% over last year’s frame. Wurman recently received critical acclaim as well as Oscar buzz for his evocative score for Warner Independent’s March of the Penguins. Alex Wurman recording with an 80-piece orchestra and will combine both orchestral motifs as well as jazz into his score.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby tells the story of NASCAR stock car racing sensation Ricky Bobby (Ferrell), a national hero because of his “win at all costs” approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly), are a fearless duo — “Shake” and “Bake” by their fans for their ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) challenges “Shake” and “Bake” for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing’s top driver.

After studying music at the American Conservatory of music in Chicago, Alex Wurman moved to Los Angeles to pursue film music scoring. Independent films started coming his way, and soon he was working with directors such as John August, Doug Liman and Ron Shelton. Wurman’s resume reflects the quality and diversity of his talent, boasting films such as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Hollywood Homicide, Anchorman and Play It to the Bone.