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. Advertisements Continue reading NICHOLAS DODD TO CONDUCT ‘CASINO ROYALE’ SCORE

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) Continue reading EMMY 2006

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 … Continue reading WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS – NOMINATIONS 2006

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) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

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

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

VOTE FOR THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS


You can cast your vote for what you consider the best score for any film released between 1 July, 2005 and 30 June, 2006. To vote simply go to http://www.worldsoundtrackawards.com/awards.cgi to find a list with all films released this past year. The score that gets the highest number of votes will receive the Public Choice Award at the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA), the world’s most important awards for film music, in Ghent on Sat 14 October. The voting period ends on 15 September 2006. Continue reading VOTE FOR THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS

MILAN’S "FACTOTUM" SOUNDTRACK CD ALREADY AVAILABLE


US theater release August 18(Burbank, CA) One of the leading jazz artists in the Scandinavian scene, composer Kristin Asbjornsen provides the eclectic score to the upcoming feature film “Factotum,” based on the life of American cult favorite writer Charles Bukowski and his quasi-autobiographical novel of the same name. With a history of combining Victorian and contemporary poetry with music, Asbjornsen makes an unprecedented and successful attempt to create original melody within Charles Bukowski’s acclaimed poetry with her ethereal, moody vocals. Performing with her band Dadafon, the composer’s sound draws from the mix of her formal jazz education, and West-African griot … Continue reading MILAN’S "FACTOTUM" SOUNDTRACK CD ALREADY AVAILABLE