DANNA BROTHERS COME TOGETHER TO SCORE ‘FRACTURE’


(Los Angeles, CA) Brothers and award-winning film composers Jeff and Mychael Danna reunite to score “Fracture,” a film directed by Gregory Hoblit (“Primal Fear,” “Frequency”). In the thriller, a district attorney (Ryan Gosling) embarks on a crusade for justice after a man (Anthony Hopkins) is found innocent for the attempted murder of his wife. The film’s release date is set for April 20, 2007. The Danna brothers recently recorded the film’s score with a full orchestra in Los Angeles. This is not the first collaboration between Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna. Their joint film credits include Terry Gilliam’s fantasy/drama “Tideland;” … Continue reading DANNA BROTHERS COME TOGETHER TO SCORE ‘FRACTURE’

ENNIO MORRICONE TO OPEN BRAZILIAN FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL


The “Música em Cena – First International Film Music Festival” will takes place in Rio de Janeiro, beginning on May 5th and ending on May 12th. In a rare appearance outside Europe, legendary italian composer Ennio Morricone will open the event conducting a concert of his great music composed for film. The programme will include excerpts from “Il Maestro” masterpieces like The Good, The Bad and Ugly, Once Upon a Time in The West, Cinema Paradiso, The Untouchables, The Mission and Once Upon a Time in América, among others. The event also includes concerts and shows from brazilian composers Wagner … Continue reading ENNIO MORRICONE TO OPEN BRAZILIAN FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL

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84 CHARING CROSS ROAD – George Fenton (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0307 1062AFTER THE WEDDING – Johan Soderqvist (Milan 36273)AUTHOR! AUTHOR! – Dave Grusin, Johnny Mandel (Varèse Sarabande VCL 1106 1061)KARATE KID (4 CDs) – Bill Conti (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0307 1059) – 176:05MEET THE ROBINSONS – Danny Elfman (Disney 2460)REIGN OVER ME – Rolfe Kent (Lakeshore 33913)SHIRE: AT THE MOVIES – David Shire (Kritzerland KR 20011-3)SHOOTER – Mark Mancina (Lakeshore 33915) – 58:49THREE MUSKETEERS (1935) – Max Steiner (BYU FMA-MS117) – 70:15THE ULTIMATE GIFT – Mark McKenzie (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 809 2)THE VANISHING – Jerry Goldsmith (Varèse Sarabande VCL … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

ALAN SILVESTRI LEADS SONCINEMAD 2007


March 27, 2007 – The Soncinemad Organizing Committee announced the apical event of Soncinemad 2007; world-famous American composer ALAN SILVESTRI will conduct his own film music under a special symphonic concert which will crown the 2nd Soncinemad film music festival of Madrid, Spain, June the 29th to July the 1st, 2007. Silvestri will head a world-exclusive symphonic concert for full orchestra and choir with the repertoire covering a large part of his best, most beloved and memorable works to date. He is currently putting together the program for the concert, an evidently difficult task while the composer’s long-time career covers … Continue reading ALAN SILVESTRI LEADS SONCINEMAD 2007

R.I.P: HERMAN STEIN


Prolific Herman Stein died on March 15th in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. Stein was a jazz composer and arranger in the 1940s before becoming a film music composer, working with jazz musician Billy Eckstine. However Stein was best known for his underscores for several sci fi and horror films in the 50’s. For television he created music for legendary producers Rod Serling (THE TWILIGHT ZONE) and Irwin Allen (VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, LOST IN SPACE). Continue reading R.I.P: HERMAN STEIN

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Varèse Sarabande – THE REAPING (John Frizzell, March 27th)Varèse CD Club, April: 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD (George Fenton, 1.000 copies), AUTHOR! AUTHOR! (Dave Grusin, Johnny Mandel 2.000 copies), THE KARATE KID (Bill Conti, 4 CDs), THE VANISHING (Jerry Goldsmith, 3.000 copies)La La Land Records – THE BIG COUNTRY (Jerome Moross, 3.000 copies, abril)Disques Cinemusique – THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PIANO THEMES (Georges Delerue, April) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ TEAMS WITH OZOMATLI TO SCORE "TORTILLA HEAVEN"


Film Opens March 16 (Los Angeles, CA) Film and television composer Christopher Lennertz teams with celebrated multi-cultural band Ozomatli to provide a tasty score to the indie release “Tortilla Heaven” for director Judy Hecht Dumontet. Lennertz and Ozomatli previously worked together on the band’s “Street Signs” CD, where Lennertz’s arranging work with an orchestra helped the 10-piece band take home a Grammy award for best Latin Rock Album of the Year. “Tortilla Heaven” opens in limited release March 16. For “Tortilla Heaven,” Lennertz collaborated with members of Ozomatli to incorporate a rock’n Espanol sound into the comedy film. Starring George … Continue reading CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ TEAMS WITH OZOMATLI TO SCORE "TORTILLA HEAVEN"

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MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY / CIRCUS OF HORROR – Van Alexander / Muir Matheson, Franz Reizenstein (DRG 19098)SNAKES ON A PLANE (Score) – Trevor Rabin (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 798 2) – 37:17SOME CAME RUNNING – Elmer Bernstein (FSMCD Vol.10 No.1)WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF – Alex North (DRG 19075)THE WRATH OF GOD – Lalo Schifrin (FSMCD Vol.10 No.2)ZODIAC – David Shire (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 799 2) – 40:01 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES