ALAN SILVESTRI SYMPHONIC CONCERT AT SONCINEMAD 2007

The SONCINEMAD Organizer Committee announced some very important details and news about the Alan Silvestri Symphonic Concert for Orchestra and Choir which will be held under the auspices of SONCINEMAD 2007 Madrid, Spain on the of 30th June at the Teatro Monumental.

The 120 piece Philarmonia Orchestra and RTVE Choir will be conducted by Alan Silvestri himself. The total timing for the concert will be 90 minutes with a single intermission. The suites that will be presented have been specially orchestrated and specifically adapted for this very concert in a world-exclusive repertoire with details as follows:

1. Back to the Future
2. Fools Rush In
3. Mouse Hunt
4. Judge Dredd
5. Contact
6. The Quick and the Dead
7. Father of the Bride

Intermission

8. The Mummy Returns
9. Night At The Museum
10. Castaway
11. The Polar Express
12. Forrest Gump
13. Beowulf

For any info about SONCINEMAD 2007:

info@soncinemad.com
http://www.soncinemad.com

MURRAY GOLD SCORES "DEATH AT A FUNERAL"

U.S. Comedy Arts Festival Winner Opens June 29

(Los Angeles, CA) Award- winning British composer and playwright Murray Gold scores “Death at a Funeral.” This Black comedy directed by Frank Oz won this year’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. The film stars Matthew MacFayden, Rupert Graves, Ewen Bremner, and Peter Dinklage and tells the story of a dysfunctional British family attempt to bid a somber farewell to the family patriarch, only to find their mourning disrupted. “Death at a Funeral” opens in the U.S. on June 29.

Famed for his work on the legendary “Doctor Who” series, Gold is one of the most inspired and uncompromising composers in his field; the composer of choice when it comes to scoring the most innovative programs on television. He has been nominated for a BAFTA three times in the category Best Original Television Music, for “Vanity Fair,” “Queer as Folk” and for “Casanova.” His score for the BAFTA winning film “Kiss of Life” was awarded the ‘Mozart Prize of the 7th Art’ by a French jury at Aubagne in 2003. He has also been nominated four times by the Royal Television Society in categories relating to music for television.

Murray Gold also wrote the theme tunes for “Doctor Who” spin-offs “The Sarah Jane Adventures” and “Torchwood,” and composes music for the latter series alongside Ben Foster. He arranged the theme tunes to “Totally Doctor Who” and “Doctor Who Confidential.” He has appeared as himself in several episodes of the latter program. In film, Gold composed an evocative jazz score to Jez Butterworth’s acclaimed first feature, “Mojo,” followed by providing the music for further UK film productions in “Heavenly Creatures,” “Wild About Harry” and “Miranda.” Recent film commissions include “Mischief Night,” directed by Penny Woolcock.

As a playwright, Gold was awarded the Michael Imison award for best new play for “Electricity” after its broadcast on Radio 3 in 2001. It subsequently transferred to the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2004 and was performed with Christopher Eccleston in the lead role. His other plays include “50 Revolutions” performed by the Oxford Stage Company at the Whitehall Theatre, London in 2000; and “Resolution” performed at Battersea Arts Centre in 1994.

DAVID SHIRE AT SONCINEMAD 2007

Legendary composer/songwriter David Shire is the latest, very special guest confirmed to attend SONCINEMAD 2007, Madrid 2nd Film Music Festival. Having just recorded the score for David Fincher’s long-awaited thriller Zodiac and being honoured just few months ago in a sold-out symphonic concert in Buffalo, his native city, which focused on his eclectic oeuvre –an event in which he premiered a symphonic jazz piece entitled “Shades Of Blue”-, Shire accepted to join SONCINEMAD’s celebration of movie music even he is actually very busy working in his last musical project Take Flight to be released on 24th July in London. He hopefully will be only one day in Madrid, and then he will return to his work, but first he will present in a exclusive conference and a disc signing sessions for the Soncinemad Pass Owner.

In the past being Francis Ford Coppola’s brother-in-law –he married Coppola’s sister, actress Talia Shire-, David Shire [Buffalo, New York, 7/3/37] was a crucial artist in America’s 70’s and 80’s cinema. His name is definitely associated with the advent of the rebellious American New Wave cinema, linked to such directors as Coppola, DePalma, Altman, Spielberg, Lucas and Scorsese. His aesthetic corresponding to this new cinema is best exemplified by the legendary score he composed for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 masterpiece, The Conversation. Shire’s output is also defined by a captivating sensibility to strengthen pop music’s dramatic potential, a talent well-represented in the innovative funk/pop/rock/avant-garde extravaganza score he delivered for Joseph Sargent’s The Taking Of Pelham One-Two-Three and also in the moody, cerebral chords he crafted for Alan J. Pakula’s All The President’s Men.

Gifted with a unique melodic talent, Shire is one of Broadway and off-Broadway’s most prestigious composers. Being the recipient of multiple Tony and Grammy awards for a wide variety of scores, Shire has written for singers such as Barbra Streisand, Melissa Manchester, Maureen McGovern, Johnny Mathis, Billy Preston and Jennifer Warnes, being awarded with an Academy Award in 1980 for Norma Rae’s timeless hit “It Goes Like It Goes”.

Nevertheless, his dramatic sensibility is at the forefront of his musical abilities. He has worked in all kinds of movies, and always he touched them with musical magic. An example of his versatility would be the evocative and sumptuous symphonic tapestry he composed for Walter Murch’s Return To Oz, in which he trascends wagnerian cliché adopting the language of Ives and Schumann; also the straussian splendour exercised in Robert Wise’s The Hindenburg, or his heartfelt, powerful noir score he wrote for Dick Richards’ Farewell My Lovely.

You can preregister Soncinemad 2007, through the official website:
http://www.soncinemad.com/registration.php

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

Sony Music Soundtrax – FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER (John Ottman, June 15th)
Intrada – THE DEVIL’S BRIGADE (Alex North, May 28th)
Varèse Sarabande – 1408 (Gabriel Yared, July 3rd)
Film Score Monthly – June: THE SATAN BUG: ARCHIVAL EDITION (Jerry Goldsmith), THE DIRTY DOZEN (Frank DeVol)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

SPELLBOUND – Miklos Rozsa (Intrada 7100) – 74:50
IL DOLCE CORPO DI DEBORAH – Nora Orlandi (FDS 24) – 52:20
IN LOVE AND WAR / WOMAN OBSESSED – Hugo Friedhofer (Intrada Special Collection Volume 43) – 73:20
L’INCHIESTA (The Inquiry) – Andrea Morricone (Rai Trade CRT 308)
LA BANDA DEL GOBBO – Franco Micalizzi (Digitmovies CDDM 084)
MISSIONE SPECIALE LADY CHAPLIN – Bruno Nicolai (Digitmovies CDDM 082)
MUSSOLINI ULTIMO ATTO – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox MDF 614) – 26:30
PER UN PUGNO NELL’OCCHIO – Francesco De Masi (Digitmovies CDDM 081) – 35:57
UCCIDETE IL VITELLO GRASSO E ARROSTITELO – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 083) – 60:16

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

La-La Land – May 21st: HANG ‘EM HIGH / THE AVIATOR (Dominic Frontiere), MAY AND OTHER SELECTED WORKS OF JAYE BARNES LUCKETT (Jaye Barnes Luckett)
BuySoundtrax – SEPTEMBER DAWN (William Ross, May 21st)
Moviescore Media – I CAPTURE THE CASTLE (Dario Marianelli, May 29th)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

IL DOLCE CORPO DI DEBORAH – Nora Orlandi (FDS 24) – 52:20
IN LOVE AND WAR / WOMAN OBSESSED – Hugo Friedhofer (Intrada Special Collection Volume 43) – 73:20
L’INCHIESTA (The Inquiry) – Andrea Morricone (Rai Trade CRT 308)
LA BANDA DEL GOBBO – Franco Micalizzi (Digitmovies CDDM 084)
MISSIONE SPECIALE LADY CHAPLIN – Bruno Nicolai (Digitmovies CDDM 082)
MUSSOLINI ULTIMO ATTO – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox MDF 614) – 26:30
PER UN PUGNO NELL’OCCHIO – Francesco De Masi (Digitmovies CDDM 081) – 35:57
UCCIDETE IL VITELLO GRASSO E ARROSTITELO – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 083) – 60:16

DEBORAH LURIE ADDS MAGIC TO TWO #1s

“Dreamgirls”& “Spider-Man 3”

(Los Angeles, CA) Over the past few years, Deborah Lurie has quietly become attached to the biggest blockbusters. Her musical arrangements and original compositions have repeatedly made their way to the top of the Billboard and Box Office charts. Just this year alone, her string arrangements can be heard on the top-selling releases from RCA’s rock band Daughtry and the motion picture soundtrack for Golden Globe’s Best Picture and the #1 selling DVD, “Dreamgirls.” She also composed additional underscore for the film, adding to an increasingly influential role as a film composer which also found her collaborating this year on the #1 film in the world, “Spider-Man 3,” as she did with “Spider-Man 2.”

Since first gaining recognition for her score to Joe Nussbaum’s cult classic, “George Lucas in Love,” Lurie has quickly become a strikingly versatile and critically acclaimed rising voice on the Hollywood music scene. She is known for strongly thematic and memorable scores that impart unique character to a wide array of styles–from symphonic music to hard rock. Her original scores range from Lasse Hallstrom’s “An Unfinished Life” to MGM’s “Sleepover,” and the upcoming Warner Brothers comedy “Spring Breakdown.”

In addition to her original scores, Lurie is known for high-profile collaborations, beginning when she reunited with “George Lucas in Love” director Joe Nussbaum in 2004, to score the pre-teen comedy “Sleepover” for MGM. For the score, Lurie wrote parts for a 50-piece orchestra and co-write a pop love song, “Remember,” with Gabriel Mann. Since then, Lurie has been a frequent collaborator of Danny Elfman. She composed additional music for the IMAX film “Deep Sea: 3D” starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet; and arranged/orchestrated on “Charlotte’s Web” and “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.” She has also collaborated numerous times with composer John Ottman, composing the score for “Imaginary Heroes” based on Ottman’s theme and arranging music for blockbusters such as “X2.”

Other recent arranging credits include the top selling album by The All-American Rejects, hard rockers Papa Roach, and the chart topping band Three Days Grace. Beginning with the #1 hit single “The Reason,” Lurie has collaborated on two CDs with the band Hoobastank, as well as an orchestral live concert and DVD in Paris. Lurie’s longest and most prolific collaboration in rock music is with producer Howard Benson, Grammy nominated this year for Producer Of The Year. Lurie’s work in pop/rock music began with musical productions for the live stage, including arranging/producing the music for The Pussycat Dolls live at The Roxy, starring Christina Aguilera and Gwen Stefani among others and arranging/producing the music for the Off Broadway musical bare.