VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO RELEASE CD AND DVD

Video Games Live, the project of video game concerts around the world, announced that they will be releasing a DVD & CD from their award-winning sold out performances recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last year. Recently, Video Games Live was the recipient of the “Special Breakthrough Achievement Award” at the 3rd Annual Gameworld Awards for their performances in Brazil last November. Co-creators Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall are currently planning the project’s return to Brazil for September, 2007. The DVD & CD release dates, pricing and ordering are to be announced in August.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

Perseverance Records – MARTIN / POLLOCK (Donald Rubinstein, date to be announced)Monstruous Movie Music – THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN (TV, Various, date to be announced)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

ADDISON: FILM MUSIC – John Addison (Chandos 10418) – 70:50
THE ENFORCER – Jerry Fielding (Aleph 038) – 40:09
EVENING – Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Verve 920502)
THE LAST VALLEY – John Barry (Intrada Special Collection Volume 46) – 37:29
LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD – Marco Beltrami (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 824 2) – 63:17
A MAN CALLED ADAM – Benny Carter (Retrograde FSM 801262)
RATATOUILLE – Michael Giacchino (Disney 50102) – 62:36
RESCUE DAWN – Klaus Badelt (Milan 36285) – 48:10
WAIT UNTIL DARK – Henry Mancini (FSMCD Vol.10 No.7)
ZIMMER: ESSENTIAL FILM MUSIC COLLECTION – Hans Zimmer (Silva 1238)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

Film Score Monthly – WAIT UNTIL DARK (Henry Mancini, July)
Retrograde Records – A MAN CALLED ADAM (Benny Carter, July)
Varèse Sarabande – July, 31st: RUSH HOUR 3 (Lalo Schifrin), I KNOW WHO KILLED ME (Joel McNeely)
MovieScore Media – SKINWALKERS (Andrew Lockington, 31/07/07)

THE NOMINEES FOR THE SECOND JERRY GOLDSMITH AWARD COMPETITION (ÚBEDA 2007)

The BSOSpirit Society announced the nominees for the Second Annual GoldSpirit Awards/Jerry Goldsmith Award Competition for Young Film and Audiovisual Composers that will take place at the Third International Film Music Conference in the City of Úbeda, Spain, from July 19-22, 2007:

BEST SCORE IN SHORT LENGTH FORMAT
Hearth (Lucas Vidal) (USA)
Lethe (Christoph Zirngibl) (Germany)
Little Wings (Benedickt Brydern) (USA)
Luna Azul Marino (Germán Barón) (Spain)
Perpetuum Mobile (Aritz Villodas) (Spain)
Las reglas del Sol (Raúl del Corte) (Spain)

BEST SCORE IN FULL LENGTH FORMAT
Apasionados (José Antonio Molero) (Spain)
Cathedral Pines (Lucas Vidal) (USA)
Channels (Rossano Galante) (USA)
Dreamscape (Joseph Fox) (UK)
Gritos en el pasillo (Andrés de la Torre, Javier López) (Spain)

BEST SCORE IN PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT / FREE CREATION
Dalí (Matías Nadal) (Spain)
Habanera (Marc Timón) (Spain)
Ocaso (Raúl del Corte) (Spain)
Sic Deus Dilexit Mundum (David Morales) (Spain)
The Significant Other (Konstantinos Zacharopoulos) (Greece)

The winners will be picked based on the effectiveness of the music in how it
relates to the pictures it has been composed for, as well as the originality and
novelty of the music, and will be announced at the International Film Music
Festival in Úbeda, Spain, in July 2007.

Visit the official website: http://congreso.bsospirit.com/

ALF CLAUSEN CELEBRATES THE 400th ‘THE SIMPSONS’ EPISODE

Alf Clausen recently completed scoring the landmark 400th episode of the animated series, “The Simpsons,” one of the most unique shows in television history. Every show has wildly different dramatic requirements. While there are certain thematic signatures from week to week, Alf has created a catalogue of some of the funniest songs and parodies of our time and brought a different dimension to the art form. Consistently working with a live orchestra of Hollywood’s top musicians all these years, Alf has proven what great scoring and master musicians can bring to the world of entertainment. His work on “The Simpsons” has won him two Emmys and another 18 nominations since 1992. In addition to Clausen’s two CD collections of Simpsons songs and scores, the composer recently released his own jazz album, Swing Can Really Hang You Up the Most, featuring an all-star big band of top Hollywood musicians.

For Alf Clausen’s website, click here

LALO SCHIFRIN NEWS

Last April in Paris, living legend of jazz and symphony Lalo Schifrin conducted the Jules Verne Film Festival Orchestra. Jazz bassist Kyle Eastwood—Clint’s son—offered a tremendous improvisation on DIRTY HARRY before 3,000 dazzled attendees and later presented Lalo with the Jules Verne Award for Lifetime Achievement. In July, Lalo will be the featured artist for his Jazz Meets the Symphony Concert with West Australian Symphony; Perth, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australia. This will be followed by the World Premiere of his Double Concerto with Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Sydney Opera House, AustraliaFor more about Lalo Schifrin, visit http://www.schifrin.com/