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. Advertisements Continue reading VIDEO GAMES LIVE TO RELEASE CD AND DVD

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


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

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 FORMATHearth (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 FORMATApasionados (José Antonio Molero) (Spain)Cathedral Pines (Lucas Vidal) (USA)Channels (Rossano Galante) (USA)Dreamscape (Joseph Fox) (UK)Gritos en el pasillo (Andrés de la … Continue reading THE NOMINEES FOR THE SECOND JERRY GOLDSMITH AWARD COMPETITION (ÚBEDA 2007)

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” … Continue reading ALF CLAUSEN CELEBRATES THE 400th ‘THE SIMPSONS’ EPISODE

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/ Continue reading LALO SCHIFRIN NEWS

HANS ZIMMER TALKS ABOUT HIS LATEST ‘PIRATES’ SCORE


Academy Award winning Composer Hans Zimmer talked to Soundtrack.net and discussed his latest soundtrack, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END. He also talks about the new themes, the evolution of the PIRATES scores, and also about his approach for THE SIMPSONS MOVIE. You can download and listen to the 33-minute long podcast by visiting Soundtrack.net‘s Podcast page. Continue reading HANS ZIMMER TALKS ABOUT HIS LATEST ‘PIRATES’ SCORE

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


AMAZING STORIES: ANTHOLOGY THREE – John Williams, Vários (Intrada Special Collection Volume 44) – 157:34GIOVANNI FALCONE – Ennio Morricone (Rai Trade FRT 417)L’ULTIMO DEI CORLEONESI – Ennio Morricone (Rai Trade FRT 424)THE LIVES OF OTHERS – Gabriel Yared, Stephane Moucha (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 818 2)MEDICINA GENERALE – Pivio & Aldo De Scalzi (Rai Trade FRT 422)MISSUS – Ennio Morricone (Rai Trade FRT 421)POMPEI – Marco Frisina (Rai Trade FRT 423) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

GEORGE S. CLINTON SCORES HBO FILMS ‘BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE’


(Hollywood, CA) Grammy Award nominated composer George S. Clinton features master Lakota flutist and recording artist John Two-Hawks on his score for the HBO original film “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.” The film, starring Aidan Quinn and Anna Paquin, is directed by Yves Simoneau. Last Month, Clinton received the prestigious Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at the BMI Film & Television Awards. Based on Dee Brown’s best-selling novel of the same name, the film examines the overwhelming impact that the United States’ westward expansion had on American Indian culture, focusing on the preceding events to the tragic … Continue reading GEORGE S. CLINTON SCORES HBO FILMS ‘BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE’

SONCINEMAD EXTRAORDINARY CONCERT PROGRAMME


The Soncinemad 2007 organizing committee announced the details of the SONCINEMAD Extraordinary Concert (“Filmmusic at Kinépolis”), a very special integral event of the 2nd Madrid Filmmusic Festival (Soncinemad) which will take place in the 29th of June at 21:00 in the Kinépolis Cinema (Pozuelo-Madrid): 29 June 2007Kinepolis Theatre (Madrid)Carlos III Symphonic Orchestra21:00Christopher YoungSpiderman 3Murder in the FirstThe Shipping NewsThe Hurricane Gabriel YaredThe English PatientThe Talented Mr. Ripley Christopher GordonOn the Beach Ángel IllarramendiYoyesSin finTeresa, el Cuerpo de CristoLos BorgiaTiempo de TormentaEl Último Viaje de Robert Rylands Carles CasesAmic/AmatAnita no Pierde el TrenPerfecta PielFood of LoveJoc de Rol The Carlos III … Continue reading SONCINEMAD EXTRAORDINARY CONCERT PROGRAMME

MADRID FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS ‘SPIDER-MAN 3’ COMPOSER CHRISTOPHER YOUNG


(Los Angeles, CA) In addition to presenting his own extraordinary musical scores, award-winning film composer Christopher Young serves as Honorary President of this year’s Madrid Film Music Festival, “SocineMad”. Information on the June 29 through July 1 festival in Kinépolis Madrid can be found at http://www.soncinemad.com/. Golden Globe nominated Young, who recently released the soundtrack for “Ghostrider” and the hit summer blockbuster, “Spider-Man 3”, will join other distinguished composers such as Gabriel Yared (“The English Patient” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley”) and Alan Silvestri (“Back to the Future” and “Forest Gump”), in leading knowledge-based conferences and symphonic concerts over the … Continue reading MADRID FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS ‘SPIDER-MAN 3’ COMPOSER CHRISTOPHER YOUNG