THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES PROMOTES SEMINAR ON FILM MUSIC


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced a three-week seminar on film music, to take place on September 20th, September 27th, and October 4th, at their Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The first night, moderated by Charles Bernstein, will focus on traditional scores, featuring panelists Jan A.P. Kaczmarek and Lalo Schifrin. The second night, on alternative scores, will be moderated by Bruce Broughton and feature panelists Mychael Danna, Mark Isham, and Rolfe Kent. The final night will focus on “The Music Team,” and panelists include composers George S. Clinton, Michael Giacchino and John Powell, as well as … Continue reading THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES PROMOTES SEMINAR ON FILM MUSIC

MILAN RELEASES THE SCORE TO ‘DEXTER’ BY DANIEL LICHT


Soundtrack drops Aug. 28(Burbank, CA) Milan Records releases the soundtrack from Season 1 of the hit Showtime Original series “Dexter,” featuring music by composer Daniel Licht on August 28. Along with Licht’s score, the soundtrack features the theme song by Rolfe Kent and a diverse collection of songs from the first season of the hit TV program. The first season DVD hits stores August 21. Licht’s talent and experience allowed the composer to create a unique sound for “Dexter,” as his music contributes an eerie yet ironic pulse to the show. Licht has already begun work on Season 2 of … Continue reading MILAN RELEASES THE SCORE TO ‘DEXTER’ BY DANIEL LICHT

AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER EDWARD SHEARMUR SCORES JUSTIN THEROUX’S "DEDICATION"


Film Hits Theaters Aug. 24, Commotion S/T Sept 11 (Los Angeles, CA) Award-winning composer Edward Shearmur scores “Dedication,” the Weinstein Company’s latest feature from director Justin Theroux (“Zoolander,” “Miami Vice’). Shearmur previously collaborated with Theroux on the box office hit, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” “Dedication,” starring Mandy Moore and Billy Crudrup, opens in New York and Los Angeles theaters on August 24th. Soundtrack to be released on Commotion Records Sept 11.For “Dedication,” Shearmur’s score combined orchestral and electronic elements to create an ambient tone, a style that can be previously heard on his score to “K-PAX.” Most recently winner of … Continue reading AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER EDWARD SHEARMUR SCORES JUSTIN THEROUX’S "DEDICATION"

THE ‘WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS’ NOMINEES


The World Soundtrack Academy released the list of nominees for the three principal categories in the World Soundtrack Awards: Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. The names of the winners will be announced on Saturday, October 20th on the closing evening of the Ghent International Film Festival. Film Composer of the Year • MYCHAEL DANNA (Little Miss Sunshine, Breach, The Nativity Story, Fracture)• ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (The Queen, The Painted Veil)• PHILIP GLASS (Notes on a Scandal)• HARRY GREGSON WILLIAMS (Déjà Vu, Shrek the Third, The Number … Continue reading THE ‘WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS’ NOMINEES

NEW MORRICONE CONCERT IN VENICE


9/11 is an unforgettable day in the history of mankind. After the tragic facts of New York in 2001, Il Maestro Ennio Morricone has composed “Vocidal Silenzio”, in memory of all the tragedies unknown to the public opinion. On September 11 2004 there was a concert at the Arena of Verona, dedicated to all the massacres of man’s history, an extraordinary event that had to be documented. A CD was released after that concert, and it is a double golden record. It was an extraordinary and unique experience that will be repeated: on September 11 2007, Morricone will conduct the … Continue reading NEW MORRICONE CONCERT IN VENICE

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BECOMING JANE – Adrian Johnston (Sony 10429) – 47:10THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM – John Powell (Decca 948802) – 55:01DARK CRYSTAL: 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION – Trevor Jones (La-La Land LLLCD 1059) – 40:37EXODUS (ADA’S DREAM) – Paolo Vivaldi (Rai Trade FRT 425) – 51:32I KNOW WHO KILLED ME – Joel McNeely (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 833 2) – 43:22SHADOW IN THE TREES – Jeff Toyne (MMS07007) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES