UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Lakeshore


Varèse Sarabande
September 30th: EAGLE EYE (Brian Tyler), IGOR (Patrick Doyle)
October 7th: BABYLON A.D. (Atli Orvarsson), BODY OF LIES (Marc Streitenfeld), NIGHTS IN RODANTHE (Jeanine Tesori)

Lakeshore Records
September 30th: APPALOOSA (Jeff Beal), NOBEL SON (Paul Oakenfold)
October 14th: PRIDE AND GLORY (Mark Isham), SYNECDOCHE, NY (Jon Brion)
Date to be announced: COLD CASE (Michael A. Levine), THE EXPRESS (Mark Isham), TOWELHEAD (Thomas Newman)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BLAZING SADDLES – John Morris (La-La Land LLLCD 1072) – 41:31
EL CID – Miklos Rozsa (Tadlow 005, cond. Nic Raine, 3 CDs) – 140:00
EUREKA – Bear McCreary (La-La Land LLLCD 1076) – 76:54
FIRST OLYMPICS: ATHENS 1896 – Bruce Broughton (Intrada Special Collection Volume 74) – 105:33
THE MESSENGERS – Joseph LoDuca (La-La Land LLLCD 1068) – 47:16
SCENT OF MYSTERY – Mario Nascimbene (Kritzerland KR 20011) – 35:37
TRAITOR – Mark Kilian (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 921 2) – 56:04

MARK KILIAN SCORES ‘TRAITOR’


Traitor marks the first production of Overture Films and opens August 27th
Soundtrack available on Varèse Sarabande on August 26th


(Los Angeles, CA) Mark Kilian scores “Traitor” for writer/director Jeffrey Nachmanoff (screenwriter of The Day After Tomorrow). The film co-stars Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash) and Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential). “Traitor” is a taut international thriller set against a jigsaw puzzle of covert counter-espionage operations. Kilian wrote an exotic and riveting score for the film which will be released on Varèse Sarabande August 26th; film opens August 27th.

Mark Kilian has traversed the globe in efforts to record the perfect scores. He gained notoriety for the score he co-composed with Paul Hepker for the Oscar Winning Foreign Film, “Tsotsi.” Kilian and Hepker returned to their African roots to record the music and returned to work with director Gavin Hood last year for New Line’s “Rendition,” which they recorded in Morocco and South Africa. Last year Kilian independently scored “Before the Rains” which he traveled to India to research and record the music. He also wrote the music for Michael Skolnik’s award-winning documentary “Without the King” which was recorded in South Africa.

The South African native began piano and guitar studies at an early age. He continued his studies at the University of Natal in Durban under Professor Darius Brubeck [son of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck]. During the early ‘90s, Kilian spearheaded the popular Durban band Shades, which was one of the foremost club jazz bands to break the color barrier in South Africa. He went on to perform with artists like Shirley Bassey, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Airto Moreira and the Brubeck brothers. He toured the US and Europe and recorded two albums with Darius Brubeck as Gathering Forces and the NU Jazz Connection. After earning a Bachelor of Music, he moved to the U.S. for the film scoring program at the University of Southern California. Kilian was then recruited by instructor and legendary film composer Christopher Young (Spider-Man 3) as an electronic score producer and composer’s assistant for Species, Copycat, Virtuosity and Hard Rain.

In 1997, Kilian scored his first film, Lovergirl starring Sandra Bernhard. Since then he has written music for many features including King Solomon’s Mines, Icon, Blind Horizon, Skulls 3, The Animatrix and Raise Your Voice. His TV credits include ABC’s Daybreak and Jake in Progress, Kitchen Confidential (Fox), FX: The Series (Rysher) and Boarding House: The Northshore (WB). He has also provided music for the video games The Matrix: Path of Neo and Full Spectrum Warrior. Mark has worked as orchestrator, arranger and conductor for Paul Oakenfold, Rob D and Juno Reactor on the Matrix: Reloaded film.

As a songwriter and musician, Kilian recently wrote and recorded strings for the new Glenn Hughes album Music for the Divine, produced by Chad Smith. He just released his first solo album under the name The Gravy Street entitled Daisy Confused
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Mark Kilian’s deep understanding and appreciation of world music, jazz, electronica and modern classical music has formed a musical style which has been described as rhythmically sophisticated, evocative and driving, while retaining a raw emotional simplicity that draws on the creative use of everyday sound.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – MovieScore Media


MovieScore Media – FINDING RIN-TIN-TIN (Stephen Edwards, September 16), THE REBEL (Christopher Wong, September 30), JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER (Ryan Shore, October 7), and WHEN NIETZSCHE WEPT (Sharon Farber, October 14).

ANDREW LOCKINGTON SCORES ‘ONE WEEK’


Movie Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sep. 8

(Hollywood, CA) Canadian born composer Andrew Lockington’s score for the indie film “One Week” will be heard at the movie’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. “One Week,” directed by Michael McGowan and starring Joshua Jackson, makes its debut on Monday, September 8 at 9:30pm at Roy Thomson Hall. “One Week” will be part of The Gala Presentations at the Festival, which is a high-profile showcase of Canadian and international films with a major impact.

Lockington, who recently scored New Line Cinema’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” ventures back into the realm of fantasy and adventure this October with an original score for “City of Ember,” by 20th Century Fox. “One Week” is about a young man (Joshua Jackson) who is confronted with his mortality, and takes a road trip on a vintage motorcycle. “One Week” asks the question, “What would you do if you had one week to live?”

Lockington is a protégé of award-winning composer Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine). Lockington’s credits include the Lionsgate film “Skinwalkers,” Samuel Goldwyn’s “Saint Ralph,” the Sony Pictures Classic “Touch of Pink,” and the scores for the HBO features “Xchange” and “Stranger Inside.” More recently, Lockington scored the Paramount/MTV distributed “How She Move” and New Line Cinema’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth” starring Brendan Fraser. Lockington’s next project is the film “City of Ember,” produced by Tom Hanks and starring Tim Robbins and Bill Murray.

THE WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS 2008 NOMINEES


Every year in Ghent, the World Soundtrack Awards (WSA) are presented by the World Soundtrack Academy. The Academy, which was founded in 2001 by the Ghent International Film Festival and a number of film music composers, now encompasses over 290 leading composers. The stated goal of the Academy is to promote music in film, and it is achieving this with ever greater success, as can be seen by the growing (international) interest and recognition being given to film music.

The three principal categories are Film Composer of the Year, Best Original Score of the Year and Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. In addition to this, at a later time, the Academy Board will also select the Discovery of the Year 2008. In addition to the Awards presented by the Academy, film music fans around the world can vote for their choice of the best soundtrack of the past year (see www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com).

The nominees the World Soundtrack Awards 2008:

FILM COMPOSER of the YEAR (award can be presented in respect of one film or a body of work in the year)

o ALEXANDRE DESPLAT (THE GOLDEN COMPASS)
o JAMES NEWTON HOWARD (CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, MICHAEL CLAYTON, I AM LEGEND)
o ALBERTO IGLESIAS (THE KITE RUNNER)
o DARIO MARIANELLI (ATONEMENT)
o JOHN POWELL (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE of the YEAR

o 3:10 TO YUMA BY MARCO BELTRAMI
o ATONEMENT BY DARIO MARIANELLI
o THE KITE RUNNER BY ALBERTO IGLESIAS
o THERE WILL BE BLOOD BY JONNY GREENWOOD
o WALL-E BY THOMAS NEWMAN

BEST ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN DIRECTLY FOR FILM

o “DESPEDIDA’ from “Love in the time of cholera”, Music by: Antonio Pinto and Shakira, Lyrics by: Shakira, Performed by: Shakira
o “DOWN TO EARTH” from Wall-E”, Music by: Thomas Newman and Peter Gabriel, Lyrics by: Peter Gabriel, Performed by: Peter Gabriel
o “DO YOU FEEL ME” from “American Gangster”, Music and Lyrics by: Diane Warren, Performed by: Anthony Hamilton
o “GUARANTEED” from “Into the Wild”, Music and Lyrics by: Eddie Vedder, Performed by: Eddie Vedder
o “A HERO COMES HOME” from “Beowulf”, Music and Lyrics by: Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, Performed by: Robin Wright Penn / Idina Menzel

The 8th edition of the World Soundtrack Awards on 18th October 2008 promises once again to be an event for lovers of film music. World-class film music composers will come to Ghent for the presentation of the World Soundtrack Awards Ceremony. The concert will offer a stage to newcomers Tuur Florizoone and WSA Discoveries 2007 Daniel Tarrab & Andres Goldstein. The Brussels Philharmonic (Flemish Radio Orchestra) conducted by Dirk Brossé will also bring music of Dario Marianelli and Angelo Badalamenti, being the special guests of the evening.

The nominees in the category World Soundtrack Discovery 2008 will be announced on September 2.

More info: www.worldsoundtrackacademy.com
To order tickets: www.fnac.be
To order tickets from abroad: concerts@filmfestival.be

LALO SCHIFRIN CELEBRATES HIS LIFE WITH AUTOBIOGRAPHY


(August 19, 2008- Los Angeles, CA) – Scarecrow Press will release the autobiography of six-time Academy Award® nominated composer Lalo Schifrin this summer. Mission Impossible: My Life in Music, edited by Richard Palmer, is a journey from Schifrin’s formative years in Argentina to the classical and jazz atmospheres in Paris in the 1950s; from his jazz career with Dizzy Gillespie to his development as a film composer.

Organized in eight parts, the book reflects on Schifrin’s cosmopolitan experience providing impressions and vignettes of the extraordinary people with whom he worked. His music bridges three styles—jazz, classical, and film/TV—his autobiography offers insights on all three genres, as well as politics, literature, and travel. It includes over 30 photos, appendixes listing Schifrin’s works, a discography, and an audio CD featuring some of Schifrin’s greatest compositions.

As a young man in his native Argentina, Lalo Schifrin received classical training in music and studied law. He came from a musical family, and his father was the concertmaster of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires at the Teatro Colon. After his studies at the Paris Conservatory, Schifrin returned to Argentina and formed his own big concert band. Dizzy Gillespie heard Schifrin perform and asked him to become his pianist, arranger, and composer. In 1958, Schifrin moved to the United States and began his remarkable career.

Since then Schifrin’s career has taken him in many directions. As a jazz musician he performed and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Count Basie, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and George Benson. His classical activities include Zubin Mehta, The Three Tenors, Rostropovich, Barenboim, and others.

His longtime involvement in both the jazz and symphonic worlds came together in 1993 as pianist and conductor for his on-going series of “Jazz Meets the Symphony” recordings, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and jazz stars like Ray Brown, Grady Tate, Jon Faddis, Paquito D’Rivera and James Morrison.

Schifrin has written over 100 film and television scores including Mission Impossible, Mannix, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, The Cincinnati Kid, Enter the Dragon, Amityville Horror, four of the Dirty Harry films, and more recently Abominable and the Rush Hour trilogy. To date, Lalo Schifrin has won four Grammys® (twenty-one nominations), one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy Award® nominations.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, La-La Land


Film Score Monthly
August:
THE MGM SOUNDTRACK TREASURY (Various, 12 CDs as listed)

  1. THE APARTMENT (Adolph Deutsch), THE FORTUNE COOKIE (Andre Previn)
  2. HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE, DUEL AT DIABLO (both by Neal Hefti)
  3. THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING (Johnny Mandel), THE FUGITIVE KIND (Kenyon Hopkins)
  4. A RAGE TO LIVE (Nelson Riddle), GOODBYE AGAIN (Georges Auric)
  5. THE HAPPY ENDING (Michel Legrand)
  6. THE HAPPY ENDING (Michel Legrand)
  7. BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (Richard Rodney Bennett), SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL (William Alwyn)
  8. THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, THE HONEY POT (John Addison)
  9. PUSSYCAT, PUSSYCAT, I LOVE YOU (Lalo Schifrin)
  10. THE HILLS RUN RED, HORNETS’ NEST (Ennio Morricone)
  11. THE 7TH DAWN, THE GLORY GUYS (Riz Ortolani)
  12. HANNIBAL BROOKS (Francis Lai), THE FINAL OPTION (Roy Budd)

September:
SHAFT ANTHOLOGY: HIS BIG SCORE AND MORE! (Various, 3 CDs as listed)

  1. SHAFT (Isaac Hayes, original score)
  2. SHAFT’S BIG SCORE, SHAFT TV SERIES (Gordon Parks / Johnny Pate)
  3. SHAFT TV SERIES (Johnny Pate)

La-La Land Records – August 19: BLAZING SADDLES (John Morris), THE MESSENGERS (Joseph LoDuca), EUREKA (TV, Bear McCreary)