ELIA CMIRAL SCORES ‘SPLINTER’


(Los Angeles, CA) Composer Elia Cmiral creates a haunting score for “Splinter,” the first full-length film by award-winning director Toby Wilkins. In the film, a convict and his girlfriend carjack a couple on a weekend retreat in the woods. The couples soon find themselves trapped together in an isolated gas station, on the run from a deadly parasite that occupies the woods outside. Cmiral will attend the film’s premiere at ScreamFestLA as the festival’s Centerpiece film on October 16, 2008. It opens in theaters on October 31, 2008.ScreamFestLA, a film festival devoted entirely to the horror genre, showcases some of … Continue reading ELIA CMIRAL SCORES ‘SPLINTER’

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Universal France, Disques CineMusiques, Rhino


Varèse Sarabande – November 4th: RIGHTEOUS KILL (Edward Shearmur), FLASH OF GENIUS (Aaron Zigman), CHANGELING (Clint Eastwood) Universal France – Date to be announced: GEORGES DELE RUE MUSIC (Georges Delerue, 6 CDs), QUEST FOR FIRE (Philippe Sarde)Disques CineMusiques – Date to be announced: OEUVRES POUR PIANO ET INSTRUMENTS DIVERS (Georges Delerue) Rhino – JUNO (Mateo Messina, Various, 2 CDs, November 18th) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Universal France, Disques CineMusiques, Rhino

ANDREW LOCKINGTON SCORES ‘CITY OF EMBER’


(Hollywood, CA) Composer Andrew Lockington’s recent score to Walden Media’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth” solidified him scoring their next film “City of Ember,” starring Bill Murray and Tim Robbins. Lockington created an original epic score by incorporating a 90-piece orchestra along with an 85-member choir. “City of Ember” opens October 10th; score album will be released by Bulletproof (through Universal) available on October 7th.The composer wanted his score to emulate the magnitude of the film. ‘“Moments of incredible beauty and emotion peek through in contrast to the dark landscape that is “City of Ember,”’ Lockington said about … Continue reading ANDREW LOCKINGTON SCORES ‘CITY OF EMBER’

MARC STREITENFELD REUNITES WITH RIDLEY SCOTT TO SCORE ‘BODY OF LIES’


(Hollywood, CA) German-born film composer Marc Streitenfeld reunites with director Ridley Scott to score Scott’s newest film, “Body of Lies.” This is Streitenfeld’s third score in a row and eighth consecutive music collaboration with Scott. Warner Bros. gripping and powerful film, “Body of Lies,” will hit theaters on October 10, 2008.Streitenfeld traveled to Morocco to collaborate with Scott for this intense and sophisticated film, which required a score to support its strong and urbane style. Streitenfeld used a 90-piece orchestra as well as woods and choir to create this edgy but also moving score. Recording all the elements separately allowed … Continue reading MARC STREITENFELD REUNITES WITH RIDLEY SCOTT TO SCORE ‘BODY OF LIES’

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Varèse Sarabande – CD Club, September 29th: THE MATRIX: THE DELUXE EDITION (Don Davis), NORTH AND SOUTH: BOOK II ( Bill Conti), PONY SOLDIER (Alex North), ANNA LUCASTA (Elmer Bernstein), VAMP (Jonathan Elias)October 21st: PASSENGERS (Edward Shearmur), PRIDE AND GLORY (Mark Isham), PUSHING DAISIES (James Dooley) La-La Land – ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS (Christopher Lennertz, September) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

THE EMMY WINNERS IN THE MUSIC CATEGORIES


OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE) – JEFF BEAL, The Company, Night 1OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE) – JIM DOOLEY, Pushing Daisies: “Pigeon” OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC – RUSS LANDAU, Pirate Master: “Episode 102” OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS – SARAH SILVERMAN, TONY BARBIERI, WAYNE McCLAMMY, SAL IACONO, DAN WARNER, Jimmy Kimmel Live: “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION – STEVE JORDAN, MARK WATTERS, Movies Rock Continue reading THE EMMY WINNERS IN THE MUSIC CATEGORIES

JEFF BEAL RETEAMS WITH ED HARRIS FOR APPALOOSA


(September 17, 2008 – Los Angeles, CA) – Historically Westerns have produced some of the most memorable movie music in cinema history. Composer Jeff Beal brings his unique talents to the Western genre when APPALOOSA, released through New Line, opens in theaters September 19th, soundtrack available on Lakeshore Records September 30th. In addition to Beal’s score, the film features the song, “You’ll Never Leave My Heart” sung by the film’s director and co-star Ed Harris; music by Beal and lyrics by Harris. In describing writing music with Harris, Beal explains, “its fun to hear this voice come out of him … Continue reading JEFF BEAL RETEAMS WITH ED HARRIS FOR APPALOOSA

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL – Jerry Goldsmith (Intrada Special Collection Volume 75, 2 CDs) – 111:19FINDING RIN-TIN-TIN – Stephen Edwards (MMS08016GHOST WARRIOR – Richard Band (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1025) – 44:25JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (2008) – Andrew Lockington (Silva 1269)LA BANDA J. & S. CRONACA CRIMINALE DEL FAR WEST – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 120)BANGKOK DANGEROUS – Brian Tyler (Lion’s Gate LGR 20019)BANGKOK DANGEROUS – Brian Tyler (Lion’s Gate LGR 20019) BURN AFTER READING – Carter Burwell (Lakeshore 34037) FILM MUSIC OF THOMAS NEWMAN – Thomas Newman (Silva 1262, The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BOY ON A DOLPHIN – Hugo Friedhofer (Intrada Special Collection Volume 78) – 54:18 BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: THE SCORE – Christophe Beck (Rounder 190782) FLY ME TO THE MOON – lRamin Djawadi (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 922 2) KENTUCKIAN / WILLIAMSBURG: THE STORY OF A PATRIOT – Bernard Herrmann (TFC-1004, Cond. William Stromberg) MISSING IN ACTION 2: THE BEGINNING – Brian May (Intrada Special Collection Volume 76) – 69:36 SHAFT ANTHOLOGY – Isaac Hayes, Gordon Parks, Johnny Pate (FSMCD Vol.11 No.8, 3 CDs) STARGATE: CONTINUUM – Joel Goldsmith (FCM CD004) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

TERENCE BLANCHARD SCORES MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA


(Hollywood, CA) World-renowned film composer and trumpet player Terence Blanchard reunites with director Spike Lee to score Miracle at St. Anna. The film debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday, September 7th at 9:00pm in the Visa Screening Room. Miracle at St.Anna marks Blanchard’s twelfth collaboration with Lee. Miracle at St. Anna is part of the Special Presentations at the festival. Blanchard’s original epic score features over 140 minutes of music and was recorded at Sony Studios in Los Angeles with a 98-piece orchestra, including members of Terence Blanchard’s band. In addition to the film debut, Blanchard will perform … Continue reading TERENCE BLANCHARD SCORES MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA

CONCORD RECORDS TO RELEASE EXPANDED ‘INDIANA JONES’ SCORES


On November 11, Concord Records will release “Indiana Jones: The Complete Soundtracks Collection”, a limited edition boxed set including expanded editions of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, as well as the original soundtrack release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The expanded edition of Raiders of the Lost Ark (also available separately) will be released on October 14 to coincide with the DVD and Blu-ray editions of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Source: JWFAN Continue reading CONCORD RECORDS TO RELEASE EXPANDED ‘INDIANA JONES’ SCORES

NOMINEES FOR THE ‘WORLD SOUNDTRACK DISCOVERY AWARD’


The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the World Soundtrack Discovery 2008. The name of the winner will be announced on Saturday, October 18 on the closing evening of the Ghent International Film Festival.Every year the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery ot the Year’ to celebrate emerging film composing talent. Famous composers as Craig Armstrong, Michael Giacchino and Gustavo Santaolalla were discovered by the board. The nominees for 2008 are:• Tuur Florizoone for ‘Moscow, Belgium’• Mark Kilian for ‘Before the Rains’• Marc Streitenfeld for ‘American Gangster’• Velasquez Fernando for ‘El Orfanato’ (aka … Continue reading NOMINEES FOR THE ‘WORLD SOUNDTRACK DISCOVERY AWARD’