Prolific artist and composer of films like ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘Spirited Away’, announces his intention to participate in this renowned event
Joe Hisaishi will be joining other notable guests such as Academy-Award nominees Michael Giacchino and Patrick Doyle as well as Christopher Young, Claudio Simonetti or Joel McNeely. Hisaishi was already honored in 2005 with the L.A. Film Critics Association award for the Best Score of the Year – Howl’s Moving Castle (Hauru no Ugoku). He has further won the Japanese Film Academy Award for Best Music five times.
Born in Nagano (Japan) on 6 December 1950, Joe Hisaishi is considered one of the greatest film music composers of our time, with a body of work that further expands onto other generes. Joe Hisaishi served, for instance, as the Executive Music Producer for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as all the cultural events of the Nagano Winter Olympic Games in 1998.
His stylistically distinct sound is capable of accommodating as many different musical approaches as requested. Thus, his achievements range from working with directors like Hayao Miyazaki (Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) to Takeshi Kitano, whose films (e.g. Brother, Kikujiro’s Summer) describe the lives of tragic characters in modern Japan; quite the opposite of the idyllic worlds envisaged by maestro Miyazaki.
Joe Hisaishi’s latest accomplishment has been the score for the Academy Award-winning film in a Foreign Language: Departures, directed by Tojiro Takita. For more information about the composer, please visit his official site at: http://www.joehisaishi.com.
BRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION III – Jay Chattaway (Intrada Special Collection Volume 93) – 52:24
DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION – Brian Tyler (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 954 2)
JCVD – Gast Waltzing (MMS09002)
ROLE MODELS – Craig Wedren (Intrada MAF 7106 – 35:10
Varèse Sarabande – FAST & FURIOUS (Brian Tyler, April 28th), GREY GARDENS (Rachel Portman, April 28th), LOST – FOURTH SEASON (Michael Giacchino, May 12th),CHERI (Alexandre Desplat, June 9th)
GIORDANO BRUNO – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club)
HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU (Score) – Cliff Eidelman (New Line 39134)
I CANNIBALI – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 128)
LA STORIA VERA DELLA SIGNORA DALLE CAMELIE – Ennio Morricone (Cinevox MDF 637)
THE LAZARUS PROJECT – Brian Tyler (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 948 2) – 56:20
LIBRARIAN: CURSE OF THE JUDAS CHALICE – Joseph LoDuca (La-La Land LLLCD 1084)
MORRICONE: MUSICA ASSOLUTA VOL. 1 – Ennio Morricone (OCL 007)
OUTLANDER – Geoff Zanelli (La-La Land LLLCD 1088)
THE SECRET OF MOONACRE – Christian Henson (MMS09006)
TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 / KORGOTH OF BARBARIA – Lee Holdridge (BSXCD 8850) – 42:04
URSUS NELLA TERRA DEL FUOCO – Carlo Savina (Digitmovies CDDM 129)
Varèse Sarabande – March: CROSSING OVER (Mark Isham), THE TUDORS – MUSIC FROM THE SECOND SEASON (Trevor Morris)
Silva Screen – March: LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS (Debbie Wiseman)
BETRAYAL (NERAKHOON) – Howard Shore (Howe 1002)
DEATH OF A SALESMAN / RASHOMON – Alex North / Laurence Rosenthal (Kritzerland KR 20012-1)
HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS – James Horner (Intrada Special Collection Volume 94) – 51:10
STREET FIGHTER: THE LEGEND OF CHUN-LI – Stephen Endelman (Lakeshore 34068)
WATCHMEN (Score) – Tyler Bates (Warner Bros. 516750)
THE WAY WEST – Bronislau Kaper (Intrada Special Collection Volume 92) – 40:17