LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


FAST & FURIOUS (SCORE) Brian Tyler (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 960 2)FOUL PLAY – Charles Fox (Intrada Special Collection Volume 88) – 31:54ALEXANDRA – Andrey Sigle (MMS09009) – 46:13HEROES (SCORE) – Lisa Coleman & Wendy Melvoin (La-La Land LLLCD 1091) – 54:43ICY KILLERS: SECRETS OF ALASKA’S SALMON SHARKS – Alan Williams (SMCD 024) – 39:28INSIDE DAISY CLOVER – Andre Previn (FSMCD Vol.12 No.5) – 149:15LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (2009) – John Murphy (La-La Land LLLCD 1092) – 46:42THE SOLOIST – Dario Marianelli (Decca 1229802) – 47:51SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES – James Horner (Intrada Special Collection Volume 95) – … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

DAVID NEWMAN TO RECEIVE RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS


Mike Post to Receive Classic Contribution Award at Ceremony Slated for May 20 in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, April 20, 2009 – Prolific composer David Newman will receive the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement at BMI’s annual Film & Television Awards on Wednesday, May 20 in Los Angeles. Staged at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the black-tie, invitation-only dinner will also honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. BMI’s President & CEO Del Bryant, and BMI’s Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer Ross, will host the event. … Continue reading DAVID NEWMAN TO RECEIVE RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS

ROBERT ANTHONY NAVARRO: FAST & FURIOUS


Los Angeles, CA – Film & videogame composer Robert Anthony Navarro is not so quietly creating a name for himself as a new voice in both film and videogames. In an era where games and films were beginning to get dominated by orchestral scores, Navarro is embracing his rock roots and bringing his original rock compositions to the worlds of both film and videogames; blending with the classical as well as standing alone. His original guitar-infused music can be heard in the number one action film, Fast and Furious. The track he did for the film is called ‘Clown Posse’, … Continue reading ROBERT ANTHONY NAVARRO: FAST & FURIOUS

STEVEN BRAMSON SCORES ‘DON MCKAY’


(Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer STEVEN BRAMSON scores the indie-thriller DON MCKAY, directed by Jake Goldberger. The film stars Thomas Haden Church and Elisabeth Shue. Bramson created a diverse score that sets the musical tone of the suspenseful love story. The score ranges from restrained, featuring a blend of acoustic and synthetic instruments often used in unconventional ways that highlight the mystery, to pulsating which accentuate the surprises that unfold. DON MCKAY premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival Friday, April 24 at 6:00pm at the BMCC Tribeca PACC. Other screenings: April 26 at 12:30pm at the AMC Village VII 3 and … Continue reading STEVEN BRAMSON SCORES ‘DON MCKAY’

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, Varèse Sarabande


Film Score Monthly – April: DR. KILDARE (Jerry Goldsmith, Harry Sukman, Richard Markowitz, Morton Stevens, John Green, Lalo Schifrin, Alexander Courage, Bronislau Kaper, 3 CDs) Varèse Sarabande – CD Club, April: HANNOVER STREET (John Barry), LURE OF THE WILDERNESS (Franz Waxman), NIGHTWING (Henry Mancini), RUSSKIES (James Newton Howard) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – FSM, Varèse Sarabande

R.I.P.: MAURICE JARRE


Film composer Maurice Jarre passes at age 84 Maurice Jarre, best known for his music on classic Hollywood films, has died in Los Angeles last sunday, March 29th. Jarre, who had been suffering from cancer, rose to prominence relatively late in life. His breakthrough came in 1962 when he wrote the score for Lawrence of Arabia, for he was awarded an Oscar. He won two further Oscars for Doctor Zhivago and A Passage to India, and composed music for more than 150 films. His scores enhanced the work of some of the film industry’s greatest directors – among others David … Continue reading R.I.P.: MAURICE JARRE

‘HEROES’ ORIGINAL SCORE ALBUM


Original Score Album From NBC’s Hit Series “Heroes” Features Original Music From Show Composers Wendy & Lisa (April 2, 2009- Burbank, CA) – First they saved the cheerleader and saved the world. Now the Heroes have another assignment – this time on CD. La-La Land Records will release the original score album on April 7, 2009 via their website http://www.lalalandrecords.com and in stores April 21. Wendy and Lisa (Soul Food, Crossing Jordan) composed the original score. La-La Land Records is releasing the “Heroes” score album through a license agreement with NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group. In … Continue reading ‘HEROES’ ORIGINAL SCORE ALBUM

THE REEL WORLD: SCORING FOR PICTURES by Jeff Rona


The revised second edition of Jeff Rona’s The Reel World from Hal Leonard/MusicPro Guides is already available For aspiring composers looking to break into the field of scoring music for film, television, video games or new media, it can be a long road from just starting out to finally hearing your music come alive on the big screen. The art, technology and business of music for pictures is complex and ever changing and can be difficult for beginners to navigate. Designed to address the industry’s latest trends and challenges, the 2nd edition of The Reel World – Scoring for Pictures … Continue reading THE REEL WORLD: SCORING FOR PICTURES by Jeff Rona

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM (Expanded) – Shirley Walker (La-La Land LLLCD 1089)BOOGEYMAN – Joseph LoDuca (La-La Land LLLCD 1090)CROSSING OVER – Mark Isham (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 958 2)THE GENE GENERATION – Scott Glasgow (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 951 2)GEORGE WASHINGTON II: THE FORGING OF A NATION – Bruce Broughton (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1028) – 56:25MEMORIES OF ME – Georges Delerue (Intrada Special Collection Volume 98) – 31:16MONSTERS VS. ALIENS – Henry Jackman (Lakeshore 34069)THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND – Mathis B. Nitschke (MMS09007)THE READER – Nico Muhly (Lakeshore 34061)TALES OF THE RIVERBANK – Mark Thomas (MMS09008)UNDERWORLD: RISE OF … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES