BEAR MCCREARY TO RELEASE TWO RECORDINGS AND ANNOUNCES LOS ANGELES AND COMIC CON CONCERTS


Taiko Drums To Start Summer With A Bang — SO SAY WE ALL!!!

(Burbank, CA) – Battlestar Galactica and Caprica composer Bear McCreary will have a busy summer, with the release of two soundtrack recordings and concert performances. On June 13 the music from Battlestar Galactica will kick-off the 2009 Grand Performances Series at California Plaza. Three days later, on June 16, La-La Land Records will release the soundtrack for Caprica.
Bear McCreary will again conduct the music from Battlestar Galactica for three nights at the House of Blues in San Diego from July 23-25th – during Comic Con! The concerts will celebrate the July 21 release of a special 2-CD set, Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.

Battlestar Galactica began as an original SCI FI Channel mini-series in 2003. Billions of human lives were consumed by nuclear fires as the Cylons, intelligent robots created by man, rebelled against their makers. A small, rag-tag fleet of survivors escaped and fled into the outer reaches of the universe in search of the mythical, lost “13th colony” – Earth.

The SCI FI series celebrated its finale in March of 2009, having received boundless critical acclaim and awards, including the prestigious Peabody Award as well as special recognition from the United Nations. A few weeks later, the prequel Caprica, set 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica, was released on DVD by Universal Home Entertainment. Caprica will begin airing in early 2010 on the SCI FI Channel. The series chronicles an astonishing scientific breakthrough taking shape on the planet Caprica. The rapidly evolving spheres of human and mechanical engineering have collided, along with the fates of two families. Joined by tragedy in an explosive instant of terror, two rival clans led by powerful patriarchs, Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) and Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) duel in an era of questionable ethics, corporate machinations and unbridled personal ambition as the final war for humanity looms.
On June 16, 2009 La-La Land Records will release the soundtrack for Caprica, composed by Bear McCreary. His work on the television series Battlestar Galactica has been described as offering “some of the most innovative music on TV today,” by Variety, and his blog http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog, which features in-depth inside looks at the process of scoring Battlestar Galactica, was called “one of the best blogs in the business. It’s a fascinating look at the process of making music for film and television and the care he takes with aligning the score with the twists and turns of each character’s plot lines,” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Bear McCreary’s feature film credits include Wrong Turn 2 and the Rest Stop films. He also scores the series Eureka and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and will be scoring the upcoming SCI FI series Caprica and the Capcom video game Dark Void. McCreary was among a handful of select protégés of late film music legend Elmer Bernstein and is a classically trained composer with degrees in Composition and Recording Arts from the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music.
In 2005 La-La Land Records released the soundtrack for Battlestar Galatica: Season One, which quickly became the top selling release by the label. One year later, the second season was released and was celebrated with Bear McCreary’s first sold-out concert performance in Los Angeles. In 2008 the concerts moved to a larger venue selling out two nights at the famed Roxy on the Sunset Strip. The two-CD Season Four soundtrack will be released on July 21st. The first disc features music from seasons 4.0 and 4.5, with the music from “Daybreak”, the stunning series finale, featured on the second disc.

The Caprica original soundtrack will be available in stores or from http://www.lalalandrecords.com on June 16, 2009. Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 will be available on July 21st.

The Music of Battlestar Galactica Performances:
Grand Performances 2009 Summer Series at California Plaza
June 13, 2009 at 7PM, Downtown Los Angeles
Free concert

Comic Con
The House of Blues San Diego (1055 Fifth Avenue)
July 23, 24 and 25
Ticket information visit http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog

GEORGE S. CLINTON SCORES ‘TOOTH FAIRY’


Score to be recorded june 2nd-5th on the Fox Scoring Stage

(Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer GEORGE S. CLINTON is reuniting with director Michael Lembeck (Santa Clause 2 & 3) for the comical-fantasy TOOTH FAIRY, starring Dwayne Johnson, Julie Andrews, Billy Crystal and Ashley Judd. Clinton will record the score to TOOTH FAIRY June 2ND-5TH on the Fox Scoring Stage in Los Angeles. For his score to TOOTHE FAIRY, Clinton has created magical arrangements, full of action, emotion, fun, fantasy and a touch of fairy dust. TOOTH FAIRY will be in theatres November 13.

Later this year, Clinton will travel to New Orleans to set the tone to writer/director Mike Judge’s (Office Space/King of the Hill) comedy EXTRACT, starring Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis and Ben Affleck. EXTRACT will be in theatres September 4. Last year, Clinton scored the comedies HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO and THE LOVE GURU. Clinton’s other credits range from such diverse films as the romantic Zalman King’s RED SHOE DIARIES, the martial arts fantasy MORTAL KOMBAT, the suspenseful thriller THE ASTRONAUT’S WIFE and the sexy thriller WILD THINGS. Other projects include John Waters’ A DIRTY SHAME and 3000 MILES TO GRACELAND.

Clinton’s musical innovation and versatility has allowed him to create memorable scores for various genres. Clinton received an Emmy nomination for Best Original Score to HBO Films’ BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE. His score varied from Americana to incorporating Native American elements. He also enlisted World-renowned Native American flutist John Two-Hawks to play on the score.

The film TOOTHE FAIRY centers on Derek Thompson (Johnson), a minor-league hockey player whose nickname is the Tooth Fairy because of his ability to knock out opposing players’ teeth. When he discourages a youngster’s hope, Derek is ordered to one week’s hard labor as a real tooth fairy, complete with wings, magic wand and frilly tutu. Along the way, he rediscovers his forgotten dreams.

In addition to his film projects, Clinton has written several concert works, three musicals, and songs recorded by such artists as Michael Jackson, Joe Cocker, Smokey Robinson and Johnny Mathis. George S. Clinton has also been honored with BMI’s highest honor bestowed on a composer, The Richard Kirk Award for Career Achievement. He joins the company of legendary recipients which include John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Danny Elfman. George S. Clinton believes in imparting his knowledge on a new generation of filmmakers. For the last ten years, he has volunteered his time and experience to filmmakers and composers at the Sundance Institute in Park City, Utah.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – La-La Land, Disney, Decca


Disney – UP (Michael Giacchino, May 26th)

Decca – PUBLIC ENEMIES (Elliot Goldenthal, June 30th)

La-La Land Records – BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEASON 4 (Bear McCreary, 2 CDs, July 21st)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


UNCLE JOE SHANNON – Bill Conti (Intrada Special Collection Volume 96) – 39:49
CAPTAIN NEMO AND THE UNDERWATER CITY – Angela Morley (FSMCD Vol.12 No.9) – 61:35
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER – Dave Grusin (FSMCD Vol.12 No.8) – 79:03
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: BATTLE OF THE SMITHSONIAN – Alan Silvestri (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 969 2) – 50:02
TERMINATOR: SALVATION – Danny Elfman (Reprise 519707) – 50:32

THE MUSIC OF THE NEW ‘STAR TREK’ WILL BE PROTAGONIST IN ÚBEDA WITH A ‘WORLD PREMIERE’


The presence of composer Michael Giacchino at the V International Film Music Festival ‘City of Úbeda’ will become a first class event, as the special concert on Saturday July 18 will surely include a world premiere symphonic suite of the Score written for the new film of the saga Star Trek, that premiered this past Friday.
Those attending the concert will enjoy live the music from Star Trek as well as other suites and themes composed by Giacchino, Oscar nominee for Ratatouille and Grammy Award winner for The Incredibles. The organization of the V Festival has prepared a promotional video of the visit of Michael Giacchino to Úbeda which can be viewed at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knOqOc5uL8o&feature=player_embedded

‘DEXTER’S DANIEL LICHT SCORES ‘MANEATER’


Dexter’s Season Two available on Blu-Ray disc; Season One DVD and soundtrack in Stores

(Hollywood, CA) Composer Daniel Licht draws from the ages to create music for the Showtime Original series “Dexter” by using prehistoric instruments made from human or animal bones. These are some of the earliest known musical instruments and were chosen for keeping with the series’ theme of title character Dexter Morgan, the Miami-based serial killer who works for the Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst, who dismembers his victims. The music can be heard throughout Season two and season three. Season two is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD. Licht is currently scoring Lifetime Television’s four-hour miniseries Maneater (no relation to Cannibalism) which begins airing May 30th.”Maneater” is based on Gigi Levangie Grazer’s book about a thirtysomething socialite in a panic because she’s still single. She sets her sights on a Hollywood producer. In real life, Grazer was married to Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer of “A Beautiful Mind.”

To truly add the authenticity of “Dexter,” composer Dan Licht turned to renowned musical archeologist Elisabeth Waldo. Waldo was the first to record rare pre-Colombian instruments which include bone flutes or pipes; pierced phalanges (plalangeal whistles’), bullroarers, and rasps. The new use of these timeless treasures helps Licht create a unique musical palate for “Dexter,” giving an eerie yet melodic pulse to the music.

Based on Jeff Lindsay’s novels, the show tells the story of protagonist Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) and his life in forensics for the Miami Dade Police Department. Based on a code instilled in him by his foster father, Dexter hunts down people who have escaped justice and makes sure they don’t get away with a crime again. The series won TV Program of the Year at AFI in 2006 and a Golden Globe nomination.

Dan Licht’s film credits include “Hellraiser Bloodline,” Stephen King’s “Thinner,” and “Permanent Midnight.” TV credits include “Jake in Progess,” and “Kitchen Confidential.” Most recently, Licht was awarded the BMI TV music award for his work on “Dexter.”

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Varèse Sarabande, Kritzerland


Varèse Sarabande – June 23rd: ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS (John Powell), MY SISTER’S KEEPER (Aaron Zigman)
Kritzerland – June: TOM JONES (John Addison)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


ANGELS & DEMONS – Hans Zimmer (Sony 752096)
THE DUNWICH HORROR – Les Baxter (La-La Land LLLCD 1094)
GHOULIES / RE-ANIMATOR – Richard Band (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1030) – 58:40
GREY GARDENS – Rachel Portman (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 963 2)
JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT – Elia Cmiral (Perseverance PRD 030)
LA CLASSE OPERARIA VA IN PARADISO – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7062)
LA CORTA NOTTE DELLE BAMBOLE DI VETRO – Ennio Morricone (Digitmovies CDDM 134)
LOST – SEASON 4 – Michael Giacchino (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 964 2)
THE TRUE STORY OF JESSE JAMES / THE LAST WAGON – Leigh Harline / Lionel Newman (Intrada Special Collection Volume 101) – 61:39