LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


10 TO MIDNIGHT – Robert O. Ragland (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1031) – 39:58THE BELIEVERS – J. Peter Robinson (Perseverance PRD 031) – 58:12CLIVE BARKER’S BOOK OF BLOOD – Guy Farley (La-La Land LLLCD 1105) – 36:15FADE TO BLACK – Craig Safan (Perseverance PP-CS-01) – 50:48PAJAMA GLADIATOR AND OTHER AWARD-WINNING SHORTS – Alan Williams (SMCD 026) – 41:16REX STEELE: NAZI SMASHER – Ryan Shore (MMS09018)SCARECROWS – Terry Plumeri (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1032) – 34:24SPOLIANSKY: FILM MUSIC – Mischa Spoliansky (Chandos 10543) – 73:03TAKING WOODSTOCK – Danny Elfman (La-La Land LLLCD 1104) – 30:05TRICK ‘R TREAT – Douglas Pipes (La-La Land LLLCD … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

INON ZUR SCORES BIOWARE’S ‘DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS’


EA’s Epic RPG Fantasy Score to Debut at ‘A Night in Fantasia’ Concert EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA – September 24, 2009 – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), announced today that award-winning composer Inon Zur has composed the original score for Dragon Age™: Origins. Zur has been lauded for the emotional musical compositions he crafted for some of the most critically acclaimed video games including Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, Crysis, Fallout 3 and Prince of Persia. The dramatic score for Dragon Age: Origins will be performed live at A Night in Fantasia … Continue reading INON ZUR SCORES BIOWARE’S ‘DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS’

THE 2009 EMMY WINNERS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES


The Creative Arts Emmys have been announced, including most of the music categories: OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)INTO THE STORM – Howard Goodall OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)LEGEND OF THE SEEKER: Prophecy – Joe LoDuca OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSICGREAT PERFORMANCES – John Williams OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION: STREISAND: THE CONCERT – William Ross The award for Original Music and Lyrics will be announced on this Sunday’s telecast. Continue reading THE 2009 EMMY WINNERS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES

SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES ‘HALO 3: ODST’ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


2-CD Set Features Epic Music Score by Award-winning Composers Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori New York – September 14th, 2009 – Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Halo® 3: ODST Original Soundtrack featuring the original musical score from the highly anticipated video game Halo 3: ODST composed by Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori. The 2-disc set will be released on September 22nd to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works http://www.sumthing.com, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital http://www.sumthingdigital.com and iTunes®. Developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by acclaimed developer … Continue reading SUMTHING ELSE MUSIC WORKS RELEASES ‘HALO 3: ODST’ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

ALEXANDER DESPLAT TO RECEIVE THE ‘HOLLYWOOD AWARD’


French composer Alexandre Desplat, who is currently scoring the eagerly anticipated Twilight sequel New Moon, will be honoured during the 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards. Desplat, who was Oscar-nominated for his score for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Queen, will receive the ‘Hollywood Film Composer Award’ during a gala ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 26. For more info: moviescoremagazine.com Continue reading ALEXANDER DESPLAT TO RECEIVE THE ‘HOLLYWOOD AWARD’

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


EXODUS – Ernest Gold (Tadlow 007, 2 CDs) – 132:30 GAILY, GAILY / THE NIGHT THEY RAISED MINSKY’S – Henry Mancini / Charles Strouse (Kritzerland KR 20013-4) GAMER – Geoff Zanelli & Robert Williamson (Lakeshore 340752) – 58:26 TRUE BLOOD (TV) – Nathan Barr (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 984 2) WHITEOUT – John Frizzell (Varese Sarabande 302 066 986 2) – 47:48 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

THE 2009 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS DISCOVERY NOMINEES


The World Soundtrack Academy releases the list of nominees for the World Soundtrack Discovery 2009. The name of the winner will be announced on October 17 at the World Soundtrack Awards ceremony, the closing event of the Ghent International Film Festival. Every year the advisory board of the World Soundtrack Academy chooses a ‘Discovery of 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 2009 are: – Lorne Balfe for Crying with Laughter– Jérôme Lemonnier for Demain dès l’aube– Andrew Lockington for Journey … Continue reading THE 2009 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS DISCOVERY NOMINEES

R.I.P.: ERICH KUNZEL


Conductor Erich Kunzel died on September 1st at the age of 74. Kunzel led the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra since its inception, and recorded many compilations of film music pieces for the Telarc label – not only the popular standards but less frequently performed pieces like John Addison’s main title from Sleuth (on the CD Chiller), Bruce Broughton’s suite from Moonwalker and the unused Goldsmith song “Bless This House” from Poltergeist — Carol Anne’s theme, with lyrics by John Bettis (the latter two pieces were featured on the CD Fantastic Journey). Source: Film Score Monthly Continue reading R.I.P.: ERICH KUNZEL