BACK TO THE FUTURE (2 CDs) – Alan Silvestri (Intrada Special Collection Volume 117) – 89:08 THE FOURTH KIND – Atli Örvarsson (Varese Sarabande 302 066 995 2) IN SEARCH OF PEACE – Lee Holdridge (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1035) – 101:27 HOUSE OF THE DEVIL / I CAN SEE YOU – Jeff Grace (MMS09026) MERLIN SERIES 2 – Rob Lane & Rohan Stevenson (MMS09027) THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG – Randy Newman (Disney 458502) SERIOUS MAN – Carter Burwell (Lakeshore 34111) SURROGATES – Richard Marvin (Lakeshore 34111) THREE MUSKETEERS / ROBIN AND MARIAN – Michel Legrand (Universal 857999) THE TWILIGHT … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


FILM MARKS 11TH COLLABORATION OF HAMLISH WITH ALAN & MARILYN BERGMAN Los Angeles, CA – Academy Award® winning director Steven Soderbergh recruits legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch to score “The Informant!” After more than a decade of scoring films, Hamlisch is back with his upbeat, jazzy original music for “The Informant!” The film, based on a true story, stars Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre, a rising executive who turns whistleblower for the FBI. “The Informant” also reunites for the 11th time, the multi-award winning music team of Hamlisch and lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman with their infectious song, “Trust Me.” This … Continue reading MARVIN HAMLISCH SCORES ‘THE INFORMANT’


Music Composed by Jesper Kyd, Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco, Raison Varner and Tim Larkin New York – November 16th, 2009 – Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Gearbox Software, LLC, proudly presents the Borderlands Original Soundtrack featuring the original musical score from the highly acclaimed video game Borderlands(TM). Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands(TM) delivers this year’s most explosive and entertaining role-playing shooter (RPS) by combining the most addictive gaming elements found in action-packed first-person shooters with the deep character development of role-playing games (RPG). The album includes music from the game composed by Jesper Kyd, Sascha Dikiciyan, … Continue reading SUMTHING ELSE RELEASES ‘BORDERLANDS’ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK


Danny Elfman had already recorded his orchestral score for the long-awaited remake of THE WOLFMAN, starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt, when it was announced that Paul Haslinger (former Tangerine Dream, who scored the first and third UNDERWORLD) would replace him. Even the brand new trailer (below) still lists Elfman as the film’s composer. Continue reading ELFMAN REPLACED ON ‘THE WOLFMAN’


Composer Richard Marvin reunites for the fourth time with Director Jonathan Mostow for the sci-fi thriller “Surrogates,” staring Bruce Willis. Marvin and Mostow teamed up in the past on the WWII drama “U-571,” the thriller “Flight of the Black Angel” and the action/crime film “Breakdown.” For “Surrogates,” Marvin incorporates over 120 musicians, along with electronic elements, to create an epic dramatic score. His greatest challenge composing this score was maintaining the human emotion and isolation portrayed in the film. The score is available now through Lakeshore Records on iTunes and Amazon Digital and will be in stores November 24. “Surrogates” … Continue reading SCORE FOR ‘SURROGATES’ ALREADY AVAILABLE


Entries must be postmarked by January 26 NEW YORK, January 11, 2009 – The BMI Foundation is accepting applications for its 21st annual Pete Carpenter Fellowship for aspiring film composers under the age of 35. The Fellowship was established by the BMI Foundation and Mr. Carpenter’s family, colleagues, and friends to honor the late co-composer of television themes and scores including The A-Team, Magnum P.I., The Rockford Files, Hardcastle and McCormick, Hunter and Riptide. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work for 4-5 weeks with BMI composer Mike Post, Pete Carpenter’s partner and friend and writer of such … Continue reading COMPOSING FOR FILM: PETE CARPENTER FELLOWSHIP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS


2012 – Harald Kloser & Thomas Wander (RCA 761243)AMELIA – Gabriel Yared (Varèse Sarabande 302 066 994 2)THE BIG SLEEP – Jerry Fielding (Intrada Special Collection Volume 112) – 35:20BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN / THE FINAL OPTION – Richard Rodney Bennett / Roy Budd (Kritzerland KR 20013-8)A CHRISTMAS STORY – Paul Zaza & Carl Zittrer (Rhino 522315)E POI NON NE RIMASE NESSUNO – Bruno Nicolai (Digitmovies CDDM 146)EMANUELLE NERA – Nico Fidenco (Beat CDCR 101)GRAY LADY DOWN – Jerry Fielding (Intrada Special Collection Volume 114) – 46:30MORKELEG – Alan Howarth (AHICD 004)MURDERERS AMONG US: THE SIMON WIESENTHAL STORY – Bill Conti … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Assassin’s Creed II Original Soundtrack available November 16th Los Angeles – November 2nd, 2009 – Award-winning composer Jesper Kyd has created an epic soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed II, the sequel to the fastest-selling new IP in video game history. Following his atmospheric score for the original Assassin’s Creed, Kyd takes the music in an adventurous new direction and crafts an immensely diverse, melodic and progressive musical pallete featuring acoustic and symphonic orchestrations with emotional depth and diversity. The original score was recorded with A-List musicians and a Hollywood orchestra and choir at the world-renowned Capitol Studios. The Assassin’s Creed II … Continue reading JESPER KYD SCORES ASSASSIN’S CREED II