RAY COSTA, HOLLYWOOD PUBLICIST, WRITES, DIRECTS AND PRODUCES ‘HOMETOWN GLORY’


(Los Angeles, CA) – Manning massive fire hoses, rushing into burning buildings and serving their community: For a tight-knit group of teenage boys in a town outside of Memphis, Tennessee called Germantown, fighting fires became their unparalleled adventure in real life bravery. HOMETOWN GLORY, written, directed and produced by Ray Costa, the head of Costa Communications film composer agency and p.r, is a riveting documentary film that chronicles a subject he knows well. As a teenager in the seventies, he was among the ranks of the volunteers who risked their lives to protect a town. HOMETOWN GLORY will premiere and be … Continue reading RAY COSTA, HOLLYWOOD PUBLICIST, WRITES, DIRECTS AND PRODUCES ‘HOMETOWN GLORY’

BAFTA AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER JASON GRAVES SCORES ‘SILENT HUNTER ® 5: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC’


Sweeping Orchestral Soundtrack Immerses Players in the Next Installment of the Best-Selling Submarine Computer Game Series Raleigh, NC – February 16th, 2010 – BAFTA award-winning composer Jason Graves has created a rousing thematic score for the next iteration of the highly acclaimed submarine simulation series, Silent Hunter® 5: Battle of the Atlantic. A classically trained composer renowned for his adventurous symphonic music in video games, Graves elevates the dramatic story of a World War II German submarine captain with an emotionally charged orchestral score, expertly crafting graceful chord progressions and Wagnerian majestic chorus. Developed by Ubisoft Romania, Silent Hunter 5: … Continue reading BAFTA AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER JASON GRAVES SCORES ‘SILENT HUNTER ® 5: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC’

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Confession – Ryan Shore (La-La Land LLLCD 1119) Dark Void – Bear McCreary (Sumthing Else 2077, Game) The Day Of The Locust – John Barry (Intrada Special Collection Volume 122) – 31:55 Elmer Gantry – Andre Previn (Kritzerland KR 20014-8) The Flash – Shirley Walker & Danny Elfman (La-La Land LLLCD 1101, TV, 2 CDs) Meet The Applegates – David Newman (Intrada Special Collection Volume 123) – 41:06 Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief – Christophe Beck (Abkco 103242) Prophecy – Leonard Rosenman (FSMCD Vol.13 No.1) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Americans – John Barry (Universal 1580336) – 46:38 Creation – Christopher Young (Lakeshore 34121) – 50:23 Gli Intoccabili – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7076) Salvo D’Acquisto – Carlo Rustichelli (Saimel 3998913) – 49:58 Toto D’Arabia – Angelo Lavagnino (Digitmovies CDDM 153) – 59:01 Un Minuto Per Pregare, Un Istante Per Morire – Carlo Rustichelli (Digitmovies CDDM 151) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

BRUNO COULAIS’ SCORE FOR ‘CORALINE’ WINS BEST SCORE AT THE ANNIE AWARDS


The French composer writes music for two of the Oscar nominated Animation films: Coraline and The Secret of Kells Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning French composer BRUNO COULAIS’ imaginative score to director Henry Selick’s CORALINE continues to garner critical acclaim. On Saturday he won for best score, beating Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning score Up. Coulais’ score takes the audience on a whimsical, beautiful yet eerie journey through CORALINE, a bizarre and darkly fantastic stop-motion film. For CORALINE, Coulais combines unusual rhythmic patterns, elegant string arrangements, piano, a children’s choir singing random French words and eclectic sounds. The composer … Continue reading BRUNO COULAIS’ SCORE FOR ‘CORALINE’ WINS BEST SCORE AT THE ANNIE AWARDS

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Tadlow, La-La Land, Rhino, Sony Classical


Tadlow – THE MESSAGE / LION OF THE DESERT (Maurice Jarre, February) La-La Land – 10/02/2010: THE FLASH (Shirley Walker), CONFESSION (Ryan Shore) Rhino – THE PACIFIC (Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, Blane Neely, 09/03/2010) Sony Classical – HENRY V (Hans Zimmer, Henry Jackman, 05/03/2010) Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Tadlow, La-La Land, Rhino, Sony Classical

JOHN DEBNEY SCORES VALENTINE’S DAY


OPENING IN THEATRES VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND(Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer JOHN DEBNEY reunites with director Garry Marshall for the sixth time to score the romantic-comedy VALENTINE’S DAY, starring Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel, Patrick Dempsey, Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Taylor Lautner, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez and many more. “Valentine’s Day” opens in theaters on Feb. 12. Along with writing an original score for the film, Debney also re-unites with lyricist Glen Ballard to create the song “Every Time You Smile” performed by Carina Round. Currently Debney is receiving critical acclaim for his score to the dramatic film “The Stoning of Soraya M.” … Continue reading JOHN DEBNEY SCORES VALENTINE’S DAY

ANTHONY NAVARRO SCORES ‘ZOMBEAT’


Los Angeles, CA – What do Aerosmith, the Beatles and Robert Anthony Navarro, a.k.a. Galileo Seven, have in common? Much like the legendary rock bands’ signature video games, players get the opportunity to mimic Navarro’s music in the rhythmic video game Zombeat. Composer Robert Anthony Navarro delivers an original instrumental arena rock sound to the first zombie music video game to hit the iPhone; Zombeat is the latest beat matching game created by 3G Studios, Inc. Players battle countless zombie attackers by beat matching the music on their way through the undead hordes. Zombeat is available for purchase on iTunes … Continue reading ANTHONY NAVARRO SCORES ‘ZOMBEAT’

THE 2010 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES


MUSIC (SCORE)“Avatar”“Fantastic Mr. Fox”“The Hurt Locker”“Sherlock Holmes”“Up” MUSIC (SONG)“Almost There” from “The Princess & the Frog”“Down in New Orleans” from “The Princess & the Frog”“Loin de Paname” from “Paris 36”“Take it All” from “Nine”“The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart” Continue reading THE 2010 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES

COMPOSER DANNY PELFREY FEATURED IN A NIGHT OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER MUSIC


PELFREY’S MUSIC FROM “JOSEPH – KING OF DREAMS” TO BE FEATURED            (HOLLYWOOD, CA) Award-winning Hollywood composer and multi-instrumentalist Danny Pelfrey’s original music for Dreamworks animated film JOSEPH – KING OF DREAMS will be featured at Knoxville Civic Auditorium’s performance of Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Maestro Lucas Richman presents the greatest hits from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals including EVITA, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CATS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAM COAT. The performance will be Saturday, February 6, at 8pm. For tickets or more information please call 865-291-3310 or log on to http://www.knoxvillesymphony.com/. Pelfrey’s stirring score … Continue reading COMPOSER DANNY PELFREY FEATURED IN A NIGHT OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER MUSIC