LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

A Child Is Waiting – Ernest Gold (Intrada Special Collection Volume 127) – 36:12

Dragonslayer – Alex North (La-La Land LLLCD 1128)

Eraser (Expanded) – Alan Silvestri (La-La Land LLLCD 1129)

Hierro – Zacarías M. de la Riva (MMS10003)

Straw Dogs – Jerry Fielding (Intrada Special Collection Volume 126) – 41:47

Wonderful World Of The Brothers Grimm / Honeymoon Machine – Leigh Harline (FSMCD Vol.13 No.4)

NEW SCORE ASSIGNMENTS

James Horner – THE KARATE KID (replacing Atli Orvarsson)

Michael Giacchino – ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Film Score Monthly, Kritzerland

Film Score Monthly – THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM / THE HONEYMOON MACHINE (Leigh Harline, March 29th)

Kritzerland – CUBA (Patrick Williams, March 29th)

ZERA VAUGHAN DONATES SONG TO GREENPEACE

Poetic, hypnotic and transcendent: The New Seed from singer/songwriter Zera Vaughan is a rich sonic tapestry of electronic beats and transfixing melodies. Created with the noted French producer/composer Cyril Morin and featuring international musicians, the spacious sound is a sparkling showcase for Vaughan’s confiding vocals. In Hebrew, the word “zera” signifies “seed,” which inspired the title The New Seed. It is against a soundscape of harmony and hope that Zera Vaughan imagines an exquisite harvest. Vaughan received a Hollywood Music in Media Award nomination for Best New Age/Ambient Artist for “Release the Chains” from The New Seed. “Empty Spaces,” also on The New Seed, aired on the 18th Episode of the WomensRadio Music Review Podcast (available on iTunes), and Vaughan was chosen as one of WomensRadio’s Hot “Up-N-Comers of 2010.” Recently Vaughan attended the Golden Globes and garnered much attention from the media on the red carpet. The New Seed is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and for film and TV licensing.

Vaughan explains, “The New Seed expresses my concern for the environment; water and air are the most important elements in our existence. We’ve stepped away from respecting the basics in life.” Vaughan is passionate about protecting the planet. All proceeds from sales and licensing of the song “Release the Chains” on The New Seed will be donated to Greenpeace. Vaughan’s CD release concert in Hollywood was also an awareness event for Greenpeace. The CD is packaged in a biodegradable case made from recycled paper and biodegradable ink.

Born to a Tunisian mother and an English father, Vaughan, raised between two cultures, studied classical and Middle Eastern music, opera, and ballet, before she began performing American pop and jazz in clubs. Studies in music at the Paris Music Conservatory and Psychology at the Sorbonne alternated with recording sessions in France. It was on holiday in London that Zera first experienced the orchestral electronic trip hop of Tricky, Portishead and Massive Attack, influences that would become, she says, “building blocks for the music that I had been hearing in my head.”

Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. Therefore Greenpeace seeks to: Protect biodiversity in all its forms; prevent pollution and abuse of the earth’s ocean, land, air and fresh water; end all nuclear threats and promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence. For more information on Greenpeace please visit: http://www.greenpeace.org/.

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

Brooklyn’s Finest – Marcelo Zarvos (Varèse Sarabande 302 067)

The Goonies (Score) – Dave Grusin (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0310 1104)

How To Train Your Dragon – John Powell (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 012 2)

The Manhattan Project – Philippe Sarde (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0310 1107)

The Scout / Dreamer – Bill Conti (Varèse Sarabande VCL 0310 1106)

The Spiral Road – Jerry Goldsmith (Varese Sarabande VCL 0310 1105)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Kritzerland, La-La Land

Kritzerland – THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (Maurice Jarre, March)

La-La Land – March: ERASER (Alan Silvestri), DRAGONSLAYER (Alex North)

JOHN BARRY CONCERT AT THE GHENT FILM FESTIVAL

Barry receives Lifetime Achievement Award from World Soundtrack Academy

On Thursday October 21, 2010 four-time Oscar winner, John Barry’s music will be performed live in concert at the Ghent International Film Festival. This unique, one-night-only event will be held on Thursday 21 October at 8.30 pm at ‘t Kuipke Concert Hall in Ghent. The 80 piece Brussels Philharmonic will be performing selections from many of Barry’s classic scores including Goldfinger, Mary Queen of Scots, Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves and Midnight Cowboy, conducted by Nicholas Dodd. As always, the concert will be accompanied by a video presentation of film clips.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary The World Soundtrack Award Academy will present Barry with their Lifetime Achievement Award, their most prestigious honor. In 1962 when Barry was hired to score the first James Bond film, Dr No he unknowingly secured a place for himself in history; the resulting Bond theme has become one of the most iconic pieces of film music and has been heard on 11 Bond soundtracks. The accomplished English born composer has penned scores for over 100 films and was honored with the Academy Award for Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves as well as nominations for Mary Queen of Scots and Chaplin.
With the John Barry concert, the Ghent Film Festival will be continuing its tradition of showcasing memorable, award-winning film music in the form of live concerts. Previous editions have featured Ennio Morricone, Maurice Jarre, Elmer Bernstein, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore and Alexandre Desplat among others.

In its 37th year the Ghent International Film Festival will run from October 12th – October 23rd with the World Soundtrack Awards being presented on the final night.

NEW SCORE ASSIGNMENTS

Rolfe Kent – CHARLIE ST. CLOUD

Thomas Newman – THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

John Debney – PREDATORS