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) Advertisements Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

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 … Continue reading ZERA VAUGHAN DONATES SONG TO GREENPEACE

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) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

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 … Continue reading JOHN BARRY CONCERT AT THE GHENT FILM FESTIVAL

TOM SALTA SCORES ‘RED STEEL 2’


Award Winning Composer Creates Gun-Slinging, Sword-Swinging Soundtrack for Ubisoft’s Action Fighting Video Game on Nintendo Wii™ New York, March 17, 2010 – Renowned composer Tom Salta has written and produced an original musical score for Red Steel™ 2, Ubisoft’s new first-person action title developed exclusively for the Nintendo Wii™ and designed with full Wii MotionPlus™ integration. In Red Steel 2, the player becomes a swordsman who finds himself in a remote mixed metropolis in the middle of the American desert, where Eastern and Western cultures collide. To reflect this adventurous new setting in Red Steel 2, Salta composed an action-packed … Continue reading TOM SALTA SCORES ‘RED STEEL 2’

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Billie / Popi – Dominic Frontiere (Intrada Special Collection Volume 125) – 63:02 Cervantes – Les Baxter (Intrada Signature Edition ISE1039) – 43:40 Cincinnati Kid: Lalo Schifrin Film Scores Vol. 1 – Lalo Schifrin (FSMCD Vol.13 No.2) Daybreakers – Christopher Gordon (Lionsgate LGR 20033) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Miles Goodman (La-La Land LLLCD 1127) Dutch – Alan Silvestri (La-La Land LLLCD 1117) Grace – Austin Wintory (BSXCD 8865) The Message / Lion Of The Desert – Maurice Jarre ( Tadlow 008, 2 CDs) Return To Eden – Brian May ( BSXCD 8866) White Dog – Ennio Morricone (FSMCD Vol.13 No.3) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

“SOMETHIN’S COMIN’ MY WAY” FROM THE OSCAR® WINNING FILM ‘PRECIOUS’


LOS ANGELES (March 12, 2010) – Singer/songwriter Dan Manjovi’s “Somethin’s Comin’ My Way” is featured on the soundtrack and in the Oscar® winning Lionsgate film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire now available on DVD and WS Bluray. Manjovi wrote “Somethin’s Comin’ My Way” at the request of the film’s director, Lee Daniels, whose previous films include Monster’s Ball (producer), Shadowboxer and The Woodsman. After the director spoke Manjovi about the film and his ideas for how music would be used, Daniels’ directive to the songwriter was to “create a song of hope.” “After reading the screenplay, I … Continue reading “SOMETHIN’S COMIN’ MY WAY” FROM THE OSCAR® WINNING FILM ‘PRECIOUS’

BRUNO COULAIS SCORES TWO ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARIES


LOS ANGELES (March 11, 2010) – The scores of Bruno Coulais are filled with the complexity of international and inanimate sounds that bloom into characters in their own right. Whether writing for a documentary or a kid-friendly animated film, Coulais creates moods and emotions in the absence of actors. On the heels of an Academy award season that saw two of Coulais’ films nominated for Best Animated Feature (CORALINE, THE SECRET OF KELLS), the French composer wrote original scores for two of the year’s highly anticipated documentaries: OCEANS and BABIES. In Disneynature’s OCEANS (opening Earth Day, April 22), Coulais explores … Continue reading BRUNO COULAIS SCORES TWO ANTICIPATED DOCUMENTARIES

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Baby Sitter – Francis Lai (Digitmovies CDDM 157) Da Uomo A Uomo (Death Rides A Horse) – Ennio Morricone (GDM 4130) Dove Vai In Vacanza? – Ennio Morricone, Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera, Piero Piccioni (GDM Club 7079) Emanuelle In America – Nico Fidenco (Beat CDCR 102) Green Zone – John Powell (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 011 2) L’Umanoide (The Humanoid) – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7078) La Tenda Rossa (The Red Tent) – Ennio Morricone (Legend CD 30 DLX) Married To It – Henry Mancini ( Kritzerland KR 20015-0) The Pacific – Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, Blake Neely (Rhino 523699) Sissi – Pino … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

OSCAR: GIACCHINO WINS THE BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AWARD


Michael Giacchino has won the award of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences for his excellent musical score for the animated film ‘Up’. This is, undeniably, the perfect finale for a film score that started its multi award career winning the Phoenix Film Critics Society award followed by the Golden Globe and the awards of the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, the Online Film Critics Society, the Central Ohio Film Critics Association, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Austin Film Critics Association as well as the BAFTA and the Grammy. Michael Giacchino was born in Riverside Township, New … Continue reading OSCAR: GIACCHINO WINS THE BEST ORIGINAL SCORE AWARD

BMI HIGHLIGHTS MUSIC IN FILM AT SXSW 2010


Conversation with Two-time Oscar-Winning Composer Gustavo Santaolalla Offered Tuesday, March 16Film in Music Panel Slated for Sunday, March 14 LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2010 – BMI will partner with the 2010 SXSW Film Festival to offer two touchstone events: “BMI Presents: Sound Decisions: A Reality Check on Using Music in Film” on Sunday, March 14 at 11 a.m.and “A Conversation with Gustavo Santaolalla” on Tuesday, March 16, at 2 p.m. in the Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez St). “BMI Presents: Sound Decisions: A Reality Check on Using Music in Film” will be hosted by BMI Vice President, Film/TV … Continue reading BMI HIGHLIGHTS MUSIC IN FILM AT SXSW 2010

THE 2009 IFMCA AWARDS WINNERS


2009 FILM AWARD WINNERS FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR• UP, music by Michael Giacchino FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR• MICHAEL GIACCHINO BREAKOUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR• JAMES PETERSON BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM• A SINGLE MAN, music by Abel Korzeniowski BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM• THE INFORMANT!, music by Marvin Hamlisch BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM• THE RED CANVAS, music by James Peterson BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION FILM• STAR TREK, music by Michael Giacchino BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A HORROR/THRILLER FILM• DRAG ME TO HELL, music by Christopher Young BEST ORIGINAL … Continue reading THE 2009 IFMCA AWARDS WINNERS

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Alice In Wonderland (2010) – Danny Elfman (Disney 490002) Battlestar Galactica The Plan / The Razor – Bear McCreary (La-La Land LLLCD 1125) Days Of Our Lives – Ken Corday & D. Brent Nelson (La-La Land LLLCD 1123) The Hawaiians – Henry Mancini (Intrada Special Collection Volume 124) – 94:21 Love Happens – Christopher Young (La-La Land LLLCD 1124) Lo – Scott Glasgow (MMS10002) Manhunter – The Reds / Michel Rubini (Intrada MAF 7108) – 43:29 Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES