UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Film Score Monthly, Kritzerland

Film Score Monthly – May 3rd: CLEOPATRA JONES / CLEOPATRA JONES AND THE CASINO OF GOLD (J.J. Johnson, Carl Brandt, Joe Simon / Dominic Frontiere)

Kritzerland – May: LEGEND OF THE LOST (Angelo Francesco Lavagnino)

MALMO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM INON ZUR’S AWARD-WINNING MUSIC FROM DRAGON AGE™: ORIGINS

On May 21st, the world of Ferelden will come to life in Sweden through the Malmö Symphony Orchestra at Joystick 3.0 Concert

Los Angeles, CA – April 29, 2010 – Inon Zur’s award-winning music for the dark fantasy Role Playing Game Dragon Age™: Origins will be performed by the Malmö Symphony Orchestra at the “Joystick 3.0” symphonic video game music concert in Sweden on May 21st, 2010. The Joystick concert series currently holds the world record for a game music performance with an attendance of 17,000 at the first show in 2006. Tickets for the concert can be ordered from the Malmö Symphony Orchestra website http://www.mso.se/.

“We are very pleased to invite the music from Dragon Age: Origins into our family of game music,” said Joystick concert producer Orvar Safstrom. “Inon Zur’s compositions transcend the genre, by not only enhancing the game’s scenes but also by contributing unique and powerful elements to the overall atmosphere and storyline. Our audience is in for a real treat.”

Dragon Age: Origins was recently honored with Best Original Song (“I Am The One”) and nominated for Best Original Score at The Hollywood Music In Media Awards. The soundtrack album is available for download from popular digital music stores including iTunes and reached #1 on Amazon UK MP3 Soundtracks Chart in December, 2009.

Developed by leading video game developer BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., Dragon Age: Origins was named the “RPG of the Year” by Game Informer, G4, Spike TV, AOL.com, and PC Gamer and received over 30 “Best of 2009” awards from a wide range of respected media outlets around the world, including USAToday.com, CNN.com, MSNBC.com, The Associated Press, GameSpot, IGN, and many more. For more information about Dragon Age: Origins, visit http://www.dragonage.com/.

JOHN DEBNEY REUNITES WITH JOHN FAVREAU FOR THE 3rd TIME FOR ‘IRON MAN 2’

Opening in Theatres on Friday, May 7
Score Album Available through Sony Classical on July 6

(Hollywood, CA) Award-winning composer JOHN DEBNEY reunites with director Jon Favreau for third time for “Iron Man 2” (Elf, Zathura). He recently recorded the score with full orchestra at world famous Abbey Road. Debney is incorporating both classical motifs and rock sounds into his original score. The Marvel sequel starring Robert Downey, Jr. opens in theatres on Friday, May 7, 2010 (US). The score album will be available through Sony Classical on July 6. Currently Debney is creating music for the upcoming “Predators” sequel/prequel; opening in theatres on July 9. In the fall, Debney will travel to the Vatican for a performance of “The Passion Oratorio” in St. Peter’s Square.

Debney’s musical ability knows no boundaries, and his music sets the tone for films in all genres, from his Academy Award® nominated score to “The Passion of the Christ” to his work on Disney’s “Hannah Montana: The Movie;” which Debney and Glen Ballard collaborated on the song “Butterfly Fly Away” performed by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus. (Lyrics by Ballard, conducted and arranged by Debney.) . Last year he received critical acclaim for his score to the dramatic film “The Stoning of Soraya M.” Recently Daily Variety devoted an 11 page tribute to John Debney as the “Billion-Dollar Composer,” because of his tremendous box office success (films he has scored have grossed nearly four billion-dollars.)

In addition to his Oscar® nomination, last year Debney received multiple Career Achievement Awards from the Burbank International Film Festival, the Hollywood Music in Media Awards and the Temecula Valley International Film Festival. Debney has received several Emmys®, a Dove® award for “The Passion of the Christ” and a CUE® award for the “The Passion of the Christ” and “The Princess Diaries.” Debney received a BAFTA® nomination for his score to the videogame “Lair” and was the youngest recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement, and has conducted concerts of his music with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. Some of Debney’s film credits include “Idlewild,” a Prohibition-era musical starring the duo Outkast and featuring famed trumpeter Arturo Sandoval; the animated films “Barnyard” and “Chicken Little;” the comic-book inspired “Sin City” and the comedies “Elf” and “Liar, Liar.”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

Edge Of Darkness – Howard Shore (Silva 1314)
JAG – Bruce Broughton & Steven Bramson (Intrada MAF 7107) – 62:58
Letters From A Killer – Dennis McCarthy (BSXCD 8868)
Marathon Man / Parallax View – Michael Small (FSMCD Vol.13 No.5)
The Miracle Worker – Laurence Rosenthal (Intrada Special Collection Volume 130) – 35:10
The Poseidon Adventure (Stereo) – John Williams (La-La Land LLLCD 1133) – 60:39
Terror In The Aisles – John Beal (BSXCD 8867)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – Film Score Monthly, La-La Land Records

Film Score Monthly – April 27th: MARATHON MAN (Michael Small), THE PARALLAX VIEW (Michael Small)

La-La Land Records – April 27th: THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (John Williams), INDEPENDENCE DAY, (David Arnold)

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES

Fringe – Michael Giacchino, Chris Tilton, Chad Seiter (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 013 2)

Little Shop Of Horrors – Fred Katz (Kritzerland KR 20015-3)

Revolution – John Corigliano (Varèse Sarabande 302 067 000 2) – 40:31

The Runestone – David Newman (Perseverance PRD 029)

Shiver – Fernando Velázquez (MMS10006)

THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES’ SOUNDTRACK NOW AVAILABLE

LOS ANGELES (April 22, 2010) – The evocative score to this year’s Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film, Sony Picture Classics’ The Secret In Their Eyes, is now available from Milan Records for digital download through iTunes and Amazon.com and in stores May 25th. The score is co-composed by Emilio Kauderer and Federico Jusid. The music creates a powerful combination with the visuals as it captures the tension and romance of this richly layered film. The film is currently playing major cities. The score continues to receive critical acclaim winning the Argentinean Academy Award, the Clarin Award, the Havana Film Festival Award along with CEC Award and the Goya Award nominations.

The Secret In Their Eyes is a riveting Argentine thriller spiked with witty dialogue and poignant love stories. The film interweaves the personal lives of a state prosecution investigator and a judge with a manhunt spanning 25 years. The composers wrote a variety of cues, from soft tender moments featuring piano and violin solos to tense action sequences with riveting percussion.

“The Secret would have been impossible without them,” says director Juan Campanella. “Emilio and Federico have created a melody that makes us feel tension and suspense at the same time we feel the love and nostalgia that this story requires. With this musical paradox juggling unusual elements, the music transports us to two intersecting and parallel worlds.”

Emilio Kauderer mixes elements of his South American roots with his European heritage and delivers a unique palette of up-to-date orchestral sounds. From contemporary to classical Kauderer adds passion and heart to today’s music scene. “It was a difficult, fine line between a thriller and a love story,” says Kauderer about his score. “We had to work it out so it doesn’t feel melodramatic yet we needed the intensity.”

Kauderer’s film credits include Disney’s High School Musical (Latin American versions), Heist directed by Rick Jordan, Conversations with God directed by Stephen Simon, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa directed by Emilio Estevez. His TV credits include Dead Like Me, CSI: Miami, Resurrection Blvd., and Life With Bonnie.

Emilio Kauderer was selected to compose the music for New York’s Holocaust Museum, was awarded a fellowship to the Sundance composer’s Lab and was one of the composers of the Latin Grammy Award-winning Bajofondo. The Argentinean native who now lives in Los Angeles was recently recognized by the Board of Commissioners of Los Angeles County for his contributions to Latin and film music. More information about Emilio Kauderer can be found at http://www.emiliokauderer.com/.

RACHEL PORTMAN TO RECEIVE RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2010 – BMI will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to Rachel Portman at the annual BMI Film & Television Awards, slated for Wednesday, May 19 in Los Angeles. Portman will make history as she becomes the first woman composer to receive the honor. Staged at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the black-tie, invitation-only dinner will salute the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer Ross will host the event.

The Richard Kirk Award is bestowed on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. As the 2010 honoree, Rachel Portman joins an elite list that includes David Newman, Thomas Newman, Christopher Young, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry and John Williams.

Rachel Portman composes music propelled by nuanced elegance and quirky wit. The first woman composer to win an Academy Award, she has created rich scores for films including the Oscar-winning Emma, Nicholas Nickleby, Grammy- and Oscar-nominated Cider House Rules, Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated Chocolat, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Hart’s War, Marvin’s Room, Beloved, The Joy Luck Club, The Manchurian Candidate, Infamous, Lake House, The Duchess, Benny and Joon and the recently finished Never Let Me Go, among others. The Oxford University graduate has also contributed acclaimed original music for top-tier television projects, including HBO’s Grey Gardens, Four Days in July, Jim Henson’s Storyteller, Ethan Frome and the BAFTA-winning Oranges are not the Only Fruit.