UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: August 2 to August 16

August 2
Sarah’s Key – Max Richter – Milan
Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Vol. 1 – Jay Chattaway, Don Davis, John Debney, Dennis McCarthy, Fred Steiner – La-La Land
Super 8 – Michael Giacchino – Varese Sarabande

August 16
Cowboys & Aliens – Harry Gregson-Williams – Varese Sarabande
Final Destination 5 – Brian Tyler – Varese Sarabande
Fright Night – Ramin Djawadi – Varese Sarabande
John Carpenter’s The Ward – Mark Kilian – Varese Sarabande
Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Patrick Doyle – Varese Sarabande

Date Unknown
Adventures of Don Juan (re-recording) – Max Steiner – Tribute Film Classics
Divorce American Style/The Art of Love – Dave Grusin/Cy Coleman – Kritzerland
Villa Rides! The Western Film Music of Maurice Jarre – Maurice Jarre – Tadlow

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 07/26/2011

Days Of Heaven – Ennio Morricone (FSMCD Vol.14 No.12, 2 CDs) – 136:59

La Donna Del Fiume / La Risaia – Angelo Lavagnino (Legend CD 39 DLX)

The Moneychangers – Henry Mancini (Intrada Special Collection Volume 172, 2 CDs) – 134:30

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins – Craig Safan (Intrada Special Collection Volume 177) – 69:40

Taras Bulba – Franz Waxman (Tadlow 013, 2 CDs) – 128:06

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 07/21/2011

Captain America: The First Avenger – Alan Silvestri (Disney 387402)
Devil – Fernando Velázquez (Varese Sarabande 302 064 209 2)
Drango – Elmer Bernstein (Kritzerland KR 20019-5)
The Egyptian: The Deluxe Edition – Alfred Newman & Bernard Herrmann (Varese Sarabande VCL 0711 1123, 2 CDs) – 117:20
The Golden Child – John Barry, Michael Colombier (La-La Land LLLCD 1180, 3 CDs) – 165:38
Heartless – David Julyan (SWR11003)
The Man Who Collected Food – Daniel Alcheh (SWR11004)
The Shrine – Ryan Shore (SWR11005)
Viento En Contra – Alfons Conde (MMS11014)
Windows – Ennio Morricone (Quartet QRSCE031)

FIMUCITÉ V CONCLUDES WITH AN OVATION OF 4,400 PEOPLE

The Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) ended its fifth edition on Saturday, July 2, with an ovation of more than 4,000 people who attended the great week of parallel activities and concerts that took place at the main venues in Santa Cruz and La Laguna. The Closing Gala Concert, staged at the Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín”, and focused on Bernard Herrmann and John Barry, achieved one of the greatest successes of this film music event, which was completely sold out. The audience could enjoy the best scores by both geniuses performed by the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer and director of FIMUCITÉ, Diego Navarro.

This Gala became unforgettable thanks to the participation, for the first time, of soloist voices accompanied by the orchestra. The soprano Carmen Acosta, with an extraordinary performance of the Salaambo’s Aria, from Citizen Kane, and Esther Ovejero, whose charismatic voice revived immortal themes from the Bond saga as “Goldfinger” or “Diamonds Are Forever”, amazed the audience. The comedy group El Supositorio also joined the event with a new and brilliant short film parodying the adventures of James Bond 007.

For the first time in FIMUCITÉ’s history, Diego Navarro completely conducted both great symphonic concerts staged at the Auditorio. The July 1 one, focused on the Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi (regular composer for Wong Kar Wai’s films), and on Patrick Doyle (whose suite for “Thor”, the latest Marvel adaptation, was Worldwide premiered at this concert) got an identical success.

The Festival staunch admirers could also enjoy this year’s guest composers, face to face, at the different panels that took place at Espacio Cultural de Cajacanarias: Stephen Warbeck, Oscar Academy Award winner for “Shakespeare in Love”; Doyle and Umebayashi, as well as the Spanish composers Roque Baños, Arnau Bataller and the French Basque, Pascal Gaigne.

At the end of the Closing Gala, the Festival also told the audience the dates of the next edition: FIMUCITÉ VI will be from July 9 to 14, 2012.

TOP FILM AND TELEVISION COMPOSERS TO SPEAK AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

Award-winning music talents Nathan Barr, Ramin Djawadi, Robert Duncan, Danny Jacob, James Levine, Edward Rogers, and Christopher Young to speak to fans at the San Diego Hilton Bayfront as part of Comic Con 2011

San Diego, CA (July 15, 2011) – Back by popular demand, the second annual Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composing Horror to Animation and Everything in Between will be held at Comic-Con International:  San Diego.

Seven legendary composers in film and television are slated to speak for the program from 6 to 7 pm on Saturday, July 23 in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront, 1 Park Blvd.

Together, Nathan Barr (HBO’s“True Blood”), Ramin Djawadi (HBO’s“Game of Thrones,” Paramount Pictures’ “Iron Man”), Robert Duncan (ABC’s “Castle,”WB’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Danny Jacob (Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb”), James Levine (FOX’s “Glee,” TNT’s “The Closer”), Edward Rogers (Syfy’s “Warehouse 13”), and Christopher Young (Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man 3,” New World Pictures’ “Hellraiser”) will discuss their pivotal roles in some of today’s top film and TV projects.

This year’s panel will focus on the different creative processes required for composing music in a wide variety of genres and platforms.  Panelists will also discuss expanding music to ancillary projects such as motion comics, video games and more that boost some of Hollywood’s largest growing franchises. The panel will be moderated byfilm and television composer Hélène Muddiman.

About The Panelists

NATHAN BARR can currently be heard on one of HBO’s hottest shows True Blood. Having written and performed the music for all four seasons of this show,he has come a long way since working as an assistant to world-renowned composer Hans Zimmer. Barr has since composed original music for film and television. Film credits include: IFC Films’ The Ledge,Lionsgate’s The Last Exorcism, and Stonebrook Entertainment’s Open House.

RAMIN DJAWADI received a Grammy nomination for Paramount Pictures’ Iron Man, as well as Emmy nominations for ABC’s FlashForward for“Outstanding Music Composition For A Series,” and FOX’s Prison Break for “Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.” Djawadi is currently scoring the original music for HBO’s Game of Thrones and A&E’s Breakout Kings. He recently completed MGM’s Red Dawn, and is also working on Zoom Entertainment and Silver Screen Studios’ The Camel Wars and DreamWorks’ Fright Night. He has collaborated with Hans Zimmer, co-composing and producing the score for Universal Pictures’ Thunderbirds, as well as collaborating on both Columbia Pictures’ Something’s Gotta Give and Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman Begins.

ROBERT DUNCAN is a Canadian composer of film and TV, currently scoring music for ABC’s Castle, for which he was nominated for an Emmy. Other credits include: Foundation Feature’s The Entitled; FOX’s The Chicago Code; FX’s Terriers; ABC’s The Gates; FOX’s Lie to Me; CBS’ The Unit; the WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer; and FOX’s Tru Calling.

DANNY JACOB is a three-time Emmy-nominated composer and producer of more than 300 original songs for the Disney Channel’s mega-hit animated series, Phineas andFerb. Influenced by his life-long experience as a world-class guitar player, Jacob bridges the worlds of score and song.  As a featured guitarist, he has performed on DreamWorks’ Shrek, which won the Oscar for Best Animated Picture; the Emmy-winning Bette Midler HBO Concert Divas Las Vegas; and Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin’s “Heaven Help Us,” which won the Grammy for Best Duet. Other credits include: Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, DisneyChannel’s The Emperor’s New School, and Kids’ WB’s JackieChan’s Adventures.

JAMES LEVINE is a film and television composer currently scoring original music for FOX’s hit series, Glee.  He has won two BMI awards, and his credits include:  TNT’s The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles; FX’s Nip/Tuck; CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles; FX’s Damages; and Paramount Pictures’ The Weather Man. Levine has also provided additional music for DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Touchstone Pictures’ Pearl Harbor.

EDWARD ROGERS is anEmmy-nominated composer for film, television and videogames.  Prior toscoring original music for the Syfy network’s hit series, Warehouse13, for which he received an Emmy nomination for “OutstandingOriginal Main Title Theme Music,” Rogers also brought the gritty streetsof New York to life with his underscore for ABC’s award-winningseries, NYPD Blue, for six years.  He continued hiscollaboration with producer Steven Bochco on FX’s acclaimed series, OverThere.

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG is one of the foremost talents in film music today.  A Golden Globe-nominated composer, he has scored an impressive number of features in virtually every genre, all with strikingly original music.  New World Pictures’spine-tingling Hellraiser showcases the composer’s seminal upbringing in horror; the new-techno sound of Warner Bros.’ Swordfish displays his versatility; the resonant, genuine Celtic sounds of Miramax Films The Shipping News display his attention to detail; and the heart-pounding rhythms of Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man 3 are all evidence of his willingness to experiment.  These scores are among the nearly 100 films that embody the work of this prolific composer.

HÉLÉNE MUDDIMAN (Moderator) is a British film and television composer who recently scored ITV2’s The Only Way is Essex, a British award-winning reality show based in Essex, Southeast England. Muddiman is currently composing original music for WarnerBros.’ Happy Feet 2 with composer John Powell who scored for Shrek and Happy Feet. She has provided music for the entertainment industry since she was 18 years old, and has written in a wide variety of musical styles for film, television, radio and multi-media advertisements. Muddiman has also worked on E4’s Skin for which she was nominated for a World Soundtrack Award.

For more information, pleasevisit www.comic-con.org.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: July 19 to August 16

July 19
Another Earth – Fall on Your Sword – Milan
Captain America: The First Avenger – Alan Silvestri – Disney
Devil – Fernando Velazquez – Varese Sarabande
The Egyptian: The Deluxe Edition – Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann – Varese Sarabande CD Club

July 26
Cowboys & Aliens – Harry Gregson-Williams – Varese Sarabande
The Devil’s Double – Christian Henson – Lakeshore
The Family Way – Paul McCartney – Varese Vintage
Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Patrick Doyle – Varese Sarabande

August 2
Star Trek: The Next Generation Collection, Vol. 1 – Jay Chattaway, Don Davis, John Debney, Dennis McCarthy, Fred Steiner
Super 8 – Michael Giacchino – Varese Sarabande

August 9
Final Destination 5 – Brian Tyler – Varese Sarabande
John Carpenter’s The Ward – Mark Kilian – Varese Sarabande

August 16
Fright Night – Ramin Djawadi – Varese Sarabande

Date Unknown
Adventures of Don Juan (re-recording) – Max Steiner – Tribute Film Classics
Battle Beyond the Stars – James Horner – Buysoundtrax
Drango – Elmer Bernstein – Kritzerland
Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey – Shawn K. Clement – Buysoundtrax
Taras Bulba (re-recording) – Franz Waxman – Tadlow
Villa Rides! The Western Film Music of Maurice Jarre – Maurice Jarre – Tadlow

THE 2011 EMMY NOMINATIONS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
ANY HUMAN HEART (MASTERPIECE) – Dan Jones
MILDRED PIERCE: PART FIVE – Carter Burwell
THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH: ANARCHY – Trevor Morris
SHERLOCK: A STUDY IN PINK (MASTERPIECE) – David Arnold, Michael Price
THURGOOD – Rob Mathes

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
AMERICAN MASTERS – “John Muir in the New World” – Garth Neustadter
FAMILY GUY – “And Then There Were Fewer” – Walter Murphy
FAMILY GUY – “Road to the North Pole” – Ron Jones
THE SIMPSONS – “Treehouse of Horror XXI” – Alf H. Clausen
30 ROCK – “100” – Jeff Richmond

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
ANY HUMAN HEART (MASTERPIECE) – Dan Jones
THE BORGIAS – Trevor Morris
CAMELOT – Jeff Danna, Mychael Danna
EPISODES – Mark Thomas
THE KENNEDYS – Sean P. Callery
MILDRED PIERCE – Carter Burwell

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
FAMILY GUY: ROAD TO THE NORTH POLE (“Christmastime Is Killing Us”) – Music by Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane; Lyrics by Seth MacFarlane, Danny Smith
ROBERT KLEIN: UNFAIR & UNBALANCED (” An American Prayer – Hymn II?”) – Music and Lyrics by Robert H. Stein, Robert Klein
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: HOST: JEFF BRIDGES (“I Just Had Sex”) – Music by Justin Franks, Jerrod Bettis: Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: HOST: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (“Justin Timberlake Monologue”) – Music by Katreese Barnes, Lyrics by Seth Meyers, Justin Timberlake, John Mulaney
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: HOST: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (“3-Way [The Golden Rule]”) – Music and Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Justin Timberlake
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: HOST: TINA FEY (“Jack Sparrow”) – Music by Mike Woods, Lyrics by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
83RD ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS – William Ross
AN EVENING OF STARS: TRIBUTE TO CHAKA KHAN – Rickey Minor
HARRY CONNICK JR., IN CONCERT ON BROADWAY (GREAT PERFORMANCES) – Harry Connick Jr.
HITMAN RETURNS: DAVID FOSTER AND FRIENDS (GREAT PERFORMANCES) – David Foster
THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS – Rob Mathes, Rob Berman
2011 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY – Paul Shaffer

AUSTIN WINTORY SCORES ‘A LITTLE HELP’

Film begins tiered release July 22, soundtrack available July 19

Los Angeles, CA – Composer AUSTIN WINTORY scores the indie-drama A LITTLE HELP. The film, written and directed by THE KING OF QUEENS creator Michael J. Weithorn, stars Jenna Fischer (The Office; Hall Pass) and Chris O’Donnell (NCIS:LA; Batman & Robin). A LITTLE HELP is the story of a recently widowed single mother who finds herself entangled in a series of lies in order to take care of herself and her 12 year old son. A LITTLE HELP begins a tiered release July 22 and the soundtrack is available July 19.

The role of the score to A LITTLE HELP was a unique task for Austin Wintory. In addition to conveying various musical tones, the score needed to bridge seamlessly between classic rock songs and new Jakob Dylan songs. “Whether it was happy, sad, tense, or light, Austin found exactly the right accompaniment to whatever kind of narrative situation we had,” explained producer Joe Gressis.  “Dramatically/darkly comedic” were the operative words for the score’s direction, arrived at via close collaboration with director Michael Weithorn and producers Gressis and Dena Hysell. Although traditional rock instruments including electric guitar, bass and drums form the musical core, it is not a rock score. “The cues actually run the gamut from off-kilter waltzes to purely textural electronic cues,” explains Wintory. Additionally, he co-wrote with Céleigh Chapman, a song in the film “I’m Lucky.”

In just a few years, Austin Wintory has become a highly sought-after composer. The Hollywood Reporter called him “One of the young composers to watch.” The Los Angeles Times singled out his score for CAPTAIN ABU RAED as an Oscar® contender, and last year, he won “Best New Film Composer” by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards.  Wintory’s received a BAFTA nomination for his score to the video game FLOW. His additional credits include Paul Solet’s psychological-thriller GRACE and Bob Celestino’s thriller LEAVE.  He will reunite with CAPTAIN ABU RAED director Amin Matalqa for WELCOME TO NOWHERE. Wintory is currently completing his score for the PlayStation3 game JOURNEY.

Austin Wintory taught himself how to compose, orchestrate and conduct in high school, later attending NYU and USC. His first short film won a scoring competition and resulted in Wintory conducting the premiere at New York’s Lincoln Center. At USC, Wintory studied under Grammy® nominee Morten Lauridsen and Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominated composer Christopher Young (The Shipping News, Spider-Man 3). Before graduating, Austin Wintory scored over 150 projects.