ALEXANDRE DESPLAT SCORES ‘IDES OF MARCH’


SCORE AVAILABLE ON VARESE SARABANDE NOVEMBER 1ST

(LOS ANGELES, CA) Award-winning composer Alexandre Desplat scores Columbia Picture’s political thriller Ides of March, directed by George Clooney. The film marks the third time Desplat has scored a Clooney project, and the first time he has scored a Clooney directed film.  Desplat’s other Clooney projects, Syriana and Fantastic Mr. Fox, earned the composer Golden Globe and Oscar® nominations.  Desplat is fresh off scoring the summer blockbuster, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II and scales things back a bit in Ides of March, taking a darker tone for his insightful and revelatory look at the world of politics. Ides of March opens October 7th. Score album available on Varese Sarabande November 1st.

Ides of March is based on the Beau Willimon’s political thriller play “Farragut North.” During the frantic days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary (Ryan Gosling) finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate’s shot at the presidency. Clooney also stars as the anointed candidate, and the supporting cast features Paul Giamatti, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Alexandre Desplat adds Clooney to an impressive roster of director collaborations which includes Roman Polanski (Ghost Writer), Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), Stephen Frears (The Queen, Tamara Drewe), Jacques Audiard (The Prophet, The Beat that My Heart Skipped), David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts I and II), David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Nora Ephron (Julie & Julia), and Ang Lee (Lust, Caution).

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – October 4 to November 22


October 4
The Presence – Conrad Pope – ScreamWorks/MovieScore Media
A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project – various – Nettwerk [CD-R]
Take Shelter – David Wingo – Milan [CD-R]

October 11
Cave of Forgotten Dreams – Ernst Reijseger – Winter & Winter
Dolphin Tale – Mark Isham – Varese Sarbabande
Dream House
– John Debney – Varese Sarabande
Drive
– Cliff Martinez – Lakeshore
Dumbstruck
– Daniel Licht – Buysoundtrax
The Greatest Miracle
– Mark McKenzie – Buysoundtrax
Music from the Transformers Trilogy Steve Jablonsky – Silva
Princess Ka’iulani – Stephen Warbeck – MovieScore Media
The Thing – Marco Beltrami – Varese Sarabande
The Three Musketeers – Paul Haslinger – Milan

October 18
The Debt – Thomas Newman – Silva (import)
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders – Lakeshore
The Fall of the Roman Empire
– Dimitri Tiomkin – Tadlow

October 25
Johnny English Reborn – Ilan Eshkeri – Varese Sarabande

November 1
I Don’t Know How She Does It – Aaron Zigman – Lakeshore
The Ides of March – Alexandre Desplat – Varese Sarabande
Reel Steel – Danny Elfman – Varese Sarabande
Tower Heist – Christophe Beck – Varese Sarabande

November 15
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Greg Edmonson – La-La Land

November 22
Iris – Danny Elfman – Cirque du Soleil
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Alberto Iglesias – Silva

Date Unknown
The First Nudie Musical – Bruce Kimmel – Kritzerland
Lord of Illusions – Simon Boswell – Perseverance
Men in War – Elmer Bernstein – Kritzerland
Something Wicked This Way Comes/Regarding Henry – Georges Delerue – Universal France
Thelma & Louise – Hans Zimmer – Kritzerland

Source: Film Score Monthly

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/29/2011


1941 John Williams (La-La Land LLLCD 1179, 2 CDs) – 155:14
The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari – Eban Schletter (Netherota Records 1017)
The Cape (TV) – Bear McCreary (La-La Land LLLCD 1185, 2 CDs) – 158:08
A Ciascuno Il Suo – Luis Bacalov (Quartet QRSCE032) – 75:19
Contagion – Cliff Martinez (Amazon CDR)
Drive – Cliff Martinez (Lakeshore 34232)
Eternal Sea / Make Haste To Live – Elmer Bernstein (Citadel LEC 9001)
Harry In Your Pocket – Lalo Schifrin (Quartet QRSCE033) – 60:19
La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In) – Alberto Iglesias (Quartet QR012)
Malenka, La Nipote Del Vampiro – Carlo Savina (Quartet QRMM005) – 65:39
Men In War – Elmer
Bernstein (Kritzerland KR 20020)
Primeval (TV) – Dominik Scherrer (MMS11016)
Straw Dogs (2011) – Larry Groupe (Amazon CDR)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – September 27 to November 15


September 27
The Cape – Bear McCreary – La-La Land
Drive – Cliff Martinez – Lakeshore
1941 – John Williams – La-La Land

October 4
The Presence – Conrad Pope – ScreamWorks/MovieScore Media
A Symphony of Hope: The Haiti Project – various – Nettwerk [CD-R]

October 11
Dolphin Tale – Mark Isham – Varese Sarbabande
Dream House
– John Debney – Varese Sarabande
Music from the Transformers Trilogy
– Steve Jablonsky – Silva
The Thing – Marco Beltrami – Varese Sarabande
The Three Musketeers – Paul Haslinger – Milan

October 18
The Debt – Thomas Newman – Silva (import)
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders – Lakeshore

October 25
Johnny English Reborn – Ilan Eshkeri – Varese Sarabande

November 1
The Ides of March – Alexandre Desplat – Varese Sarabande
Reel Steel – Danny Elfman – Varese Sarabande
Tower Heist – Christophe Beck – Varese Sarabande

November 15
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Greg Edmonson – La-La Land

Date Unknown
A Ciascuno Il Suo/La Polizia E’ Al Servizio Del Cittadino? – Luis Bacalov – Quartet
The Eternal Sea/Make Haste to Live – Elmer Bernstein – Citadel
Harry in Your Pocket
– Lalo Schifrin – Quartet
Lord of Illusions
– Simon Boswell – Perseverance
Malenka, La Nipote Del Vampiro/I Diabolici Convegni – Carlo Savina – Quartet
Men in War – Elmer Bernstein – Kritzerland
The Music of Battlestar Galactica for Solo Piano
– Bear McCreary – Buysoundtrax
Science-Fiction’s Finest: Volume One
– various – Buysoundtrax
Thelma & Louise
– Hans Zimmer – Kritzerland
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Alberto Iglesias – Silva

Source: Film Score Monthly

MARK ISHAM SCORES ‘DOLPHIN TALE’


Warner Bros. Release Opens Nationwide September 23
Score Album Available October 11 on Varese Sarabande Records

 Award-winning composer Mark Isham scores Warner Brothers family film, “Dolphin Tale,” opening September 23.  The film is inspired by the amazing true story of Winter the dolphin, that loses her tail in a trap and is saved by a young boy (Nathan Gamble), and refers his catch to a prosthetic specialist (Morgan Freeman).  The film, directed by Charles Martin Smith, also stars Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Harry Connick, Jr. and will play in 3D theatres as well.  The score album is available October 11 through Varese Sarabande Records.

The gentle, lilting themes throughout the score reflect not only the emotional current of the film, but are reminiscent of the trademark sounds of dolphins interacting.  Strings, including harp, and soft percussion prevail. Isham, whose scores for notable films, including Crash, Black Dahlia,
The Cooler, Bobby, Nell, and The Secret Life of Bees, among many, many others, have won him not only acclaim among film critics and music professionals, but with film score aficionados as well.  He also recently completed the score for the critically acclaimed, currently playing, Warrior.

From his jazz roots to becoming one of the pioneering icons of hybrid electronic and orchestral scores,  Mark Isham continues to be one of the most prolific and provocative artists on the scene.  Isham is also a passionate anti-piracy advocate, evident from his “I Buy Music” campaign which focuses on educating a new generation of music lovers that CDs and other recorded music need to be purchased to ensure that artists are able to make a living from their craft.

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 09/19/2011


Cacciatori Di Navi (Only One Survived) – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 4027
Commando – James Horner (La-La Land LLLCD 1185)
Forever Young (Expanded) – Jerry Goldsmith (Label: La-La Land LLLCD) – 74:37
The Help – Thomas Newman (Varese Sarabande 302 067 114 2) – 59:34
Lonely Place To Die – Michael Richard Plowman (MMS11015)
Lord Of The Rings Symphony – Howard Shore (Howe 1005) – 115:51
Matchless – Ennio Morricone (Legend CD 41 DLX)
Sleeping With The Enemy (Expanded) – Jerry Goldsmith (La-La Land LLLCD 1181) – 54:31
Space Children / Colossus Of New York – Nathan Van Cleave (FSMCD Vol.14 No.15)
Another Man, Another Chance – Francis Lai (Kritzerland KR 20020-4)
Young Guns II – Alan Silvestri (Intrada Special Collection Volume 181) – 46:15
Warrior – Mark Isham (Lakeshore 34231) – 54:18

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – September 20 to November 1


September 20
Gears of War 3 – Steve Jablonsky – Epic Games
Moneyball – Mychael Danna – Madison Gate [CD-R]
Primeval – Dominik Scherrer – MovieScore Media
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – Alberto Iglesias – Silva (import)

September 27
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark – Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders – Lakeshore
Drive – Cliff Martinez – Lakeshore
1941 – John Williams – La-La Land

October 4
The Presence – Conrad Pope – ScreamWorks/MovieScore Media

October 11
Dolphin Tale – Mark Isham – Varese Sarbabande
Dream House
– John Debney – Varese Sarabande
Music from the Transformers Trilogy
– Steve Jablonsky – Silva
The Thing – Marco Beltrami – Varese Sarabande
The Three Musketeers – Paul Haslinger – Milan

October 18
The Debt – Thomas Newman – Silva (import)

October 25
Johnny English Reborn – Ilan Eshkeri – Varese Sarabande

November 1
Tower Heist – Christophe Beck – Varese Sarabande

Date Unknown
A Ciascuno Il Suo/La Polizia E’ Al Servizio Del Cittadino? – Luis Bacalov – Quartet
The Eternal Sea/Make Haste to Live – Elmer Bernstein – Citadel
Harry in Your Pocket
– Lalo Schifrin – Quartet
Lord of Illusions
– Simon Boswell – Perseverance
Malenka, La Nipote Del Vampiro/I Diabolici Convegni – Carlo Savina – Quartet
Men in War – Elmer Bernstein – Kritzerland
The Music of Battlestar Galactica for Solo Piano
– Bear McCreary – Buysoundtrax
Science-Fiction’s Finest: Volume One
– various – Buysoundtrax

THE 2011 EMMY WINNERS AT THE MUSIC CATEGORIES


OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
MILDRED PIERCE: PART FIVE – Carter Burwell
OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
AMERICAN MASTERS – “John Muir in the New World” – Garth Neustadter

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
THE BORGIAS
– Trevor Morris
OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: HOST: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (“Justin Timberlake Monologue”) Music by Katreese Barnes, Lyrics by Seth Meyers, Justin Timberlake, John Mulaney

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
HARRY CONNICK JR., IN CONCERT ON BROADWAY (GREAT PERFORMANCES) – Harry Connick Jr.