UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES: October 30 to December 18


October 30
Dead Souls – Matthew Llewellyn, Jonathan Bartz – MovieScore Media/ScreamWorks
Fringe: Season Four – Chris Tilton – Varese Sarabande
The Killing – Frans Bak – Decca
Quo Vadis (re-recording) – Miklos Rozsa – Prometheus
Shadow Dancer – Dickon Hinchliffe – Varese Sarabande (import)
Sinister
– Christopher Young – Varese Sarabande
Star Trek: Generations – Dennis McCarthy – GNP Crescendo
Winged Migration
– Bruno Coulais – Varese Sarabande
Wreck-It-Ralph – Henry Jackman – Disney

November 6
The Boy Who Could Fly – Bruce Broughton – Varese Sarabande CD Club
Cloud Atlas – Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil, Jonny Klimek – Watertower
Die Hard 2: The Deluxe Edition – Michael Kamen – Varese Sarabande CD Club
Enemy Mine: The Deluxe Edition – Maurice Jarre – Varese Sarabande CD Club
A Late Quartet
– Angelo Badalamenti – Decca
Lincoln
– John Williams – Sony
Man on Fire – John Scott – Varese Sarabande CD Club
The Red Pony – Jerry Goldsmith – Varese Sarabande CD Club
Skyfall
– Thomas Newman – Sony
28 Hotel Rooms
– Fall on Your Sword – Milan

November 13
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli – Decca (U.S. release)
My Life in Music – Lalo Schifrin – Aleph
Person of Interest
– Ramin Djawadi – Varese Sarabande
Rise of the Guardians – Alexandre Desplat – Varese Sarabande
The Sessions – Marco Beltrami – Lakeshore

November 20
Breaking Dawn, Part 2 – Carter Burwell – Atlantic
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna – Sony
Red Dawn – Ramin Djawadi – Sony
Seven Psychopaths – Carter Burwell – Lakeshore

November 27
Hitchcock – Danny Elfman – Sony

December 4
Invader – Lucas Vidal – Lakeshore

December 11
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Howard Shore – Watertower

December 18
Silent Hill: Revelation – Jeff Danna – Lakeshore

Date Unknown
The Brain from Planet Arous/Teenage Monster – Walter Greene – Monstrous Movie Music
Destination Moon – Leith Stevens – Monstrous Movie Music
The Last Man on Earth – Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter – Monstrous Movie Music
Mission to the Moon/Frankenstein’s Daughter – Nicholas Carras – Monstrous Movie Music
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – various – La-La Land
Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection – Alexander Courage, George Duning, Jerry Fielding, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Samuel Matlovsky, Joseph Mullendore, Fred Steiner – La-La Land
The Wind That Shakes the Barley – George Fenton – Kronos

Source: Film Score Monthly

SONY MUSIC RELEASES ‘LIFE OF PI’ SOUNDTRACK


MUSIC BY MYCHAEL DANNA FOR ANG LEE’S FILM

Sony Music announces the release of Mychael Danna’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Life of Pi, a journey of adventure and a tale of personal discovery based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel.  The soundtrack recording of Life of Pi is available from Sony Classical on Tuesday, November 19, 2012.
Life of Pi takes place over three continents, two oceans, many years, and a wide universe of imagination.  Director Ang Lee’s vision, coupled with stunning 3D visuals, has turned a novel long thought un-filmable into a thrillingly audacious mix of grand storytelling and powerful and provocative themes.
Since Mr. Lee came aboard the project almost four years ago, he has worked to create a singular vision of author Yann Martel’s unforgettable tale of courage, perseverance, inspiration and hope.  The film takes us through a young man’s incredible adventure – at turns thrilling and spiritual; harrowing and triumphant; humorous and inspirational.
The main character Pi (as a 17 year-old) is played by newcomer Suraj Sharma. Suraj is a student who at the time lived with his parents in the suburbs of South Delhi. With no previous acting experience, Ang Lee cast Suraj for the role of Pi following an extensive, months-long search throughout India.
The contemporary (adult) Pi is portrayed by esteemed Indian actor Irrfan Khan, who was recently honored by the Indian government with a 2011 Padma Shri award recognizing his contributions to the Indian Cinema. Mr. Khan’s many notable film credits include Maqbool, Haasil, The Warrior (winner of the BAFTA award for Best Film in 2003), Partition, A Mighty Heart and the recent hit The Amazing  Spider-Man.
Brokeback Mountain in 2006 and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2001, carefully selected the international cast – and a composer whose talents and experience perfectly match the project: Mychael Danna, with whom he previously collaborated on The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil. Danna is one of the most original composers in the world of film music, a pioneer in combining non-western sounds with orchestral and electronic sources.  He has worked with such esteemed directors as Atom Egoyan, Terry Gilliam, James Mangold, Mira Nair, Bennett Miller and Marc Webb. Danna has been nominated 13 times for Genie Awards and won the Original Score award five times. He has strong personal connections to India: Danna’s wife is Indian and he has travelled and worked there extensively.
The music, in the composer’s words, “guides viewers by means of emotions through a film that raises big philosophical and religious questions.” His thoughtful instrumentation also lends structure to the movie. The Indian flute, for example, is associated in the music with Pi himself, the mysterious woodwind sound of the Persian ney with the tiger. A Los Angeles studio orchestra recorded the score, while the use of an Indonesian gamelan and typically French instruments – celeste, accordion – also does justice to the cultural breadth of the story. Indian elements are recognizable in the sitar, percussion, and the mantras chanted by a choir. In addition to writing the original score, Danna co-wrote the film’s original song “Pi’s Lullaby” with Indian vocalist Bombay Jayashri, who performs the song in her native Tamil language.

MARCO BELTRAMI SCORES ‘THE SESSIONS’


The Sessions Soundtrack Available November 13, 2012 on Lakeshore Records 
(October 23, 2012 – West Hollywood, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the The Sessions – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in stores November 13, 2012. The album features original music by Marco Beltrami. The soundtrack is available digitally now.
Award winning composer Marco Beltrami established an early reputation as a genre innovator with non-traditional horror scores for the Scream franchise, Hellboy, Blade II and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Upon completing undergraduate studies at Brown University, Marco Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then lead him to Venice for a period of study with the Italian master, Luigi Nono and then finally to Los Angeles to undertake a fellowship with Academy Award® -winning composer, Jerry Goldsmith.
Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Marco Beltrami landed Wes Craven’s Scream. After Scream, he went on to write his critically acclaimed score for Guillermo Del Toro’s Mimic. This was the first of several collaborations with Del Toro, including Hellboy and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Beltrami’s musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres. Beltrami has received two Academy Award nominations for Best Score. First, for 3:10 To Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and shortly after for his score to the Academy Award winning film for Best Picture, The Hurt Locker. Beltrami’s score for Soul Surfer won the 2012 Satellite Awards for Best Film Score of The Year. His most recent project is Trouble with the Curve starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. Beltrami has lent his musical voice to such unique hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Knowing and I, Robot. His recent scores include The Woman in Black, The Thing, and Deadfall.
Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes), The Sessions tells the story of a man who lived most of his life in an iron lung who is determined – at age 38 – to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapist (Helen Hunt) and the guidance of his priest (William H. Macy), he sets out to make his dream a reality.
Fox Searchlight Pictures presents The Sessions is in select theaters now. The Sessions – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Lakeshore Records is available digitally now and will be in stores on November 13, 2012.

LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE ‘SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D’ SOUNDTRACK


Features Original Music by Jeff Danna
(October 22, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Original Soundtrack digitally on Tuesday, October 30th and in stores on December 18, 2012. The album features original music by Jeff Danna (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Resident Evil: Apocalypse).
“[Director] Michael Basset was clear that he wanted the score to be more musical for this film than for the first Silent Hill movie,” said Danna. “He said, ‘I definitely want there to be an emotional arc to these characters and this story, and I need you to inject more musicality and orchestral elements into the score to support that. ’ In that way, the score is going to differ from the first film and from the games.”
Born in Canada to a musical family, Jeff Danna has created scores for a long and varied list of films. His credits include such divergent projects as Fracture, The Kid Stays In The Picture, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The Boondock Saints, Lakeview Terrace, Chicago 10, Silent Hill, The Grey Zone, Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and Closing The Ring for director Richard Attenborough.
This fall Danna’s work can also be heard in theatres on The Expatriate, and his work on the mini-series Continuum is ongoing on the small screen.
Based on the groundbreaking video game franchise, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the sequel to the hit film Silent Hill, which opened to number one at the U.S. box office and took in nearly $100 million at the worldwide box office. Featuring an unparalleled horror experience, Konami’s Silent Hill franchise has captivated fans for more than a decade and has spawned a hit comic book series, graphic novels, collectible action figures and numerous soundtracks from rock bands.

In Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her father (Sean Bean) have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn’t fully understand. On the eve of her 18th birthday, plagued by horrific nightmares and the disappearance of her father, Heather discovers she’s not who she thinks she is. The revelation leads her deeper into a demonic world that threatens to trap her forever.

The challenge for this film was unique. Michael Bassett’s storyline required that I combine Akira Yamaoka’s otherworldly textures and sound designs with music that was more emotionally driven and conventionally harmonic. The dark string passages that intertwine with the intense industrialized sound of SH2 are a unique chemistry,” Danna explained. “I’d look forward to the chance to work again with Akira Yamaoka on another Silent Hill film.”

Open Roads Films presents, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, in theaters on October 26. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Lakeshore Records will be available digitally on October 30th and in stores on December 18, 2012.

THE 12th WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS


Alberto Iglesias is Film Composer of the Year at the 12th World Soundtrack Awards

The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2012, the closing event of the 39th Ghent Film Festival. Alberto Iglesias was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2012, for his soundtracks for ‘Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’. He also went home with the award for Best Original Film Score of the Year for ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’.
Brian Byrne received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for Film for ’Lay Your Head Down’ from the film ‘Albert Nobbs’. Byrne also won the Discovery of the Year Award.
The Public Choice Award went to Abel Korzeniowski for the film ‘W.E.’.
Pino Donaggio received a World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him by Mike Stoller.
The award ceremony took place in the presence of the Flemish Minister of Culture Joke Schauvliege and the Flemish Minister of Energy, Housing, Cities and Social Economy Freya Van den Bossche.
Both the ceremony and the concert were attended by world renowned composers such as James Newton Howard (‘The Hunger Games’, ‘King Kong’, ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Pretty Woman’) Pino Donaggio (‘Carrie’, ‘Dressed To Kill’, ‘Blow Out’, ‘Body Double’, Raising Cain and King’s Speech), and Discovery of the Year 2011 Alex Heffes (The First Grader & The Rite). During and after the ceremony The Brussels Philharmonic performed music by various composers.
The orchestra also received a ‘Certificate for Outstanding Recognition’. The certificate was handed to General Director Günther Broucke by Delegate of the Board Jacques Dubrulle.
THE WINNERS:
Film Composer of the Year
Alberto IGLESIAS (Le Moine’ (‘The Monk’), ‘La Piel Que Habito’ (The Skin I Live In) and ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’)
Best Original Film Score of the Year
‘TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY’ by Alberto IGLESIAS
Best original song written for Film
‘LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN ‘ from ‘Albert Nobbs’
Music: Brian Byrne / Lyrics: Glenn Close / Performed by: Sinead O’Connor
Discovery of the Year
Brian BYRNE for ‘Albert Nobbs’
Public Choice Award
Abel KORZENIOWSKI for ‘W.E.’
Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer
Valentin HADJADJ
Lifetime Achievement Award
Pino DONAGGIO
Certificate of Outstanding Recognition
BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – October 23 to December 11


October 23
Dawn of the Dead – Tyler Bates – Milan
The Man with the Iron Fists – RZA, Howard Drossin – Soul Temple
Wizards – Andrew Belling – La-La Land

October 30
Dead Souls
– Matthew Llewellyn, Jonathan Bartz – MovieScore Media/ScreamWorks
Fringe: Season Four – Chris Tilton – Varese Sarabande
The Killing – Frans Bak – Decca
Person of Interest – Ramin Djawadi
Shadow Dancer – Dickon Hinchliffe – Varese Sarabande (import)
Sinister
– Christopher Young – Varese Sarabande
Star Trek: Generations – Dennis McCarthy – GNP Crescendo
Winged Migration
– Bruno Coulais – Varese Sarabande
Wreck-It-Ralph – Henry Jackman – Disney

November 6
Cloud Atlas – Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil, Jonny Klimek – Watertower
A Late Quartet
– Angelo Badalamenti – Decca
Lincoln
– John Williams – Sony
Skyfall
– Thomas Newman – Sony
28 Hotel Rooms
– Fall on Your Sword – Milan

November 13
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli – Decca (U.S. release)
My Life in Music – Lalo Schifrin – Aleph
Rise of the Guardians – Alexandre Desplat – Varese Sarabande
The Sessions – Marco Beltrami – Lakeshore

November 20
Breaking Dawn, Part 2 – Carter Burwell – Atlantic
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna – Sony
Seven Psychopaths
– Carter Burwell – Lakeshore

November 27
Hitchcock – Danny Elfman – Sony

December 4
Invader – Lucas Vidal – Lakeshore

December 11
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Howard Shore – Watertower

Date Unknown
The Brain from Planet Arous/Teenage Monster – Walter Greene – Monstrous Movie Music
Destination Moon – Leith Stevens – Monstrous Movie Music
The Geisha Boy
– Walter Scharf – Kritzerland
The Last Man on Earth – Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter – Monstrous Movie Music
Mission to the Moon/Frankenstein’s Daughter – Nicholas Carras – Monstrous Movie Music
The Rains of Ranchipur/Seven Cities of Gold/The Blue Angel – Hugo Friedhofer – Kritzerland
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – various – La-La Land
Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection – Alexander Courage, George Duning, Jerry Fielding, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Samuel Matlovsky, Joseph Mullendore, Fred Steiner – La-La Land
The Wind That Shakes the Barley – George Fenton – Kronos

Source: Film Score Monthly

‘CLOUD ATLAS’ SOUNDTRACK DUE OCTOBER 23rd


Featuring Original Music by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil
 
(October 19, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA) – WaterTower Music will release the Cloud Atlas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack at all digital retailers on October 23, with a physical CD release to follow on November 6. The original music was composed by Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, and Reinhold Heil. Tykwer also shares screenwriting and directing credits with filmmakers Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, in bringing David Mitchell’s best-selling novel to the big screen in the October 26th release Cloud Atlas.

Music is a central part of the Cloud Atlas story, particularly in one sequence of the film’s narrative involving a young composer who struggles to complete his life’s work, entitled The Cloud Atlas Sextet. This musical theme then recurrs throughout the film and helps to connect multiple threads of action together as a single story moving through time.

“It’s an ever-present melody from a simple string line to a riff in a 1970s rock piece, to a jazz sextet playing in the background at the Cavendish party. We needed something beautiful and malleable enough to take us through five centuries,” said Tykwer. “There are lots of subjective voices in the story, and we were searching for one voice that could encompass them all, to form a beautiful choir.”

Because of this the three composers began working on the music before a single frame of film was shot.

“He prefers this to using temporary music by other composers,” Heil explained. “It allows him to use the temp score without worrying about what will take its place. As the film takes shape in post-production, we see what’s missing or needs changing and re-record the final.”

In the powerful and inspiring epic Cloud Atlas, drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn. As the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future, one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Everything is connected.

Academy Award® winners Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump) and Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball) lead a stellar international cast that also includes Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent (Iris), Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David and David Gyasi, with Oscar® winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking) and Hugh Grant. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the story moves through time. Cloud Atlas is produced by Grant Hill, Stefan Arndt, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski, with executive producers Philip Lee, Uwe Schott and Wilson Qui.

The Cloud Atlas – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on WaterTower Music will be available digitally on October 23, and as a physical CD November 6, 2012.

http://cloudatlas.warnerbros.com/

ABOUT THE COMPOSERS

Tom Tykwer is one of Germany’s most exciting filmmakers and a triple threat (writer, director, composer). In 1999, he made his international breakthrough with the adrenaline-fuelled Run Lola Run, which, as well as directing, he also wrote and co-composed with Klimek and Heil. The film was both a commercial and critical success, going on to become the most successful German film of that year. He followed this with The Princess and the Warrior, and then with his first English-language film, Heaven. In 2006, Tykwer co-wrote and directed Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. His next film was the sleek thriller The International. Most recently he completed the German language film 3 (Drei).

Reinhold Heil was born in a small town in West Germany and trained to become a classical pianist. While studying at the Berlin Music Academy, Heil became Nina Hagen’s keyboardist, co-writer, and co-producer and for the next few years honed his craft in what became the legendary Nina Hagen Band. After Hagen left the group, the remaining band members formed Spliff, one of Germany’s most successful rock bands of the 1980s.

Born in Australia, Johnny Klimek paid his dues in a series of gritty pub bands before migrating to Berlin to form the ‘80s pop ensemble “The Other Ones” with his siblings. He segued into the club music scene on his own in the ’90s, and, out of the latter emerged his creative marriages to both Heil and Tykwer.

Among Klimek and Heil’s credits are Killer Elite, the TV series Awake, One Hour Photo, the acclaimed TV series Deadwood, and the theme song for Without a Trace. Up next for the duo is I, Frankenstein, starring Bill Nighy and Aaron Eckhart, slated for release in February.

‘LINCOLN’ ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012


MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS FOR STEVEN SPIELBERG’S DRAMA
Sony Music is pleased to announce the release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Lincoln, a magnificent new score written by John Williams, the doyen of Hollywood composers, for a major new film by Steven Spielberg.

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox/Reliance Entertainment film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusively on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012

Lincoln is the latest product of John Williams’ historic, 40-year collaboration with Steven Spielberg, during which he’s composed the music for all but one of the director’s feature films. A legend among movie composers, Williams has written some of the best-known scores in film history in a career that began more than five decades ago. His work includes the music for all of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films, the first three Harry Potter films, Jaws, Superman, E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, Schindler’s List, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Jurassic Park. Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven BAFTA Awards and no fewer than 21 Grammy Awards – a breathtaking lifetime’s achievement. His total of 47 Academy Award nominations makes him the Academy’s most-nominated living person and has been exceeded only by Walt Disney. Williams also has written numerous acclaimed works for the concert hall, and serves as Conductor Laureate of the Boston Pops Orchestra and Artist in Residence at Tanglewood.

No-one is better suited than Williams to provide a score for a film that depicts such momentous and historic events. His full orchestral range can be heard in tracks such as “The People’s House”, in which woodwinds and violins create a pensive, purposeful atmosphere, and “The Purpose of the Amendment”, where a measured symphonic opening swells to grandeur amidst trumpet calls. “With Malice Toward None” presents a hopeful theme with its serene strings, and the sombre side of events finds expression in “The Blue and Grey” with its contemplative solo piano theme.

The score was performed by the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Chorus, with solos by a number of the orchestra’s distinguished principal players, including concert-master Robert Chen and principal trumpet Christopher Martin. The original motion picture soundtrack of Lincoln, which Sony Classical will release on November 6, is sure to be treasured not only by those who are moved by Spielberg’s masterful film, but also by the many fans John Williams’ stirring and memorable music.

Tracklisting

1. The People’s House
2. The Purpose of the Amendment
3. Getting out the Vote
4. The American Process
5. The Blue and Grey
6. “With Malice Toward None”
7. Call to Muster, and Battle Cry of Freedom
8. The Southern Delegation, and the Dream
9. Father and Son
10. The Race to the House*
11. Equality Under the Law
12. Freedom’s Call
13. Elegy
14. Remembering Willie
15. Appomattox, April 9, 1865
16. The Petersen House, and Finale
17. “With Malice Toward None” (Piano Solo)

*contains excerpts arranged and performed by Jim Taylor, traditional