Available Digitally on May 6th
Music by Kevin Kiner, with themes by Gustavo Santaolalla
ABOUT MAKING A MURDERER
Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. Set in America’s heartland, the series takes viewers inside a high-stakes criminal case where reputation is everything and things are never as they appear. MAKING A MURDERER is currently available exclusively on Netflix.
ABOUT KEVIN KINER
Honored with multiple Emmy and Annie nominations, Kevin Kiner is a composer in the film, television, and video game business. In creating music for the old wild west, to a galaxy far, far away, Kevin’s wide musical range has allowed him to take on such diverse projects as Disney’s Star Wars: Rebels, AMC’s hit series Hell on Wheels, CW’s Jane the Virgin, CBS’s CSI:Miami, Bond: Golden Eye, Cartoon Network’s Transformers Robots in Disguise and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
In his work for many of these projects, Kevin has composed for and conducted many different orchestras, including the London Symphony, numerous LA session orchestras, the 90-piece City of Prague Orchestra, The Budapest Hungarian Philharmonia, and many others. For Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in addition to the orchestra he played multiple ethnic instruments to create a unique sound for each planet in the mythic Star Wars Universe with indigenous ethnic sounds from Asia, the Middle East, Egypt, and South America. Working closely with George Lucas, Kevin’s music keeps the legacy of the original series alive with a reimagining of John Williams’ iconic main title theme.
With Making a Murder, Kevin played over 50 ethnic instruments sometimes in a very soloistic and exposed manner to give the show a unique and artistic take on the murder mystery. With Star Wars: Rebels, Kevin has brought the sound of the show closer to the sound of the original Star Wars trilogy. The score is altogether more thematic, and eschews the wall-to-wall scoring style of the prequels for the sparser, drama-driven style exemplified in STAR WARS: A New Hope. In allowing for musical gaps in each episode, Kevin gives the music more significance and more deftly punctuates the emotion of each scene. In 2014 Kevin also conducted Clone Wars in Concert, with the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra for Playfest in Malaga, Spain.
ABOUT GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA
In 2007, Gustavo Santaolalla became only the third composer in history to be honored with two consecutive Academy Awards® for the Best Original Score. He also received consecutive Golden Globe Nominations for Babel and Brokeback Mountain, and a remarkable third consecutive BAFTA nomination, winning two of the three years for Babel and The Motorcycle Diaries.
In addition to winning the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTA’s, Santaolalla has also been honored with 2 Grammy’s, 14 Latin Grammy’s (including the prestigious producer of the year) and a World Soundtrack Award for 21 Grams. He was nominated for two additional Golden Globes. Two Critics Choice Awards and won Best Score from the Chicago Film Critics, Las Vegas Film Critics and Online film Critics Associations for Brokeback Mountain.
Santaolalla solidified his reputation as one of America’s premier record producers in 2003 with three Grammy Nominations. Between himself and his label, Surco, his nominations included albums by Juanes and Orishas in the Latin Rock/Alternative Album category and as producer of the Kronos Quartet Album Nuevo as best classical crossover album.
In 2004, Santaolalla was awarded a Grammy for his work as producer of Café Tacuba’s Cuatro Caminos. He also won a Latin Grammy for his work with Café Tacuba and was nominated for Producer of the Year for his work with Juanes (the multi-platinum artist discovered by Santaolalla who is one of the world’s best-selling Latin artists), Molotov and Bersuit Vergarabat, as well as his own critically-acclaimed band Bajofondo.
After settling in the U.S from Argentina, Santaolalla released the album “GAS” featuring the hit “Todo Vale,” which became an MTV hit. His Breakthrough as a solo artist came with the 1996 release “Ronroco” by the prestigious Nonesuch Label through Warner Bros. the album earned rave reviews and put Santaolalla at the forefront of the Latin music world. As a producer, he has also worked with such artists as Nelly Furtado, Elvis Costello, The Gypsy Kings, Maldita Vecindad and Antonio Carmona.
Since being handpicked by director Michael Mann to be featured on The Insider soundtrack, Santaolalla has become a much sought-after film composer, writing original scores and songs for such films as the Oscar – Winning Babel. Brokeback Mountain and The Motorcycle Diaries as well as the Oscar-Nominated August: Osage County, 21 Grams, Amores Perros, Biutiful and North Country.
Santaolalla, has performed in concert halls around the world including Lincoln Center in New York and Disney Hall in Los Angeles and frequently tours Europe, South America, and the United States with Bajofondo. In 2008, he produced a film of his Grammy-winning record project, “Café De Los Maestros.” featuring performances by the world’s great tango artists, with acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles. The Film Premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. He was also a producer on the 2009 documentary film South of the Border directed by Oliver Stone.
Santaolalla is as busy as ever, currently collaborating with Guillermo Del Toro and Paul Williams on a musical version of Pan’s Labyrinth for Broadway as well as on the animated film BOOK OF LIFE for 20th Century Fox. He also scored the Argentinian film Wild Tales which premiered in competition at Cannes in 2014 and will be released for awards season by Sony Pictures Classics. In 2013 he scored The Last of Us, a Major new Videogame for Sony Playstation. “Camino,” his much-anticipated solo follow-up to “Ronroco” will be released this fall by Sony Masterworks. An August 2005 Time Magazine cover story named Santaolalla “One of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America” and a 2007 Entertainment Weekly article credited him as one of the “50 Smartest People in Hollywood.”