Featuring Original Music by Frederik Wiedmann
(August 11, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – La-La Land Records will release composer Frederik Wiedmann’s (ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, FIELD OF LOST SHOES) JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS and BATMAN: BAD BLOOD double-album soundtrack CD, on August 16, 2016. The first 100 people to purchase the album at www.lalalalandrecords.com will receive their copy autographed by Wiedmann.
One of the main goals on BATMAN: BAD BLOOD was to craft a score that would feel of a piece with the series without sacrificing its own identity. Wiedmann worked closely with the producer who gave Wiedmann the creative freedom he needed in order to craft something special. “It’s a wonderful work environment,” he stated. “The progressive relationship between Damian and Batman is important,” and the increased use of electronics showcases that. “I think we reached a nice blend of heavy beats, fat synths and cool grooves alongside the traditional orchestral palette. There was so much action in this particular film—more than in the others, or at least it felt that way. It was important to mix it up a little so that it didn’t get monotonous.”
One of Wiedmann’s most satisfying experiences was scoring the final sequence of JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS. “We’re talking demons invading Earth here,” says Wiedmann. “Massive orchestra, choir and percussion!” Beyond the expanded scope, this sequence presents a wide range of dramatic scenarios. “The entire scene goes back and forth between hard-hitting action and Raven’s journey to capture Trigon, which is very emotional,” says Wiedmann, “so the music has to constantly balance this out. A challenge, but a really fun one!”
Emmy® Award-winning composer Frederik Wiedmann has compiled an interesting and varied résumé, with over 40 titles to his name encompassing all genres of film and television. Wiedmann is currently composing the music for two animated series (ALL HAIL KING JULIEN, MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND), has become a mainstay in the DC animated universe, and continues to score dramatic feature films. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Wiedmann has been inspired to film composition since he first heard John Barry’s score for DANCES WITH WOLVES at the age of 12. Wiedmann attended the Berklee College of Music to learn the craft before moving to Los Angeles.
In 2007 he scored his first feature RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL and in the ten years since, his résumé includes horror films like THE HILLS RUN RED, HOSTEL PART III, MIRRORS II, THE DAMNED and INTRUDERS. His dramatic work can be heard in the epic civil war drama Field of Lost Shoes (directed by Sean McNamara) and Paul Schrader’s recent feature DYING OF THE LIGHT (starring Nicolas Cage and Anton Yelchin). In 2016 Wiedmann earned his first Emmy Award for “Outstanding Original Song” (with lyricist Mitch Watson) on the song “True Bromance” for the Dreamworks Animations series ALL HAIL KING JULIEN.
Twice Wiedmann has collaborated with DC mastermind Bruce Timm, first on GREEN LANTERN – THE ANIMATED SERIES (which earned him 2 consecutive Annie nominations) and later with his twisted take on Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in JUSTICE LEAGUE – GODS AND MONSTERS. He has also composed the music for DC Animation’s made-for-DVD movies JUSTICE LEAGUE – THE FLASHPOINT PARADOX, SON OF BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE – THRONE OF ATLANTIS, and WB’s latest Batman TV Series BEWARE THE BATMAN. Wiedmann’s recent credits include the German TV mini-series DUELL DER BRüeDER and the documentary short film SPECTRUM: A STORY OF THE MIND. He currently lives in LA with his wife – and conductor – Hyesu Yang and their two wonderful children.
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment present JUSTICE LEAGUE VS. TEEN TITANS and BATMAN: BAD BLOOD double-album soundtrack CD on August 16, 2016.