FILM COMPOSER MYCHAEL DANNA SCORES "LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE"


Four Weeks in the Top 10, #3 Box Office, Soundtrack release from Lakeshore Records

(Los Angeles, CA) Award winning film composer Mychael Danna, most notably recognized for scoring Oscar-winning “Capote,” creates an emotionally poignant score to Fox Searchlight Pictures’ “Little Miss Sunshine.” The Fox Searchlight release starring Golden Globe nominee Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette and Steven Carrell remain in the top ten after two months in theaters, taking the film by director Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris to #3 at the box office. Film composer Mychael Danna is a pioneer in the combination of non-Western sound sources with orchestral and electronic minimalism. For “Little Miss Sunshine,” he collaborated with folk-indie rock band DeVotchka. Danna’s score sets the mood for the sardonic tale of an American family determined to succeed, whilst enduring with each other’s discernible neuroses. Soundtrack is available on Lakeshore Records.

“Little Miss Sunshine” is a comedy-drama directed by the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and this is their first feature. The movie has had high praise and acclaim, including winning the Best Feature – World Cinema Audience Award at the 2006 Sydney Film Festival, and standing ovations at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Mychael Danna began his film music career with his score for “Family Viewing” for director Atom Egoyan in 1987. His music received the “Best Score” award from the prestigious Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Danna is most markedly recognized for incorporating ethnic influences into the body of his contemporary film scoring aesthetics. This fame led him to work with acclaimed directors such as Ang Lee, Scott Hicks, Gilles MacKinnon, Mira Nair, James Mangold, Joel Schumacher and Denzel Washington.

In addition to his film scores, Danna has proven his versatility from scoring Moroccan music in “8MM” to Americana in “Ride with the Devil” to European medieval and Persian music in “The Sweet Hereafter,” as well as “Where the Truth Lies,” “Arafat,” “Felicia’s Journey,” “Exotica,” “The Adjuster” and “Speaking Parts.” Danna is currently working on the much anticipated feature, “The Nativity Story,” which will be released on December 1st.

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: FILM COMPOSER SHAWN CLEMENT SCORES "OPEN SEASON" SEPT 19


(Hollywood,CA) Composer Shawn Clement, one of the biggest names in reality TV, provides the score to the much-anticipated release for Ubisoft’s “Open Season,” based on Sony Pictures Animation’s first feature-length CG animated film. Ubisoft releases the game on all available platforms Sept. 19, ten days prior to the film’s Sept. 29 release. “I’d never been asked to provide a lot of country music,” says Clement, who nevertheless created some 250 tracks for the hillbilly-infused score. The composer played all the guitar parts including dobro and lap steel. Clement also got his banjo chops together, playing both traditional 5-string and a specially created 6-string banjo. “Gold Tone made that for me,” says Clement. “It looks like a Fender Telecaster with a big drum head in the center.” Each character is associated with a particular sound. Boog, the bear lured into leaving the comforts of home, is represented by bass guitar. Harmonica, banjo and melodica bring Elliot, the fast-talking mule deer, to life. Full orchestra adds excitement to the game’s action sequences.

Known for his scores to hit games “The Sims 2” and “Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu,” Clement follows “Open Season” with a more traditional, synth-based score to Buena Vista Games’ “Kim Possible: What’s the Switch?” This fifth issue in the Kim Possible series based on the hit animated TV show comes to PlayStation 2 on Nov. 11. As the go-to composer for the reality TV market before anyone knew how successful it would be, Clement is credited with establishing the definitive dramatic musical style of the reality genre. In recognition, ASCAP presented Clement with a film and television award for Most Performed Underscore in 2000.

A multifaceted composer, Shawn’s film credits include 2004: A Light Knight’s Odyssey (with John Travolta, Samuel Jackson, Christian Slater, Michael York, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Archer and James Earl Jones), We Married Margo (Audience Favorite Award winner at the HBO/U.S. Comedy & Arts Festival), and Last Chance (Best Original Drama winner at World Fest). He has also scored such television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, and I’m Still Alive.

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


7 FACES OF DR. LAO – Leigh Harline (FSMCD Vol.9 No.11) – 59:55
BLOOD ON THE SUN – Miklos Rozsa (Citadel STC 77137) – 54:48
HERRMANN: ESSENTIAL FILM MUSIC COLLECTION – Bernard Herrmann (Silva 1208, 2 CDs)
STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS – Michael Convertino (Citadel LEC 8001)

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Milan – September: THE QUEEN (Alexandre Desplat), STORMBREAKER (Alan Parker)
Harkit – October: FIVE MILES TO MIDNIGHT (Jacques Loussier, Mikis Theodorakis), HOUSEBOAT (George Duning), BONANZA (TV, David Rose)

UPCOMING SCORE ASSIGNMENTS (Updated September, 8th)


Neal Acree: Juncture. Tree Adams: Keith • Hard Luck • Ways of the Flesh.
Brian Adler: Looking for Sunday.
Mark Adler: Noble Son (co-composer) • The Far Side of Jericho.
Eric Allaman: Race. Michael Andrews: Unaccompanied Minors.
David Arnold: Amazing Grace • Casino Royale • Venus • Hot Fuzz.
Alexandre Azaria: Love and Other Disasters.
Angelo Badalamenti: Secrets of Love.
Klaus Badelt: Heaven and Earth • Rescue Dawn • Premonition.
Nathan Barr: Rise • Watching the Detectives • Hostel 2.
Ben Bartlett: Blood Trails.
Tyler Bates: 300 • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto • Halloween.
Jeff Beal: He Was a Quiet Man • Where God Left His Shoes • The Situation.
Christophe Beck: School for Scoundrels.
Marco Beltrami: The Invisible • Captivity • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles • Live Free or Die Hard.
Charles Bernstein: Bull Run.
David Bergeaud: Three.
Chris Boardman: Local Color.
Scott Bomar: Black Snake Moan • Maggie Lynn.
Simon Boswell: Free Jimmy.
Jason Brandt: Something’s Wrong in Kansas • Night of the Living Dead 3D.
David Bridie: Gone.
Mickey Bullock: Sportkill.
Justin Caine Burnett: I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer.
Carter Burwell: Fur • The Hoax.
Niall Byrne: Small Engine Repair.
Peter Calandra: Jellysmoke.
William Camilleri: Dance to the Offbeat • The Velvet Abstract.
Jeff Cardoni: Firehouse Dog • American Pie: The Naked Mile.
Nick Cave: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (co-composer).
George S. Clinton: Flakes • The Cleaner • The Santa Clause 3.
Charlie Clouser: Dead Silence • Saw III.
Elia Cmiral: Journey to the End of the Night.
Graham Collins: Black Kissinger.
Bill Conti: Rocky Balboa.
Bruno Coon: The Oh in Ohio.
Normand Corbeil: The Contract.
Burkhard Dallwitz: Romeo and Me • Taking Tiger Mountain • Caterpillar Wish • Train to Glory.
Mychael Danna: Breach • Surf’s Up • Nativity.
Don Davis: The Marine.
John Debney: Everyone’s Hero • Evan Almighty.
Alexandre Desplat: The Queen • The Painted Veil • Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium.
Ramin Djawadi: Open Season.
James Michael Dooley: Urmel aus dem Eis • Bone Dry.
Patrick Doyle: As You Like It • The Last Legion • Eragon • Have Mercy on Us All.
Ludek Drizhal: Life Goes On • Badland.
Anne Dudley: Perfect Creature • Black Book • The Walker.
Randy Edelman: Underdog • The Last Time.
Steve Edwards: Feast.
Danny Elfman: Charlotte’s Web • Meet the Robinsons • The Sixth Element.
Jonathan Elias: A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints • Pathfinder.
Alan Elliott: Let’s Go to Prison.
Warren Ellis: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (co-composer).
Stephen Endelman: O Jerusalem • Home of the Brave.
Ilan Eshkeri: Decameron: Angels and Virgins.
Evan Evans: Hoboken Hollow.
Sharon Farber: When Nietzsche Wept • The Tribe.
Guy Farley: The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey • The Flock • Knife Edge.
Louis Febre: Tenderness.
George Fenton: The Wind That Shakes the Barley • The History Boys.
Robert Folk: Van Wilder 2 • Magdalene • Antonio Vivaldi.
Damon Fox: The Kid and I.
Jason Frederick: Chinaman’s Chance.
John Frizzell: The Woods • Black Irish • Careless • First Born • Primeval.
Andy Garfield: Hatchet.
Michael Giacchino: Ratatouille.
Richard Gibbs: John Tucker Must Die.
Vincent Gillioz: Pray for Morning • L’Ecart • Séance • Say It in Russian.
Scott Glasgow: Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles • Hack! • Toxic • Nailed • The Gene Generation.
Philip Glass: The Reaping • Notes on a Scandal • Untitled Scott Hicks Movie.
Elliot Goldenthal: Across the Universe.
Paul Grabowsky: The Grooming.
Jeff Grace: The Last Winter • Triggerman.
Harry Gregson-Williams: Deja Vu • The Number 23 • Flushed Away • Seraphim Falls • Shrek 3 • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
Jacob Groth: The Ugly Duckling and Me.
Larry Groupé: Resurrecting the Champ.
Andrea Guerra: The Pursuit of Happyness.
Christopher Gunning: La Vie en Rose.
Steven Gutheinz: Rothenburg • The Good Mother.
Paul Haslinger: Turistas • Crank.
Richard Hartley: Diamond Dead.
Reinhold Heil: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (co-composer).
Alex Heffes: The Last King of Scotland.
Christian Henson: Severance • It’s A Boy Girl Thing.
Eric Hester: Lost Mission • Frail.
Joe Hisaishi: The Aunt’s Postmodern Life.
Andrew Hollander: East Broadway • Waitress • Gray Matters.
Nicholas Hooper: Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix.
James Horner: All the King’s Men • Apocalypto.
Richard Horowitz: Genghis Khan.
James Newton Howard: The Lookout • Michael Clayton • The Blood Diamond.
Steve Isles: Backwaters • Nina’s Heavenly Delights.
Mark Isham: The Black Dahlia • Pride and Glory • Bobby • Freedom Writers.
Steve Jablonsky: Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin • D-War • Transformers.
Tim Jones: Behind the Smile • Eye of the Dolphin.
Adrian Johnston: Sparkle • Becoming Jane.
Trevor Jones: Fields of Freedom • Miguel and William.
David Julyan: The Last Drop • The Prestige.
George Kallis: Highlander: The Source • Antigravity.
Tuomas Kantelinen: Honor • Votergate • Quest for a Heart.
Laura Karpman: Man in the Chair • Out at the Wedding.
Rolfe Kent: Reign O’er Me • Fred Claus • Spring Break in Bosnia.
David Kitay: Caffeine. Johnny Klimek: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (co-composer).
Harald Kloser: 10,000 BC.
Abel Korzeniowski: PU-239.
Penka Kouneva: The Third Nail • Richard III.
Sondre Lerche: Dan in Real Life.
James S. Levine: Running with Scissors.
Andrew Lockington: Skinwalkers • Step.
Joseph LoDuca: Bar Starz.
Henning Lohner: In the Name of the King.
Erik Lundborg: Absolute Trust.
Mark Mancina: Shooter.
Harry Manfredini: Dead and Gone.
Clint Mansell: The Fountain • Smokin’ Aces • Wind Chill.
David Mansfield: El Carnaval de Sodoma • Diggers.
Dario Marianelli: The Return • Goodbye Bafana • Atonement.
Philip Marshall: Blind Guy Driving.
Cliff Martinez: First Snow.
Mark McKenzie: The Ultimate Gift • The Last Sin Eater.
Joel McNeely: Cinderella III • Fox and the Hound II • The Tinkerbell Movie.
Peter Melnick: Farce of the Penguins.
Alan Menken: Enchanted • The Frog Princess.
Joseph Metcalfe: The Hard Corps.
Dave Metzger: Brother Bear 2.
Guy Michelmore: Iron Man • Dr. Strange.
Philip Miller: Catch a Fire.
Randy Miller: Last Time Forever • Shanghai Red • Slipstream.
Charlie Mole: Fade to Black.
Deborah Mollison: Too Much Too Young • Infinite Justice.
Andrea Morricone: Raul – Diritto di uccidere • Veronica Decides to Die.
Mark Mothersbaugh: How to Eat Fried Worms • Mama’s Boy • Quid Pro Quo.
Peter Nashel: The Pleasure of Your Company.
Blake Neely: Starter for Ten.
Thomas Newman: Little Children • The Good German.
Lennie Niehaus: Flags of Our Fathers.
John Nordstrom: Nearing Grace.
Julian Nott: The Underdog.
Paul Oakenfold: Victims • Noble Son (co-composer).
Dean Ogden: Oranges.
John Ottman: The Visiting • Fantastic Four 2.
John Paesano: Shamrock Boy.
Barrington Pheloung: Little Fugitive.
Martin Phipps: The Flying Scotsman.
Antonio Pinto: The Golden Age (co-composer).
Basil Poledouris: Bunyan and Babe.
Steve Porcaro: The Wizard of Gore • Cougar Club.
Rachel Portman: Infamous.
John Powell: Happy Feet • The Bourne Ultimatum.
Trevor Rabin: Gridiron Gang • Snakes on a Plane • The Guardian.
Didier Rachou: Nice Guys • Her Best Move • How to Rob a Bank.
A.R. Rahman: The Golden Age (co-composer).
Brian Ralston: Graduation • 9/Tenths.
J.A.C. Redford: Leroy and Stitch.
Brian Reitzell: Stranger Than Fiction.
Joe Renzetti: 39 • Universal Signs.
Graeme Revell: Bordertown • Man of the Year.
David Reynolds: Heavens Fall.
Matt Robertson: The Forest.
David Robbins: Bernard and Doris.
William Ross: September Dawn • Driftwood.
Laura Rossi: Brighton to London.
H. Scott Salinas: Tripping Forward • Strictly Sexual • What We Did on Our Holidays.
Anton Sanko: Delirious.
Gustavo Santaolalla: Babel. Nitin Sawhney: The Namesake.
Brad Sayles: The Bracelet of Bordeaux.
Eric Serra: Arthur and the Minimoys.
Marc Shaiman: Hairpsray.
Theodore Shapiro: Mr Woodcock.
Edward Shearmur: 88 Minutes.
David Shire: Zodiac.
Howard Shore: The Departed.
Carlo Siliotto: Italian Dream • Dear Anne – The Gift of Hope.
Alan Silvestri: Night at the Museum • Beowulf.
BC Smith: Beer League.
Mark Snow: Private Fears in Public Places.
Jason Solowsky: Zen Man • 110%: When Blood, Sweat and Tears Are Not Enough •The Deepening.
Marc Streitenfeld: American Gangster.
John Swihart: Employee of the Month.
Johan Söderqvist: Walk the Talk • Exit • Give Me Love.
Joby Talbot: Sixty Six • Penelope.
Frederic Talgorn: Président • Nos jours heureux • Molière ou le Comédien Malgré lui • Asterix at the Olympic Games.
John Tavener: The Children of Men.
Mark Thomas: Back in Business • Moondance Alexander • Tales of the Riverbank.
Martin Todsharow: TKKG und die rätselhafte Mind-Machine.
Tomandandy: The Covenant.
Tom Tykwer: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (co-composer).
Brian Tyler: Bug • Partition • Time to Kill • Rogue.
James L. Venable: Happily N’Ever After • Clerks II.
Shirley Walker: Black Christmas.
Michael Wandmacher: The Killing Floor.
Stephen Warbeck: Goal 2 – Living the Dream • Killshot • Flawless.
Matthias Weber: Crossover • Dead in Three Days.
Craig Wedren: Reno 911 – Miami.
Edwin Wendler: Taking Your Life.
Nigel Westlake: Miss Potter.
John Clifford White: Macbeth. A
lan Williams: The Velveteen Rabbit • Angst • Snow Princess • He Love Her, She Loves Him Not.
Tim Williams: Afterthought • A Dog’s Breakfast.
Alex Wurman: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
Gabriel Yared: Azur et Asmar • Breaking and Entering • Manolete.
Christopher Young: Ghost Rider •Lucky You • The Grudge 2 • Spider-Man 3 • The Messengers.
Geoff Zanelli: Disturbia • Delgo.
Marcelo Zarvos: Hollywoodland • The Architecht • My Life as an Idiot • Ira and Abby.
Aaron Zigman: Flicka • The Martian Child • Bridge to Terabithia.
Hans Zimmer: The Holiday • The Simpsons.

BT PERFORMS SELECTIONS FROM "THIS BINARY UNIVERSE" AT VIDEO GAMES LIVE SEPTEMBER 21 AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL


(Hollywood, CA) Musician/Producer/Composer BT will make a special Hollywood Bowl appearance as part of the Video Games Live tour, an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. With over 30 of his songs featured in various video games, and having scored “The Diehard Trilogy” and “Tiger Woods PGA Tour,” BT is a natural fit. The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra will perform along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, lasers, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments. As part of the experience, special festival events surround the show for those who want to come early where guests will enjoy interactive game demos, a costume contest, and the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers. BT will perform selections from his newest release, “This Binary Universe,” a two-disc set released August 29 on DTS Entertainment that combines seven unique tracks composed in 5.1-channel surround sound fused with stunning animations by today’s leading computer artists and animators. One can log onto http://www.btmusic.com or http://www.btnetwork.org for more information. Video Games Live hits the Hollywood Bowl Thursday, September 21. The festival begins at 6pm, and the concert starts at 8pm. Ticket prices range from $3 to $65.

Stephen Fortner, Technical Editor at Keyboard Magazine, has called This Binary Universe “…fine art that works on many levels, mind-bendingly deep but a pleasure to kick back and just listen to. In a hundred years, it could well be studied as the first major electronic work of the new millennium. It’s that good.”
This Binary Universe unifies the two genres for which BT is most well known: electronic music and film scoring. Varying from lo-fi classical pieces with jazz chord structures to glitch and IDM-influenced micro-rhythmic, introspective, electronic tone poems, BT utilizes hand-designed digital instruments alongside a broad range of analog musical instruments to create a work that defies classification. Additionally, all of the animations have been created in high definition, allowing the album to be shown in cinemas in full resolution with a 5.1-channel soundtrack, as well as providing the option to utilize the content in the next generation high definition optical disc formats, Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD.

Recognized as the pioneer of the trance music genre, BT has evolved into one of the most visionary artists and producers for a multitude of musical styles. Whether composing intricate scores with 80-piece orchestras for blockbuster films such as The Fast And The Furious, Stealth, and the Oscar-winner Monster, writing and producing for Sting, David Bowie or Peter Gabriel, or remixing evocative epics for Sarah McLachlan, Madonna or Seal, BT crafts classically-influenced, electronic overtures ringing with dense textures. Consistently balancing creative and memorable songwriting with sonic innovation and hand-designed technologies and software tools, BT created the epic albums IMA, ESCM, Movement In Still Life and Emotional Technology, which give testament to his innovation.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES


Varèse Sarabande – FLYBOYS (Trevor Rabin, October 10th)
Monstrous Movie Music – Date to be announced: THE BLOB AND OTHER CREEPY SOUNDS (Ralph Carmichael, original recordings), THE INTRUDER AND OTHER MUSIC BY HERMAN STEIN (Herman Stein, original recordings)

NICHOLAS DODD TO CONDUCT ‘CASINO ROYALE’ SCORE


Soundtrack.net reports that Nicholas Dodd will be conducting and orchestrating David Arnold’s Casino Royale score. Dodd has worked with Arnold several times in the past, including the three most recent James Bond films: Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. Other non-Bond work by Dodd includes Capote, Sahara, Vanity Fair, and Changing Lanes.

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