The largest German conference for music and sound in Film, TV, Games and Media to honor award winning composer Cliff Martinez (“Neon Demon”, “Drive”) during Soundtrack_Cologne 13, taking place August 24th- 28th in Cologne, Germany
Cologne/ Los Angeles, July 26, 2016 – Over the past 13 years Soundtrack_Cologne has become a fixture in the cultural calendar of the Media City of Cologne, which is home to the biggest German TV stations. Each year the conference welcomes guests from around the globe and is now an inspiration for the growing landscape of music festivals and conferences in Europe. As a symbol of recognition for exceptional achievements in the art of film music, Soundtrack_Cologne honors an outstanding individual each year with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Continue reading “CLIFF MARTINEZ TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DURING SOUNDTRACK_COLOGNE 13”
February 24 Dying of the Light – Frederik Wiedmann – La-La Land A Most Violent Year – Alex Ebert – Community Music My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn – Cliff Martinez – Milan 1941 (re-release) – John Williams – La-La Land
February 10 Flash Gordon Vol. 3 – Michael Picton – Perseverance The Interview/This Is the End – Henry Jackman – La-La Land Jupiter Ascending – Michael Giacchino – Sony (import) Kingsman: The Secret Service – Henry Jackman, Matthew Margeson – La-La Land Ladyhawke – Andrew Powell – La-La Land Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano – various – Harmonia Mundi Old Fashioned – Kazimir Boyle – Milan Outlander – Bear McCreary – Madison Gate Pinocchio – Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington – Disney Switch – Brian Satterwhite – Phineas Atwood February 17 The Boy Next Door – Randy Edelman, Nathan Barr – Varese … Continue reading UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – February 10 to April 7
Featuring Orchestral Re-Imagining of Martinez’s Theme From Films Including SOLARIS, CONTAGION, and THE COMPANY YOU KEEP As Performed By The Brussels Philharmonic
(January 26, 2015– Los Angeles, CA) – Milan Records will release Cliff Martinez-Film Festival Gent digitally and on CD February 17, 2015. The album contains orchestral version of Martinez’s film themes as performed by The Brussels Philharmonic this past October as part of the Film Festival Gent and World Soundtrack Awards concert. Conductor Dirk Brossé orchestrated the recording. Continue reading “MILAN TO RELEASE ‘CLIFF MARTINEZ-FILM FESTIVAL GENT’”
January 27 The Game – Daniel Pemberton – MovieScore Media Justice League: Throne of Atlantis – Frederik Wiedmann – La-La Land The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power – Geoff Zanelli – La-La Land Son of a Gun – Jed Kurzel – Milan
HBO Movie THE NORMAL HEART, Directed by Ryan Murphy Cinemax Series THE KNICK, Directed by Steven Soderbergh
(March 6, 2014– Los Angeles, CA) – Composer Cliff Martinez (Drive, Spring Breakers) is proud to announce several upcoming projects and appearances. Martinez is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and a BMI Richard Kirk Lifetime Achievement Award-winner.
A frequent collaborator of director Steven Soderbergh, Martinez will team with Soderbergh again on the upcoming 10-episode series THE KNICK, which will begin airing late spring on Cinemax. The series, starring Jeremy Bobb, Steve Garfanti and Clive Owen, is set in New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.
“Cliff Martinez again makes an indispensable contribution to Winding Refn’s defining aesthetic with a richly, textured score that combines pounding martial arts drumbeats, bursts of ecclesiastical organ music, lushly romantic orchestral riffs that recall Pino Donaggio’s work for Brian de Palma, and obsessive techno beats that a time evoke the vintage electropop of Giorgio Moroder.” – Hollywood Reporter
(June 14, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – Milan Records will release Only God Forgives – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally, on CD, and on 180 gram double vinyl on July 16, 2013. The album features original music by 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, composer Cliff Martinez (Spring Breakers, The Company You Keep) for Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow-up to the 2011 hit Drive.
“Initially, Nicolas suggested that I avoid any instrumentation that would evoke the ghost of Drive. But in some instances, I just couldn’t find any other instrument that had the unique sense of melancholy and foreboding that the Cristal Baschet does so well,” described Martinez.
Said Refn, “I didn’t know anything about Thai music, but it happened that Cliff did”. Martinez turned the director onto Esan music. “I was able to realize that there was this whole tradition of this folk music that’s about fables and so each of these songs has a fable side to it.”
Music composed by Cliff Martinez Label: Milan Records Catalog: 36624 Release Date: April 9, 2013 Rating: ***
The New York-born Cliff Martinez is a household name related to director Steven Soderbergh (Contagion, Traffic, Side Effects). Their partnership kicked off in 1989 with the cult hit Sex, Lies, and Videotape starring Andie MacDowell, James Spader and Peter Gallagher. Martinez is also known for his stint with the Californian band Red Hot Chilli Peppers which led to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a drummer due to his contribution in the mid-80’s.
The story of The Company You Keep follows Robert Redford as a man trying to get away from his dark past when a young and aggressive journalist (Shia LaBeouf) uncovers and reveals it. Also starring Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Sam Elliott, Nick Nolte, Terrence Howard, Stanley Tucci and Chris Cooper.
Angel’s Share – George Fenton (Quartet QRSM026) The Company You Keep – Cliff Martinez (Milan 36624) Dead Man Down – Jacob Groth (Varese Sarabande 302 067 192 2) Hellgate / Lost Continent – Paul Dunlap (Monstrous Movie Music MMM 1972) House Of Cards – Jeff Beal (Varese Sarabande 302 067 191 2, 2 CDs) L’Assoluto Naturale (Expanded) – Ennio Morricone (Quartet QRMS017) The Last Days – Fernando Velazquez (Quartet QRSM025) The Salamander (Cond Raine) – Jerry Goldsmith (Prometheus XPCD 174) She Demons / Astounding She-Monster – Nicholas Carras / Guenther Kauer (Monstrous Movie Music MMM 1971) The Tall Texan – … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 04/11/2013
BMI’s ceremony celebrating year’s top Film, Television and Cable Composers slated for May 15 in Beverly Hills
LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2013 – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, will present the Richard Kirk Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Cliff Martinez at the organization’s 2013 Film & Television Awards. The annual ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The private event will also honor the composers of the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs.
BMI bestows the Richard Kirk Award on composers who have made significant contributions to the realm of film and television music. As the 2013 honoree, Cliff Martinez joins a prestigious list that includes David Arnold, Rachel Portman, Alan Silvestri, David Newman, Thomas Newman, Rolfe Kent, Christopher Young, George S. Clinton, Harry Gregson-Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Kamen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, Mike Post, Lalo Schifrin, John Barry and John Williams.
Soundtrack Features Original Music by Cliff Martinez with Songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx, The Chromatics, Desire, College featuring Electric Youth and Riziero Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri (Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the Drive — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack available digitally on September 6th and in stores on September 13, 2011 in conjunction with the release of the film by FilmDistrict on September 16th. The soundtrack features original music by Cliff Martinez (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traffic) with Eurosynth-styled songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx (“Nightcall”), The Chromatics (“Tick of the Clock”), Desire (“Under Your Spell”), College featuring Electric Youth … Continue reading LAKESHORE RECORDS TO RELEASE THE SOUNDTRACK FOR DRIVE