Featuring Original Music Composed By Mychael Danna
(January 11, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande will release the REMEMBER – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD January 15, 2016. The album features the original music composed by Mychael Danna (LIFE OF PI, CAPOTE, THE GOOD DINOSAUR). Continue reading VARÈSE SARABANDE TO RELEASE ‘REMEMBER’ – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Jaws (2CD) – John Williams (Intrada 7145) Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/25/2015
Beverly Hills ceremony also honors year’s top film and television composers
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 15, 2014 – Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, held its annual Film/TV Awards last night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The ceremony saluted the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated primetime network television series and highest-ranking cable network programs. Continue reading MYCHAEL DANNA RECEIVES RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI/FILM TV AWARDS
BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
ARGO – Alexandre Desplat
THE GREAT GATSBY – Craig Armstrong
LIFE OF PI – Mychael Danna
LINCOLN – John Williams
SKYFALL – Thomas Newman
ZERO DARK THIRTY – Alexandre Desplat
BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA
THE GREAT GATSBY (DELUXE EDITION)
LES MISÉRABLES (DELUXE EDITION)
SOUND CITY: REAL TO REEL
(CORDOBA, Spain / March 19, 2013) Two Academy Award®-winning composers, the musical director of the Oscar gala, the first winner of the Elmer Bernstein Award and a number of highly sought-after film composers both from USA and Europe will be part of the line-up of prominent guests for the Festival Internacional de Música de Cine, for the second year in the province of Córdoba. The festival takes place on June 23-30, 2013. Three symphonic concerts will be the highlight of the week-long activities.
The 2013 Oscar winner for Life of Pi, Canadian composer Mychael Danna (Little Miss Sunshine, 500 Days of Summer, Moneyball), and the 1997 Oscar winner for Emma, British composer Rachel Portman (Emma, Chocolat, The Lake House, Never Let Me Go) headline the guest list. American composer Marco Beltrami(Live Free or Die Hard, I Robot, The Hurt Locker) will be the recipient of the first Elmer Bernstein Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Film Scoring.
The music director of the 2013 Academy Award gala, composer William Ross (Ladder 49, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Tin Cup), British composer Ilan Eshkeri (Kick Ass, Stardust, Layer Cake), American composer and conductor Peter Bernstein (Canadian Bacon, The Ewok Adventure, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor), Spanish composers Zacarías M. de la Riva (Exorcismus, Hierro, Tad: The Lost Explorer), Roque Baños (Evil Dead, The Machinist, Sexy Beast), Federic Jusid (The Secret in Their Eyes, Fermat’s Room, The Hidden Face) and Nani García (Wrinkles, De Profundis, Onde Está a Felicidade?) have all confirmed their attendance at the festival.
Awards To Be Handed Out At Gala on June 29th
Voting Is Open For Film Music Fans to Vote at www.bsospirit.com
The BSOSpirit Association, which along with the company Leitmotiv Music and Córdoba Province Government organizes the International Film Music Festival ‘Province of Cordoba,’ has announced the nominees for the 12th Annual Goldspirit Awards. Nominees were selected by vote by the association of contributors to the website www.bsospirit.com, dedicated to film, television and video games soundtracks. As always, the winners will be decided by the fans, who can vote for their favorite scores and composers in each of the categories at the website.
The winners of this 12th edition, which includes scores released in 2012, will be announced during the International Film Music Festival held for the second time in the Province of Cordoba, in a gala-concert to be held on Saturday 29 June 2013 at the Grand Theatre of the Andalusian city. This year a new category has been added: Best Original Score for a Documentary. The nominees are as follows:
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Dan Romer, Benh Zeitlin)
Dans la maison (Philippe Rombi)
Frankenweenie (Danny Elfman)
John Carter (Michael Giacchino)
Life of Pi (Mychael Danna)
Lincoln (John Williams)
The Imposible (Fernando Velázquez)
Rise of thse Guardians (Alexandre Desplat)
The Amazing Spider-Man (James Horner)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Howard Shore)
Schwartz receives Grammy-nomination “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist” for “Wild is the Wind” performed by Whitney Kaufman and the London Symphony Orchestra.
(West Hollywood, CA) January 31, 2013—Grammy award winning arranger/composer Nan Schwartz contributed orchestrations to two Oscar nominated film scores this year: ARGO and LIFE OF PI. The score for ARGO won the Satellite Award, the score for Life of Pi won the Golden Globe and both scores are Academy Award nominated. Nan Schwartz is nominated this year for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for “Wild is the Wind” performed by Whitney Kaufman and the London Symphony Orchestra.
For ARGO, film composer Alexandre Desplat combined Iranian influences with classic orchestration. He turned to colleague Nan Schwartz, who had previously worked with him on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and the Oscar nominated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button among other projects. LIFE OF PI marks her first collaboration with the film’s composer Mychael Danna.
Nan Schwartz’s talents as an arranger are displayed on trumpeter Arturo Sandoval’s latest CD, “Dear Diz,” a three-time Latin Grammy winner (2012) and a three-time Grammy nominee this year. In addition, Schwartz recently returned from Berlin where she conducted her arrangements for European superstar/musician Till Bronner.
A pioneer female composer, Nan Schwartz has garnered accolades for her work. Her musical talents can be heard in all genres, from numerous television series, jazz albums, concert works to film scores. In 2009, she received a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist for “Here’s That Rainy Day” performed by Natalie Cole. Other Grammy nominations include her arrangements on John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra’s Night and Day: Celebrate Sinatra. As a composer, Schwartz is best known for scoring the entire television series In the Heat of the Night. Other awards include seven Emmy award nominations, including an unprecedented three in one year. Additionally, Nan Schwartz has created demo recordings based on the best seller E.L. James Fifty Shades of Gray. She hopes her musical interpretation earns her consideration as the composer for the upcoming film.