LAKESHORE PRESENTS ‘ALIAS GRACE’ – ORIGINAL MINI-SERIES SOUNDTRACK


Featuring Original Music by Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna

(November 2, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) – Lakeshore Records will release the ALIAS GRACE – Original Mini-Series Soundtrack digitally on November 3, 2017. The album features original music by Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna created for the acclaimed CBC/Netflix mini-series produced by Halfire Entertainment. Continue reading “LAKESHORE PRESENTS ‘ALIAS GRACE’ – ORIGINAL MINI-SERIES SOUNDTRACK”

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VARÈSE SARABANDE TO RELEASE ‘REMEMBER’ – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK


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”

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/25/2015


Jaws (2CD) – John Williams  (Intrada 7145) Continue reading “LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/25/2015”

MYCHAEL DANNA RECEIVES RICHARD KIRK AWARD AT BMI/FILM TV AWARDS


Beverly Hills ceremony also honors year’s top film and television composers

BMI CEO Mike O’Neill; BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations Doreen Ringer-Ross; Richard Kirk Award winner Mychael Danna; and BMI President Del Bryant at the 2014 BMI Film and Television Awards, held May 14, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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”

THE 2014 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS AT THE SOUNDTRACK CATEGORIES


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
DJANGO UNCHAINED
THE GREAT GATSBY (DELUXE EDITION)
LES MISÉRABLES (DELUXE EDITION)
MUSCLE SHOALS
SOUND CITY: REAL TO REEL

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Festival Internacional de Música de Cine (Province of Córdoba) Announces Impressive Composer Line-up


(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 SummerMoneyball), 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.

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BsoSpirit Announces Goldspirit Awards Nominees


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:

BEST SCORE
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)

BEST COMPOSER
Alexandre Desplat
Danny Elfman
James Horner
Marco Beltrami
Mychael Danna

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Grammy Award Winning Arranger Nan Schwartz contributes orchestrations for Oscar nominated scores ARGO and LIFE OF PI


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 … Continue reading Grammy Award Winning Arranger Nan Schwartz contributes orchestrations for Oscar nominated scores ARGO and LIFE OF PI

THE 2013 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina – Alexandre Desplat, Argo – Mychael Danna, Life of Pi – John Williams, Lincoln – Thomas Newman, Skyfall BEST ORIGINAL SONG – “Skyfall” – Skyfall – “Everybody Needs A Friend” – Ted – “Pi’s Lullabye” –  Life of Pi – “Suddenly” – Les Miserables – “Before My Time” – Chasing Ice Continue reading THE 2013 OSCAR NOMINATIONS AT THE FILM MUSIC CATEGORIES

Soundtrack Review: LIFE OF PI (Mychael Danna)


Music composed by Mychael Danna
Label: Sony Classical
Catalog: SK 547725
Release Date: November 19, 2012
Rating: ****

Canadian composer Mychael Danna treaded a very exotic path on this score. Danna is already used to allegory, gathered from works like The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and his usual tendency to mix up electronic/orchestral minimalism with non-Western sounds, which makes him a pioneer in the field. For those who are not very fond of his work, it might be due to lack of exposure rather than lack of skills.

Regarding the soundtrack itself, a very distinctive phenomenon happens: from the composer perspective, it seems über exciting to flavour and spicy things up whilst playing with a different song palette but on the other hand, the outcome might not be exactly the same for the listener and things can go west or east (the pun is intended). It goes without saying that this is tremendous technical work, superbly done and it will certainly only kick in for the new age or world music fans out there.

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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/29/2012


As seguintes trilhas sonoras já estão à venda nas principais lojas online internacionais: Conan The Barbarian –Basil Poledouris (Intrada MAF 7123, 3 CDs) – 187:17 Coogan’s Bluff – Lalo Schifrin (Intrada Special Collection Volume 223) – 56:48 Hellraiser / Hellbound: Hellraiser II – Christopher Young (BSXCD 8919) Life Of Pi – Mychael Danna (Sony 47725) My Life In Music – Lalo Schifrin (Aleph 47, 4 CDs) Red Dawn (2012) – Ramin Djawadi (Sony 20942) Rio Grande / Sun Shines Bright / Quiet Man – Victor Young (Disques Cinemusique DCM 142) Seven Psychopaths – Carter Burwell & Various (Lakeshore 34307) Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part … Continue reading LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 11/29/2012