Thursday, March 5, 2009

MYCHAEL DANNA - Adoration (2008) [CD]

Mychael Danna is recognized as one of the most versatile and original voices in film music. This reputation has led him to work with such acclaimed directors as Ash Brannon, Chris Buck (Surf's Up), Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), Catherine Hardwicke (Nativity), Scott Hicks (Hearts in Atlantis), Neil LaBute (Lakeview Terrace), Ang Lee (The Ice Storm), Gillies MacKinnon (Regeneration), James Mangold (Girl Interrupted), Deepa Mehta (Water), Bennett Miller (Capote), Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), Billy Ray (Breach), Todd Robinson (Lonely Hearts), Joel Schumacher (8MM), Charles Martin Smith (Stone of Destiny), Istvan Szabo (Being Julia) and Denzel Washington (Antwone Fisher).

Recent work includes 500 Days of Summer (Marc Webb), The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus (Terry Gilliam) and The Time Traveler's Wife (Robert Schwentke).

He studied music composition at the University of Toronto, winning the Glenn Gould Composition Scholarship in 1985.

His latest CD release, is the score for the 2008 film, Adoration, a film directed by Danna's frequent collaborator Atom Egoyan and starring Rachel Blanchard, Scott Speedman, and Devon Bostick.

Adoration is about a young man obsessed with the idea that he is the spawn of two historical figures. It is Egoyan's first feature length film since Where The Truth Lies.

The film was first shown in May 2008 at the Cannes Film Festival. Adoration won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and was nominated for the Palme d'Or.

The CD release comes from CDBABY.COM and you can view info / listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score, HERE.

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