Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Richard Marvin's Original Score to "Surrogates" is Available on iTunes and


The score is available now through Lakeshore Records on iTunes and – in stores Nov. 24

Composer Richard Marvin reunites for the fourth time with Director Jonathan Mostow for the sci-fi thriller "Surrogates," staring Bruce Willis. Marvin and Mostow teamed up in the past on the WWII drama “U-571,” the thriller “Flight of the Black Angel” and the action/crime film “Breakdown.”

For “Surrogates,” Marvin incorporates over 120 musicians, along with electronic elements, to create an epic dramatic score. His greatest challenge composing this score was maintaining the human emotion and isolation portrayed in the film.

The score is available now through Lakeshore Records on iTunes and Amazon Digital and will be in stores November 24.

“Surrogates” describes a near future where humans live in isolation and only interact through robotic bodies that serve as surrogates. When several humans are murdered after their surrogates are destroyed, a cop (Willis) investigates the crimes through his own surrogate. After a near fatal encounter, the cop's surrogate is destroyed and forces him to bring his human form out of isolation and unravel a conspiracy behind the crimes.

Marvin went to school at Indiana University Bloomington, majoring in Jazz Piano. After just two years in Los Angeles, he became a top studio pianist and was playing for composers: Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams and Maurice Jarre.

In addition to scoring "Surrogates," Marvin worked closely with director Curtis Hanson to write the music for the new dramatic CBS’ series "Three Rivers." He has also written music for HBO’s “In Treatment” and “Six Feet Under,” as well as the WB’s “The OC,” CBS’ “Without A Trace” and Showtime’s “Dead Like Me.” Marvin has over 100 feature film and TV episodes to his credit. He began his TV composing career working with Mike Post on the classic shows “The A-Team” and “Hardcastle & McCormick.” Marvin’s upcoming projects include the documentary “Street Dogs of South Central” and the comedy “A Fork in the Road.”

[author: Ray Costa Communications]

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