Wednesday, March 31, 2010

HARRY GREGSON WILLIAMS - "prince of persia: the sands of time"




07/04/2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Source: Filmmuziek.be

Score released on may 25th.

Walt Disney Records will be releasing The Score to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time on may 25th 2010. The music for this film is composed by Harry Gresson Williams ( Kingdom of Heaven, Narnia, Shrek,...). Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is based on the popular video game. This film, directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter 4, Four weddings and a Funaral), should have been released in 2009 already. But because there were to many film releases at that time Disney decided to put this film on hold for one year. Prince of Persia is starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Dastan, Gemma Arterton as Tamina and Ben Kingsley as Nazim. This film will in theatres on May 28th 2010.

Tracklist

1. The Prince of Persia
2. Raid on Alamut
3. Tamina Unveiled
4. The King and His Sons
5. Dastan and Tamina Escape
6. Journey Through the Desert
7. Ostrich Race
8. Running from Sheik Amar
9. Trusting Nizam
10. Visions of Death
11. 'So, You're Going to Help Me?'
12. The Oasis Ambush
13. Hassassin Attack
14. Return to Alamut
15. No Ordinary Dagger
16. The Passages
17. The Sands of Time
18. Destiny
19. I Remain Performed by Alanis Morissette

More here.

More info coming up soon!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

EDWARD SHEARMUR - mother and child [cd]


This just in from varese..

MOTHER AND CHILD
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed by Edward Shearmur

Naomi Watts
Annette Bening
Kerry Washington
Jimmy Smits
and Samuel L. Jackson

Writer/director Rodrigo García (Nine Lives) teams with executive producer Alejandro González Iñárritu to craft MOTHER AND CHILD, a drama highlighting the powerful bond between a mother and her son. It's been years since Karen (Annette Bening) gave her daughter, Elizabeth, up for adoption, and the decision to abandon her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. On the surface it appears that Elizabeth (Naomi Watts) is none the worse for never knowing her biological mother; she's a fast-talking lawyer who's just landed a high-profile job at a firm fronted by Paul (Samuel L. Jackson), though her unsavory penchant for exploiting others is about to blow up in her face.

Composer Edward Shearmur, known for his scores for Reign Of Fire, Charlie’s Angels and Miss Congeniality, proves equally adept at providing a sympathetic and touching musical palette for MOTHER AND CHILD.

MOTHER AND CHILD made its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and Sony Pictures Classics will start its theatrical rollout May 7.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 021 2
Release Date: 05/11/10

MARC STREITENFIELD - ROBIN HOOD coming on CD


Just in from varese:

ROBIN HOOD
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by Marc Streitenfeld

Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe
Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett

Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.

With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.

Director Ridley Scott, whose Gladiator brought a contemporary spin to the world of ancient Rome, takes a similar turn with the Robin Hood legend, with a striking new score by Marc Streitenfeld, who also collaborated on the director’s Body Of Lies and American Gangster.

Kicking off the Summer blockbuster season, Universal Pictures will open ROBIN HOOD on over 3500 screens on May 14.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 020 2 Release Date: 05/11/10

BRIAN TYLER to score "Hawaii Five-O"


According to filmmusicreporter, Brian Tyler has been hired to score the pilot of the TV show Hawaii Five-O. The show is based on the classic TV show from the 60’s with the same name revolving around an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police.

The show’s cast include Daniel Dae Kim, Alex O’Loughlin, Grace Park, James Marsters and Scott Caan. The show will be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci, who wrote and produced episodes of Fringe and Alias and wrote such features as The Island, Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek and both Transformers movies.

More info here.

PATRICK DOYLE to score new animated movie, "SIR BILLI"


According to filmmusicreporter, Patrick Doyle is set to write the original score for the upcoming animated feature Sir Billi.

Directed by Sascha Hartmann and with the voices of Sean Connery, Alan Cumming and even Patrick Doyle himself among others, this new animated adventure will tell the story of a A retired veterinarian living in a remote Scottish village encounters a goat who thinks he's a dog, an Admiral who's afraid of the water and a beaver who was raised by rabbits.

Stay tuned for more.

In relevant news, Doyle also has the drama Main Street coming out later this year. In the movie, several residents of a small Southern city whose lives are changed by the arrival of a stranger with a controversial plan to save their decaying hometown. The movie directed by John Doyle stars Colin Firth, Orlando Bloom, Patricia Clarkson, Amber Tamblyn and Ellen Burstyn.

JAMES L.VENABLE - Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths - Soundtrack to the Animated Original Movie


Product Details

* Audio CD (February 23, 2010)
* Label: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
* ASIN: B0035G08K8
* In-Print Editions: MP3 Download

Product Description
In a parallel Earth ruled by the Crime Syndicate, the Justice League must fight their evil doppelgangers in a battle that would be dead even, except that their malicious counterparts are willing to do the one thing Batman and Superman never would: kill. This gripping story is enhanced by music composed by James L. Venable plus the theme by composer Christopher Drake.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

Click HERE for the amazon page.

BEAR McCREARY - BATTLESTAR GALACTICA [CD]


Bear McCreary's wonderful musical universe for the Battlestar Galactica series continues in equal qualities as what we've used to, this time with the release of his original musical accompaniment for THE PLAN/RAZOR.

From Wikipedia, we get the following info on the series: Battlestar Galactica: Razor is a television film of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series. It premiered in the United States on Sci Fi Channel, in Canada on the Space channel and in the United Kingdom on Sky One.

As for Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, this is a made for television movie set in the reimagined version of the fictional Battlestar Galactica universe. It consists of newly filmed material as well as a compilation of footage from the TV series and miniseries.

The story is retold with more emphasis on the Cylon perspective, and their plan to wipe out the human race. The story follows two versions of Cylon known as Cavil, with one admitting they may have made a mistake with the story being told in flashback. The "Final Five" Cylons are featured prominently.

The film premiered exclusively on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download on October 27, 2009.[1] It premiered in January 10, 2010 on Syfy.

Amazon has this info on the CD release of the score:
Product Details
* Audio CD (February 23, 2010)
* Original Release Date: 2010
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: La-La Land Records

Track Listings
1. Apocalypse (Theme from The Plan) - From The Plan (4:06) Featuring Raya Yarbrough, vocals
2. Razor Main Title - From Razor (2:13)
3. Arriving at Pegasus - From Razor (2:27)
4. The Plan Main Title - From The Plan (4:33)
5. Attack on the Scorpion Shipyards - From Razor (3:37)
6. Apocalypse, Pt. I - From The Plan (6:36)
7. Apocalypse, Pt. II - From The Plan (2:35)
8. Pegasus Aftermath - From Razor (4:09)
9. Kendra's Memories - From Razor (2:43)
10. Mayhem on the Colonies - From The Plan (3:28)
11. Civilian Standoff on the Scylla - From Razor (2:56)
12. Husker in Combat - From Razor (1:54) Contains Theme from Battlestar Galactica by Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson
13. Major Kendra Shaw - From Razor (5:03)
14. Cavil Kills and Cavil Spares - From The Plan (2:12) Featuring Raya Yarbrough, vocals
15. The Hybrid Awaits - From Razor (2:43)
16. Kendra and the Hybrid - From Razor (6:06)
17. Princes of the Universe - From The Plan (3:56)
18. Starbuck's Destiny - From Razor (0:39)
19. Apocalypse (Theme from The Plan / bonus Live Version) (6:24) Performed by The Battlestar Galactica Orchestra

Product Description
Bear McCreary's Battlestar Galactica music lives on with this all-new, premiere release of his exceptional scores to the Galactica feature-length TV events The Plan and Razor. Both of these television films, based on the hit series, play a crucial role in fleshing out the key backstory in this now-classic, dramatic sci-fi saga. Composer Bear McCreary relishes the creative challenges both films present, expanding his riveting Galactica musical arsenal in new and exciting directions. This special soundtrack presentation features the scores to 2009's sensational The Plan, directed by Edward James Olmos, and 2007's acclaimed Razor, both of which are available now on DVD in stores everywhere. The Plan airs on SyFy Channel in January 2010.

Click HERE to be redirected at amazon's page for the CD.

Friday, March 26, 2010

KLAUS BADELT's "L'arnacoeur" (original score) - Download on mp3 320kbps (from free to whatever amount you want) and / or order on CD


Klaus Badelt is offerering "L'Arnacoeur" for free download (or name your price, but that includes free) at his online store, available HERE!

In this Klaus Badelt-scored movie, Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

JAMES HORNER takes over "THE KARATE KID" from Atli Orvarsson


According to the Gorfaine/Schwartz agency, James Horner has replaced Atli Örvarsson on the remake of The Karate Kid. In the movie, work causes a single mother and her young son to move to China, where the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. The movie directed by Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks, The Pink Panther 2) stars Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith and is set to open on June 11.

More at filmmusicreporter

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG: love happens [CD]


Love Happens is a 2009 romantic drama film, written and directed by Brandon Camp and starring Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston. It was released on September 18, 2009.

Plot: Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart), is a successful Ph.D. and author of a self-help book that gives advice about dealing with the loss of a loved one. He writes the book after his wife dies in a car accident as a way to deal with the grief. While giving a workshop in Seattle, where his wife was from, he meets Eloise (Jennifer Aniston), a woman who works as a florist. It seems, however, that Burke has not been following his own advice, and in fact has not been dealing with the loss of his wife. In the end, he confesses to an audience that he was driving the car, and not his wife, as he previously maintained. Due to this, he blames himself for her death. Eloise, along with his wife's father, (Martin Sheen), help Burke move past his wife's death.

Original Score by CHRISTOPHER YOUNG:

Product Details:
* Audio CD (February 23, 2010)
* Original Release Date: 2010
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: La-La Land Records

Track Listings:
1. Love Happens (3:18)
2. Kaleidoscope Christmas (2:18)
3. A World In The Three Colors (2:18)
4. It's MMM...Good (1:48)
5. Crystal Flowers (2:12)
6. Walk The Talk (1:30)
7. Around Or Through? (3:55)
8. Past Isn't (3:34)
9. Joy Within Each Thought (1:56)
10. Groove E (1:31)
11. Each Decorated Ditch (2:43)
12. Vodka Logic (3:41)
13. Mind Noise (4:20)
14. Cinnamon Life (2:44)
15. We're A-OK (2:44)
16. Love Happened (6:02)
17. Baggage Blister Hoedown (1:53) bonus track
18. A Consonant Cry (3:04) bonus track
19. A Dissonant Discourse (2:57) bonus track
20. Why The Hell Am I In Heaven? (2:38) bonus track
21. Not Really Postlude (3:18) bonus track
22. Freud Who? (1:52) bonus track
23. Fast Toward The Eye (Of Lorelei) (3:49) bonus track

Product Description: Presenting the original motion picture music score to the Universal Pictures feature film Love Happens, starring Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking) and Jennifer Aniston (Friends, Marley & Me, The Breakup). Acclaimed composer Christopher Young (Spider Man 3, Rounders, Drag Me To Hell, Creation, Species) fashions a breathtakingly beautiful orchestral score that tugs at the heart as effectively as it delights the ear, chronicling the unlikely, but ultimately undeniable romance that blossoms between the film's two charismatic leads. Love Happens hits DVD everywhere in 2010.

More HERE.

HARRY GREGSON WILLIAMS' "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time" [CD]


Credits :
Harry Gregson-Williams
Composer

Ladd McIntosh
Orchestrator

Anthony Lledo
Additional Music

Martin Tillman
Musician : Cello

Halli Cauthery
Additional Music

Matthew Margeson
Additional Music Arranger

Meri Gavin
Music Editor

Costa Kotselas
Music Engineer

Alastair King
Orchestrator


Release date : 05/25/2010

tracklist :

1. The Prince Of Persia
2. Raid On Alamut
3. Tamina Unveiled
4. The King And His Sons
5. Dastan And Tamina Escape
6. Journey Through The Desert
7. Ostrich Race
8. Running From Sheik Amar
9. Trusting Nizam
10. Visions Of Death
11. "So, You're Going To Help Me?"
12. The Oasis Ambush
13. Hassassin Attack
14. Return To Alamut
15. No Ordinary Dagger
16. The Passages
17. The Sands Of Time
18. Destiny
19. I Remain Performed - Alanis Morissette

Product Description
Be a part of the legacy, with the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Soundtrack. Anticipation mounts for this movie that is Jerry Bruckheimer produced and directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) based on the popular video game series of the same name. Enjoy the music of this epic action-adventure about a rogue prince and a mysterious princess who race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time. Original score composed by Harry Gregson-Williams; famous for his work with The Chronicles of Narnia films.

About the movie:
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an upcoming action-adventure fantasy film written by Jordan Mechner, Boaz Yakin, Doug Miro, and Carlo Bernard, directed by Mike Newell, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film is based on the 2003 video game of the same name, developed and released by Ubisoft Montreal.

The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Prince Dastan, Gemma Arterton as Tamina, Ben Kingsley as Nizam, and Alfred Molina as Sheik Amar.

Currently, it is the fourth film under the Walt Disney Pictures banner to receive a PG-13 rating by the MPAA (and the first not in the Pirates of the Caribbean series) for intense sequences of violence and action. Despite the film being primarily based on The Sands of Time, elements from Warrior Within and The Two Thrones are also incorporated.(wiki)

Premise:
Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a street urchin in sixth-century Persia (Iran). After showing valor in battle, he is adopted by the king as his heir, so the king's two sons will not fight over the throne.[2] He teams up with Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) to rescue the Sands of Time, a gift from the gods that controls time, from the hands of the villainous nobleman, Nizam (Ben Kingsley). (wiki)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

RAMIN DJAWADI's CLASH OF THE TITANS score cd release announced

WaterTower Music has announced that they will release Ramin Djawadi’s score for Clash of the Titans on March 30. In the movie starring Sam Worthington, Liams Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, the mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens. Clash of the Titans is directed by Louis Lettier (The Incredible Hulk) and will be released on April 2. Djawadi and his crew recently finished recording the score in London. Tracklisting and details on the score will be announced shortly.

Clash of the Titans is an upcoming 2010 fantasy film which is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, itself loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, the film was originally set for standard release on March 26, 2010. It was later announced that the film would be converted to 3-D and released on April 2, 2010

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SAMPLES FROM THE SCORE

More sound clips, and tracklist HERE. In amazon.com, they have it as a digital download , with a physical CD release by Sony on April 12 (at Amazon UK).

(link from filmmusicreporter.com)

Michael Giacchino to score Arthur Christmas


According to filmmusicreporter, Michael Giacchino has been hired to score the upcoming Aardman CGI-animation Arthur Christmas. The film envisions Santa’s workshop as a high-tech industrial plant dedicated to getting all those toys out to every child in a single night.

To find more about the movie, visit imdb HERE.

Original article here with more info: http://filmmusicreporter.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/giacchino-to-score-arthur-christmas/

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

GREG EDMONSON's exotic orchestral action score for "UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves" win BAFTA!




Greg Edmonson's score for Uncharted 2 won the BAFTA for Original Score.


For more info, please visit Bafta's site here: http://bafta.org/awards/video-games

International Recording Artist Zera Vaughan - Shines with Vision and Vibe on “The New Seed” Artist Donates Song to Greenpeace


It is becoming more and more common for singer/songwriters and film composers to collaborate on music together. French film composer Cyril Morin produced, arranged and performed on singer/songwriter Zera Vaughan’s “The New Seed.” Cyril has composed almost 60 soundtracks and many albums where he blends and mixes versatile sources of inspiration with the project he is working on. The collaboration of two individuals, with such diverse backgrounds within music, produces an outcome that’s synergistic energy can not be replicated. Thus is the outcome of Zera Vaughan’s “The New Seed.”

Full press release as follows:
Poetic, hypnotic and transcendent: The New Seed from singer/songwriter Zera Vaughan is a rich sonic tapestry of electronic beats and transfixing melodies. Created with the noted French producer/composer Cyril Morin and featuring international musicians, the spacious sound is a sparkling showcase for Vaughan’s confiding vocals. In Hebrew, the word “zera” signifies “seed,” which inspired the title The New Seed. It is against a soundscape of harmony and hope that Zera Vaughan imagines an exquisite harvest. Vaughan received a Hollywood Music in Media Award nomination for Best New Age/Ambient Artist for “Release the Chains” from The New Seed. “Empty Spaces,” also on The New Seed, aired on the 18th Episode of the WomensRadio Music Review Podcast (available on iTunes), and Vaughan was chosen as one of WomensRadio’s Hot “Up-N-Comers of 2010.” Recently Vaughan attended the Golden Globes and garnered much attention from the media on the red carpet. The New Seed is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and for film and TV licensing.

Vaughan explains, “The New Seed expresses my concern for the environment; water and air are the most important elements in our existence. We’ve stepped away from respecting the basics in life.” Vaughan is passionate about protecting the planet. All proceeds from sales and licensing of the song “Release the Chains” on The New Seed will be donated to Greenpeace. Vaughan’s CD release concert in Hollywood was also an awareness event for Greenpeace. The CD is packaged in a biodegradable case made from recycled paper and biodegradable ink.


Born to a Tunisian mother and an English father, Vaughan, raised between two cultures, studied classical and Middle Eastern music, opera, and ballet, before she began performing American pop and jazz in clubs. Studies in music at the Paris Music Conservatory and Psychology at the Sorbonne alternated with recording sessions in France. It was on holiday in London that Zera first experienced the orchestral electronic trip hop of Tricky, Portishead and Massive Attack, influences that would become, she says, “building blocks for the music that I had been hearing in my head.”

Author Costa Communications

Sunday, March 21, 2010

More sound clips from JOHN POWELL's "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON"


Listen to them HERE.

Hans Zimmer on third Batman installment


MTV Splash Page posted an article about Hans Zimmer’s plans for Christopher Nolan’s third Batman movie. He specifically mentions his hopes for The Riddler character to be featured in the movie. To read the whole article, follow this link: http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/03/18/batman-3-riddler-hans-zimmer/

The filmmusicreporter article HERE also mentions Pawel's New interview with Hans Zimmer, posted at filmmusic.pl

Marco Beltrami takes over "Jonah Hex"


John Powell was to previously score the upcoming film "Jonah Hex", but as filmmusicreporter reports, Marco Beltrami has taken over.

The film is Directed by Jimmy Hayward. With Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, Michael Fassbender.

Coming out this June, the Western's story is placed in the Wild West, a scarred bounty hunter tracks a voodoo practitioner bent on liberating the South by raising an army of the undead.

Hans Zimmer & Aleksey Igudesman will score the documentary Jealous of the Birds


Jealous of the Birds, currently in post-production, is a feature length documentary that provides a new angle and new stories to the pantheon of Holocaust related documentaries. The film focuses on the emotional history of a small community of Holocaust Survivors who remained in Frankfurt, Germany after liberation from Nazi death camps, and asks the question, 'Why would a Survivor choose to remain in Germany -- shoulder to shoulder with their perpetrators?'

Hans Zimmer and Aleksey Igudesman are responsible for the film's film score.

Stay tuned for more.

Friday, March 19, 2010

John Barry in Concert - Ghent 21/10/2010


Thursday 21 October 2010
20:30, Kuipke in Ghent

John Barry will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Academy in Ghent. The concert will bring suites of James Bondfilms and Body Heat, Out of Africa and Dances With Wolves. Conducted by Nicholas Dodd and performed by the Brussels Philharmonic.

Tickets: €25, €35 of €45 (available from 19 March 2010 on http://www.filmfestival.be/)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

KLAUS BADELT's "L'arnacoeur"


In this movie, Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.

Klaus Badelt's score is available as download-only.

Product Details

* Original Release Date: March 11, 2010
* Label: labelzero.com
* Copyright: 2010 labelzero.com
* Total Length: 28:55

Click here to listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score.

You can listen to the whole score, HERE.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Larry Groupe - Excelsius


Product Details

* Audio CD (March 30, 2010)
* Number of Discs: 1
* Label: Imperativa Records

Tracks
1. Salvatio Crudus (2:29)
2. Together, We Build (4:27)
3. This Sacred Journey (Immediate Mix) (2:31)
4. Where Memory Lives (2:00)
5. Echoes of Passion (2:18)
6. Inexorabilis (4:44)
7. Glory Reborn (4:21)
8. The Struggle Endures (3:25)
9. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehova (3:20)
10. Passage for One (1:54)
11. Onward to Elysius (5:39)
12. Missionary (3:20)
13. The Inquest (4:03)
14. Amare Terra Frima (4:52)
15. Torment of the Soul (1:55)
16. Lamentatio Di Molis (3:17)
17. In a Moment of Greatness (2:25)
18. This Sacred Journey (Reprise) (3:04)
19. Excelsius (Immediate Mix) (2:26)

Total duration: 62 minutes

iTunes link: HERE.

Amazon page HERE.

GEORGE FENTON's "THE BOUNTY HUNTER" released


The Bounty Hunter is an upcoming film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. The film will be released in the United States on March 19, 2010. The film centers on a bounty hunter (Butler) hired to retrieve his ex-wife (Aniston), who has skipped bail.

The film stars Gerard Butler as struggling bounty hunter Milo and Jennifer Aniston as his bail-jumping ex-wife Nicole. Much to his glee, Milo learns that Nicole is his next target and begins his assignment with enthusiasm. However, Nicole is determined to escape from Milo's custody once he has found her.

CD INFO: Product Details

* Audio CD (March 16, 2010)
* Number of Discs: 1
* Label: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Track Listings
1. Italia / Milo's Theme
2. Nicole's Theme
3. The Courthouse / Jimmy's Kidnap
4. Looking for Nic / Drive to Atlantic City
5. Hello Nic
6. I'm Deadly Serious
7. Trunk Calls
8. The Bribe
9. Ray / Dwight / Stu
10. You Said Five
11. The Seduction
12. Tasered
13. What We Had
14. Black S.U.V.
15. Nice Work
16. Cupid's Cabin
17. The Panther and the Depot
18. Happy Anniversary / End Titles


Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). He thinks all that's ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other - until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough - staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher. Andy Tennant (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) directs.

More info here: http://www.amazon.com/Bounty-Hunter-Original-Motion-Picture/dp/B003B3OCIY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1268745505&sr=8-1

ROLFE KENT to score "Charlie St. Cloud"


According to filmmusicreporter, Rolfe Kent has been hired to score the upcoming Universal Pictures drama Charlie St. Cloud.

The movie deals with Charlie St. Cloud, a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother. So much so that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him. Charlie meets up with his brother (Sam) each night to play catch and talk. Then, a girl comes into Charlie's life and he must choose between keeping a promise he made to Sam, or going after the girl he loves.

THOMAS NEWMAN to score "The Adjustment Bureau"


The Adjustment Bureau, a feature film based on the Philip K. Dick short sci-fi story “The Adjustment Team”, will get an original score by Thomas Newman. The attachment of the American Beauty composer to the project has been confirmed to MovieScore Magazine by Universal Pictures, who will release the film on July 30.

The Adjustment Bureau is an upcoming science fiction film, loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "Adjustment Team", The film is to be directed by George Nolfi and will star Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. The cast also includes Anthony Mackie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Daniel Dae Kim, Michael Kelly, John Slattery, and Anthony Ruivivar.

The story is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick short story, "Adjustment Team" and will feature a smooth-talking congressman whose political future is thrown in doubt by uncontrollable events and the arrival in his life of a mysterious ballerina.

Damon will play David Norris, a charismatic congressman who seems destined for national political stardom and a Fordham University Alumnus who was a basketball player while he was there. He meets a beautiful ballet dancer named Elise Sellas, played by Blunt, only to find strange circumstances keeping their sparks from catching fire. Norris discovers forces are at work to keep them apart, and he peels the layers to find out why. The action takes place all over Manhattan. One of the scenes, a press conference where Matt Damon (David Norris) will announce his intent to run for the Senate, will take place at Fordham University's Rose Hill campus; his character will be a Fordham alumnus that played basketball while matriculating.

More info here: http://moviescoremagazine.com/2010/03/thomas-newman-to-score-adjustment-bureau/

JOHN DEBNEY scores "PREDATORS"


John Debney has been chosen to score the upcoming action horror movie Predators. The movie is directed by Nimrod Antal (Vacancy, Armored) and stars Topher Grace, Adrien Brody and Laurence Fishburne. (source: filmmusicreporter).

Predators is an upcoming 2010 science fiction, action and horror film directed by Nimród Antal, and starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo and Derek Mears. The film is a sequel to the 1987 film Predator. Producer Robert Rodriguez stated that he named the film "Predators" in relation to how the second film in the Alien franchise was called Aliens. The title Predators is intended to have a double meaning, in that it refers to both the film's alien creatures, as well as the group of humans that are going against them and in this movie, nine people, predators in their own right, are brought to the Predator home world, what is basically a giant game preserve, and are hunted by the creatures.

Check out the full article here: http://filmmusicreporter.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/john-debney-joining-predators/

Monday, March 15, 2010

A new interview with HANS ZIMMER


Check out a very interesting new interview with HANS ZIMMER, by following this link here:
http://www.filmmusic.pl/index.php?act=artykul&page=0&id=70

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Powell takes over Disney project from Zimmer


John Powell is the new composer hired to score Walt Disney Pictures’ upcoming family movie Mars Needs Moms. Originally, Hans Zimmer was attached to the film but he had to withdraw from the project due to a scheduling conflict – Zimmer is, among other things, doing the score for the animated Rango (by Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski) which is due out in March 2011, just like Mars Needs Moms.

More on this news' story at: http://moviescoremagazine.com/2010/03/powell-takes-over-disney-project-from-zimmer/

MARCELO ZARVOS' score for "BROOKLYN'S FINEST" comes on CD through Varese Sarabande


Brooklyn's Finest is a 2010 American crime film starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, and Wesley Snipes. It is directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by Michael C. Martin, a one-time subway flagger from East New York. It was the first film to sell at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, for a sales price of "under 5 million dollars." The film was released in North America on March 5, 2010. (wiki). In this film, three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths. (imdb)

Click here to listen to the SOUND CLIPS: http://www.colosseum.de/product_info.php/info/p2315_Gesetz-der-Stra-e---Brooklyn-s-Finest---Marcelo-Zarvos-.html

SOUND CLIPS from JOHN POWELL's "how to train your dragon" [CD]


How to Train Your Dragon, also known as How to Train Your Dragon 3D, is an upcoming computer-animated film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the 2003 book of that same title. The film stars the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Craig Ferguson. The film is scheduled to be released on March 26, 2010. The trailer was shown in front of A Christmas Carol. A second one minute trailer was shown before Avatar. A third trailer was shown before Alice in Wonderland.

Plot

The film is set in a mythical world of Vikings and dragons. The story centers around a viking teenager named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), who lives on the island of Berk, where fighting dragons is a way of life. The teen’s smarts and offbeat sense of humor is disliked by his tribe and its chief, Hiccup’s father, Stoick the Vast (Gerard Butler). However, when Hiccup is included in Dragon Training with the other viking teens, he sees his chance to prove he has what it takes to be a fighter. After he entangles a dragon with a bolas-shooting cannon, Hiccup releases and ends up befriending the dragon, who he dubs Toothless. This relationship flips his world upside down as he strives to convince his tribe that they don't need to be dragon-slayers.

(wiki)

The score's composer is John Powell (Green Zone) and it's coming on CD from varesesarabande.com


Click here and follow the link to listen to the SOUND CLIPS yourself: http://www.colosseum.de/product_info.php/info/p2313_How-to-Train-Your-Dragon----John-Powell-.html

Saturday, March 13, 2010

BRUNO COULAIS SCORES 2 NEW WORKS - DISNEYNATURE’S OCEANS AND FOCUS FEATURES’ BABIES


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMPOSER OF TWO OF THIS YEAR’S OSCAR® NOMINATED FILMS SCORES TWO ANITCIPATED DOCUMENTARIES – DISNEYNATURE’S OCEANS AND FOCUS FEATURES’ BABIES



LOS ANGELES (March 11, 2010) – The scores of Bruno Coulais are filled with the complexity of international and inanimate sounds that bloom into characters in their own right. Whether writing for a documentary or a kid-friendly animated film, Coulais creates moods and emotions in the absence of actors. On the heels of an Academy award season that saw two of Coulais’ films nominated for Best Animated Feature (CORALINE, THE SECRET OF KELLS), the French composer wrote original scores for two of the year’s highly anticipated documentaries: OCEANS and BABIES.



In Disneynature’s OCEANS (opening Earth Day, April 22), Coulais explores the depths of the seas, its inhabitants and the dangers of the ocean. For Focus Features’ BABIES (opening May 7), he creates a delicate, light, funny and emotional score as the film simultaneously follows the life of four of the world’s newest human beings.



Coualis’ scores are innovative and idiosyncratic with their combination of orchestral pieces, toys, ethnic instruments and children’s voices. Mixing orchestra and adding contrapuntal themes tease additional meanings and emotions from a scene according to Coulais.



Coulais writes the original score and also acts as his own orchestrator. “For me it’s very important to make my own orchestrations because when I think of melody, I think of it with the instruments I’ll write with,” says Coulais. “Depending on the density of sequence, sometimes I will have just a few instruments -- strange instruments like the water phone. It’s a metallic percussion where you put water on a kind of basin with a tube and a bowl. You can play notes on it, and it’s a strange, beautiful, very deep sound.”



An ethereal tone dominates the score to Disneynature’s OCEANS. The documentary offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea, exploring the playful splendor and the harsh reality of the weird and wonderful creatures that live within.



“OCEANS is more than a film. It is a manifest for nature,” Coulais said. To capture the great depth of OCEANS Coulais tries to convey through music how wonderful the world is, but also fragile. Coulais hopes through this film, and his music, the audience will have a greater understanding of how important it is to preserve the splendor of the oceans. His score is written for a full orchestra, a kind of concerto for harp and violin with electronic sounds. His score was recorded in Paris featuring French soloists Marielle Nordmann (harp) and Laurent Korcia (violin); along with the French choir Mikrokosmos.



BABIES is a visually stunning film that simultaneously chronicles the lives of four of the world’s newest human inhabitants – in Mongolia, Namibia, San Francisco and Tokyo, respectively. The joyful documentary follows the babies from first breath to first steps, on a journey at once universal and amazingly original.



“The music of BABIES was written for a very special orchestra that included a lot of toys, a string quintet, wind orchestra, ethnic instruments, piano and percussion,” says Coulais. “The words of the lyrics have no meaning. The vocals sound like the beginning of human language.” Although the cast of BABIES is international, “we didn’t want to adapt the music to the nationality of the babies, but to be universal.” Vocals were recorded by French artist Rosemary.



Coulais’s score to LES CHORISTES earned him an Academy Award-nomination, A BAFTA Award-nomination and won a Cesar Award. Other credits include LUCKY LUKE, VILLA AMALIA and the Academy Award-winning Winged Migration.

author: Ray Costa

MARK ISHAM to score The Conspirator and Warrior


Mark Isham is currently working on two new scores. The Conspirator is a drama directed by Robert Redford about Mary Surratt, the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. The movie stars James McAvoy, Alexis Bledel, Robin Wright Penn, Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Kline, Danny Huston, Justin Long and Tom Wilkinson and is expected to come out later this year. The project marks Redford’s and Isham’s fourth collaboration after A River Runs Through It, Quiz Show and Lions for Lambs. In a recent video that Isham uploaded on YouTube, he mentions that the score will be influenced by Bartok.

More info on http://filmmusicreporter.wordpress.com/2010/03/12/isham-to-score-the-conspirator-and-warrior/

RAMIN DJAWADI's CLASH OF THE TITANS score cd release announced

WaterTower Music has announced that they will release Ramin Djawadi’s score for Clash of the Titans on March 30. In the movie starring Sam Worthington, Liams Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, the mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens. Clash of the Titans is directed by Louis Lettier (The Incredible Hulk) and will be released on April 2. Djawadi and his crew recently finished recording the score in London. Tracklisting and details on the score will be announced shortly.

Clash of the Titans is an upcoming 2010 fantasy film which is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name, itself loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. Directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Sam Worthington, the film was originally set for standard release on March 26, 2010. It was later announced that the film would be converted to 3-D and released on April 2, 2010

Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons and fearsome beasts, he will only survive if he can accept his power as a god, defy his fate and create his own destiny.

(link from filmmusicreporter.com)

JAMES HORNER talks about Digidesign's top audio software PRO TOOLS as well as notation software SIBELIUS as he's used them in AVATAR


Director James Cameron wasn’t the only one who relied on technological advances to give Avatar an otherworldly feel. Award-winning film composer James Horner also broke new ground with his compelling soundtrack, relying on Pro Tools|HD and Sibelius to compose the music, orchestrate parts, and sculpt otherworldly sonic textures.

Learn more about Pro Tools|HD here: http://digidesign.com/index.cfm?navid=24&langid=100&cmpid=DD-SM-AV2

Learn more about audio post production with ICON: http://www.avid.com/dream-big-sleep-well/?cmpid=DD-SM-AV2
View the Horner-related article at: http://vimeo.com/10047568

Thanks for filmmusicreporter for the heads up.

MARCO BELTRAMI and BUCK SANDERS talk again about THE HURT LOCKER




A new video interview with composers Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders who were nominated for an Academy Award for their score for The Hurt Locker was recently uploaded at Hikari Takano’s interview page.

Check out the full interview here: http://hikaritakano.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=202&Itemid=108

Thanks for filmmusicreporter for the heads up.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

NANNY McPHEE AND THE BIG BANG - James Newton Howard [CD]




SOUND CLIPS

http://www.colosseum.de/product_info.php/info/p2322_Eine-zauberhafte-Nanny---Knall-auf-Fall-in-ein-neues-Abenteuer.html

Christopher Young to score manga adaptation ‘Priest’


Screen Gems has confirmed to MovieScore Magazine that horror icon Christopher Young has been hired to compose the original score for their adaptation of the Tokyopop Manga Priest, directed by Scott Stewart (Legion) and starring Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban and Lily Collins.

More about the assignment, here:
http://moviescoremagazine.com/2010/03/young-to-score-mangaadaptation-of-graphic-novel-priest/

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

AUDIO INTERVIEW with DANNY ELFMAN


Alfred Hitchcock may have had Bernard Herrmann. Francois Truffaut was in tune with Georges Delerue. And Steven Spielberg made beautiful music with John Williams. All of these legendary director-composer collaborations are well and good. But perhaps none can boast of the inspirational insanity that’s possessed the thirteen feature films and twenty-five years that Danny Elfman and Tim Burton have fed off each other’s fine madness.

Click here to follow the original article to listen to or download the interview: http://www.filmmusicmag.com/?p=5128

MYCHAEL DANNA's "chloe" [CD]


Mychael Danna's score for "CHLOE" getting released.

Chloe is a 2009 erotic thriller directed by Atom Egoyan, and starring Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Nina Dobrev, and Max Thieriot. The screenplay was written by Erin Cressida Wilson, based on the film, Nathalie..., written by Anne Fontaine.

StudioCanal fully financed this film, which had already made its budget back via international pre-sales. This film's United States distribution rights had also been acquired by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group, which will release this film in the United States theatrically through Sony Pictures Classics; the film is receiving a limited theatrical release in the United States and Canada on March 26, 2010.

Catherine (Julianne Moore) and David Stewart (Liam Neeson) are married and have good jobs and a 17-year-old son, Michael (Max Thieriot), and live in Toronto, Ontario. David misses a flight home from New York and, as a result, a surprise party that Catherine has organized for him, and cryptically says that this was neither an accident nor on purpose. He tends to be friendly to female students and service personnel. Catherine suspects that he is having an affair.

A young call girl named Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) arranges what seems to be a chance encounter with Catherine in a hotel bathroom. Catherine hires Chloe to test David's fidelity and report back to her, but Catherine fails to instruct Chloe how far she is supposed to go if David wants to have sex. Catherine and Chloe meet repeatedly. The first time Chloe reports that he was just friendly, the second time she reports in detail a sexual encounter. Catherine has mixed feelings about the tests and tells Chloe to stop. However, Chloe continues to report encounters, Catherine continues to pay her, and she and Catherine also have sex together, which seems to have been Chloe's goal. However, she stalks Catherine with a visit to her work and an email with a photograph of the two in bed. It turns out that she made up the encounters with David. Catherine tells her to get out of her life. However, she has also sex with Michael in the parents' bed in Catherine's house, apparently in order to keep invading Catherine's life and be close to her. Catherine tells her to leave the house, which in turn upsets Michael. In a confrontation with Catherine, Chloe falls out of a window, and with a mysterious smile on her face, falls to her death.

You can listen to sound clips in this link here, http://www.amazon.com/Chloe/dp/B003B1WLDE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1268143415&sr=8-1

Danny Elfman to score Gus Van Sant’s "Restless"



According to filmmusicreporter, Danny Elfman is set to score the latest project by Gus Van Sant who is currently in the middle of filming his next project, a film described to be about two lovers with a preoccupation with mortality.

Wikipedia reports that up until recently the film was titled 'Restless' but has since been changed and is currently untitled.

More info here: http://filmmusicreporter.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/elfman-to-score-gus-van-sants-restless/

Michael Giacchino reunites with Pixar on "John Carter of Mars"


According to filmmusicreporter, Michael Giacchino will continue his collaboration with Pixar on the upcoming John Carter of Mars.

John Carter of Mars is an upcoming American film about John Carter, the lead character in much of Edgar Rice Burroughs's 11-volume Barsoom series. It is directed by Andrew Stanton and stars Taylor Kitsch as Carter.

More info at: http://filmmusicreporter.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/giacchino-and-pixar-to-reunite-on-john-carter-of-mars/

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Upcoming MOVIESCORE MEDIA releases.


Here's a short list and descriptions of upcoming MovieScore Media releases, as quoted by the label's head, Mikael Carlsson:

HIERRO - Zacarías M. de la Riva
An exquisite, serious orchestral score from the composer of "Imago Mortis" (which received an IFMCA nomination!). Beautiful piano themes, colourful writing primarily for strings, some Penderecki influences... this is the kind of score that goes between tension and release in that very emotionally rewarding way!

SHIVER - Fernando Velazquez
This is a large orchestral horror score in the "gothic" tradition, written for the Spanish horror film "Escalofrio". Velazquez came to international prominence with his music for "The Orphanage," and "Shiver" is equally exciting and impressive especially in its extremely colourful orchestrations. (We are in fact working on licencing the rights to more scores by Velazquez who is a fantastic composer.)

UN TICKET POUR L'ESPACE (A Ticket to Space) - Erwann Kermorvant
Big, entertaining sci-fi score which pays big tribute to the Hollywood classics. French composer Kermorvant, whose score for "La premiere etoile" we released as a download last year, has whipped up a truly exciting score for this French comedy, playing the drama and action straight à la Bernstein. Hints of early Horner in the majestic themes, and Goldsmith in the pounding action. Not to be missed. A new entry (finally) in our Discovery Collection!

BIG CITY - Erwann Kermorvant
If you like your western scores big and sparkling, this one is for you. With a nod to Broughton's "Silverado" and of course the classics by Alfred Newman and Dimitri Tiomkin, Kermorvant's score for this French family movie plays like a "real" western score, with a lot of great themes (including a memorable waltz!) and exciting action music.

LES DEUX MONDES - Richard Harvey
This French time-travel adventure comedy featured a real pot-boiler of a score by Richard Harvey ("Luther," "Death of a President," "Animal Farm," "Arabian Nights"). Written for large orchestra and chorus, this epic score makes use of ominous chants, pounding percussion and lots of brass. It has been released as a download only before, but we felt this one really deserves a CD release for collectors to enjoy!

James Peterson accepts IFMCA Awards for The Red Canvas


Composer James Peterson has been presented with his International Film Music Critics Awards by IFMCA members Jon Broxton and Oscar Flores.

For more info please visit the IFMCA's official page to read the entire article and see the rest of the photos!

http://filmmusiccritics.org/2010/03/james-peterson-accepts-ifmca-awards-for-the-red-canvas/


ATLI ORVARSSON fighting against witches, along with Nicholas Cage (again)


Season of the Witch is an upcoming supernatural thriller film, directed by Dominic Sena, and starring Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman. Nicolas Cage stars as a 14th century Crusader who returns with his comrade (Ron Perlman) to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. A beleaguered church, deeming sorcery the culprit of the plague, commands the two knights to transport an accused witch (Claire Foy) to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.

A priest (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grieving knight (Ulrich Thomsen), an itinerant swindler (Stephen Graham) and a headstrong youth who can only dream of becoming a knight (Robert Sheehan) join a mission troubled by mythically hostile wilderness and fierce contention over the fate of the girl.

(wiki)

Atli Orvarsson is responsible for the score of the movie, here are the details of the CD release:

Product Details

* Original Release Date: March 15, 2010
* Release Date: March 15, 2010
* Label: Relativity Media Soundtracks
* Copyright: 2010 Lions Gate Films Inc
* Total Length: 49:40

To find out more, tune into the score's page over at amazon.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

IFMCA announces its 2009 winners for scoring excellence


IFMCA announces its 2009 winners for scoring excellence

MICHAEL GIACCHINO’S UP WINS BEST SCORE OF 2009

Michael Giacchino wins the 2009 Score of the Year award from the International Film Music Critics Association for his inventive and nostalgic score for the Disney Pixar film, UP, which also wins Best Original Score for an Animated Feature. Giacchino receives a total of four awards, including Composer of the Year, in part for also writing the Best Original Score to a Fantasy/Science Fiction Feature winner for the JJ Abrams STAR TREK reboot.

Giacchino won the Association’s first Score of the Year award in 2004 for another Pixar film, THE INCREDIBLES.

Christopher Young wins two awards for DRAG ME TO HELL: Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film and Film Music Compostion of the Year for “Concerto to Hell.” Also receiving two awards is James Peterson for Breakout Composer of the Year and Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure Feature for the mixed martial arts prison movie THE RED CANVAS.

Veteran composer Marvin Hamlisch wins Best Original Score for a Comedy Film for Steven Soderbergh’s THE INFORMANT!, while Polish composer Abel Korzeniowski wins Best Original Score for a Drama Film for director Tom Ford’s debut film, A SINGLE MAN. Rounding out the feature film winners is Armand Amar’s Best Original Score for a Documentary Feature for the French nature documentary HOME.

In other original scoring categories, Bear McCreary who has been nominated for every season of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA wins his first award for Best Original Score for Television for the final season of the SyFy series; and James Hannigan receives the Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media award for the movie spin-off game for HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE.

Intrada takes its fourth Record Label of the Year award for its continued excellence in soundtrack release, including the long-anticipated, complete release of Alan Silvestri’s 1985 score for BACK TO THE FUTURE this year's Best New Release/Re-Release of an Existing Score winner. The Film Score Monthly label takes the Best Film Music Compilation Album or Box Set award for DAVID RAKSIN AT M-G-M and Tadlow label wins the Best Re-Recording of an Existing Score award for its new recording of Ernest Gold’s EXODUS.



2009 FILM AWARD WINNERS

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
• UP, music by Michael Giacchino

FILM COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• MICHAEL GIACCHINO

BREAKOUT COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
• JAMES PETERSON

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
• A SINGLE MAN, music by Abel Korzeniowski

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
• THE INFORMANT!, music by Marvin Hamlisch

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE FILM
• THE RED CANVAS, music by James Peterson

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION FILM
• STAR TREK, music by Michael Giacchino

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A HORROR/THRILLER FILM
• DRAG ME TO HELL, music by Christopher Young

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE
• UP, music by Michael Giacchino

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
• HOME, music by Armand Amar

FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
• DRAG ME TO HELL – “Concerto to Hell,” music by Christopher Young



OTHER 2009 AWARDS

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR TELEVISION
• BATTLESTAR GALACTICA [SEASON 4.5], music by Bear McCreary

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA
• HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, music by James Hannigan

BEST NEW RELEASE/RE-RELEASE OF AN EXISTING SCORE
• BACK TO THE FUTURE, music by Alan Silvestri; Douglass Fake, producer (Intrada)

BEST RE-RECORDING OF AN EXISTING SCORE
• EXODUS, music by Ernest Gold, conductor Nic Raine; James Fitzpatrick, producer (Tadlow)

BEST FILM MUSIC COMPILATION ALBUM OR BOX SET
• DAVID RAKSIN AT M-G-M, music by David Raksin; Lukas Kendall, producer (Film Score Monthly)

FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
• INTRADA


The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing about original film and television music.

The IFMCA was originally formed in the late 1990s as the now-defunct “Film Music Critics Jury” by editor and journalist Mikael Carlsson, a regular contributor to filmmusicradio.com and filmmusicmag.com, and the owner of the Swedish independent film music label MovieScore Media.

Since its inception, the IFMCA has grown to comprise over 50 members from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

Previous IFMCA Score of the Year Awards have been awarded to Alexandre Desplat’s THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON in 2008, Dario Marianelli’s ATONEMENT in 2007, James Newton Howard’s LADY IN THE WATER in 2006, John Williams’ MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA in 2005 and Michael Giacchino’s THE INCREDIBLES in 2004.

For more information about the International Film Music Critics Association, its members and the list of past awards, please visit http://www.filmmusiccritics.org or contact press@filmmusiccritics.org.

VARESE to release JAMES NEWTON HOWARD's score for the new "Nanny McPhee" film

NANNY McPHEE & THE BIG BANG
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed by James Newton Howard

Emma Thompson

In Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang, Oscar®-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she’s needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world.

In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green’s children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave.

Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.

James Newton Howard, who gave flight to Peter Pan, provides another magical score for choir and orchestra.

Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang begins its European rollout opening in Britain on March 26 and will come to America this August.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 067 015 2
U.K. Release Date: 03/30/10
U.S. iTunes Realease Date: 03/30/10
U.S. CD Realease Date: August 2010

http://www.varesesarabande.com/upcoming.asp

Abel Korzenowski set to score Rabbit Hole


Abel Korzenowski, composer of last year's incredibly beautiful A SINGLE MAN, is back with a new project. According to filmmusicreporter, he's been hired to score the drama Rabbit Hole. The movie directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

In 2007 a movie adaptation of the play was announced, with Lindsay-Abaire to write the screenplay. Nicole Kidman will star as Becca, the character originally played by Nixon. She will also produce the film. Aaron Eckhart has been signed to play the father Howie. John Cameron Mitchell is directing. Other well-known actors to participate include Dianne Wiest, Tammy Blanchard, Giancarlo Esposito and Sandra Oh.

The film will be mainly shot in Douglaston and Little Neck, New York. It will be released in 2010.

More at: http://filmmusicreporter.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/korzenowski-set-to-score-rabbit-hole/

Monday, March 1, 2010

New projects for DAVID ARNOLD, "Morning Glory", "Made in Dagenham"


According to filmmusicreporter, he has 2 scores coming up.

MORNING GLORY.

Morning Glory is an upcoming comedy film directed by Roger Michell and written by Aline Brosh McKenna.[1] It stars Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Goldblum, Diane Keaton, 50 Cent and Patrick Wilson. The film is scheduled for release on July 30, 2010 in the US.

An aspiring news producer (McAdams) tries to save a failing morning show by getting control of its feuding anchors (Ford and Keaton). The film includes a cameo appearance by journalist Miles O'Brien, recently of CNN.

DAGENHAM GIRLS (Made in Dagenham)

For director Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls, A Lot Like Love). The movie about the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination stars Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson and Bob Hoskins and is expected to come out later this year.

More at http://filmmusicreporter.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/david-arnold-to-score-morning-glory/

EDWARD SHEARMUR scores "Furry Vengeance"


According to filmmusicreporter, Shearmur's scoring "Furry Vengeance".

Furry Vengeance is a forthcoming family comedy film starring Brendan Fraser and Brooke Shields, which is due for release on April 30, 2010. It is directed by Roger Kumble.

Dan Sanders (Fraser) is a real estate developer who faces off with a group of angry animals, led by a raccoon, when one of his housing developments encroaches too far into the animal's wilderness.

More here: http://filmmusicreporter.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/shearmur-scores-furry-vengeance/