Thursday, August 30, 2012

Listen to SEAN CALLERY's awarded main title from "HOMELAND"

Emmy Award-Winning Composer Sean Callery, mostly known for his hit-tv work "24", is currently nominated for his 12th Emmy Award, for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for his new score: Showtime's "Homeland," the 2012 Golden Globe-winning and nine-time Emmy-nominated drama. This nomination makes Callery one of the top 3 most Emmy-nominated television composers. 

On Homeland: This particular main title for "Homeland" was a challenge for Callery, as he had to compose and arrange the music to best poke through the complex layers of sound effects and dialogue in a very powerful way.  Sean had played jazz piano all through college, so he was thrilled to be able to play on the track and have the jazz language infused throughout the series.  He is currently writing original music for its second season, which will premiere Sept. 30, 2012.

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Other Awards: Known for composing suspense-driven scores on FOX’s hit series “24,” Callery earned 9 Emmy nominations throughout the course of the show, which ran for 8 seasons and also included the 2008 TV movie “24: Redemption.”  Of those nods, he won Emmys for Outstanding Music Composition 3 times.  In 2011, Callery scored another Emmy nomination for “The Kennedys,” an eight-part mini-series that starred Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes, and premiered worldwide on the Reelz Channel.  In 1993, Callery was a sound editor on UPN’s “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” which was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series.
Sean's Credit list: Callery’s other TV projects include: CBS' drama "Medium," FOX’s popular show "Bones," which is about to enter its eighth season, USA Network's "La Femme Nikita," FOX’s “The Finder,” Hulu’s 10-part series “The Confession,” CBS’ “Shark,” NBC’s “Treasure Hunters,” and many others.  Callery has also composed music for the 2011 Tibetan film documentary, "Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche."  In addition to “Homeland,” Callery is scoring the independent film “Small Time,” directed and written by Surnow.
Sean at the 2012 Fimucite International Film Music festival on the Canary Islands, Spain: Callery has conducted his own works, most recently with the Tenerife Film Orchestra and Choir at the Fimucite International Film Music festival on the Canary Islands, Spain. He also has three soundtrack albums featuring music from the "24" series and is working on soundtracks for both "The Kennedys" and for "Homeland."  In May 2012, Callery participated in the NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker, a composer who scored many of Walt Disney’s films. Callery was a featured composer who spearheaded the workshop dedicated to Hollywood film scoring.

Thanks to Jana Davidoff-Morrison for the publicity-related material.

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