Saturday, June 27, 2009


Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed by John Ottman

The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate (Vera Farmiga) and John (Peter Sarsgaard), taking a toll on both their marriage and Kate’s fragile psyche as she is plagued by nightmares and haunted by demons from her past. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy in their lives, the couple decides to adopt another child. At the local orphanage, both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther (Isabelle Fuhrman).

Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there’s something wrong with Esther — this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. Concerned for the safety of her family, Kate tries to get John and others to see past Esther’s sweet façade. But her warnings go unheeded until it may be too late … for everyone.

Composer John Ottman (who also scored director Jaume Collet-Serra’s House Of Wax) contributes a chilling score.

Warner Bros. opens ORPHAN nationwide on July 24.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 981 2
Release Date: 7/21/09

JOHN DEBNEY reunites with “The Passion of the Christ” producer and actor




Composer reunites with “The Passion of the Christ” producer and actor

Special Screening Followed by a Q & A with the Film’s Director and Composer on July 1

Score Album Available on Varese Sarabande and iTunes

Los Angeles, CA- Academy Award nominated composer John Debney provides a gripping score for “The Stoning of Soraya M,” based on the New York Times Best Selling book by Freidoune Sahebjam, which tells the true story of an Iranian woman named Soraya, whose arranged marriage leads to a tragic ending.

The film reunites Debney with “The Passion of the Christ”’s producer Stephen McEveety and actor James Caviezel. “The Stoning of Soraya M.,” written and directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh won the audience award at the Toronto International Film Festival. “The Stoning of Soraya M.” opens in select theatres on June 26.

The score album is available on Varese Sarabande and through iTunes. An e-petition is being generated that will be sent to the United Nations’ general secretary and the U.S. secretary of state, in an effort to compel countries such as Iran to abolish their penal code that supports stoning.

To sign the petition and for more information visit and click on “get involved.”

While composing the score, Debney wanted the music to reflect the culture in the film as well as the dichotomy it illustrates. He accomplished this task by incorporating ethnic instruments such as the Persian violin and cello, the Oud (a string instrument) and several world woodwinds.

An 80-piece orchestra and vocal soloists including Tehran-born Sussan Deyhim complete the beautifully moving score.

John Debney’s solid reputation as a composer spans films in virtually all genres.

His credits include “The Passion of the Christ,” for which he received an Oscar nomination; “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” “Idlewild,” a Prohibition-era musical starring Outkast and featuring famed trumpeter Arturo Sandoval; animated films “Barnyard” and “Chicken Little,” comic-book inspired “Sin City,” and comedies “Elf” and “Liar, Liar.” The composer has further demonstrated his diversity with this year’s films’ “Hannah Montana” and upcoming releases, “Old Dogs,” “A Thousand Words” and “Aliens in The Attic.” Next year, Debney will travel to Saint Peter’s Square (The Vatican) for a performance of his symphony “The Passion Oratorio.”

In addition to his Oscar nomination, Debney has received three Emmy awards, a Dove award for “The Passion of the Christ,” A CUE award for the videogame score for “Lair,” and was the youngest recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Career Achievement. Debney has conducted concerts of his music with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe. John Debney’s ability to deliver the perfect score for a variety of films continues to make him one of the most sought after composers in Hollywood.tions]

[author: Ray Costa Communications]

Friday, June 26, 2009

Listen to JAMES NEWTON HOWARD's music for "THE LAST AIRBENDER" (Shyamalan) trailer

Click here to watch the trailer in HD

The Last Airbender is an upcoming 2010 live action fantasy film adaptation of the first season of the Emmy-winning animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The movie is the first film in the planned The Last Airbender trilogy. It will be marketed and released by Paramount Pictures, and Nickelodeon Movies.

The series, influenced by Asian art, mythology, and various martial arts fighting styles, was created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Adapted, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, the film will star Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, and Dev Patel as Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Prince Zuko, respectively. Filming began in mid-March 2009; the movie is scheduled to be released in The United States on July 2, 2010.


In a world where the four elements can be controlled by people known as "Benders", the Fire Nation is waging a ruthless, oppressive war to control the other great nations. The only hope for stopping the brutal war led by the Firebenders rests on the shoulders of a reluctant young boy named Aang (Noah Ringer). The last known survivor of the peaceful Air Nomads, also known as Airbenders, Aang is also the world's "Avatar". The "Avatar" is the physical re-incarnation of the world itself, with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her bull-headed brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), Aang begins a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world. Standing in their way are Fire Nation Admiral Zhao (Aasif Mandvi) and Prince Zuko (Dev Patel), the banished prince of the Fire Nation who seeks to capture the young Avatar to regain his honor.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

TRACKSOUNDS.COM: Win Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen by Steve Jablonsky! is carrying an interesting contest, for those who're into Steve Jablonsky's latest score for Transformers: Revenge.

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NICHOLAS HOOPER - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [cd] [info]

"Warner Brothers has just issued a press release to TLC that has some cool news regarding the upcoming soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

According to the statement, when the disc is released on July 14, "it will be an enhanced CD, giving fans a free digital download of the entire soundtrack in 5.1 Surround Sound, along with bonus exclusive content." The release also notes that the score by Nicholas Hooper for Half-Blood Prince will be "over 60 minutes" of music from the movie."


Tuesday, June 23, 2009




Vision Awards to be Held Saturday June 27 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Ottman receives Saturn nomination for Best Music - Valkyrie

(Los Angeles, CA) Film editor and composer JOHN OTTMAN will be honored this Saturday with the COMPOSER/EDITOR OF VISION at the 36th ANNUAL VISION AWARDS. The Vision Awards honor pioneering visionaries in Film, TV, Music, Research, Technology and Leadership. The Awards show will be hosted by Army Archerd with special guest Larry King at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel on Saturday, June 27 (9500 Wilshire Boulevard). Other Honorees include Lawrence Bender-Producer of Vision, Jim Walton-Leader of Vision, Shonda Rhimes-Women of Vision-Entertainment, Diane Ladd and Tom Wilkinson-Film Artists of Vision, Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) Screenwriter of Vision, and Dr. Shalesh Kaushal, MD- Jules Stein Living Tribute Award.

Currently Ottman is scoring ASTRO BOY, the animated, sci-fi/action film starring Nicolas Cage and Kristen Bell. Last year Ottman reteamed with director Bryan Singer as the editor and composer for VALKYRIE. Ottman has edited and scored virtually all of Singer's films, including THE USUAL SUSPECTS, APT PUPIL and SUPERMAN RETURNS. Ottman and Singer first began collaborating while students at USC’s Film School on “Public Access,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival.

Ottman has successfully traversed every genre as a film composer. His wide range of credits include the dark comedy CABLE GUY, the thriller GOTHIKA, CELLULAR and numerous superhero movies including X-MEN 2 &3, FANTASTIC FOUR 1 & 2 and SUPERMAN RETURNS as well as the drama KISS KISS BANG BANG starring Robert Downy Jr. and last years, Sci-fi blockbuster, THE INVASION starring Nicole Kidman. OTTMAN's film scores have earned him a Saturn Award and several BMI Film Music Awards.

John Ottman is nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Music for his score to VALKYRIE, he has won a prestigious BAFTA award in editing for THE USUAL SUSPECTS and a nomination from the A.C.E. (American Cinema Editors).

author: Ray Costa Communications

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Quote from Bear McCreary's blog over at

BG Season 4 CD Track List and Cover Art!

I wrote my first cue for Battlestar Galactica: Season 4 in August, 2007 and finished scoring the series finale in February, 2009. Earlier this year, I posted a blog entry asking all you fans what you wanted on the album. And, wow, you guys certainly responded!

I kept that blog post handy while I was making my selections for the album. In fact, several of the tracks that made the final cut were ones I wouldn’t have considered were it not for an astute fan mentioning it here on this blog.

Narrowing the selections down to only two discs was difficult enough, but then my entire team and I spent months recording, mixing, editing and compiling that two years’ worth of effort into the ultimate listening experience. I even composed or expanded several pieces specifically for the album, and spent weeks compiling material for the expanded 20-page CD booklet that will accompany each album. And I spent this week at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Los Angeles, putting the finishing touches on this epic journey, in preparation for a July 21, 2009 release date!

Battlestar Galactica: Season 4

Music Composed By Bear McCreary

1. Gaeta’s Lament
Featuring Alessandro Juliani, vocals
Words by Michael Angeli, Music by Bear McCreary
From the Episode “Guess What’s Coming to Dinner”
2. The Signal
From the Episode “Revelations”
3. Resurrection Hub
From the Episode “The Hub”
4. The Cult of Baltar
Featuring Raya Yarbrough, vocals
Words and Music by Bear McCreary
From the Episodes “He That Believeth in Me” and “Escape Velocity”
5. Farewell Apollo
From the Episode “Six of One”
6. Roslin Escapes
From the Episode “Blood on the Scales”
7. Among the Ruins
From the Episode “Sometimes a Great Notion”
8. Laura Runs
From the Episode “A Disquiet Follows My Soul”
9. Cally Descends
From the Episode “The Ties That Bind”
10. Funeral Pyre
Featuring Kandyse McClure, vocals
From the Episode “Sometimes a Great Notion”
11. Roslin and Adama Reunited
From the Episode “The Hub”
12. Gaeta’s Lament (Instrumental)
From the Episode “Guess What’s Coming to Dinner”
13. Elegy
Performed by Bear McCreary, piano
From the Episode “Someone to Watch Over Me”
14. The Alliance
From the Episode “Revelations”
15. Blood on the Scales
From the Episodes “The Oath” and “Blood on the Scales”
16. Grand Old Lady
From the Episode “Islanded in a Stream of Stars”
17. Kara Remembers
From the Episode “Someone to Watch Over Me”
18. Boomer Takes Hera
From the Episode “Someone to Watch Over Me”
19. Dreilide Thrace Sonata No. 1
Performed by Bear McCreary, piano
From the Episode “Someone to Watch Over Me”
20. Diaspora Oratorio
Words and Music by Bear McCreary
From the Episode “Revelations”
DISC 2: “Daybreak”

1. Caprica City, Before the Fall
2. Laura’s Baptism
3. Adama in the Memorial Hallway
4. The Line
5. Assault on the Colony
Featuring Raya Yarbrough, vocals
6. Baltar’s Sermon
7. Kara’s Coordinates
8. Earth
9. Goodbye Sam
10. The Heart of the Sun
Contains “Theme from Battlestar Galactica”
by Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson
11. Starbuck Disappears
12. So Much Life
13. An Easterly View
14. The Passage of Time

Rest assured that these tracks are nice and long. The second disc includes virtually every second of the Daybreak score. In fact, “Assault on the Colony” alone runs OVER FIFTEEN MINUTES! It is an epic battle cue intended to sit alongside Season 1’s “Battle on the Asteroid,” Season 2’s “Prelude to War” and Season 3’s “Storming New Caprica.” (We’re tweaking the mix of “Assault” right now, as I write this. I realize it has actually become my favorite BSG action cue. I can’t wait for you guys to hear it!)

The best place to pick up copy is at one of our live “Music of Battlestar Galactica” concerts at the House of Blues in San Diego, July 23, 24 and 25. Tickets are on sale now!

Once the record comes out, I’ll write an entry going into detail about the individual tracks. But I knew you guys would want to see the track list early. A big thanks goes out to all the fans who chimed in on the blog here and helped me pick these cues.

Also, I’m on TWITTER now! Follow @bsglive for concert updates and the most current information on special guests, surprise announcements, etc.

See you in San Diego next month!


Posted by Bear McCreary on Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 11:42 am.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Stranded in a remote Iranian village, a French journalist (Jim Caviezel) is approached by Zahra (Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo), a woman who has a harrowing tale to tell about her niece, Soraya (Mozhan Marnò), and the bloody circumstances of her death the day before.

As the journalist turns on his tape recorder, Zahra takes us back to the beginning of her story which involves Soraya's husband, the local phony mullah, and a town all too easily led down a path of deceit, coercion, and hysteria. The women, stripped of all rights and without recourse, nobly confront the overwhelming desires of corrupt men who use and abuse their authority to condemn Soraya, an innocent but inconvenient wife, to an unjust and torturous death.

A shocking and true drama, it exposes the dark power of mob rule, uncivil law, and the utter lack of human rights for women. The last and only hope for some measure of justice lies in the hands of the journalist who must escape with the story — and his life — so the world will know.

John Debney provides an emotionally powerful and tragic score for this harrowing and dramatic film.

Limited CD Edition of 1,000 units

VARESE Releases Marco Beltrami's "IN THE ELECTRIC MIST"

Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones leads an all-star cast in this psychological thriller that ventures deep into Cajun country's hidden worlds, based on the best-selling novel by James Lee Burke.

While on an investigation into a series of grisly murders, veteran detective Dave Robicheaux (Jones) navigates his way through the Louisiana bayou and the dark, sultry world of New Orleans mobster "Baby Feet" Balboni (John Goodman). Layers of corruption and long-dead secrets reawaken grudges and a lethal alliance. A tangled web of killings, past and present, converges in a shocking showdown with stakes that become deeply personal to Robicheaux and his family.

Marco Beltrami provides a score that's full of mystery and intrigue.

Limited CD Edition of 1,000 unit

Friday, June 5, 2009

HARRY GREGSON WILLIAMS - The Taking of Pelham 123 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Product Details
Audio CD (June 9, 2009)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Product Description
The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Harry Gregson-Williams

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

BEAR McCREARY's "CAPRICA" [sound clips]

"About the Soundtrack: Bear McCreary's score for the Battlestar Galactica prequel show, Caprica, has been released by the good folks at La-La Land Records (a great label, in my opinion). The soundtrack, which offers 18 tracks from the Caprica pilot, marks a definite shift in the style of music that is offered by McCreary for the Galactica franchise. For this, McCreary employed a smaller chamber orchestra and used less of the exotic instruments that were so prominent during Galactica's run. As per the norm with McCreary's work, the sound quality is once again excellent as even the quieter cues are heard in great clarity and detail (a facet that is not always a guarantee with even some of the theatrical scores that are released these days). The liner notes include a note from both the director and the composer for you to check out."

Product Description
Presenting the original soundtrack to the special SyFy Channel television event, Caprica, the new Battlestar Galactica spin-off prequel starring Eric Stoltz (Singles, Pulp Fiction, Mask) and executive-produced by Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore and David Eick. Acclaimed Galactica composer Bear McCreary fashions another spellbinding, breathtaking all-new music score that brings us back to the very beginning of the Galactica saga. McCreary's inventive approach to science fiction music makes yet another amazing sonic leap forward. Caprica debuts on DVD, uncut and unrated, on April 21, 2009, in stores everywhere. This 2-hour event will air on SyFy Channel later this fall and will premiere as a brand-new SyFy Channel television series in January 2010. Caprica premieres as new SyFy television series January 2010.

NICHOLAS HOOPER - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince [CD]

Audio CD (July 14, 2009)
Original Release Date: July 7, 2009
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack
Label: New Line Records

Track Listings
1. Opening
2. In Noctem
3. The Story Begins
4. Ginny
5. Snape & the Unbreakable Vow
6. Wizard Wheezes
7. Dumbledore's Speech
8. Living Death
9. Into the Pensieve
10. The Book
11. Ron s Victory
12. Harry & Hermione
13. School!
14. Malfoy's Mission
15. The Slug Party
16. Into the Rushes
17. Farewell Aragog
18. Dumbledore's Foreboding
19. Of Love & War
20. When Ginny Kissed Harry
21. Slughorn's Confession
22. Journey to the Cave
23. The Drink of Despair
24. Inferi in the Firestorm
25. The Killing of Dumbledore
26. Dumbledore's Farewell
27. The Friends
28. The Weasley Stomp

Interview with director J.J.ABRAMS on "STAR TREK"

"HOLLYWOOD — The challenge? To boldly go and update the once cutting-edge Star Trek franchise, a task that fell into the capable hands of J.J. Abrams. No stranger to action and sc-fi — he made his feature directorial debut with Mission: Impossible III, created Alias, co-created Lost, and last year executive produced the hit film Cloverfield — Abrams quickly cast a bunch of hot, young actors and surrounded himself with trusted collaborators, including cinematographer Dan Mindel (MI3), editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey (MI3, Alias), production designer Scott Chambliss (MI3, Alias) and Industrial Light & Magic's Roger Guyett. "


LAND OF THE LOST [SOUND CLIPS] (composed by Michael Giacchino)


Performed By: The Hollywood Studio Symphony
Recorded At: The Clint Eastwood Scoring Stage
Mixed At: The Clint Eastwood Scoring Stage
Conducted By: Tim Simonec
Orchestrated By: Tim Simonec
Recorded By: Dan Wallin
Mixed By: Dan Wallin
Edited By: Stephen M. Davis and Alex Levy

Release Date: 23rd June 2009


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Exclusive apple video from THE LAND OF THE LOST making

" Space-time vortexes suck. Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world—a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land of the Lost. Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally—a primate called Chaka (Jorma Taccone)—to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they’ll be permanent refugees in the Land of the Lost. Based on the classic television series created by Sid & Marty Krofft, Land of the Lost is directed by Brad Silberling and produced by Jimmy Miller and Sid & Marty Krofft. " []

Visit the website to view the exclusive video in HD.


[author: Karoline Brandt, CW3PR]

Emmy award-winning composer, Jim Dooley, collaboratively scores PS3’s new superhero adventure GAME, infamous Dooley’s Soundtrack to the second season of ABC’s “Pushing Daisies” also to hit stores mid July Los Angeles, CA -- The highly-anticipated, highbred soundtrack to PlayStation 3’s infamous, with music by Jim Dooley, was recently released on May 21st, 2009. Sony released the soundtrack on itunes five days prior to the game release date (May 26th) to give gamers a taste of the game. The soundtrack features musical scores from world-renowned composers James Dooley and Mel Wesson, and features music from underground electronic musician Amon Tobin and electric cellist Martin Tillman.

Sony describes infamous as “the journey of Cole McGrath, the lone survivor of an explosion that levels six square blocks of Empire City. As Cole discovers the source of his newfound, electrifying powers, players are given the choice to exact revenge, protect the innocent or do a little of both. These choices are presented in a richly interactive and organic living city, a place where actions create broader reactions in the citizens and landscapes around them. Experience the role of a modern day superhero tasked with making the choice between fame and infamy.”

To learn more about the music of infamous and see interviews with Jim Dooley and Martin Tillman, tune in to watch the April episode of Qore available on the PlayStation Network.

Exclusive Interviews with inFAMOUS composers, Jim Dooley and Mel Wesson, about the hybrid scoring process of the game can also be found on Music4Games.Net.

More of Dooley’s music can be heard on the upcoming soundtrack to the second season of ABC’s award-winning show Pushing Daisies. The soundtrack is scheduled to hit stores nation-wide this July and will be released by Varese Sarabande Records. The album will release at the same time as the Daisies second season DVD collection. A unique bonus feature of this soundtrack will be full vocal tracks by Kristin Chenoweth reprising her cameo songs from episodes of the show, such as “Eternal Flame” and “Candle on the Water”. Fans will have a chance to win an advanced, signed copy of the soundtrack at

The final three unaired episodes of Daisies were shown at the Paley Festival last month at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood. The event was hosted by Brian Fuller and Jim Dooley hosted a live 7-piece orchestra which played music from the show. Photos from the event can be found at

ORCHESTRAL COMPILATION: Dooley’s contributions to his latest Orchestral CD (Volume 4) will be released on June 4th at the Golden Trailer Awards, and will also be for sale on itunes. Key placements from the last volume included Spider-man 3, The Golden Compass, Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix, Body of Lies, The International, and many more. Position Music is a sponsor for the event, for more information please contact Tyler Bacon at 310-442-8170.

RECENT and UPCOMING APPEARANCES: Dooley recently appeared and spoke at the Education through music LA (ETMLA) Talk for teacher composition lecture (see image attached), and will be appearing May 27th alongside Pushing Daisies star Ellen Greene at the “Women in Film” event in Beverly Hills.

On July 22nd, Jim will be teaching an exclusive seminar class of about 20 prolific composing students at the Cal State University Summer Arts Digital Media Program.

Dooley graduated from NYU with a degree in Music Composition and studied the art of film composing at USC. Dooley joined Media Ventures in 1999 and began collaboration with the world-renowned Hans Zimmer both as his Chief Technical Engineer on Gladiator and as an additional composer, arranger and orchestrator on such notable features as The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, The Ring, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Ridley Scott's Hannibal and Black Hawk Down. Dooley worked on several animated feature scores such as Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Madagascar, A Christmas Caper and the Academy Award-winning Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Dooley's most ambitious projects to date have been scoring all episodes of “Daisies”, an original score to Simon West's remake of the box-office record-breaking, cult-classic-thriller When a Stranger Calls, and composing the complex, interactive scores for videogame titles such as infamous and SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy Seals and U.S. Navy Seals: Combined Assault. He also fully scored the German animated release Urmel aus dem Eis ("Impy's Island"), DreamWorks Animation's musically-acclaimed short First Flight, and worked with director Fred Savage on the theatrical sequel Daddy Day Camp. Jim has also provided score for episodes of ABC television series, What About Brian, and has scored such projects as Little Mermaid 3: Ariel's Beginning, a sequel to Urmel aus dem, and his first amusement park attraction score for the Simpsons ride at Universal Studios.

Most recently, Jim completed the score for the film Obsessed starring Beyonce Knowles, and attended the premiere in New York City.

For more information on Jim Dooley visit

GEORGE SHAW concert, JUNE the 6th, 2009 California Institute for Chinese Performing Arts

[author: George Shaw, composer]

I've been working hard to put on a concert that will feature some of my
music, including several themes from my film scores, and doing some
improvisations. But seeing it all come together is such a thrill. Come
check it out next Saturday, I'll be conducting as well as playing
piano, percussion, and some Chinese woodwind instruments. It will be a
unique and memorable night unlike any concert I've ever been to.

Come experience a journey to the Eastern Horizon, an evening of musical
explorations and discoveries. With contemporary pieces written by
award-winning composers George Shaw and Paul Kwo, the ensemble will
lead you to an enchanting horizon where the East meets the West. Fusing
the best of both worlds with instruments and sounds (featuring erhu,
Chinese winds & percussion, flute, violin, cello, and piano), the
performance will help you discover the beauty of cultural exchange
through music.

Date: Saturday, June 6, 8PM
Location: California Institute for Chinese Performing Arts
Address: 9837 Baldwin Place, El Monte, CA 91731


Watch the promo:

Also, here are some videos from recent concerts.
Conducting the Golden State Pops Orchestra:

PURITY performed by Cinematic Musicians:

George Shaw - Composer

Bear McCreary's Dark Void soundtrack getting separate release

Capcom senior producer Morgan Gray confirmed that Bear McCreary's incredible-so-far Dark Void soundtrack will be getting a standalone CD release.

NO! WAIT! Rein in your narrow attention span for just a bit longer. See, McCreary had been trying to get the fans he acquired during his work on Battlestar Galactica to ask Capcom to release the original Dark Void score on CD -- it seems Capcom got the message. Gray explained that Capcom had actually paid McCreary more for his Dark Void score than Galactica ever did, so why wouldn't they want to put it on CD? That's sound logic -- not to mention sound economics.

Read more at the original link, here.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


John Corigliano and Leonard Slatkin has just recorded the score with the London Metropolitan Orchestra.

Edge of Darkness is an upcoming film adaptation of Edge of Darkness, a 1985 BBC television series. It stars Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone, and is directed and produced by Martin Campbell and Michael Wearing, who also directed and produced the original. The film follows a detective (Gibson) investigating the murder of his activist daughter, uncovering political conspiracies and cover-ups in the process.

As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

For more info on the recordings, follow this link leading to the official website of the orchestra.

ScoringSessions Coverage: MICHAEL GIACCHINO's "LAND OF THE LOST"

Recently, composer Michael Giacchino recorded his score to the upcoming big-screen comedy, Land of the Lost, based on the classic television series. Using an 88-piece orchestra and 35-person choir, is excited to bring their readers exclusive photos from the scoring sessions!

Click HERE for the full article with photos.

Monday, June 1, 2009

JOHN POWELL - [CD] detail on ICE AGE 3

Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs

1. Code Blue (1:44)
2. Pregnant (1:56)
3. Leaving The Herd (1:50)
4. The Cavern (:33)
5. Magic Eggs (:13)
6. Egg Roll (2:08)
7. The Cliff (:19)
8. Sid’s Kids (1:36)
9. Nest (1:22)
10. Playground (1:34)
11. Scrat Finds Furry Love* (:41)
12. Momma (3:38)
13. Entry To Lost World (1:36)
14. Dinosaur Vista (:34)
15. Meet Buck (2:59)
16. Flower of Death (2:49)
17. Nose Job (1:35)
18. Trek (1:00)
19. Chasm of Death (:22)
20. Big Smelly Crack (3:10)
21. We shall raise them Vegetarian (2:20)
22. Campfire Stories (1:19)
23. Flashback (:59)
24. Nite Nite (:45)
25. You’ll Never Tango* (:48)
26. Herd Crossing (:37)
27. Plates of Woe (3:58)
28. Battle Cry (:16)
29. Buck’s Theme (:38)
30. Battles (4:05)
31. Over The Falls (:13)
32. Rescues (3:33)
33. Alone Again† Performed by Chad Fischer (1:54)
34. To The Portal (:54)
35. Rudy Fight (2:12)
36. Farewell (1:42)
37. Out Of This World (:33)
38. Buck Returns (1:08)
39. Welcome To The Ice Age (1:58)
40. At Home With The Scrats* (:26)
41. The Call Of The Siren Acorn‡ (:16)
42. True Love For Our Hero‡ (:23)
43. End Credits (7:00)
44. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine Performed by Lou Rawls (4:26)

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