Saturday, October 31, 2009




Campaign to release in conjunction with new album of same name, due out late November

Los Angeles, CA – Acclaimed singer/songwriter Lisbeth Scott’s new album, “Hope is a Thing,” is set to be released on October 20th. The new album will be available for sale on iTunes,, and all digital outlets as well as select venues nationwide. The disc features several collaborations with well-known composers (Harry Gregson-Williams, Nathan Barr) as well as two stirring new covers (Imagine, Hallelujah). Distributed by BFM Digital, Inc., “Hope is a Thing” will also feature two all-new music videos for the title track “Hope is a Thing” and “Good to Me” (originally from the 2008 film “Shutter”).

During this challenging economic time, Scott wanted to create a musical and visual collection that would remind people of the importance of hanging on to hopes and dreams and the simple, non-material things that open our hearts and bring us joy. Thus the music and video of "Hope Is a Thing" was born. Lisbeth also feels these concepts are often best demonstrated through innocent, youthful eyes, so along-side the album release comes the launch of an innovative web-based world-wide campaign featuring children of all backgrounds and ethnicities who express what it is they hope for in today’s world via the simple image of holding up a hand-created sign. The first phase of the campaign can be seen at, in the “Gallery” section. Over the next several weeks, children and schools from all over the world are encouraged to upload their own signs and photos to help boost the awareness of the campaign, as well as the exciting prospect of being featured in the actual music video.

The highly-anticipated music video will be directed by Joseph Greco (Canvas) and shot by Academy-award winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler, who shot such legendary films “Bound for Glory”, “American Graffiti”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, “The Thomas Crown Affair” and many more. The video aims to give children a voice and focus on the power of hope and vision.

Following in the spirit of the campaign, a portion of proceeds of Scott’s album will go directly to the organization “Education Through Music”, who’s mission statement reads, “At ETM, we believe every child deserves a well-rounded education… one that includes music both as a subject in its own right and as a means of supporting learning in other areas.”

Scott will be promoting her new album at several upcoming nation-wide appearances: 10/17 at Yogaglo in Santa Monica (, 10/19 with drummer Quinn for a concert in New York City as part of the New York premiere of Joe Pantoliano’s film, “No Kidding, Me Too!” (, 11/7 and 11/8 for the official CD and video release parties in LA at the Edgemar Theater in Santa Monica ( The 11/8 show is all ages and children are encouraged to bring their own “I hope for…” signs. 11/20 finds Scott in Northern California with a performance at Berkeley’s Rudramandir - a center for spirituality and healing. (

And on October 28th, Lisbeth will be teaming up with the organization Women in Film for an all-female musician and composer panel with Wendy Melovin, Lisa Coleman (”Heroes”,”Nurse Jackie”), Helene Muddiman and Hilary Thomas. Founded in 1973, Women in Film is dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within global entertainment.

Scott will also release her debut holiday album “Peace on Earth,” on October 27th. This album is a mix of new versions of old classics, “Dona Nobis Pacem” (which Yo Yo Ma calls "Beautifully performed") and “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”, as well as original songs. “Infused with Lisbeth’s shiver-inducing vocals and arrangements, this album gets to the true healing heart of the holiday season”.

The daughter of two award winning ball room dancers, Lisbeth Scott was raised as a classical pianist, rehearsing hours a day and headed for a concert career. She studied at The New England Conservatory, Connecticut College and The University of London throughout the 1990's. Lisbeth decided to head out to Los Angeles where she really began to discover her voice... as did the film world. Scott’s vocals can be heard on over 50 blockbuster films including “The Passion of the Christ,” “Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe,” “Shrek 1 and 2”, and Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” in which legendary composer, John Williams wrote a five minute solo specifically for her. Meanwhile, Scott recorded and produced four prior albums of her solo work, two of which were named “Album of the Year” by New Age Voice. Scott has teamed up with Greg Ellis to form the duo, Biomusique, which won best new artist and vocal album in The New Age Reporter Awards for 2008.

For more information on Lisbeth Scott and to hear samples of her music, visit her official website


CRACKS is the dazzling debut film from director Jordan Scott (daughter of legendary director Ridley Scott), starring Eva Green as the mesmerizing Miss G, a liberating force in a staid but idyllic British boarding school. The story follows a clique of six girls whose dynamic is thrown off kilter by the arrival of Fiamma, a beautiful new Spanish student. The hazy summer days by the lake provide the perfect setting for Fiamma’s wild and intriguing tales of her travels in India with her father. Miss G is captivated but it's not long before ripples appear on the surface and the cracks beneath emerge in the relationship between teacher and pupil.

The innocent and erotic piano-based score for CRACKS is from Pan’s Labyrinth composer Javier Navarrete. It makes for a truly beautiful album.

Click HERE to follow's website and listen to the SOUND CLIPS from the score.

RUPERT GREGON WILLIAMS' "THE PRISONER" tv miniseries gets a release on [CD]

This November, AMC will present The Prisoner miniseries, a reinterpretation of the British 1960s cult hit series starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan.

A man, known as “Six,” finds himself inexplicably trapped in “The Village” with no memory of how he arrived. As he explores his environment, he discovers that his fellow inhabitants are identified by number instead of name, have no memory of any prior existence, and are under constant surveillance. Not knowing whom to trust, Six is driven by the need to discover the truth behind The Village, the reason for his being there, and most importantly — how he can escape.
Jim Caviezel (The Passion Of The Christ, The Thin Red Line) stars as “Number Six” and two-time Oscar® nominee, Ian McKellen (Lord Of The Rings, The Da Vinci Code) will co-star as “Number Two.”

The hypnotic and evocative score is by Rupert Gregson-Williams. RELEASE DATE IS 24 NOV 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

HARALD KLOSER'S "2012" Sound clips available from [CD]

Check out the SOUND CLIPS from the new score by Harald Kloser, composer of the Day After Tomorrow, in this new but similarly-themed movie entitled 2012.

2012 is an upcoming disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich. The film has an ensemble cast, including John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Woody Harrelson. The film will be distributed by Columbia Pictures. Filming began in August 2008 in Vancouver. The film's release date is expected to be November 13, 2009 worldwide.

Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) is a divorced father who occasionally works as a limousine driver and a writer, while his ex-wife (Amanda Peet) and children live together with her new boyfriend. In Guatemala there is word that hundreds of people have committed suicide believing the 2012 Hypothesis is true and in reaction to this, the IHC (Institute for Human Continuity) is formed, a secret organization that realizes the world is going to end and starts construction of massive space arks beneath the Himalayan mountains in preparation for the end of the world. The governments of the world give the IHC the task to save the human race when doomsday happens.

When they discover that a global cataclysm caused by the Earth crust displacement will occur faster than expected, they must race to these ships in order to save the human race before all is lost. Los Angeles is completely destroyed when the tectonic plates collapse and fall into the rising seas, Yellowstone supervolcano erupts, massive earthquakes occur in South America and The Vatican crumbles into oblivion. As worldwide floodings get worse, the US government declares the end of the world. A group of survivors, including Jackson Curtis and his family fight their way to China before they can board the great arks and save themselves from the gigantic tidal waves sweeping across the Earth.

The film explores the idea of a global doomsday event coinciding with the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar's current cycle on or around December 21, 2012 (the northern hemisphere's winter solstice).

Click HERE for the link with the sound clips.

More info on Horner's "AVATAR", much-anticipated score soon to be released on CD.

Check out the info on the upcoming CD Release:

Product Details

* Audio CD (December 15, 2009)
* Original Release Date: December 8, 2009
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: Atlantic

You can listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score, if you visit the official avatar movie website, HERE.

The score at a first preview has heavy and austere (at times brutal) percussion, exotically dark pan flutes and relevant woodwinds, and "jungle" african sounding wild vocals...and melody. Some strong thematic statements are in there although it's no Titanic for sure. Let's wait and see!

Click HERE to find more about vocalist's Lisbeth Scott's involvement in the project.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Moviescore Magazine and Mikael Carlsson reveal the reasons behind "THE EDGE OF DARKNESS" score rejection.Corigliano speaks out on ‘Darkness’ rejection

EXCLUSIVE. Last week, MovieScore Magazine published the news about Howard Shore replacing John Corigliano as the original score composer on the upcoming Mel Gibson thriller, Edge of Darkness. Today, we have a lot more information for you – from Corigliano himself.

Read more, HERE at

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's "Fantastic Mr.Fox" - lots of new Sound Clips

Check out the official website of "Fantastic Mr.Fox" to listen to streaming long-duration clips from the Alexandre Desplat, coming out very soon.

Check out the clips and more info on the movie / score, HERE.



ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES Visits Schools

in Atlanta, Los Angeles and St. Louis

New York, NY, October 23, 2009: ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) and America SCORES have teamed up for a fourth year to present its national songwriting mentorship program, ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES. The program was established in 2006 to create a collaboration between songwriters and students utilizing songwriting and music as another engaging and inspiring way for kids to express themselves. This year's program will feature a diverse group of music creators and an animation filmmaker who will visit schools in three cities across the country: Atlanta, Los Angeles and St. Louis.

As part of the program, ASCAP selects its talented members from a variety of musical genres to teach songwriting workshops during America SCORES after-school poetry classes. By the end of three sessions, the ASCAP member will have co-written and recorded a song with the SCORES kids. The kids also learn about the importance of labeling their own creative work with the copyright symbol, year and their name just as they would see on any published, professional creative work. The ASCAP Foundation, a public charity dedicated to supporting music education and talent development programs, funds the program.

To further support this unique program, ASCAP produces a special compilation CD of the songs created, which is distributed to each of the schools involved, as well as to music industry decision makers.

The details for this year's program are:

St. Louis, MO:

Who: Grammy Award-winning producer Alonzo "Zo" Lee, Jr.

When: October 26 & 28 and November 2, 2009

Where: Nance Elementary School, 8959 Riverview Blvd., St Louis, MO 63147 and Shock City Studios, 2200 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104.

Alonzo (Ludacris - Release Therapy, Usher - Confessions, Chingy - Jackpot) will collaborate with a group of 15 boys and girls, ages 8-11. The classroom sessions will take place at Nance Elementary School on October 26 and 28, followed by a recording session at Shock City Studios on November 2, 2009.

Los Angeles, CA:

Who: Composer Shawn K. Clement and animation filmmaker Roger Blonder

When: October 26 & 28 and November 2, 2009

Where: Palms Middle School, 10860 Woodbine St., Los Angeles, CA 90034

As an interesting departure from the regular ASCAP Songwriter Residency @ America SCORES program, animation filmmaker Roger Blonder and composer Shawn Clement will work with a group of 20 students, ages 11-13, from Palms Middle School to create a short experimental film based on their own original poem. The students will work with the educators from America SCORES to write a group poem which captures the essence of their personal life experience. Blonder will then work with the students to envision, animate and record the digital imagery that will be assembled into a poetry-based experimental film. Clement will work with the team to develop sound designs and will create three different film scores for the film to illustrate to the kids how different music brings out the different emotions of the final film.

Atlanta, GA:

Who: Grammy Award-winning songwriter and recording artist Johntá Austin

When: November 5, 10 & 12, 2009

Where: Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, 605 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30318 and PatchWerk Recording Studios, 1094 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

Johntá (Mary J. Blige's "Be Without You," Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together") will collaborate with a group of 16 boys, ages 8-11. The classroom sessions will take place on November 5 and 10 at Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, followed by a recording session at PatchWerk Recording Studios on November 12, 2009.

Atlanta, GA:

Who: Chart-topping songwriter Cri$tyle "The Ink" Johnson

When: November 12, 17 & 19, 2009

Where: Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, 605 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30318 and Icon Studios, 710 Berkeley Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

Cri$tyle (Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body," Natasha Bedingfield's "Angel") will collaborate with a group of 16 girls, ages 8-11. The classroom sessions will take place on November 12 & 17 at Carter G. Woodson Elementary School, followed by a recording session at Icon Studios on November 19, 2009.

Special thanks to Shock City Studios in St. Louis and PatchWerk Recording Studios and Icon Studios in Atlanta for generously supporting the program by donating free studio time, and to Blue Microphones for providing four of its award-winning microphones for the Los Angeles sessions.

During the first three years of the program, songwriting workshops have taken place at schools in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, San Francisco and Washington, DC, featuring a diverse group of music creators, including: Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Adonis Shropshire (Mariah Carey, Usher, Ciara); indie rock band Birdmonster; singer-songwriter Algebra Blesset; hip-hop group Da Internz; Grammy-winning children’s songwriters Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer; Americana/rock songwriter John Francis; songwriter/producer Chris Keup (Jason Mraz, OAR); Americana roots-rock artist Johnny Lloyd Rollins; songwriter/producer Dan Mackenzie (Joss Stone); songwriter/producer Michael Pruitt; songwriter Dwayne Simmons; Latin music songwriter Roberto Poveda; hip-hop artist Psalm One; songwriter/film-TV composer David Rice; rock/alternative/indie songwriter Vince Scheuermen (from the band Army Of Me); hip-hop songwriter Lysette Titi; and rapper, actor and spoken word artist Saul Williams.

About America SCORES: America SCORES is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to use soccer and poetry to inspire among urban youth a lasting dedication to health, literacy, and community service. America SCORES operates soccer teams in urban public schools in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods across the country. Teamwork developed on the field is translated to the classroom and the community. The program operates five days per week after-school and has recently been recognized by Charity Navigator as one of the most administratively efficient nonprofits in the country. For more information, visit

About The ASCAP Foundation: Founded in 1975, The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach programs, and public service projects for senior composers and lyricists. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States.

About ASCAP: Established in 1914, ASCAP is the first and leading U.S. Performing Rights Organization (PRO) representing the world's largest repertory totaling over 8.5 million copyrighted musical works of every style and genre from more than 360,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members. ASCAP has representation arrangements with similar foreign organizations so that the ASCAP repertory is represented in nearly every country around the world where copyright law exists. ASCAP protects the rights of its members and foreign affiliates by licensing the public performances of their copyrighted works and distributing royalties based upon surveyed performances. ASCAP is the only American PRO owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.

Author: Ray Costa Communications

DAVID NEWMAN on-board "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel"

According to GSA, David Newman is responsible for the musical accompaniment of the 2nd installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks saga, laughably entitled Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel is an upcoming 2009 American live-action/CGI and sequel to the 2007 film starring Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Zachary Levi and the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate and Amy Poehler.

The film features Alvin and the Chipmunks and their female counterparts, The Chipettes. It will be directed by Betty Thomas and distributed by 20th Century Fox, and produced by Regency Enterprises and Bagdasarian Productions. It was originally scheduled to be premiered on March 19, 2010, but it was moved up to a Christmas 2009 release instead. This film is rated PG for mild rude humor.

The movie will also feature performances by the winners of the third season of America's Best Dance Crew, Quest Crew. David Seville (Jason Lee) sends Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler), and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) off to school, saying that it is "good for them". Little does he know, the Chipmunks feel like "Chipmunks Out of Water" on account of all the human students around. Meanwhile, Ian Hawke (David Cross) (after the loss of the Chipmunks dealt him a serious blow) searches the world for animals who can sing and dance. He happens upon Brittany (Anna Faris), Jeanette (Christina Applegate), and Eleanor (Amy Poehler), the Chipettes, and cannot wait to make them famous, and get his sworn revenge on the Chipmunks.[

ALEX WURMAN scoring "Extraordinary Measures"

According to the GSA, Alex Wurman is working on a new assignment, entitled Extraordinary Measures. Extraordinary Measures is a 2010 film starring Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, and Keri Russell. It is distributed by CBS Films and is scheduled for release on January 22, 2010.

Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford and Keri Russell star in Extraordinary Measures for CBS Films, the film division within CBS Corporation. The project, which wrapped principal photography in mid-June 2009, was the first film to go into production for CBS Films. Ford is also executive producer on the project. Tom Vaughan (Starter for 10, What Happens in Vegas) is directing.

Extraordinary Measures is based on the true story of John Crowley, a man who defied conventional wisdom and great odds, and risked his family's future to pursue a cure for his children's life threatening disease. From his working class roots, John Crowley (Brendan Fraser) has finally begun to taste success in corporate America. Supported by his beautiful wife Aileen (Keri Russell) and their three children, John is on the fast track. But just as his career is taking off, Crowley walks away from it all when his two youngest children, Megan and Patrick, are diagnosed with a fatal disease. With Aileen by his side, harnessing all of his skill and determination, Crowley teams up with a brilliant, but unappreciated and unconventional scientist, Dr. Robert Stonehill (Harrison Ford).

Filming in May 2009 at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, Oregon

Together they form a bio-tech company focused on developing a life-saving drug. One driven to prove himself and his theories, the other by a chance to save his children, this unlikely alliance eventually develops into mutual respect as they battle the medical and business establishments in a fight against the system – and time. But, at the last minute, when it appears that a solution has been found, the relationship between the two men faces a final test - the outcome of which will affect the fate of John's children.

Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher ("World Trade Center," "Erin Brockovich"), alongside Carla Santos Shamberg ("Erin Brockovich"), produce through their Double Feature Films banner. Robert Nelson Jacobs ("The Water Horse," "Chocolat") wrote the screenplay, which was inspired by the book "The Cure" by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Geeta Anand.

MARCELO ZARVOS scores "Beastly"

According to the Gorfaine Schwartz Agency composer Marcelo Zarvos is assigned to score Beastly.

Beastly is an upcoming 2010 fantasy romance feature film, based on Alex Flinn's 2007 novel of the same name. Written and directed by Daniel Barnz, the film stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris and Lisa Gay Hamilton.

The plot focuses on Kyle Kingson, a handsome man with an evil streak, who ditches a classmate who is a witch in disguise during an environmental bash. The witch, then, casts a spell on Kyle and physically transforms him into a grotesque monster. However, in order to reverse the spell, he needs to be kissed by someone whom he loves sincerely, and likewise to that person. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name which is also a homage to the original story of Beauty and the Beast. However, the film and the novel both take place in the modern times, set in New York City (although filmed in Montreal).

Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) has it all – looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity – and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating “aggressively unattractive” classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra Hilferty (Mary Kate Olsen), inviting her to the school’s extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises. Enraged by his horrible and unrecognizable appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only solution to the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is – a task he considers impossible. Repulsed by his appearance, Kyle’s callous father (Peter Krause) banishes him to Brooklyn with a sympathetic housekeeper (Lisa Gay Hamilton) and blind tutor (Neil Patrick Harris).

As Kyle ponders how to overcome the curse and get his old life back, he chances upon a drug addict in the act of killing a threatening dealer. Seizing the opportunity, Kyle promises the addict freedom and safety for his daughter, Linda Taylor (Vanessa Hudgens) if she will consent to live in Kyle’s Brooklyn home. Thus begins Kyle’s journey to discover true love in this hyper-modern retelling of the classic “Beauty and the Beast” story.

Friday, October 23, 2009


According to Stuart M.Thomas' website, who is a composer/arranger, Hans Zimmer will be the main composer on a new upcoming project, entitled It's complicated.

It's Complicated (2009)
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Music by Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
26 Films

It's Complicated is a 2009 American romantic comedy feature film written and directed by Nancy Meyers, starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin. The film is rated R for some drug content and sexuality. But the rating is pending appeal. Therefore, the rating could change to PG-13 or it could stay R.

Jane is a self-reliant divorcee who owns a successful bakery in Santa Barbara. After ten years of separation and 3 grown children, she finally achieves a good relationship with her ex-husband Jake, a successful attorney who has remarried the much-younger Agness. Jane and Jake meet when out of town and attending the college graduation of their son. A dinner together develops into an affair, making Jane "the other woman". Complicating matters is Adam, an architect hired to remodel Jane’s kitchen, who is himself healing from a divorce of his own, and who has begun to fall in love with Jane. He realizes he is now part of a very strange love triangle.

Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

Rolfe Kent to score action thriller ‘Killers’

After a long period of scoring romantic comedies, Kent returns with something else for a fresh exception.

Read on, from

Rolfe Kent will take a break from scoring comedies to write the music for an action thriller entitled Killers, directed by Robert Luketic. Kent is best known for his comedy scores, all of his films so far this year – Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, 17 Again, The Men Who Stare at Goats and Up in the Air – are all comedies.

For more info, tune into the original source, HERE.

Lakeshore Records to release much anticipated Marvin’s ‘Surrogates’

According to, Rick Marvin’s big orchestral score for the Bruce Willis sci-fi thrillerSurrogates will be released on CD and as a download by Lakeshore Records next month. This is an unusual case where Walt Disney Pictures (or rather Touchstone Pictures) has licenced the soundtrack rights to an external company.

Rick Marvin’s score for the film is an energetic and exciting action score influenced by Hollywood legends such as Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams.

Check out the original source for more info, HERE.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

CARTER BURWELL's " a serious man" [CD]


Product Details

* Audio CD (November 10, 2009)
* Original Release Date: November 3, 2009
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: Lakeshore Records

A Serious Man is a feature film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was released on October 2, 2009 in the United States. A black comedy set in 1967 and centered on Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern professor who watches his life unravel when his wife prepares to leave him because his inept brother won't move out of the house.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


The much-awaited movie and score by Gabriel Yared are soon out. Check the details from and

One of the most anticipated films of the fall, Fox Searchlight’s Amelia is already being touted as a major award contender.

Amelia stars two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart, the legendary aviatrix and enigmatic symbol of the American free spirit, who was guided by a profound curiosity for everything life had to offer. Earhart’s early aviation triumphs and meteoric rise to fame and fortune were propelled along by her tempestuous partnership and eventual marriage to publisher George Putnam (Richard Gere). Bound by mutual ambition, admiration and ultimately a great love, their bond could not be broken even with her brief passionate affair with Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).
Ms. Earhart was the first woman to solo the Atlantic and was the first pilot, man or woman, to fly unaccompanied across the Pacific. In Amelia’s attempt to be the first to fly around the world in an equatorial flight, her life was tragically cut short with her mysterious and untimely disappearance over the South Pacific in 1937.

The soaring score is by the Academy Award-winning composer Gabriel Yared (The English Patient).
Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 994 2 Release Date: 11/10/09

Track List:

1. Introducing Amelia (4:59)
2. Flight to Wales (4:25)
3. Amelia and George (4:12)
4. No Longer a Passenger (6:54)
5. Flying with Eleanor Roosevelt (2:36)
6. Amelia and Gene (3:03)
7. The Ecstasy of Flying (2:00)
8. Vagabond of the Air (3:37)
9. Hawaii Crash (2:22)
10. The Call of the Wild (3:08)
11. Radio Love Call (2:15)
12. Final Flight (11:03)
13. Amelia (2:16)

Monday, October 19, 2009

World Soundtrack Awards 2009 announced at Film Music at the Film Festival of Ghent 2009: Desplat and Rahman the big winners.






“JAI HO” from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’
Music by: A.R. Rahman
Lyrics by Gulzar and Tanvi Shah
Performed by A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaksmi Iyver, Vijay Prakash
Published by KM Musiq ltd









Additional info quoted from

"French composer Alexandre Desplat won the ‘Film Composer of the Year’ award and the ‘Best Original Film Score of the Year’ award for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the World Soundtrack Awards 2009, which closed the 36th Ghent International Film Festival on Saturday night. A.R. Rahman won the award for ‘Best Original Song Written for Film’ for “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire. Nico Muhly was named the World Soundtrack Academy’s ‘Discovery of the Year’ for his score for The Reader. As announced earlier, Marvin Hamlisch was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The ‘Public Choice Award’ went to Carter Burwell for Twilight, and British composer Christopher Slaski (The Pianotuner of Earthquakes) won the SABAM Award for Best Young European Composer.

The event featured musical performances featuring Hamlisch, Desplat and last year’s ‘Discovery of the Year’ honoree Marc Streitenfeld. The Brussels Philharmonic was conducted by Dirk Brossé, Marvin Hamlisch and Alexandre Desplat."

Click HERE to see PHOTOS from the event.

To read the official PRESS RELEASE, follow this link HERE.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

HARALD KLOSER's "2012" on [CD]

2012 is an upcoming disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich. The film has an ensemble cast, including John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Woody Harrelson. The film will be distributed by Columbia Pictures. Filming began in August 2008 in Vancouver. The film's release date is expected to be November 13, 2009 worldwide.

A global cataclysm leads to the end of the world and has survivors struggling for their lives, while a US government agency called the "Institute for Human Continuity" attempts to use ships to ensure the survival of the human race.

The film explores the idea of a global doomsday event coinciding with the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar's current cycle on or around December 21, 2012 (the northern hemisphere's winter solstice).

Harald Kloser is the composer of the film.

Product Details

* Audio CD (November 10, 2009)
* Original Release Date: November 10, 2009
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: Rca

More at, HERE.

New Interview with SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE composer, A.R.RAHMAN

Interview A.R. Rahman

Source: spoke with the composer of Slumdog Millionaire.

A.R. Rahman won two Oscars this year for his music to Slumdog Millionaire . One award was for best score; the other Oscar was for the best original song, 'Jai Ho'. Rahman has written music for more than 100 films in India. Now, Slumdog Millionaire opened doors for him in Hollywood. This talented composer likes to combine songs and score in his music. A.R. Rahman is currently in Belgium for the Film festival and the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent. We had the opportunity to talk to him.

You can listen to this new edition of Composer Talk in their interview page, HERE.


As indicated by, Carter Burwell's score will be available as a digital download only album,

Carter Burwell's score to Spike Jonze's Where The Wild Things Are is available on and Itunes as a donwload only album. Burwell composed over 26 min for the new Spike Jonzy film. Karen O, frontwoman of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's has written the songs for this film and that music is available on a separate soundtrack album. Burwell, who previously worked with Jonze on Being John Malkovich and Adaption was brought on board to write music which complemented the songs of Karen O. Where The Wild Things Are is an Adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic children's story about Max, a disobedient little boy who was sent to bed without his supper and who creates his own world.


1. Lost Fur (1:09)
2. Sailing (2:14)
3. Follow the Fires (2:54)
4. Max Joins (0:59)
5. When You Have a Problem (1:31)
6. Taming (3:09)
7. This Is Your World (2:06)
8. Dirt Clod Fight (3:26)
9. I'm Done (0:37)
10. Carol's Dark Night (2:45)
11. Lost Fur reprise (1:16)
12. We Love You So (4:40)

More at

New interview with Alexandre Desplat

New interview with the composer, 25 minutes, Language: English. Recorded by Tim Horemans on 2009-10-16

Alexandre Desplat is for the moment one of the most asked composers in the film industry. He writes music for european and american films. He got his big breakthrough in Hollywood with his score to Peter Webber's The Girl with the Pearl Earing. Since than Desplat has written music for films such as Birth, The Queen, Mr Magorium Wonder Emporium, Largo Winch, Hostage, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lust Caution and many more. For the Curious Case of Benjamin Button he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and The Oscar for best score. His latest works are The Fantastic Mr Fox and New Moon.

Listen to the full interview here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

HOWARD SHORE replaces John Corigliano on "THE EDGE OF DARKNESS"

Sadly, John Corigliano’s film outcome is - although brilliant, very limited as he’s primarily a concert / chamber / orchestral music composer who’s rarely dealt with our beloved medium. However, when the opportunity to score Martin Campbell’s new movie – The Edge of Darkness presented itself, the whole community was rejoiced. Rarely does one hear scores gifted with the graces of – say, The Red Violin (Corigliano’s famous Oscar-winning musical work for the same-titled movie) and the announcement of another film assignment for the composer after all these years brought excitement and anticipation in the entire community.

However, (and I quote from, John Corigliano’s score for the upcoming Mel Gibson thriller Edge of Darkness, directed by Martin Campbell, will be replaced by a new score by Howard Shore. The switch of composers was first indicated when the theatrical poster for the film appeared online this week, showing a credit block that makes no mention of Corigliano but lists Howard Shore under the “music by” tag. Warner Bros. has confirmed to MovieScore Magazine that Howard Shore is replacing the score but did not comment on the reasons behind the replacement. The film is produced by GK Films and Warner Bros. is distributing with a release date set to January 29.

Movie details from wikipedia:

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

As homicide detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) investigates the death of his activist daughter (Bojana Novakovic), 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, stay tuned and read into the original link (found HERE) for the whole article.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT'S "fantastic" will soon be out. Listen to SOUND CLIPS from the [CD]

Alexandre Desplat, the popular and busier than ever French composer just got another new project out, this time called Fantastic Mr.Fox.

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 stop motion animated film based on Roald Dahl's book of the same name. It will be produced by Regency Enterprises and Indian Paintbrush, and will be released on 25 November 2009 by 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures. It features the voices of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, and Bill Murray. It is the first animated film directed by Wes Anderson, and 20th Century Fox's first stop-motion animated film.

Development began in 2004 as collaboration between Anderson and Henry Selick (who worked with Anderson on the 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) under Revolution Studios. Revolution folded, Selick left to direct Coraline, and the project moved to Fox Animation Studios. Production began in London in 2007. Anderson chose to record voices outside rather than in a studio. [wikipedia]

You can listen to the SOUND CLIPS from the score, by visiting via clicking HERE.

Samples from the score are also available at the official site, via clicking HERE.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Desplat's much awaited new score for the teenage-loved vampire series will be out November the 24th 2009, through E1 Entertainment and will contain the original score written by the composer for the 2nd installment in the franchise.

Stay tuned for more details and also be sure to visit to listen to a new sound clip from the film's score, HERE.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Christopher Young to score ‘The Rum Diary’

According to, Chris Young, the prolific modern horror movie master, is going to score another new project soon, this time the upcoming Hunter S. Thompson film - a Young collaborator in the past, The Rum Diary, starring Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

For more info, please visit here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

ELIA CMIRAL's "Forget me Not"


Film Composer Elia Cmiral Delivers Horrifying Score

For Psychological Thriller “Forget Me Not”

Premiering at Screamfest LA Film Festival Oct. 22 2009

(Los Angeles, CA)- Celebrated film composer, Elia Cmiral is scoring “Forget Me Not”, a mind-twisting horror movie, making a terrifying appearance at Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2009. Cmiral is well versed in the horror genre and has already won best musical score for the film “Splinter” at last year’s Screamfest. His new work, “Forget Me Not” focuses on a group of young and rowdy teenagers who have just graduated from high school; yet with celebration in the air, the vengeful spirit of a friend from their past decides to crash the party. Working with director Tyler Oliver, a musician himself, Cmiral brings emotion and feeling to this horrifying feature through his score, which tends to be much lighter than what is usually assumed for a horror film. Cmiral masterfully utilizes contemporary sounds, drum loops, guitar and bass into his works. The emotion of the movie shines through on the piano pieces which thematically reoccur throughout the film.

The teenage horror film does not take itself too seriously like many movies in this genre tend to do; instead it offers a highly entertaining and seriously scary experience with some unexpected twists. The original music has the typical horror flavors to get your heart racing yet also has a sweet, melancholic piano theme, and charming flashback cues which coolly contrast with distorted material for the atmospheric and chase scenes. With a young cast, a musical score that makes you shiver, and a plot that gets your heart racing, ‘Forget Me Not’ will leave every viewer looking over their shoulder as they exit the theater.

‘Forget Me Not’ is a new addition to the Screamfest Film Festival, the premier outlet for horror and sci-fi genres. This year Screamfest will be showcasing ‘Forget Me Not’ on October 22nd at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. Screamfest began in 2001 by film producers Rachel Belofsky and Ross Martin in order to give horror and sci-fi filmmakers and writers a venue to have their work showcased within the industry. Many great films have come through this festival in the last 8 years, and ‘Forget Me Not’ is sure to be one of them.

No stranger to the world of horror and thriller movies, Elia Cmiral has scored films such as “Stigmata” and “Wrong Turn”. Born in Czechoslovakia, he attended the Prague Music Conservatory, where he studied composition and double bass. In 1989, he moved to America to attend USC's prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program, which led to him scoring his first American feature, “Apartment Zero”. Over the next decade, Cmiral continued building a reputation for himself, which lead to his scoring the successful “Nash Bridges” television series. In the last 10 years, Elia has written over two-dozen scores for independent films, TV and major studios.

[Author: Costa Communications]

Thursday, October 8, 2009


According to the composer himself, the score to Law Abiding Citizen will be available on iTunes and other digital retailers this Tuesday Oct 13th!

CLICK HERE to visit and listen to the sound clips.

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT's "Twilight: new moon" is out on [CD]

Much awaited sequel to the teenage vampire soft-porn franchise, "Twilight", comes this "New Moon" continuation of the first movie, one that was responsible for driving the masses of teenagers around the globe mad. The first not exactly aided by the sleepy Carter Burwell score it had, this new instalment comes with an equally long-awaited (for other reasons though) musical accompaniment by hot-shot French Composer, Alexandre Desplat.

If you follow this link here to, you'll be able to listen to the sound clips from the upcoming score yourselves.

ATLI ORVARSSON's "the fourth kind" released on [cd]

THE FOURTH KIND Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by Atli Örvarsson

In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. When a UFO is sighted, it is called an encounter of the first kind. When evidence is collected, it is known as an encounter of the second kind. When contact is made with extraterrestrials, it is the third kind. The next level, abduction, is the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document … until now.

Structured unlike any film before it, THE FOURTH KIND is a provocative thriller set in modern-day Nome, Alaska, where — mysteriously since the 1960s — a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered.

Here in this remote region, psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler (Milla Jovovich) began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.

Using never-before-seen archival footage that is integrated into the film, THE FOURTH KIND exposes the terrified revelations of multiple witnesses. Their accounts of being visited by alien figures all share disturbingly identical details, the validity of which is investigated throughout the film.

The thrilling and supernatural score is by Atli Örvarsson.

Universal Pictures will open THE FOURTH KIND nationwide on November 6.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 995 2
Release Date: 11/17/09

GABRIEL YARED's new cd release, "AMELIA"

AMELIA Original Motion Picture Soundtrac Music Composed by Gabriel Yared

Hilary Swank
Richard Gere

One of the most anticipated films of the fall, Fox Searchlight’s Amelia is already being touted as a major award contender.

Amelia stars two-time Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart, the legendary aviatrix and enigmatic symbol of the American free spirit, who was guided by a profound curiosity for everything life had to offer. Earhart’s early aviation triumphs and meteoric rise to fame and fortune were propelled along by her tempestuous partnership and eventual marriage to publisher George Putnam (Richard Gere). Bound by mutual ambition, admiration and ultimately a great love, their bond could not be broken even with her brief passionate affair with Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).

Ms. Earhart was the first woman to solo the Atlantic and was the first pilot, man or woman, to fly unaccompanied across the Pacific. In Amelia’s attempt to be the first to fly around the world in an equatorial flight, her life was tragically cut short with her mysterious and untimely disappearance over the South Pacific in 1937.

The soaring score is by the Academy Award-winning composer Gabriel Yared (The English Patient).

Fox Searchlight will begin rolling out AMELIA on October 23, expanding in the coming weeks.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 994 2
Release Date: 11/10/09

Check out the SOUND CLIPS from the score, here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Article on the much-awaited "AVATAR" score by James Horner

James Horner’s score for James Cameron’s upcoming 3-D sci-fi saga Avatar is, without much competition, the film music event of the year. MovieScore Magazine is excited to bring you the first inside look at the creation of the score. Breaking the hush-hush that has been surrounding James Horner’s work on the film for more than a year, Mike Knobloch, the executive vice president of Fox Music, describes James Horner’s music for the film as epic. “It’s a brilliantly unique blend of traditional and contemporary, electronic elements and spans the entire spectrum of attitude and energy – from bombastic action to the delicate, romantic discovery of a new world.” In a nutshell, the film, which is premieres on December 18, tells the story about a war veteran (Sam Worthington) who is sent to Pandora, a planet inhabited by the Na’vi, a humanoid race which is fighting for survival.

Read the entire article for way more info.

For more, be sure to visit, here.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Polanski’s ‘Ghost’ scored by Alexandre Desplat

R.P. Productions, the film company run by Roman Polanski, has confirmed to MovieScore Magazine that French composer Alexandre Desplat is doing the original score for Polanski’s new film, The Ghost. The film is currently in post-production, but it remains unclear if the film will be delayed or not as a result of the recent arrest of Polanski in Switzerland. According to various sources, Desplat is among the individuals who signed a petition organized by Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques to set the famous 76-year old director free (Polanski is imprisoned in Switzerland on a 31-year-old U.S. charge of child rape).

For more, be sure to tune into, here.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Elliot Goldenthal to receive Manhattan honour

Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Alien 3, Interview with the Vampire) is among a group of four distinguished musicians who will be honoured during an alumni homecoming reception held at the Manhattan School of Music in New York on October 16. Together with trumpet player Joe Wilder, conductor Kenneth Force and soprano Laquita Mitchell, Elliot Goldenthal will be “recognized for their significant career accomplishments as well as for service to Manhattan School of Music.”

For more, please visit, here.

MTV interview with Shore on ‘The Hobbit’

MTV recently interviewed composer Howard Shore about his involvement in Guillermo del Toro’s and Peter Jackson’s Hobbit prequels to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Shore confirmed that he has indeed started composing – as was the case with Lord of the Rings, a lot of the musical elements is being sketched out even before there is any footage available. Right now, according to Shore, much of the focus is on the on-screen source music that needs to be created for the films. About scoring The Hobbit as a part of a larger piece of art and referncing music that has already been established in the trilogy, Shore said: “Certain things will have to be referenced really, possibly in a more simple way, a less complicated way. So that you feel that The Hobbit is a part of this [larger] story.”

For more info please visit, here.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Agora is an upcoming 2009 historical drama film directed by Alejandro Amenábar, written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil, and starring Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella. It was screened Out of Competition at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It will then get a general release on December 18, 2009.

The movie tells the story of astronomer-philosopher Hypatia of Alexandria (Weisz) and her relationship with her slave Davus (Minghella), who is torn between his love for his mistress and the possibility of gaining his freedom by joining the rising tide of Christianity. [wikipedia]

Listen to the sound clips from the score, by following this link here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hans Zimmer: Angels, Demons & Men in Skirts - New interview

Check out the new interview with composer Hans Zimmer, posted at the Classically Speaking section of the website. Check out the whole article here.