Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ALAN SILVESTRI's "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" (recording session photographic material)

Earlier this year, Alan Silvestri recorded his score for his thirteenth feature film with director Robert Zemeckis, A Christmas Carol. The film came out last month, and scoringsessions.com are excited to bring their readers the exclusive photos from the scoring session, just in time for the holidays.

Check out the article here: http://www.scoringsessions.com/news/204/

CLIFF MARTINEZ's "A L'origine" [CD]

New release for the Solaris minimalist composer, which got out November the 9th, 2009.

The Xavier Giannoli directed movie is set in France, present day. A professional conman passes himself off as the boss of a construction site building a highway extension. He cons the whole region, hires dozens of workers and cynically enjoys the profits of his scam until he meets the lady mayor of a small village that the road will go through. She intrigues and unsettles him, before revealing to him a world he never knew: feelings. How far will he go now to save his victims and save himself from his own lies? (imdb)

Click HERE to be redirected at amazon.com and listen to the SOUND CLIPS from the score.

"Tannöd " composed by Johan Söderqvist

Taking the opportunity to recommend this beautiful score by Johan Soderqvist, a very talented and genuine voice in the vast area of film music business.

Here's info about the movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234554/

To listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score, visit amazon.com's page, by clicking HERE.


Daybreakers [SOUNDTRACK]
Various Artists (Artist), Christopher Gordon (Artist), Placebo (Artist)

Product Details

* Audio CD (January 5, 2010)
* Original Release Date: 2010
* Number of Discs: 1
* Format: Soundtrack
* Label: Lionsgate Records

Track Listings
1. Immolation
2. Nightfall
3. Humans
4. Subsider
5. On the Run
6. Blood Lust
7. The Winery and the Cafe
8. Fermentation Tank
9. Ambush
10. Resurrection
11. Drought
12. In the Sun
13. Blood Brothers
14. Spreading the Cure
15. Daybreak
16. Running Up That Hill (Placebo)

Product Description

In stores January 5, 2010
Daybreakers in theatres everywhere January 8, 2010

In 2019 Vampires rule, humans fight for survival in a world literally bleeding itself dry. It s a world full of contrast, of hope and despair, light and darkness, a vivid world brought to life (and death) through Christopher Gordon s evocative score.
- Peter & Michael Spierig

Soundtrack features the bonus track:


MovieScore Media announces that their CD featuring "The Descent: Part 2" by David Julyan is now available for pre-order. Also, from now on all of their CDs will be jewel cases - by public demand!

Composer David Julyan returns to the claustrophobic mines of the hugely successful 2005 horror film The Descent and develops the ominous and powerful musical landscape he created for the first film. The Descent scores are both great examples of Julyan’s very ambitious and detailed meld of acoustic and electronic music and the second score is exciting in its use of modern, aleatoric techniques within the orchestra in conjunction with eerie “under-your-skin” sound design. Anyone who enjoyed the score for the first Descent movie will undoubtedly love the music for Part 2.

1. Mountain Opening 0:54
2. Sarah Freaks Out 3:31
3. What Happened 1:56
4. Cath and the Crawler 2:54
5. Drive to Chapel Mine 1:08
6. Exploring the Mine 3:14
7. Pursuing Vaines 3:36
8. Cath Is Trapped 2:16
9. Attack and Fall 2:31
10. Alone in the Cave 1:10
11. Juno Returns 1:40
12. Rios Leaves a Message 2:09
13. The Pit 3:51
14. The Rock Bridge 3:06
15. The Feeding Chamber 2:59
16. The Descent: Part 2 4:03

Click HERE to be transferred to sae's page and listen to SOUND CLIPS from the score.


"In a holiday season where the phrase “game-changer” is bandied about like no one’s Hollywood business, few composers truly fit the term like Hans Zimmer. Ascending as an assistant to composer Stanley Meyers on such scores as “Moonlighting” and “My Beautiful Launderette,” the German-born Zimmer now commands the massive, art-filled domain of Remote Control in Santa Monica. In this workaholic studio, the composer and his team have created a distinctly melodic, Oscar-winning sound that’s changed the sound of movies big and small with the diversely numerous likes of “Backdraft,” “The Lion King” “The Dark Knight,” “Black Hawk Down,” “The Last Samurai” and “Spanglish.” In the collaborative process, Zimmer has helped sent out such talent into the scoring world as John Powell (“The Bourne Identity”), Trevor Rabin “(“Armageddon”), Ramin Djawadi (“Iron Man”) and Harry Gregson-Williams (“The Chronicles of Narnia”)."

Visit the original article source to find out more, listen or download the interview in audio format: http://www.filmmusicmag.com/?p=4471

HANS ZIMMER's "it's complicated" [CD]

Product Details

* Original Release Date: December 22, 2009
* Label: Back Lot Music, A Division of Universal Studios, Inc.
* Copyright: 2009 Back Lot Music, A Division of Universal Studios, Inc.
* Total Length: 16:52
* Genres: Soundtracks/General

Digital only release, check it out on amazon.com

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Zigman returns to ‘Sex and the City’ duties

"Aaron Zigman, who wrote the score for the first theatrical feature film based on the popular TV series Sex and the City, is returning as the score composer on the upcoming sequel, which is scheduled to be released in May next year. All the stars from the first film return as well as the director, Michael Patrick King. Other key members in the musical team on Sex and the City 2 are music supervisor Julia Michels and producer Salaam Remi."

Read the rest over at: http://moviescoremagazine.com/2009/12/zigman-returns-to-sex-and-the-city-duties/


The well-known British composer of the dark alternative and rock-oriented ambient scores for 28 days later and 28 weeks later as well as the highly successful Sunshine, is back with more work.

This time is the movie Kick Ass. Kick-Ass is an upcoming 2010 superhero film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film is directed by Matthew Vaughn.

The plot of Kick-Ass concerns a lonely teenage boy, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson), who decides to become a real-life superhero after being inspired by the heroes of comic books. He soon encounters a mysterious vigilante called Big-Daddy (Nicolas Cage), and his daughter Hit Girl (Chloë Moretz), who are working to bring down the drug baron Frank D'Amico.

(last 2 paragraphs taken from wikipedia)

For more, check out the original source over at http://moviescoremagazine.com/2009/12/third-composer-on-board-to-kick-ass/

Friday, December 18, 2009

Exclusive Audio Interview with Hans Zimmer on Sherlock Holmes

(Quoting from the original source:)

Today, HeyUGuys was able to interview a true legend when it comes to movies. Examples of films he has scored include True Romance, Thelma & Louise, Black Hawk Down, more recently the likes of Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and his latest being that of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. On his first ever assignment for HeyUGuys, Adam Farina was given over 30 minutes to talk with the composing icon and you can listen to the full interview audio below. Read the whole article over at the original source:

Thursday, December 17, 2009


From the press release:

“In writing the score for Terry Gilliam’s Doctor Parnassus we sought to create music as timeless and archaic as the immortal Doctor himself.” - Mychael Danna

Director Terry Gilliams’ Worlds of candy canes, mile high ladders, giant cobras come and go
and transform into other wonders. To underline the dream-like states and fantastical elements
of Gilliam’s cinematography, Jeff and Mychael produced a breathtaking and surprising
post-modern score. Tangos, Waltzes, Tibetan monastic chant, Mediaeval Music and a greasy
noir-ish saxophone tune for Tom Wait's characterization of Satan all mix together with a full
orchestra and a couple of show-stopping songs.

The brothers last collaborated with Terry Gilliam on his 2005 film Tideland. As Michael Danna
remarks: “This is our second collaboration with Terry, and so we were prepared for the
madness, mayhem and just plain fun that comes with working with his boundless creative

The Budapest Film Orchestra The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus Silva Screen Records (SILCD1303) Release Date: 18.01.2010


There's been much talk for a score from this year which has been described as particularly beautiful and very inspired. With his most recent nomination for an award in the best original score category at Golden Globes awards this year for the film A Single Man, Korzeniowski is bound to attract attention from the film music community and other music lovers.

Listen to the score A Single Man at his site (a few cues from the movie and other movies also)


and also at the official film site: http://www.asingleman-movie.com/#/home

There are 10 cues streaming. By clicking on the pause button of the film, it won't be interrupted.

Additionally, at Korzeniowski's site, you can listen for his music from the film Battle for Terra

There is about 17 minutes of the score presented at this link:


Thanks to Martin Provost

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Varese Sarabande announced today the following new release:

44 INCH CHEST Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music Composed by Angelo Badalamenti Additional Music by 100 Suns

Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Dillane, and Joanne Whalley star in 44 Inch Chest, first-time feature filmmaker Malcolm Venville’s darkly comic tale of a man who rallies his friends in order to seek revenge against the French waiter who recently slept with his wife. Sexy Beast scribes Louis Mellis and David Scinto penned the screenplay for this film produced by Richard Brown and Steve Golin.

The mysteriously beautiful score is from famed composer Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks).

An international rollout of 44 INCH CHEST will begin on January 22, 2010.

Varèse Sarabande Catalog #: 302 066 992 2 Release Date: 1/26/10

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Golden Globe Awards NOMINATIONS 2009 (Original Score)

Best Original Score - MOTION PICTURE: Nominations

Michael Giacchino's UP
Marvin Hamlisch's THE INFORMANT
James Horner's AVATAR
Abel Korzeniowski's A SINGLE MAN
Karen O, Carter Burwell - WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

For more info, click HERE to follow the official page.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Click here to be re-directed to CINEMA MUSICA and preview the whole score albume of Hans Zimmer's "SHERLOCK HOLMES", at their 'first preview' article.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Just follow this link HERE leading to amazon.com's page of the original score CD to preview all the tracks via sound clips.

Listen to the entire HORNER'S "AVATAR"

Listen to the entire AVATAR album composed by James Horner on MusicMe, by clicking HERE.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Forza motorsport 3 original soundtrack


Ambient Electronica Score Composed and Produced by
Lance Hayes aka DJ Drunken Master

New York - December 7th, 2009 - Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Forza Motorsport® 3 Original Soundtrack featuring the original music from the critically acclaimed racing game developed exclusively for Xbox 360. Created by the veteran team at Turn 10 Studios of Microsoft Game Studios, Forza Motorsport 3 unites the racing game genre, making it possible for everyone to experience the thrill of the world's most exotic and exquisite cars. Forza Motorsport 3 Original Soundtrack will release on Dec. 8 to retail outlets through Sumthing Else Music Works www.sumthing.com, and will be available for digital download on Sumthing Digital www.sumthingdigital.com and iTunes®.

Forza Motorsport 3 Original Soundtrack includes 90 minutes of ambient electronica music created by award-winning composer and producer Lance Hayes aka DJ Drunken Master. The soundtrack features a broad range of music styles and overall chill demeanor encompassing primarily electronica, ambient and downtempo with forays into ambient breaks, illbient and acid jazz.

Composer Lance Hayes said, "This was truly a rare and amazing project to work on. I knew it had to be perfect because this was Forza but we also agreed that it had to be music that could stand on its own. We were looking for the right balance of listen-ability and edge."

With breathtaking high-definition graphics and the most advanced vehicle performance modeling in a video game, Forza Motorsport 3 includes a host of driving assists and adjustable skill levels to make the game a gripping pick-up-and-play experience for audiences of all ages and skill levels. For more information on Forza Motorsport 3, please visit www.forzamotorsport.net.

For more information on Sumthing Else Music Works and its complete catalog of video game soundtracks, please visit www.sumthing.com and www.sumthingdigital.com.

[author: Sumthing Else Music Works]

Saturday, December 5, 2009

More info on the official release of [CD] for 'SHERLOCK HOLMES' cd by Hans Zimmer

Hans' official Facebook page says the score will be released as a digital download on the 22nd, and the physical CD will be released on January 12.

More info, on amazon.com HERE.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


List of upcoming scores, November 2009 / December, from MoviescoreMagacine.zom, original link HERE.

Alan Silvestri: The A-Team.
Mathias Weber: Brooklyn to Manhattan.
Eef Barzelay: Janie Jones.
Terence Blanchard: Red Tails.
Edmund Butt: Garrow’s Law.
Jeff Cardoni: See You in September.
Carles Cases: Negro Buenos Aires.
Bruno Coulais: Tête de turc.
Charles Denler: Henry and Me • Counterswirl.
Pino Donaggio: Sisi (tv).
Justin R. Durban: The Way to Dance.
Lucio Godoy: El corredor nocturno.
Andrea Guerra: Extraordinary Measures.
Paul Haslinger: The Wolfman.
Andrew Hollander: An Invisible Sign of My Own.
Mark Kilian: Legacy.
Daniel Licht: The Deep End (tv) • Romantically Challenged (tv) • Single White Millionaire (tv).
Dario Marianelli: Eat, Pray, Love.
Alan Menken: Rapunzel.
Nicola Piovani: L’uomo nero.
John Powell: Rio (with will.i.am and Sérgio Mendes).
Theodore Shapiro: Diary of a Wimp Kid.
Michael Wandmacher: Point Break Indo.
Alex Wurman: Overnight.

GRAMMY AWARDS 2009 - Nominees' Announced

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

(Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.)

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

(Award to Composer(s) for an original score created specifically for, or as a companion to, a current legitimate motion picture, television show or series or other visual media.)

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (Disc 1), Alexandre Desplat HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE, Nicholas Hooper MILK, Danny Elfman STAR TREK, Michael Giacchino UP, Michael Giacchino

In other categories, Michael Giacchino picked up two other nominations from his UP score

“Married Life” is nominated for Best Instrumental Composition
“Up With End Credits” is nominated for Best Instrumental Arranging

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

The Climb (From HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE) Jessi Alexander & Jon Mabe, songwriters (Miley Cyrus) Decode (From TWILIGHT) Josh Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore) Jai Ho (From SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash) Once In A Lifetime (From CADILLAC RECORDS) Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Beyoncé Knowles, Scott McFarnon & Jody Street, songwriters (Beyoncé) The Wrestler (From The Wrestler) Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

List compiled from this article HERE (which you can visit for more info) and HERE.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

MICHAEL GIACCHINO scoring animated tv christmas special, DISNEY'S "PREP AND LANDING"

Prep and Landing (Official title: Disney's Prep and Landing) is a computer animated television special, based on an idea by Chris Williams at Walt Disney Animation Studios and developed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers into a half-hour Christmas special for December 8th, 2009 to air at 8:30 PM ET/PT on ABC.

The film tells the story of two inept Elves, Wayne (Dave Foley) and Lanny (Derek Richardson), sent by Christmas Eve Command Center coordinator Magee (Sarah Chalke) to prepare houses for Santa's visits. The original premiere date was scheduled for December 1st; however, a speech at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York on military strategy by President Barack Obama
delayed the special's debut one week. The special will also air on ABC Family at 7 PM ET/PT December 18th as part of the network's annual "25 Days of Christmas" programming stunt, and will air on Disney Cinemagic in the UK starting December 13th 2009.

(source: wikipedia)

Check out this VIDEO SPECIAL, including references on Giacchino's music for the tv special.

Alan Silvestri slated to score ‘The A-Team’

Veteran composer Alan Silvestri has just announced a new major film scoring assignment on his newly opened official web site. According to the site, Silvestri “has been slated” to compose the original score for The A-Team, the feature film version of the 1980s television series.

For more info, check out this link HERE.

The A-Team is an upcoming feature film based on The A-Team television series. Its release is planned for June 11, 2010, and is produced by 20th Century Fox. As of January 28, 2009, director Joe Carnahan is set to direct and Ridley and Tony Scott are set to produce.The plot will involve a shift from Vietnam to the Middle East, and both Jules Daly and series creator Stephen J. Cannell are involved in the project.

According to writer Michael Brandt, the adaptation will be more in vein of Die Hard, The Bourne Identity, and Casino Royale.



Music in a Television Production
• Michael Giacchino Prep and Landing — Walt Disney Animation Studios
• Kevin Kiner Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Weapons Factory — Lucasfilm Animation Ltd.
• Guy Moon The Fairly OddParents: Wishology-The Big Beginning — Nickelodeon

Music in a Feature Production
• Bruno Coulais Coraline — Laika
• Michael Giacchino Up — Pixar Animation Studios
• Joe Hisaishi Ponyo — Studio Ghibli
• John Powell Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs — Blue Sky Studios

More at the official site, HERE.

More AVATAR goodies!

Check out a FULL MINUTE OF EACH TRACK in audio samples, HERE.

Tracktimes for the score CD:

1. "You Don't Dream In Cryo...." 6:09
2. Jake Enters His Avatar World 5:24
3. Pure Spirits Of The Forest 8:49
4. The Bioluminescence Of The Night 3:37
5. Becoming One Of "The People", Becoming One With Neytiri 7:43
6. Climbing Up "Iknimaya - The Path To Heaven" 3:18
7. Jake's First Flight 4:50
8. Scorched Earth 3:32
9. Quaritch 5:01
10. The Destruction Of Hometree 6:47
11. Shutting Down Grace's Lab 2:47
12. Gathering All The Na'vi Clans For Battle 5:14
13. War 11:21
14. I See You [Theme from Avatar] 4:20

Also check out this new 25-minute interview with James Horner about AVATAR, hosted HERE.

And also check out this very interesting article on Horner scoring Avatar, quoting "his most difficult job to date", clicking HERE.