Friday, May 25, 2012



Music Composed by 
Javier Navarrete
(Pan’s Labyrinth, Cracks)

Very, very interesting and promising project. Look at the premise, the stars and...the score. Looking forward to the new Navarrete.

Info from Varese: 

Music From The HBO® Film


Music Composed by 
Javier Navarrete
(Pan’s Labyrinth, Cracks)

Includes the song 
Ay Carmela
performed by 
Voces Del Pueblo

HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN recounts one of the greatest romances of the last century — the passionate love affair and tumultuous marriage of literary master Ernest Hemingway and the beautiful, trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn — as it follows the adventurous writers through the Spanish Civil War and beyond. As witnesses to history, they covered all the great conflicts of their time; but the war they couldn’t survive was the war between themselves.
Directed by multiple Academy Award® nominee Philip Kaufman (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Right Stuff) from a script by Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight) and Barbara Turner (The Company, Pollock), the film stars Academy Award® nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen (Closer, Children Of Men) and Academy Award® and three-time Golden Globe winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Rabbit Hole), and co-stars Academy Award® nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck, Emmy® Award winner for HBO Films' Temple Grandin), Molly Parker, Rodrigo Santoro, Parker Posey, Peter Coyote, Diane Baker and Tony Shalhoub.
The beautiful and adventurous score is by Academy Award® nominee Javier Navarrete (Pan’s Labyrinth).  Also featured prominently in the film is the song “Ay Carmela,” performed by both Voces Del Pueblo and Alarcon.

HBO will premiere HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN on May 28.

Varese Sarabande Catalog # 302 067 151 2
Release Date: 06/12/12

Track List:

1. Real Honeymoon (:32)  
2. Love Story Written In Blood (1:17)
3. Ay Carmela 
Performed by Antoine Ciosi (3:15)
4. Red River Valley 
Performed by Eric Schneider (2:24)
5. I Am Resourceful (1:56)  
6. The Joy of Irrigation (2:52)
7. Fumando Espero 
Performed by Valerie Pintado & David Guiterrez (2:26)
8. El Cuervo (1:59)  
9. Bravest Woman (1:22)
10. Try To Get Out (1:44)  
11. This Is What I Need (2:00)
12. Ay Carmela 
Performed by Rolando Alarcón (3:08)
13. Jarama Valley 
Performed by Eric Schneider (1:49)
14. Cachita 
Performed by Felix Samuel (3:23)
15. Y Tu Que Has Hecho 
Performed by Marina LaValle & Felix Samuel (3:01)
16. Amado 
Performed by Marina LaValle (2:21)
17. One Thing You Must Know (1:24)
18. Life Shouldn’t Be This Perfect (1:09)  
19. Finland (1:46)  
20. China (2:00)  
21. Sampan (1:55)  
22. How To Be There (:40)
23. Normandy (1:58)  
24. Dachau (2:13)
25. Pages (1:25)
26. Not Dead Yet (1:38)

RAMIN DJAWADI - Game of Thrones season 2 (2012, cd)

Let's face it: the first score was a huge success mostly the lovers of the hit-HBO tv series but for those outside, it was just a nice main theme. Let's see what this, 2nd installment, will musically hold in it.

Amazon says
Audio CD (June 19, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack
Label: Varese Sarabande
In-Print Editions: Audio CD

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Listen to the first samples from JAMES NEWTON HOWARD's - SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012)

The movie could be a total win or total loss, with the Twilight babe going all-Gladiator on us, but surely the scoring aspect is more interesting, at least on paper: James Newton Howard. His last 2 years might not be exactly the best, but the samples are promising. Listen and judge for yourself:

JESPER KYD doing the score for DARKSIDERS II - Listen for yourself!

Whilst the first DarkSiders got a very, ehem, dark and agressive score by the likes of Michael Reagan and Chris Velasco, the 2nd installment in the series of video games seems to be getting the more ethereal, atmospheric and at parts - melodic, treatment by Jesper Kyd (Hitman, Assasin's Creed, etc). Read the press release and listen for yourself at:

And at his official page:

Jesper Kyd has crafted the original score for DARKSIDERS II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed action/adventure title developed by THQ’s in-house studio Vigil Games. Kyd’s emotionally dynamic score for DARKSIDERS II combines dark ethereal themes and melodic fantasy that enrich the player’s cinematic journey through each of the game’s unique realms. Jesper Kyd commented, “DARKSIDERS II is an awesome game and one of the most fun and creatively satisfying projects I have scored. I had a blast working with the team at Vigil.”
“It’s been an absolute pleasure working with Jesper,” said Jeremy Robins, Audio Director at Vigil Games. “He’s an extremely talented composer and an avid gamer, who not only created an amazing soundtrack for DARKSIDERS II, but intuitively knew how to cater each composition to achieve maximum musical impact for players.”
Darksiders II follows the exploits of DEATH, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels DEATH through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother WAR, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders. Darksiders II is set for release in August 2012. For more information on DARKSIDERS II visit

Howard Shore: Cosmopolis (2012)

The sparkling, not-so-manly, vampire from Twilight is doing his best (and hardest) to escape from the afore-mentioned franchise's hell so this time he works with...wait for it.....David Cronenberg! Cosmopolis is their new project together and (not surprisingly for Cronenberg), HOWARD SHORE composers. Here's some info on the upcoming score CD release, from amazon: 

The soundtrack for Cosmopolis reunites composer Howard Shore and the band METRIC for another cinematic collaboration. While writing the score for David Cronenberg's film adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis, Shore conceived of a particular live sound to achieve his vision and invited METRIC to perform the score and co-write three songs. The music was recorded in November 2011 at the band's own Giant Studios in Toronto, produced by Howard Shore and METRIC guitarist Jimmy Shaw, and mixed by John O'Mahony at Liberty Studios in Toronto and Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The result is an atmospheric, urban soundscape of analog synths and layered guitars featuring the hypnotic vocals of METRIC lead singer Emily Haines. The Cosmopolis soundtrack also features Mecca by Somali Singer/Rapper K'NAAN with lyrics by the artist and Don DeLillo.

A Film by David Cronenberg
Starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Samantha Morton, and Paul Giamatti

Find out more about it here and stay tuned for more:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Listen to the new DESPLAT - Rust and Bone (2012)

Some info from and filmmusicreporter: 

Score comes out 14th of May, 2012

The album features 18 tracks from the film’s original score composed by Alexandre Desplat. Also included are various songs from the movie by Bon Iver, Azari, John Cooper Clarke, The B-52′s, Lykke Li, Carte Blanche and Colin Stetson. The soundtrack will be released in France both digitally and physically on May 14, 2012. Audio clips can be checked out on

Here's the link for you to audition the upcoming release:


Whilst he hasn't quite proven himself so far and to be honest, besides the incredibly and surprisingly good THE GREY, none of his previous works were of any particular interest (well except for BODY OF LIES, maybe), still this is perhaps the most awaited film of the year and the score that accompanies it couldn't get any less attention. For a moment there, some weeks back, there was a slight confusion (and some happiness for some fans, despair for others) that Harry Gregson Williams was to take over and replace Marc on the job; at the end, HGW only provides additional music for the feature. Fortunately? Time will tell. We cannot wait to hear it however! 

Here are the album details from

Audio CD (June 12, 2012)
Original Release Date: 2012
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack

Track Listing
1. A Planet
2. Going In
3. Engineers
4. Life*
5. Weyland
6. Discovery
7. Not Human
8. Too Close
9. Try Harder
10. David
11. Hammerpede
12. We were right
13. Earth
14. Infected
15. Hyper Sleep
16. Small Beginnings
17. Hello Mommy
18. Friend From The Past
19. Dazed
20. Space Jockey
21. Collision
22. Debris
23. Planting the Seed
24. Invitation
25. Birth

Since working as music supervisor on Ridley's Scott's 2005 film, Kingdom Of Heaven, Scott has called on Marc Streitenfeld to score all of his subsequent movies including A Good Year, Body Of Lies, Robin Hood and American Gangster, for which he was nominated for a BAFTA. Prior to his work as a composer, Streitenfeld had collaborated with Scott as music editor, music supervisor and technical score advisor on several projects, including Matchstick Men, Black Hawk Down and Gladiator.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Great addition to Krakow Film Music Festival - ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL

The Music of Oscar-Winning Composer Elliot Goldenthal To Be Celebrated In Concert At The Film Music Festival in Krakow

Oscar winning composer Elliot Goldenthal will be celebrated in concert at the Film Music Festival in Krakow on Saturday, May 26th at the Tinning Plant of ArcelorMittal Poland in Krakow.  The concert will include a special appearance by Oscar-nominated film and Tony-winning theatre director Julie Taymor. The concert will be performed by the well-known Polish Orchestra Sinfonietta Cracovia accompanied by Pro Musica Mundi Choir and the boys’ choir Pueri Contores Sancti Nicolai and conducted by composer Diego Navarro.

The first part of the concert program - Alien – The Biomechanical Symphony - will be devoted to music from all four Alien films in the celebrated science-fiction saga in which Goldenthal composed the music for Alien 3.  The second part of the program – Elliot Goldenthal’s Cinema of Art & Blood - will feature music from some of Goldenthal and Taymor’s collaborations including Frida and Titus in addition to Goldenthal’s music from Interview with the Vampire directed by Neil Jordan and Batman Forever directed by Joel Schumacher.  Movie clips will be featured with live music during the performance.

Goldenthal, who creates works for orchestra, theater, opera, ballet and film, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for his music to Taymor’s movie Frida.  He also received Oscar nominations for his scores for both Interview with the Vampire and Michael Collins as well as for the original song "Burn it Blue" from Frida.  Goldenthal was named one of the two finalists for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in music for his original two-act opera “Grendel” directed by Taymor.  Among Goldenthal’s many other film scores are Public Enemies, Heat, Batman Forever, A Time To Kill, Drugstore Cowboy, The Butcher Boy, Across The Universe and The Tempest.  Additionally, he has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, three Grammy Awards, two Tony Awards and three Chicago Film Critics Awards.

During the Festival, Goldenthal and Taymor will also participate in a moderated discussion.

The Film Music Festival in Krakow, organised by the Krakow Festival Office and RMF Classic has been entirely dedicated to music created for the needs of picture. The unique combination of the highest quality of interpretation of film music performed by leading musicians and orchestras, in combination with high quality of film picture, decides on the uniqueness of the event. The programme of the venture puts its stakes on genre diversity: from reviews of retrospect and exclusive ceremonial concerts in performance, through monographic concerts of chosen and distinguished composers of film music, and finally at mass shows in the open. Monumental musical and film shows are distinguished by boldness in production and innovativeness in the sphere of sound and picture technology, but also by performance swing, artistic standard of works presented, as well as due to the presence of the most outstanding creators and composers.

For more info contact: Jeff Sanderson
            Chasen& Company

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Check out a first listen on TUOMAS KANTELINEN's new score, PURGE (2012)

Click the following link to enjoy some new cues from PURGE (Puhdistus) by composer Tuomas Kantelinen, coming out in September 2012. Violin soli are performed by Viktoria Mullova and here's info about the movie:

Antti Jokinen
Antti Jokinen (screenplay), Marko Leino (screenplay), and 1 more credit »
Peter Franzén, Krista Kosonen and Amanda Pilke

Click here for the score: