Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SOUND CLIPS go live from HANS ZIMMER's new superman score: MAN OF STEEL (2013)

Man of Steel: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Hans Zimmer | Format: MP3 Music
Original Release Date: June 11, 2013
Format - Music: MP3

Product Details
Original Release Date: June 11, 2013
Label: WaterTower Music
Copyright: 2013 WaterTower Music
Total Length: 1:27:48

The score is also available on regular and special CD EDITIONS as well, check out amazon.com for info.

JOHAN SODERQVIST's "KON-TIKI" to go out on CD edition, MAY 13, 2013

JOHAN SODERQVIST's "KON-TIKI" is to be also released on CD (additionally to the digital release which we talked about here) which will include extensive booklet with insides on the musical process on creating the score, as Johan confirmed to us. 

Here's the official press release: 

“KON TIKI” ON MAY 13, 2013


Sony Music announces the release of the original motion picture soundtrack for KON-TIKI, an epic which tells the story of legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s dangerous 4,300 mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. Directed by Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg, the film was shot in both English and Norwegian versions with an identical score. The Norwegian version was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film this year, a first for a Norwegian film. Produced by Jeremy Thomas at Recorded Picture Company, and Aage Aaberge for Nordisk Film Production, KON-TIKI was a major box office success in its native Scandinavia, and has since been gathering critical
acclaim internationally.

The score for KON-TIKI was written by Swedish film composer Johan Söderqvist, one of the most renowned film composers of the Scandinavian region. Born in 1966 in Täby outside the capital, Söderqvist studied composition and arranging at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He wrote his first film score in 1991 (Agnes Cecilia) and in the same year he wrote his first score for Danish director Susanne Bier (Freud Leaving Home). The soundtrack CD featuring both scores earned a Swedish Grammy for the composer. Söderqvist has continued to score most of Bier’s films, including Brothers (which won him the UCMF Film Music Award at the Cannes Film Festival), the Oscar-nominated After the Wedding, and the Oscar-winning In a Better World. Söderqvist’s notable scores include Tomas Alfredson’s acclaimed Let the Right One In, for which Söderqvist was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Score and won the Bernard Hermann Award, and Effi Briest, the touching adaptation of Theodor Fontane’s popular novel.

While writing the score for KON-TIKI, Söderqvist worked primarily with one of Norway’s most prominent sound designers Tormod Ringnes, with whom he had previously collaborated on several films. They worked together to create a soundtrack that could function as a singular emotional unit, with the aim of the audience not knowing where one starts and the other ends.

A trademark of Söderqvist’s scores, KON-TIKI is characterized by a unique atmosphere based on many exotic and unusual instruments, that were recorded especially for this score. "The first thing that came to my mind" says Söderqvist, "was the sound of the conch horn for Tiki, the God of Sun in ancient Polynesian mythology. Tiki is omnipresent in the score, even the opening that still plays in Norway has a foreboding episode with the conch horn playing over the frozen lake.

In the end I think we found a very significant sound with an 'ancient' quality to it." After seeing an early cut of the film, Söderqvist jotted down four different ideas that he wanted to represent the score and the tone of the music. These four concepts: Magic, Obsession, Fragility and Adventure became the four quadrants of
the score illustrating the musical journey of KON-TIKI. 

The CD soundtrack of Kon-Tiki contains close to an hour’s worth of the most interesting cues from the film. It includes extensive liner notes on the four concepts and the score – a brilliant guide to give you a complete picture of Thor Heyerdahl’s incredible adventure.

For further information, please contact: SONY Classical International,
Saskia Thießen, Phone: +49-30-13888-7630, Fax: +49-30-13888-67630, saskia.thiessen@sonymusic.com

The Kon-Tiki soundtrack will be available internationally on April 30th
(digital album) and May 13th respectively (physical album).

Track list
1. Kon-Tiki (start credit)
2. Thor and Liv
3. Fatu Hiva
4. The Shaman
5. On Course
6. Into Space
7. Thor Meets Herman
8. To Peru
9. Calling Liv
10. Thor's failure
11. Following the sun
12. The crab
13. Tiki
14. Building the Raft
15. The Whale Shark
16. The Journey Begins
17. The Swede
18. Luminescent Creatures
19. The Parrot
20. The Letter
21. Herman is Afraid
22. Shark Attack
23. Thor is Sad
24. The Seagull
25. The Raroia Reef
26. The 13th Wave
27. Reaching Land
28. Thor Laughs
29. Kon-Tiki (end credit)
30. Epilogue

For further information, please contact: SONY Classical International,
Saskia Thießen, Phone: +49-30-13888-7630, Fax: +49-30-13888-67630, saskia.thiessen@sonymusic.com

New York Foundation for the arts inducts MICHAEL FINDLAY, ELLIOT GOLDENTHAL, MIRA NAIR AND FRED WILSON into the NYFA hall of fame.

Left to right:  Honorees Michael Findlay, Elliot Goldenthal, Mira Nair, Fred Wilson and NYFA Executive Director Michael Royce. Photo by: David DuPry

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to announce that author and co-director of the Acquavella Gallery Michael Findlay, composer Elliot Goldenthal, filmmaker Mira Nair and visual artist Fred Wilson will be inducted into the NYFA Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 23rd at Espace (635 West 42nd Street).

The evening begins at 6:30 with a cocktail reception featuring interactive art by past and current NYFA grantees, followed by dinner and remarks from all the honorees. Tickets start at $500 and tables at $5,000; tickets for the Young Patrons After party, which begins at 9:30, are $250. Tickets and tables at all levels can be purchased at www.nyfa.org.

The NYFA Hall of Fame was created to both honor the work of artists to whom NYFA provided critical support early in their careers and recognize philanthropists and patrons of the arts who have had an impact of the City’s cultural community. Past honorees include: Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio; Todd Haynes; Christian Marclay; Kathleen O’Grady; Suzan-Lori Parks; Wendy Perron; Ben Rodriguez-Cubenas, and Andres Serrano. Bios of 2013 inductees (photos are available):

Michael Findlay (Patron of the Arts) is the Co-Director of Acquavella Galleries, which specializes in Impressionist and Modern European works of art and post-war American painting and sculpture. In 1973 Findlay helped organize an art auction at Sotheby Parke-Bernet to benefit survivors of the Nicaraguan earthquake and since then has been involved in many such fund-raising activities. As Vice President of the Art Dealers Association of America, Findlay assisted in the recent appeal that raised over a million dollars to benefit non-profit and commercial galleries devastated by Hurricane Sandy. His book The Value of Art was published by Prestel Publishing in 2012. Mr. Findlay will be introduced by visual artist Billy Sullivan.

Elliot Goldenthal (NYFA Fellow in Music Composition, 1989) creates works for orchestra, theater, opera, ballet and film. In 2006, his original two-act opera Grendel, directed by Julie Taymor, premiered at the Los Angeles Opera, and was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in music. He was commissioned by the American Ballet Theatre to compose a three-act ballet of Othello, which debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1997. His large-scale symphonic piece, Fire Water Paper: A Vietnam Oratorio, was commissioned by the Pacific Symphony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. In 2003, he was honored with the Academy Award® and a Golden Globe for Best Original Score for Frida and received an Oscar® nomination for the film’s original song and previous Oscar nominations for his music for Interview With the Vampire and Michael Collins. He has also received two Golden Globe nominations, three Grammy Award nominations, and a Tony Award nomination. He is composing the original music for a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dreamto be directed by Taymor for Theatre for a New Audience this Fall. Mr. Goldenthal will be introduced by soprano Jessye Norman.

Mira Nair (NYFA Fellow in Film, 1988) is a writer, director, and producer. At the University of Delhi she started out in the theater department acting, but turned to photography and eventually to documentary filmmaking at Harvard. She made four documentaries about Indian life and society. In 1988, Nair's first feature film, Salaam Bombay!, won the Camera d'Or for Best First Film at the Cannes Film Festival and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film. In 2004 she launched a film lab called Maisha, based in Uganda as a home for East African and South Asian filmmakers to gather and learn new skills. Her other films include: Monsoon Wedding, Mississippi Masala, The Namesake, Vanity Fair and Amelia; her latest film,The Reluctant Fundamentalist, will be released by IFC Films in April.Ms. Nair will be introduced by filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker.

Fred Wilson (NYFA Fellow in Sculpture, 1987, 1991) is an internationally renowned artist whose work has been exhibited in cultural institutions and public spaces throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including the 50th Venice Biennale at which Wilson represented the United States. Wilson received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant" Achievement Award in 1999 and the Larry Aldrich Foundation Award in 2000. He is the board president of Sculpture center, a trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art and a board member of Creative Capital. He was born in the Bronx and lives and works in Manhattan, where he is represented by the Pace Gallery. Mr. Wilson will be introduced by curator and scholar Carin Kuoni.

The NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit is Sponsored by: Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; Acquavella Galleries; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and Shearman & Sterling LLP.

About NYFA: One of the few not-for-profit organizations in the country to serve artists in all disciplines, the mission of NYFA is to empower artists at critical stages of their creative lives. NYFA serves artists through funding, professional development, information and resources. Since our founding in 1971, we have awarded more than $30 million to individual artists and small and mid-size organizations. Artspire, our fiscal sponsorship program, is one of the oldest, largest and most respected in the country and, since 1973, has helped artists and emerging arts organizations raise and manage more than $50 million. We also provide entrepreneurial training to over 2,500 artists annually, giving them the skills they need to create their own opportunities and take control of their careers. In response to Hurricane Sandy, we awarded over $1.5 million to nearly 400 artists in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.

Contact: Mark Rossier, 212-366-6900 x 211 mrossier@nyfa.org March 22, 2013

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

STEVE JABLONSKY - Pain and Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain [Soundtrack]
Steve Jablonsky (Composer) | Format: Audio CD

Product Details
Audio CD (May 21, 2013)
Original Release Date: 2013
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Soundtrack
Label: Varese Records

Editorial Reviews
Original score to the 2013 motion picture composed by Steve Jablonsky (Transformers, Battleship, Gangster Squad). Based on a true story, Pain & Gain follows a group of bodybuilders who engaged in a campaign of kidnapping, extortion and murder in Florida. The movie was directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne The Rock Johnson.

Movie info via imdb.com
Pain & Gain (2013)
 130 min  -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  26 April 2013 (USA)

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
Director: Michael Bay
Writers: Christopher Markus (screenplay), Stephen McFeely (screenplay),
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


 (April 23, 2013 – Trondheim, Norway) – On April 21st, the jury of the 2013 Nordic Film Music Prize awarded Tuomas Kantelinen for his “wonderfully sensitive scoring” for the Finnish film ‘Puhdistus’ (or ‘Purge’) by director Antti Jokinen.

The jury released a statement saying, “Although we want to stress the very high quality level of every one of the five scores are presented to us in this selection, we feel that the original music of "Purge" stood out because of its probability to convey with great sophistication, melodic sense and sensitivity the deep, emotional complexity of the characters and to underline the extreme hardship of the circumstances should without ever resorting to easy solutions.”

The nominees were Benny Andersson (of ABBA fame) for ‘Palme’, Peter Peter for ‘Over kanten’, Ben Frost & Daniel Bjarnason for ‘The Deep’ and Peder Kjellsby for ‘Varg Veum Kalde hjerter.’  Kantelinen comments, “All five nominees are already winners because we have the joy and privilege to work on our dream job every day.” Nominees were chosen by each country's composer guild (i.e. SCL in the US). This year’s international jury consisted of composers Bernard Grimaldi (France, founding member and co-president of FFACE, the European Association of Film Composers), Richard Bellis (USA) and Loek Dikker (NL).

Tuomas is currently composing the music for frequent collaborator Sergei Bodrov’s movie ‘The Seventh Son,’ a fantasy action adventure film by Legendary Pictures starring Jeff Bridges, Julianne Morre and Ben Barnes.  He is sharing composing duties with AR Rahman (‘Slumdog Millionaire’)

About Tuomas Kantelinen:

Film music composer Tuomas Kantelinen studied classical composing in his native Finland and continues to make music for both cinema and concert audiences.  He has scored orchestral film music for over 40 feature films, including Klaus Haro's awarded ‘Mother of Mine,’ Renny Harlin´s dark thriller ‘Mindhunters,’ Peter Flinth’s Swedish Crusades movies ‘Arn, The Knight Templar,’ and Sergei Bodrov's Genghis Khan epic ‘Mongol’.

About The Nordic Film Composer Award:

The Nordic Film Composer Award was established in 2010 by NFCN, Nordic Film Composers Network as well as the societies of Norwegian, Danish, Swdish, Finnish and Icelandic composers. HARP is an annual film music prize, to which film composers from each Nordic country nominates a candidate. The winner is chosen by an international jury. The prize money is 10,000 Euro. Previous recipients are Fredrik Emilson (Sweden) 2012, Gaute Storaas (Norway) in 2011 and Dani Strömbäck (Finland) in 2010.


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Monday, April 22, 2013

New Armand Amar from the creators of HOME. 2012 Documentary: PLANET OCEAN

Find more about it (including sound samples) here: 

Info from imdb:
Planet Ocean (2012)
94 min  -  Documentary  -  26 June 2012 (Belgium)

Dive into our planet's greatest mysteries with a team of international underwater cinematographers as they explore the breathtaking bond between humanity and the ocean.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Pitiot
Lucy Allwood (translator), Michael Pitiot
Josh Duhamel

Superman Unbound: composed by Kevin Kliesch (cd and mp3 versions) (2013)

More about the mp3 version here, with SOUND CLIPS: 


    Original Release Date: April 30, 2013
    Format - Music: MP3
    Also available in CD Format here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CDTFJN4/ref=dm_dp_cdp?ie=UTF8&qid=1366660618&s=music&sr=1-30

Product Details
    Original Release Date: April 30, 2013
    Label: WaterTower Music
    Copyright: (c) 2013 WaterTower Music
    Total Length: 53:12

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Stuck In Love, Composed by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott (2013)

Via Varese: 
Summary: The Stuck In Love score was Composed, Arranged, Performed and Produced by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott (from Bright Eyes), the pop tracks on the soundtrack include three new songs: “At Your Door” by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott featuring Big Harp, "Somersaults In Spring by Friends of Gemini (Mike Mogis, Nathaniel Walcott and Corina Figueroa Escamilla) and “You Are Your Mother's Child" by Conor Oberst.

Other artists featured include Bright Eyes, Elliott Smith, Nat & Alex Wolff, Wallpaper Airplanes, Like Pioneers, Rio Bravo and Bill Ricchini.

The CD includes two bonus tracks. The soundtrack is also available on Vinyl, as well as two unique pop and score digital albums.

Varese's official press release:


Featuring an original score composed and produced by
Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott (from Bright Eyes)

With new songs by Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott

(April 25, 2013– Los Angeles, CA) – Varèse Sarabande Records will release the Stuck in Love – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on May 28th and on CD and vinyl June 11, 2013.  The film features an original score by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott (from Bright Eyes), and new songs “At Your Door” (by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott featuring Big Harp), “You Are Your Mother’s Child” (by Conor Oberst) and “Somersaults In Spring” (by Friends of Gemini: Corina Figueroa Escamilla, Nathaniel Walcott and Mike Mogis).

“My pipe dream was to have Bright Eyes, my favorite band score the film,” said the film’s writer/director Josh Boone. Music supervisors Andy Ross and Laura Katz reached out to them.  “Not only did they make that happen, bringing the great Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott on board, but Conor Oberst generously contributed an original song that fit so perfectly into the fabric of the film that I still get goosebumps every time I hear it.”

Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott's musical involvement together dates back to the mid-90s, when Mogis invited (the then-high school junior) Walcott over to his studio (then housed in his parents' basement in Lincoln, Nebraska) to record trumpet on an early Lullaby For The Working Class album.  Nathaniel Walcott is a composer, arranger, keyboard player, and trumpet player.  In addition to being a member of Bright Eyes and Conor Oberst's Mystic Valley Band, he has worked closely with many artists, both live and in the studio, such as The Faint, M. Ward, Rilo Kiley, Pete Yorn, and Broken Bells.

Mike Mogis has been writing and producing since the early 90s. Deeply embedded in the burgeoning music scene in Omaha, Nebraska, Mogis began his career as a member of the now legendary Lullaby for the Working Class and has since gone on to become one of the most acclaimed producers of his generation. Being a permanent member of Bright Eyes, along with Nathaniel Walcott and Conor Oberst, Mogis achieved critical success with 2002’s Lifted or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground, and later both critical and commercial success with I’m Wide Awake…It’s Morning.  Other works include Monsters of Folk, of which he is a member, ST, Rilo Kiley’s More Adventurous, First Aid Kit’s The Lion’s Roar The Faint’s Wet From Birth, and Curvise’s Ugly Organ have again proven his ability to capture the sounds of various genres and artistic approaches.  His musical talents also include the ability to play a wide variety of instruments including guitar, keyboards, pedal steel, mandolin, and countless others.  With his impressive resume and creative versatility, he is one of today’s most celebrated producers.

“Music played an important role in the writing and making of Stuck in Love,” said Boone.  Most of the songs that are in the film were written into the script. Boone had created mix CDs for each of the cast members and gave them the CDs to use as inspiration. “I often saw them listening to their iPods between takes.”

Three years past his divorce, veteran novelist Bill Borgens (Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear) can’t stop obsessing over, let alone spying on, his ex-wife Erica (Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly), who ignominiously left him for another man. Even as his neighbor-with-benefits, Tricia (Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars, House of Lies), tries to push him back into the dating pool, he remains blind to anyone else¹s charms. Meanwhile, his fiercely independent collegiate daughter Samantha (Lily Collins, Mirror Mirror) is publishing her first novel while recoiling at the very thought of first love with a diehard romantic (Logan Lerman, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower); and his teen son Rusty (Nat Wolff, The Naked Brothers Band, Peace, Love And Misunderstanding) is trying to find his voice, both as a fantasy writer and as the unexpected boyfriend of a dream girl with unsettlingly real problems. As each of these situations mounts into a tangled trio of romantic holiday crises, it brings the Borgens to surprising revelations about how endings become beginnings.

“Music is one of the most powerful tools a filmmaker can use to evoke emotion,” Boone explained.  “I am forever indebted to the great musicians who lent us theirs to help bring this film to life.”

Millennium Entertainment presents Stuck in Love, in theaters June 14, 2013.  The Stuck in Love – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available digitally on May 28th, and on CD and vinyl on June 11, 2013.  The first single that will be serviced to radio is "At Your Door" by Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott featuring Big Harp.

Varèse Sarabande Records: www.varesesarabande.com

For more information contact: Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions @ 310.439.1403, beth@cinemediapromotions.com, or @cinemediapromo on Twitter

Track Listing CD
1. Nosebleed (Score) (1:25)
2. At Your Door • Nathaniel Walcott and Mike Mogis featuring Big Harp (2:55)   
3. Peeping Tom (Score) (1:48)
4. You Are Your Mother’s Child • Conor Oberst (3:56)
5. *American Man • Rio Bravo (4:00)
6. Polkadot • Like Pioneers (3:01)
7. Rusty Tucks Kate In (Score) (1:25)
8. Will You Be By Me • Wallpaper Airplanes (5:45)
9. Goodbye (Score) (2:05)
10. *I Won't Love You Any Less • Nat & Alex Wolff (3:10)
11. Between the Bars • Elliott Smith (2:21)
12. Bill Gets Dressed (Score) (1:26)
13. The Calendar Hung Itself... • Bright Eyes (3:56)
14. Bill Tells Sam the Truth (Score) (1:38)
15. A Mountain, A Peak • Bill Ricchini (4:12)
16. Erica At The Door (Score) (1:08)
17. Somersaults In Spring • Friends of Gemini (4:47)
Friends of Gemini are Corina Figueroa Escamilla, lead vocals • Nik Freitas, vocals • Mike Mogis, guitars, bass • Nathaniel Walcott, keyboards • Clark Baechle, drums •

* CD bonus tracks

Track Listing Vinyl
Side One:
1. Nosebleed (Score) (1:25)
2. At Your Door • Nathaniel Walcott and Mike Mogis featuring Big Harp (2:55)   
3. Peeping Tom (Score) (1:48)
4. You Are Your Mother’s Child • Conor Oberst (3:56)
5. Polkadot • Like Pioneers (3:01)
6. Rusty Tucks Kate In (Score) (1:25)
7. Will You Be By Me • Wallpaper Airplanes (5:45)
8. Goodbye (Score) (2:05)

Side Two:
1. Between the Bars • Elliott Smith (2:21)
2. Bill Gets Dressed (Score) (1:26)
3. The Calendar Hung Itself... • Bright Eyes (3:56)
4. Bill Tells Sam the Truth (Score) (1:38)
5. A Mountain, A Peak • Bill Ricchini (4:12)
6. Erica At The Door (Score) (1:08)
7. Somersaults In Spring • Friends of Gemini (4:47)
Friends of Gemini are Corina Figueroa Escamilla, lead vocals • Nik Freitas, vocals • Mike Mogis, guitars, bass • Nathaniel Walcott, keyboards • Clark Baechle, drums • 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Academy Award™ Winner Mychael Danna To Serve As Honorary President and Mikael Carlsson To Serve as Concerts Musical Producer

The Festival Internacional de Música de Cine, for the Second Year in the Province of Córdoba Announces Honorary President, Musical Producer, and Other Appointments

Academy Award™ Winner Mychael Danna To Serve As Honorary President
Mikael Carlsson To Serve as Concerts Musical Producer

The Festival Internacional de Música de Cine is honored to announce that Canadian composer Mychael Danna, Academy Award™ winner for Life of Pi, will be the Honorary President of the festival, which will be held for the second year in the Province of Córdoba, from June 23-30, 2013. In addition, the festival announces several other appointments, including Mikael Carlsson (Moviescore Media) to the position of Concert Musical Producer.

Mychael Danna is the perfect ambassador of one of the most important events in the world of film music, the Festival Internacional de Música de Cine organized annually by BSOSpirit Association, the Provincial Government of Córdoba and the company Leitmotiv Music. The composer of scores such as Moneyball, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Little Miss Sunshine, Danna has enthusiastically accepted the relevant appointment as Honorary President for 2013, a position held last year by composer Mark Isham and in the seven prior installments in the city of Úbeda by Brian Tyler (2005), John Frizzell (2006), John Debney (2007), Bruce Broughton (2008), Patrick Doyle (2009), Michael Giacchino (2010) and Bruno Coulais (2011).

In addition, Mikael Carlsson will be the musical producer of the concerts that are planned for this second edition. Born in Halmstad (Sweden), Carlsson is a composer and music producer, and in 2006 launched the record label 'Moviescore Media'. Since then, he has become one of the most important producers in the world of film music.

Composer and conductor Arturo Diez Boscovich will serve as music director for the Festival. Diez Boscovich was born in Malaga in 1979, and is the music director to the Teatro Lirico Andaluz (Málaga) and to the Teatro Lírico in Huelva.  For the past several years, Diez Boscovich has been working closely with the festival as conductor.  He is also the composer for the animated short film Fuga, which recently won an award from the Malaga Film Festival.

Conrado Xalabarder will remain as coordinator of the composing workshop. Xalabarder works as professor of scoring as part of the Communication Studies Faculty at the Pompeu Fabra University and Vic University, and serves as a critic for the magazine Fotogramas.
The Festival Internacional de Música de Cine has also made other appointments to beef up several departments, including the press department both inside and outside of Spain, website design, retaining Jesus Mendoza Creative Studio, to create a more dynamic official website (www.filmmusicfestival.org).

In addition the festival thanks this year’s sponsors, the City and the University of Córdoba, The Mezquita Motor car dealers, Renfe, AC Travel Agency, Casas de la Judería Hotel or Chale Mas Productions SL for their participation and cooperation with this year’s festival. 

The Festival organization wants to emphasize that one of its primary objectives for 2013 is to continue expanding the participation of professionals, companies, firms and sponsors that wish to be part of one of the most important initiatives in the music and film fields worldwide; that generates, for Spain, Andalusia and Cordoba, an economic and cultural development of great significance, as it was last exhibited in the International Tourism Fair (FITUR 2013) held in Madrid, where the festival took a leading role in the attractions and events presented by the Cordovan stand. Therefore, we invite all firms, institutions and sponsors that wish to participate to do so.

The Festival Internacional de Música de Cine will be held June 23-30, 2013 at various venues in the province of Córdoba.  Confirmed attendees and participants include Mychael Danna, Marco Beltrami, Rachel Portman, Peter Bernstein, Zacarías M. de la Riva, William Ross; Roque Baños; Nani Garcia, Ilan Eshkeri and Federico Jusid.

For more information contact:
Juan Ramon Hernández, press@filmmusicfestival.org
Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions, beth@cinemediapromotions.com, 310-439-1403

Night Train to Lisbon by Annette Focks

Ursprüngliches Erscheinungsdatum : 8. März 2013
Label: Alhambra Records
Copyright: (p) Annette Focks
Gesamtlänge: 1:18:10

Assassin's Creed 3: The Tyranny of King Washington (Original Game Soundtrack) composed by Lorne Balfe (2013)

Product Details

    Original Release Date: April 23, 2013
    Label: Ubisoft Music
    Copyright: 2013 Ubisoft Music
    Total Length: 1:38:09

Submissions now open for The 8th Annual ‘Jerry Goldsmith’ Awards, Recognizing Great Achievements of Young Composers

 The 8th Annual ‘Jerry Goldsmith’ Awards, Recognizing Great Achievements of Young Composers

Submissions Will Be Accepted Before May 15th


The International Film Music Festival 'Province of Cordoba' has just opened the submissions for the Jerry Goldsmith Awards.  The Jerry Goldsmiths are given annually as part of the activities of the festival. This is the eighth edition of the awards which acknowledge the work of composers who are getting started in the audiovisual field (film, television, advertising, or other media) or who, despite having a professional career, have not received mainstream recognition.

The Jerry Goldsmith Awards are given in eight categories - original film score, live action short film, animated short film, documentary, original free creation, advertising, promotion and song, adding a ninth award for best composer in any category.  These awards have helped launch the careers of several of its finalists and winners, such as Lucas Vidal, Arnau Bataller, Zeltia Montes, Marc Vaíllo, Zacharias M. De la Riva, Sergio de la Puente, Marc Helm, James Peterson and Aritz Villodas, amongst others.

Submissions will be open until May 15th. Any composer, regardless of their nationality or country of residence, will be considered.  Those composers interested in participating should visit http://jerrygoldsmith.bsospirit.com/.

A jury appointed by the Board of Directors of the BSOSpirit Association (organizers of the Festival, together with the Provincial Government of Córdoba and the company Leitmotiv Music) will reach a decision to determine the semifinalists in each of the categories.  The organization shall appoint another jury, different than the first one, comprised by composers, musicologists, film critics and music for the audiovisual professionals in general, to select the winners, who will be announced at the Jerry Goldsmith Awards Gala, to celebrate during the Festival.

One composer from the eight winners will receive the Jerry Goldsmith Award for Best Composer.  That recipient will be invited, to participate in the next edition of the Festival, as a speaker on the panel of young composers to be held that year.

For more information or to apply for consideration, visit http://jerrygoldsmith.bsospirit.com/.

For more information contact:
Juan Ramon Hernández, press@filmmusicfestival.org
Beth Krakower, CineMedia Promotions, beth@cinemediapromotions.com, 310-439-1403

Thursday, April 11, 2013

At Any Price composed by Dickon Hinchliffe (2013)

     Audio CD (April 23, 2013)
    Original Release Date: 2013
    Number of Discs: 1
    Label: Milan Records
    In-Print Editions: MP3 Music

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This Sony Pictures Classics release features Dennis Quaid as an ambitious modern-day farmer challenged by changes of his business and his rebellious son (Zac Efron). The lyrical music was written by Dickon Hinchliffe, known for his music to "Winter's Bone." The score beautifully captures the tension between characters and successfully blends the vastness of the landscape with everyday life intimacy. Hinchliffe is a founder member of the British band Tindersticks. He began scoring films with the acclaimed French director Claire Denis.

Borgia Saison 2 composed by Eric Neveux (2013)

Date de sortie d'origine : 18 mars 2013
Label: Cristal Publishing
Copyright: (P) 2013 Editions Musicales François 1er & StudioCanal
Durée totale: 52:32
More info on the score release + sound clips:

info on the series, via imdb:
 Borgia (2011– )
TV Series  -  Drama
It was the age of Da Vinci and Michelangelo, of enlightened creativity and unparalleled intellectual achievement. But it was also the age of Machievelli, of rampant lawlessness, incessant war and unspeakable depravity. At the heart of the world order was the Vatican, the arbiter of conflicts between kingdoms and empires. And at the center of the Vatican was a man whose quest for power would propel him to seek the ultimate prize, the holy see of Rome. He was a man whose name would become synonymous with ruthlessness, and whose reign as pope would be remembered as the most infamous chapter of the history of the Catholic church -Rodrigo Borgia. His four children -Juan, the oldest, a prideful, lazy, unscrupulous sexual predator, Cesare, a young man torn between a faith that was not his calling and his dark violent nature, Lucretia, a young girl discovering the secret power that a women's sexuality holds, and Goffredo, an innocent child who would come of age in a family riven by conflict- would provide Rodrigo with a challenge as great as the political maneuvering of his political and religious rivals. "Borgia" is a one hour dramatic series that chronicles the rise to power of this Catalan Cardinal and his clan, who would seek to establish a dynasty that would hold sway over the entire world. Though a man of faith, Rodrigo was also in thrall to the pleasures of the flesh. Not only did he have to deal with the plotting and conspiracies of his fellow cardinals and the representatives of the great powers, but he was locked in a struggle to contain the bitter sibling rivalries that threatened to tear his family apart. "Borgia" is a cauldron of intrigue, violence, murder, lust, politics, faith, incest, betrayal and redemption, a story as compelling and enlightening as the age in which it takes place. Written by Tom Fontana 

Tom Fontana
John Doman, Mark Ryder, Isolda Dychauk

New Bear McCreary score: DA VINCI'S DEMONS (Tv series, 2013-)

Da Vinci's Demons composed by Bear McCreary

Listen to the main title theme:

Product Details

    Original Release Date: April 12, 2013
    Label: Sparks & Shadows
    Copyright: 2013 Sparks & Shadows
    Total Length: 1:06

Summary, from imdb: 
 Written by David S. Goyer:
The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time as he begins to not only see the future, but invent it. 

More detailed, written by WellardRockard: 
In a world where thought and faith are controlled, one man fights to set knowledge free. The secret history of Leonardo da Vinci's tantalizing life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He is a heretic intent on exposing the lies of religion. An insurgent seeking to subvert an elitist society. A bastard son who yearns for legitimacy with his father. He finds himself in the midst of a storm that has been brewing for centuries. A conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by the opposing forces of the time-luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most. Leonardo must take up the fight against foes who use history to suppress the truth. A hero armed only with genius, Da Vinci stands alone against the darkness within, and the darkness without. Facing an uncertain future, his quest for knowledge nearly becomes his undoing as he explores the fringes of his own sanity. Da Vinci throws himself into his genius and emerges as an unstoppable force that lifts an entire era out of darkness and propels it into light. His story becomes a mirror into our own world, calling us all to join his fight to Free the Future.

David S. Goyer
Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Ian Pirie

Official (pr): Bear McCreary Launches Record Label and releases new scores (2013)

Upcoming Soundtrack Releases to Include:
Defiance – TV Series and Video Game (SyFy & Trion)
Da Vinci’s Demons (STARZ & BBC)
Europa Report (Magnet)

(April 11, 2013 – Culver City, CA) Composer Bear McCreary announces the launch of Sparks & Shadows, a new boutique record label that will release soundtracks primarily composed by the Emmy-nominated composer.  The first four releases from the label will include two albums for Defiance (the Trion Worlds videogame and the SyFy television series), Da Vinci’s Demons (STARZ, BBC) and the upcoming feature Europa Report (Magnet).  McCreary, listed by Io9 as one of the ten most influential science fiction composers in history, was recently named a “Secret Weapon” by WIRED Magazine.

“I value the soundtrack album experience, because score records are what first led me down the path to becoming a composer,” explained McCreary.  “I was a fan and collector long before I became a professional musician.  I have always looked for ways to deliver my original scores to fans so they can have the same experiences.”

Sparks & Shadows will release two soundtracks of McCreary’s music for the groundbreaking multimedia science fiction epic Defiance, the first attempt to launch a new franchise in both the television and videogame mediums. The game combines the intense action of a third-person shooter, with the persistence and scale of a massive online game, while its television counterpart exudes the sweeping scope and heroic characters of classic science fiction dramas. The videogame album was released digitally on April 2nd.

The Defiance TV series soundtrack album will be available for pre-order late May, and will include both original score and songs. For the collectors, a limited edition combined multi-CD set will be released in late summer, featuring exclusive liner notes and bonus tracks.

McCreary recently collaborated with writer / director David S. Goyer, scoring his historical adventure series Da Vinci’s Demons, which premieres on STARZ on April 12th. The secret history of Leonardo Da Vinci's tantalizing life reveals a portrait of a young man tortured by a gift of superhuman genius. He finds himself in a conflict between truth and lies, religion and reason, past and future. His aspirations are used against him by the opposing forces of the time—luring him into a game of seduction where those who despise his intellect need him most.

McCreary’s sweeping orchestral score was meticulously researched to accurately represent the time period, without being bound to it.  His score combines full orchestra, Renaissance instrumentation, choir and ethnic soloists with the renowned Calder Quartet and surging contemporary synthesis.  Sparks & Shadows will release McCreary’s main title theme for Da Vinci’s Demons as a digital single on April 12th and the full album will be available digitally to coincide with the season one finale.  A limited edition CD, with exclusive bonus content, is planned for the summer.

This August, the label will also release the soundtrack for the upcoming feature Europa Report. The film is a science fiction thriller starring Sharlto Copley (District 9) that explores the first manned mission to Jupiter’s mysterious moon, Europa. McCreary’s evocative score will feature string orchestra, solo piano and heavy synthesis.

“Bear’s relationship with fans is incredibly unique,” said Joe Augustine, the label’s General Manager. “This direct communication gives us a keen knowledge of what his fans really want, and our variable distribution model gives us the freedom and flexibility to deliver it.”

“I am fortunate to have collaborated with La-La Land Records and other labels to release over fifteen albums,” McCreary said.  “While many of these important relationships will continue, Sparks & Shadows has been formed to push boundaries further.”

Releases by Sparks & Shadows will be available worldwide, through select retail outlets, and digitally on all platforms. More at: www.sparksandshadows.net


Bear McCreary's unique combination of atypical instrumental background (he is a professional accordionist) with rigorous classical training prepared him to compose for disparate genres.  By the age of 24, McCreary was launched into pop culture history with his groundbreaking score to SyFy’s hit series Battlestar Galactica, for which he composed “the most innovative music on TV today” (Variety). It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR).  Io9.com declared Bear McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of all time, listing him alongside legends John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and Bernard Herrmann.
McCreary continues to write for the television show The Walking Dead.  In 2013 he will lend his talents to SyFy and Trion World’s groundbreaking entertainment experience, Defiance, a combined launch of a MMO videogame and television series as well as Da Vinci’s Demons, a bold new historical fantasy series from David S. Goyer (co-writer of The Dark Knight trilogy) for STARZ.  His upcoming film projects include Europa Report and Knights of Badassdom.  His other credits include critically acclaimed scores for series such as Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Eureka and The Cape. His swashbuckling score for Human Target featured the largest orchestra ever assembled in the history of series television and earned him his first Emmy nomination.  His videogame credits include SOCOM 4 and Dark Void.

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Room on the Broom composed by Rene Aubry (2013)

Format - Music: MP3
Original Release Date: April 18, 2013
Label: Magic Light Pictures
Copyright: 2013 Magic Light Pictures
Total Length: 20:53

More info on the mp3 album: http://www.amazon.com/Room-on-the-Broom/dp/B00C80V79S/ref=sr_1_58?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1365704015&sr=1-58

More info on the movie, via imdb:

Room on the Broom (TV 2012)
TV Movie  -  25 min  -  Animation  -  25 December 2012 (UK)
To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog,a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick,making it top heavy. The broom is destroyed by a fire-breathing dragon who threatens to eat the witch but the creatures band together to impersonate a monster and save her. As a result she fashions a luxurious new broom with seats on which they can all ride comfortably. Written by don @ minifie-1

Jan Lachauer, Max Lang
Julia Donaldson, Max Lang
Simon Pegg, Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon

Monday, April 8, 2013

MARK ISHAM's 42 to get a score release

42: Original Motion Picture Score
Mark Isham 

   Original Release Date: April 9, 2013
    Label: WaterTower Music
    Copyright: (c) 2013 WaterTower Music / Warner Bros. Entertainment / Legendary Pictures Productions LLC
    Total Length: 41:33
For more info, click here: 

From the composer of last year's amazing 90 MINUTES, comes a new score: Crestfallen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Henrik Skram (2013)

Crestfallen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Henrik Skram

    Original Release Date: April 22, 2013
    Label: Moviescore Media
    Copyright: 2013 MovieScore Media
    Total Length: 38:11

More info and sound clips, here:

Norwegian composer Henrik Skram (90 Minutes) has composed a brilliant orchestral score for the Swedish drama Crestfallen (original title: Den som söker) starring Josephine Bornebusch. Following the Swedish theatrical release of the film on April 12, MovieScore Media releases the soundtrack album digitally online via iTunes and other platforms.

The score takes a sophisticated journey into dark territories with an emphasis on strings and piano, sometimes using unusual instrumental techniques to create an unsettling accompaniment to the story about a woman who, after her parents’ death in a car crash, finds out that she is adopted. Henrik Skram also uses some exciting brass writing for the more dramatic sequences in the film. Stylishly bookending the album are two compositions by Antonio Vivaldi that are featured in the film score.

MMD0030 • CRESTFALLEN (Den som Söker) (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Music Composed by HENRIK SKRAM
Release date (digital only): April 22, 2013

1 Nisi Dominius – Cum Dederit (Vivaldi) 1:20
2 The Woods 2:41
3 The House 1:54
4 Dream 1:51
5 Dolls 2:27
6 Insect 1:40
7 Video 4:10
8 Drawer 2:10
9 Powerlines 2:58
10 Who Else? 1:26
11 The Truth 4:20
12 Saga Gone 2:14
13 Razor 1:55
14 Fight 1:26
15 Found 2:04
16 Adagio Molto from Symphony in b minor – Al Sant Sepolcro (Vivaldi) 3:44


Friday, April 5, 2013

What Maisie Knew - score composed by Nick Urata (2013)

Product Details

    Audio CD (May 7, 2013)

Brian Tyler talks about his MARVEL’S IRON MAN 3 Original Score, which he composed and conducted (2013)

Via Disney, official press release


Burbank, CA -- April 5, 2013-- Marvel Music/Hollywood Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for “Marvel’s Iron Man 3” on April 30, 2013.  Brian Tyler composed and conducted the original score.

 Tyler has scored over 60 films that have grossed $3.6 billion worldwide.  He has composed and conducted the scores for “Eagle Eye” for producer Steven Spielberg; the box office hits “Fast Five” and “Fast and Furious” for Justin Lin; “The Expendables,” “Expendables 2” and “Rambo” directed by Sylvester Stallone; “Law Abiding Citizen,” starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler; the Keanu Reeves thriller, “Constantine” and the epic science-fiction film “Battle: Los Angeles.”
Tyler said, “When Marvel and Shane Black approached me about scoring ‘Iron Man 3,’ I was thrilled as a long-time fan of the series and super hero films in general. We all wanted this score to have a deeply thematic component with a strong melody. We felt that the story would lend itself best to go classic and use the orchestra as the main voice of the music, with horns and trumpets singing the new Iron Man theme in a strong way. I conducted the London Philharmonic at Abbey Road in order to give the score a sound that felt powerful enough to live up to its name. Shane Black was very supportive and collaborative in his vision for the film and the score, and Kevin Feige was also a kindred spirit in really reaching for something special.  Both of them are incredible film score buffs, and we all spoke the same film music language, which made for an awesome experience. In the end we went for a score that echoed the classics of super hero film history with a few surprises like a wild 1960s style main title piece that was an absolute blast to record.”

 Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale with Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley, Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black from a screenplay by Drew Pearce & Shane Black and is based on Marvel’s iconic Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968.

“Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film releases May 3, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 original motion picture soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on April 30, 2013.
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