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Soundtrack.Net is dedicated to the art and business of film and television music. From film scores to pop music that show up on soundtrack albums, we are the source for information on soundtrack albums, original scores, song credits, composer news and mor

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NEWS: Sony Classical Announces 'Teen Wolf' Score and Soundtrack Albums

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Sony Classical proudly announces the release of two albums celebrating the MTV original series [m.35943]Teen Wolf[]. The [a.21507]Teen Wolf – Original Television Soundtrack[] features beloved indie rock and electronica songs used throughout the series from artists including Young the Giant, Mikky Ekko, Fink, and the haunting cover of "Bad Moon Rising" performed by Mourning Ritual feat. Peter Dreimanis. The [a.21617]Teen Wolf – Original Television Score[] features original music written by composer [c.8653]Dino Meneghin[] ([m.42937]Eye Candy[]) including "Teen Wolf Main Title." Loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, MTV's [m.35943]Teen Wolf[] and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott McCall, who is bitten by a...

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NEWS: The Orchard to Release 'Super Dark Times' Soundtrack Vinyl

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) The Orchard will release the soundtrack vinyl for the stylish thriller [m.49677]Super Dark Times[] directed by Kevin Phillips, on September 29. The soundtrack is currently available on digital platforms. The films opens theatrically the same day in New York and Los Angeles and expands to digital and VOD on October 3. The new album will feature 13 original songs composed by experimental composer [c.2023]Ben Frost[] ([m.32545]Sleeping Beauty[], [m.35975]The Deep[]), whose previous albums include the critically-acclaimed By The Throat (2009) and A U R O R A (2014). "When Kevin approached me to write music for his film it resonated immediately," said composer [c.2023]Ben Frost[]. "The thing that perhaps excited me the most is that...

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NEWS: Tadlow Music to Release Complete Score to 'Ben-Hur'

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Tadlow Music is proud to announce the release of the classic film music event of the decade – a special collector's edition 2-CD set of one of the greatest film scores of all time – [m.2211]Ben-Hur[] composed by [c.186]Miklós Rózsa[]. The complete 157-minute score, including previously unreleased music, has been re-recorded in stunning and dynamic 24-Bit 96kHz digital sound, performed by the award-winning City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Nic Raine and produced by label founder James Fitzpatrick. "Hearing many full versions of the film cues and some that were never recorded before, generations new and old will be exposed to my father's epic masterpiece in its entirety for the first time," said Miklós' daughter Juliet Rózsa....

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NEWS: Laced Records to Release 'Absolver' Game Soundtrack

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Laced Records and [c.1371]Austin Wintory[], in partnership with SloClap and Devolver Digital, will release the [a.21590]Absolver (Original Soundtrack)[] worldwide on deluxe double vinyl, CD and digital formats from today. The game's 20-track original score by award-winning composer [c.1371]Austin Wintory[] ([m.33987]Journey[], [m.47229]Abzu[], [m.43895]Assassin's Creed Syndicate[]) includes a brand new exclusive track co-produced by [c.3475]RZA[] (Wu-Tang Clan, Afro Samurai). In the lead up to release developer Sloclap and Wintory enlisted the talents of legendary producer and Wu-Tang founder [c.3475]RZA[], to co-produce the final "Risyn Boss Theme" for the game. [c.3475]RZA[], a big fan of video games and Kung Foo, known for his...

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NEWS: Michael Stein, Kyle Dixon, Jeff Russo, Jeff Beal & Susan Jacobs Win Big at Emmy Awards

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0700

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 2017 69th Emmy Awards. Some of the highlights are as follows: Original Main Title Theme Music: - [m.48533]Feud: Bette and Joan[] ([c.3207]Mac Quayle[]) - [m.47548]Genius[] ([c.237]Hans Zimmer[] & [c.1465]Lorne Balfe[]) - [m.48421]The Good Fight[] ([c.1620]David Buckley[]) - WINNER: [m.46868]Stranger Things[] ([c.19144]Michael Stein[] and [c.19143]Kyle Dixon[]) - [m.46296]Victoria[] ([c.1449]Martin Phipps[]) - [m.42756]Westworld[] ([c.1065]Ramin Djawadi[]) Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): - [m.44918]The Crown[], Hyde Park Corner ([c.540]Rupert Gregson-Williams[]) - WINNER: [m.33760]House of Cards[], Chapter 63 ([c.674]Jeff Beal[]) -...

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NEWS: FIMUCITÉ to Pay Homage to Composer Daniel Licht

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) From September 22nd – 30th, 2017 the Tenerife International Film Music Festival (FIMUCITÉ) will be celebrating its 11th edition thanks to the support and sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife, the Canary Islands Government, Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, and Arona City Council and will be presenting the honorary FIMUCITÉ – Antón García Abril Award, posthumously, to the film, television and videogame composer [c.113]Daniel Licht[], who recently passed away this August aged sixty. In his career, as well as being known as the composer of the soundtrack for the famous TV series [m.29637]Dexter[], he is also known for frequently scoring horror films. His professional life began in 1991 with the film [m.4370]Children of...

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NEWS: 'Tooth and Tail' Game Soundtrack Announced

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) T-65b Records and Varese Sarabande Records will jointly release the [a.21548]Tooth and Tale original video game soundtrack[] through all major digital music outlets worldwide on CD and vinyl on September 12th. The album features the game's original score by celebrated composer [c.1371]Austin Wintory[] ([m.33987]Journey[], [m.47229]Abzu[], [m.43895]Assassin's Creed Syndicate[]). This 23-track album features the original score which is an eclectic blend of regionally-inspired dance styles with sarcastic tinges of Russian folk music. Wintory described the score: "Normally I'm not interested in writing music that has a sort of deliberate eclecticism, because I tend to heavily favor cohesion and economy. But it was genuinely called for...

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NEWS: Weekly Roundup: September 1

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:00:00 -0700

Announced this week were new composer assignments for [c.274]Harry Gregson-Williams[] ([m.46533]Meg[]), [c.564]Christophe Beck[] ([m.50392]The 12th Man[]) and [c.540]Rupert Gregson-Williams[] ([m.50393]The Alienist[]), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, [url./composers/]click here[]. Over 20 new soundtrack albums were released this week. [da.2017-08-29]Click here for the full schedule[]. Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend are (with music by): [m.4693]Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (Re-Release)[] ([c.231]John Williams[]) and [m.42098]Tulip Fever[] ([c.58]Danny Elfman[]). Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for: - [m.42098]Tulip Fever[] (No songs) - [m.45350]A...

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NEWS: Varese Sarabande Announces 'American Assassin' Soundtrack

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Varèse Sarabande will release the [a.21264]American Assassin – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[] digitally and on CD on September 15, 2017. The album features the original music composed by [c.1974]Steven Price[] ([m.32671]Gravity[], [m.41974]Suicide Squad[]). "Everything about [director] Michael Cuesta's approach to the movie focused on character… the motivations and complex interrelationships between the story's principle players" said Price. "We talked a lot about how the music could support Michael's psychological approach to the storytelling." [m.48897]American Assassin[] follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien), a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair...

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NEWS: 'XCOM 2: War of the Chosen' Game Soundtrack Released

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) 2K released the [a.21324]XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - Original Game Soundtrack[] digitally on August 29, 2017. The album features original music by [c.2211]Tim Wynn[]. "Overall the music for [m.45532]XCOM 2: War of the Chosen[] has a much darker and grittier tone that of [m.45532]XCOM2[]," Wynn described. Although [m.45532]XCOM 2[] is about Earth's potential alien encounter with Earth, for this score I went old school and went more analog. It was my first score using the Matrix Brute. It's a wicked sounding analog beast. I guess you could best describe the [m.45532]XCOM 2: War of the Chosen[] sound as being orchestral analog." [m.45532]XCOM 2: War of the Chosen[] also allowed Wynn to revisit the themes he created for...

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NEWS: Lakeshore Records to Release 'BoJack Horseman' Soundtrack

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:00:00 -0700

(image) Lakeshore Records will release [a.21496]BoJack Horseman (Music From the Netflix Original Series)[] digitally September 8th, on CD September 29th and vinyl coming this winter. The soundtrack features the iconic main title track by Patrick Carney, and the infectious closing theme by Grouplove. Michelle Branch, Oberhofer, Nina Simone and original songs and score by [c.7998]Jesse Novak[] are also featured. The album was produced and music supervised by [c.5077]Andy Gowan[]. Says Carney: "The themes of BoJack -- happiness and depression, the search for success and overcoming failures have also been themes I've been drawn to in my music. I am thrilled that my song featuring my Uncle Ralph's haunting saxophone gets to set the mood for...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (4K UHD/Blu-ray)

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:33:37 -0800

In 2014, Marvel released [m.34687]Guardians of the Galaxy[], a delightfully entertaining sci-fi romp that ultimately ties into the larger "Avengers Cinematic Universe" they've been building since 2008's [m.23154]Iron Man[]. In that first [m.]Guardians[] film, we were introduced to Peter Quill, aka "Star-Lord" (Chris Pratt), a human who was abducted as a kid by Yondu (Michael Rooker) and grew up with his gang of Ravagers become a scavenger mercenary. By the end of that film, Quill's team had grown to include Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and after saving the universe...

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MOVIE REVIEW: SCORE: A Film Music Documentary

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:33:37 -0800

For those who love film music, [m.43853]SCORE: A Film Music Documentary[] truly inspires. At last, a light shines upon the composers who bring movies to life. The documentary, [m.]SCORE[] explores the vast universe of film music, wonderfully documenting important landmark scores and featuring vital composers of the past and present. Approached chronological, the structure emphasizes the development and many changes film music has encountered thus far. The interviews weave seamlessly, allowing room for very few awkward transitional jumps. It is commendable to accomplish such a logical progression in a film where its topic spans for more...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Tue, 09 May 2017 16:00:00 -0800

Magical beasts and fantastic melodies leap from the screen in this spin-off of the [m.]Harry Potter[] series. Directed by David Yates and written by J. K. Rowling, this film features a cast of Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, and Colin Farrell. [m.41253]Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them[] follows the endeavors of the quirky Newt Scamander as he travels to New York city. While there, his mischievous creatures get loose, causing havoc around the city. It is left to Newt and his friends to rescue them all and protect the city from an evil Obscurus looming in the darkness. Highlight Tracks - "Inside The...

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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:00:00 -0800

"Make way" for the soundtrack of [a.]Moana![] In this wonderfully constructed animated film, Disney once again demonstrates its great ability of storytelling, making [m.42413]Moana[] its 56th Disney animated feature film. Under the direction of Ron Clements and John Musker, the film follows Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the hardheaded daughter of the chief of their Polynesian tribe, as she is chosen by the ocean to restore the heart of Te Fiti. Along her journey she must first find the legendary, shape shifting demigod, Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and his magical fishhook. The soundtrack for [m.42413]Moana[] captures the essence of Polynesian culture...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Kubo and the Two Strings

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0800

[m.42722]Kubo and the Two Strings[] dazzled audiences with some of the most beautiful animation and heartfelt storytelling seen in 2016. Directed by Travis Knight, the story of [m.42722]Kubo and The Two Strings[] journeys through adventurous, beautifully lush, and cleverly animated sets. The movie features Kubo (Art Parkinson) and his friends, Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beatle (Matthew McConaughey), as they search for a magical suit of armor. The characters discover a mysterious past and form connections which reveal long lost memories.

The atmosphere constructed by the film's storyline and animation provide [c.1069]Dario Marianelli[]...

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Accountant

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:00:00 -0800

Dark and mysterious, [m.]The Accountant[] is a thriller starring Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, and Anna Kendrick. It chronicles Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck), a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations.

The score, composed by [c.91]Mark Isham[], reflects the film's emotional content and hazy atmosphere. The musical elements in each cue match the storyline and emotional pacing of each scene wonderfully. The harmony, melodic gestures, and orchestration was minimal, but...

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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:00:00 -0800

Direted by [c.54]Clint Eastwood[], [m.45380]Sully[] tells the true story of US Airways Flight 1549 and pilots Captain "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles (Aaron Eckhart), who glide their disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard.

The soundtrack was written in collaboration with [c.54]Clint Eastwood[], [c.19108]Christian Jacob[], and [c.19109]The Tierney Sutton Band[]. The album contains nineteen tracks including seven which were not featured in the film. Tierney Sutton, Grammy Award nominated American jazz singer, delivered an amazing performance as the...

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0800

Adapted from the Yann Martel novel and directed by Ang Lee, [m.31321]Life of Pi[] tells the story of Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry who explores issues of spirituality and growth through adversity. For 227 days after a shipwreck, Pi is left stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

[c.]Mycheal Danna[]'s score is simply sublime. His musical and thematic craft, specifically in this score, is truly a masterpiece. In a film as diverse as this, it was captivating to hear such a wide range of musical color. His musical 'painting' of culture, religion, and transcendence is...

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Jungle Book

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 16:00:00 -0800

[m.39502]The Jungle Book[] went above and beyond impressing critics and movie goers alike. With a screenplay by Justin Marks and a star studded cast, there was little room for negative reviews. Directed by Jon Favreau, [m.39502]The Jungle Book[] was the first of two live action remakes Disney presented in 2016. The Jungle Book is a classic story originally written by Rudyard Kipling in 1894. Set in the Indian jungle, it tells the story of Mowgli--a boy raised by wolves who has to fight the tiger named Shere Khan with the help of Baloo the bear and Bagheera the black panther. This film was packed with beauty, rich colors, and outstanding...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Pete's Dragon

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0800

When I saw that [c.8594]Daniel Hart[], a relatively unknown and young composer, was set to score one of Disney's summer releases, I was skeptical. But, I must say after seeing the film I have only one question: When and what is Hart's next score?

[m.42978]Pete's Dragon[] is a childhood classic from 1977. In this 2016 live action remake, director David Lowery took a 'dopey' live action/animation film and transformed it into a beautiful display of heart, adventure, magic, and love. Written by Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, the film tells a story of a boy, Pete, who is separated from his parents and finds comfort and protection in a mystical...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Aladdin (Diamond Edition Blu-ray)

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:33:35 -0800

In 1992, coming on the heels of a one-two punch with [m.15401]The Little Mermaid[] and [m.2075]Beauty and the Beast[], Walt Disney Feature Animation released [m.607]Aladdin[]. Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, the film was an award-winning box office smash, in no small part to the manic vocal performance by Robin Williams in the role of "Genie" and [c.294]Alan Menken[]/[c.3635]Howard Ashman[]/[c.2840]Tim Rice[]'s songs. The plot is straight-forward enough: the Sultan's Grand Vizier, Jafar (voiced by Jonathan Freeman) is seeking a magical lamp containing a genie in the mythical Cave of Wonders--which can only be accessed by someone who...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Dallas Buyers Club

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:33:34 -0800

As a man-fights-the-system film, [m.37710]Dallas Buyers Club[] works wonderfully. Matthew McConauhey's Oscar winning performance is worthy, as is supporting actor Jared Leto (who also won an Oscar). There is a lot to cheer for, and McConauhey's performance as Ron Woodroof portraying an unlikable rodeo-riding, gambling, sex addicted homophobe turned hero, is convincing. We don't actually start to root and care for him until he is in the fight for his life, obstructed by the FDA and other government agencies who want to prevent him from obtaining and distributing drugs that will help him in his fight against AIDS.

When first diagnosed with...

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Mon, 05 May 2014 16:33:34 -0800

[m.39435]Draft Day[], starring Kevin Costner as a draft picker for an NFL football team, is an exciting sports drama that is sure to satisfy football lovers as well as those who know very little about the game (I fall the later category).

What makes the film work is its high stakes and time sensitive negotiations and deal making that transpire throughout the film. Each year in the NFL, teams draft new players and, somehow, some teams get to pick their favorite new players sooner than others (they are mostly players from college football, I gather). I'm sure sports fans know the details. I certainly don't, but even a neophyte like me...

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MOVIE REVIEW: Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-ray), The

Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:33:34 -0800

2012's [m.31271]The Hunger Games[] was a huge hit, propelling actress Jennifer Lawrence into an even higher stratosphere, if that were even possible. Based on the hit novel by Suzanne Collins, the book (the first in a trilogy) told the story about Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), who volunteers for the annual "Hunger Games" in which two tributes (one male, one female) from each of the 12 Districts have to fight to the death as part of the punishment for the uprising against the Capitol, which controls the Districts.

Continuing where the first film left off, [m.32683]The Hunger Games: Catching Fire[] follows Katniss as she tries to cope with...

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PODCAST: May 13, 2007 - Hans Zimmer talks Pirates!

Sun, 13 May 2007 21:11:00 -0700

At World's End / The Simpsons Movie

In our longest podcast to date, SoundtrackNet talks with Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer to discuss his latest soundtrack, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END. He talks about the new themes, the evolution of the PIRATES scores, and even gives us a little insight into his approach for THE SIMPSONS MOVIE!

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PODCAST: April 16, 2007: Mea Culpa!

Mon, 16 Apr 2007 22:20:00 -0700

Where Have We Been?

In this podcast we apologize for our absence, but with some good explanations! We also talk about some upcoming features for the site, as well as feature some new David Arnold music, so come take a listen - it's short, and won't take up too much of your time.

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PODCAST: February 25, 2007: SCL Oscar Reception Special

Sun, 25 Feb 2007 16:50:00 -0800

The Oscar Nominees Speak Up!

In this exclusive podcast, we talk with all of the Oscar nominees for Best Score (and a few from Best Song) at the Society of Composers and Lyricsts annual Oscar reception. Hear from GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA, JAVIER NAVARRETE, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, PHILIP GLASS, THOMAS NEWMAN, RANDY NEWMAN, HENRY KREIGER and more!

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PODCAST: February 6, 2007: Oscar Fever!

Tue, 06 Feb 2007 22:15:00 -0800

300 / Oscar Nominations

A few website updates, including scoring session coverage and Tyler Bates' score to 300. We also dig into the Academy Award Nominations for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

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PODCAST: January 18, 2007: The Best of 2006

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 14:30:00 -0800

Top 10 Soundtracks

Desplat wins the Golden Globe, and we dig into SoundtrackNet's Best of 2006 with our look at the Top 10 Soundtracks (plus three Honorable Mentions).

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PODCAST: December 28, 2006: Nomination Frenzy

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 19:52:00 -0800

BFCA / Golden Globe Nominations

We acknowledge Shirley Walker's passing, and take a look at the Best Score nominees from the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Hollywood Foreign Press (Golden Globes). Will BABEL win? Or will it be THE DA VINCI CODE? Or maybe something out of left field, like NOMAD?

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PODCAST: November 9, 2006: Farewell to the King - Basil Poledouris, RIP

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 13:07:00 -0800

Basil Poledouris, Dead at 61

Famed composer Basil Poledouris has passed away of cancer at the age of 61. In this podcast, I reflect on Basil, his work, and my friendship with him.

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PODCAST: September 28, 2006: Danny Elfman's Serenada Schizophrana

Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:10:00 -0700

Elfman talks about his Concert Work

In our latest podcast, composer Danny Elfman talks about his concert work, SERENADA SCHIZOPHRANA (releasing on Oct 3, 2006 from Sony Classical). He discusses the origins of the compositions, how to find inspiration, adapting it for DEEP SEA 3D IMAX, as well as his latest concert work, THE OVEREAGER OVERTURE.

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PODCAST: September 26, 2006: Outspoken Composers

Tue, 26 Sep 2006 22:40:00 -0700

James Horner and Hans Zimmer speak out!

In this podcast, we recognize SIR MALCOLM ARNOLD who passed away this past weekend, and showcase the Film Music Radio interview with JAMES HORNER - who has some blunt things to say about GABRIEL YARED, WOLFGANG PETERSEN and TERRENCE MALICK. We also give you a little bit of our HANS ZIMMER interview, so check it out!

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PODCAST: August 31, 2006: Labor Day

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 14:30:00 -0700

Emmy Awards / Hollywood Bowl

This podcast covers the contest winners from last time, the EMMY AWARDS, some scoring sessions, an upcoming FIRST LISTEN, a new John Williams theme, two Hollywood Bowl concerts, and some exciting Alan Silvestri news!

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