Steven Price talks about the music of Gravity

Whether an artist is working in front of the camera, behind the camera, or in a recording studio, the film industry is perpetually the home of working ten or twenty years to become an overnight success story. In the case of Steven Price, the composer spent almost two decades...

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Score Fincher’s Gone Girl

If you’ve never listened to Trent Reznor and Atticus’ Ross unbelievable score to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo you are missing, what I’ve always thought was, the definitive score of a film.  It’s certainly up there with the Last Temptation of Christ...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014

Frozen composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez

As we’re now in the heart of the holiday season, the major movie studios are rolling out the latest crop of “tentpole” movies, aimed at drawing family audiences to their films in the busiest movie-going days of the year. Disney’s latest offering, Frozen, hits theaters today....

The Haunting Permanence of Alexander’s Score for All is Lost plus Standout Scores This Year

The other night I was invited to listen to a live performance of Alexander, who scored All is Lost. One of the many interesting things about the JC Chandor joint is how he put it together and what kind of talent he found. Chief among those is the talented enigma behind Edward...
Posted On 24 Nov 2013

Guest Essay: Thomas Newman, Another Bridesmaid

By Ryan Fogarty @fogartyjones Much like his cousin Randy before him, Thomas Newman has amounted 11 Oscar nominations without a win (to be clear, Randy earned 15 Oscar nominations before winning Best Song for Monsters, Inc. in 2002.) Newman is my personal Susan Lucci. I was first...
Posted On 10 Mar 2013
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International Film Music Award Nominations – Life of Pi, Lincoln, Cloud Atlas!

The largest numbers this year are, for the most part, split evenly between four composers, all of whom received four nominations: MYCHAEL DANNA, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, FERNANDO VELÁZQUEZ and veteran composer JOHN WILLIAMS. The nominations for Danna, Velázquez and Williams were each...
Posted On 07 Feb 2013

Mychael Danna’s score for Life of Pi

For twenty-five years, Canadian film composer Mychael Danna has created an extensive and varied body of work. His filmography includes multiple films with Atom Egoyan (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Chloe), Mira Nair (Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair), and...

104 Original Scores in 2012 Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. The eligible...
Posted On 10 Dec 2012

Scoring Beasts of the Southern Wild, one of 2012′s Best Films

He co-wrote and directed Beasts of the Southern Wild AND scored it.
Posted On 07 Dec 2012

Howard Shore’s complete Soundtrack for The Hobbit

Exciting note from Rolling Stone this morning with a link to their exclusive stream of the entire Special Edition of The Hobbit soundtrack. (thanks to Ra as well) Neil Finn had dwarves on the mind when he wrote “Song of the Lonely Mountain,” a ballad that plays over...
Posted On 30 Nov 2012