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...

Powell & Desplat win top Int'l Film Music awards

The International Film Music Critics Association announces the winners of its seventh annual awards for excellence in musical scoring in 2010 Film Score of the Year: John Powell, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Best Score for an Animated Film: John Powell, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Best...
Posted On 24 Feb 2011

Welcome to Hans Zimmer’s inner sanctum

A few weeks ago reader jennybee sent me a link to this incredible look inside Inception composer Hans Zimmer’s lavish creative lair. These vignettes are from a beautiful site called Stuck In Customs, devoted to HDR photography (High Dynamic Range imaging that adjusts the...
Posted On 11 Jul 2010

Taking the tempo of Best Original Score

As a coda to this morning’s International Film Music Critics Award’s let’s look at our latest intuitions about Best Original Score: [poll id="32"] Tell us your reasons in the comments, or link to free listens of your favorite passages.
Posted On 01 Mar 2010

International Film Music Nominees

Michael Giacchino is the big winner with 9 nominations. FILM CATEGORIES: FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR • AVATAR, music by James Horner • DRAG ME TO HELL, music by Christopher Young • STAR TREK, music by Michael Giacchino • THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, music by Alexandre Despl...
Posted On 29 Jan 2010

Top 20 composers of the past 20 years

John Farr, at, has compiled his personal list of ten composers who he feels wrote the most memorable scores of the 15 years from 1959-1974. He chooses this period somewhat arbitrarily, claiming that the most evocative use of music in the past quarter century...
Posted On 31 Mar 2009