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Artist Profile: Composer Geoff Zanelli Adds Thrills to Deon Taylor’s Fatale

January 7, 2021 | By
Artist Profile: Composer Geoff Zanelli Adds Thrills to Deon Taylor’s <em>Fatale</em>

As with many L.A. composers, Geoff Zanelli came out of the Hans Zimmer school of scoring, working with the busy Oscar-winning composer on some of his projects before branching out on his own. His work with Zimmer on the first four Pirates of the Caribbean movies for Walt Disney Pictures led Zanelli to taking... »

Artist Profile: Composer Michael Giacchino Drops his Debut Album Travelogue Volume 1

October 30, 2020 | By
Artist Profile: Composer Michael Giacchino Drops his Debut Album <em>Travelogue Volume 1</em>

If you were to reflect upon the roster of amazing composers from the past twenty years, it wouldn’t take long to arrive at Composer Michael Giacchino, whose Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning music has provided him quite a fanbase outside the amazing movie franchises in which he’s played a key role. 2004 probably could... »

Artist Spotlight: Composers Elegant Too from Scare Me and Bob’s Burgers

October 27, 2020 | By
Artist Spotlight: Composers Elegant Too from <em>Scare Me</em> and <em>Bob’s Burgers</em>

There are many paths to the world of film and television scoring, but the duo known as “Elegant Too” – Chris Maxwell and Phil Hernandez – have established a name for themselves  with their quirky comedic music for shows like Bob’s Burgers and The Amy Schumer Show. They’ve also contributed to Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz... »

Composer Steven Price on Making Music for Over the Moon

October 21, 2020 | By
Composer Steven Price on Making Music for <em>Over the Moon</em>

A young girl sets off on a magical adventure in Over the Moon, an animated musical streaming on Netflix starting October 23. Directed by Academy Award-winning animator Glen Keane, the movie takes its inspiration from Chinese tales about Chang’e, an immortal moon goddess. “It’s like the Chinese version of Father Christmas,” according to Steven... »

Terence Blanchard to Receive TIFF’s Artisan Award

August 19, 2020 | By
Terence Blanchard to Receive TIFF’s Artisan Award

Grammy winner and Oscar-nominated composer and musician Terence Blanchard was announced today to as the recipient of the Toronto International Film Festival‘s TIFF Variety Artisan Award at this year’s TIFF Tribute Awards. The award recognizes “a distinguished creative who has excelled at their craft and made an outstanding contribution to cinema and entertainment” with Blanchard having received... »

Review: The One and Only Ivan

August 18, 2020 | By
Review: <em>The One and Only Ivan</em>

Directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Before You); Adapted from Katherine Applegate’s children’s book by Mike White.    Plot: Just off a highway exit, the Big Top Mall is very different from other malls, mainly because it includes a circus run by showman Mack (Bryan Cranston) with a number of animal acts, including the headliner, a silverback... »

The Musical Journey in The Elephant Queen

July 8, 2020 | By
The Musical Journey in <em>The Elephant Queen</em>

The Elephant Queen is a documentary directed by Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone with Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor serving as the story voice-over narrator. The film follows elder matriarch Athena, who is responsible to protect her elephant herd after they are forced to leave their waterhole from a drought and take an epic... »

Oscar-Winning Film Composer Ennio Morricone Dies At 91

July 7, 2020 | By
Oscar-Winning Film Composer <em>Ennio Morricone</em> Dies At 91

The Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91 on Monday, July 6th, 2020. His Lawyer, Giorgio Assumma, told CNN that he died at dawn in a Rome hospital after falling and breaking his leg. Morricone is best known internationally as the composer behind the melodies from The Good, the... »

Musical Themes in Home Before Dark

May 26, 2020 | By
Musical Themes in <em>Home Before Dark</em>

Home Before Dark is an Apple TV+ original series based on the real-life events of journalist Hilde Lysiak. The show follows 9-year-old Hilde Lisko (Brooklynn Prince) as she investigates a cold case about a missing child whom was childhood friends with her father. Creators Dana Fox and Dara Resnik trusted composer Nathan Lanier to... »

Composer Tom Bimmermann Breaks Out

May 4, 2020 | By
Composer <em>Tom Bimmermann</em> Breaks Out

Composers often toil for years, if not decades, before attaining the coveted status of writing music for motion pictures. Among such modern stalwarts, Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, and, surely, John Williams now hold the foremost status among those who write film scores, but it unquestionably took them considerable time to reach those hallowed positions.... »

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