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In this episode we look at the winners of the 2014 Oscars, talk about recent listens, discuss a recent post by composer Scott Glasgow, look at news involving Morricone and Williams, and mention new releases.
- ATAS to sponsor a concert featuring music from Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and others. Will also present Mark Snow a lifetime achievement award.
- For the first time ever, an Oscar Concert
- Ennio Morricone to conduct concerts in NY and LA this month.
- ABC News tribute to John Williams “When Music is the Starring Role . . .”
- Bill has been listening to Sherlock Series 3 (music by David Arnold, Michael Price), while Kevin has been listening to Tim’s Vermeer (music by Conrad Pope)
- New Releases: Peabody & Sherman (D Elfman), Roswell/Communion (Goldenthal/Eric Clapton), The Blue Max 2CD (J Goldsmith), Sherlock Series 3 (Arnold/Price), The Matrix Revolutions 2CD (D Davis), Good Will Hunting (D Elfman), Star Trek: TNG – Encounter at Farpoint/Arsenal of Freedom (D McCarthy)
- The 2014 Oscar winners are: Steven Price (score – Gravity) and “Let it Go” (song – Frozen – by Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez)
- Scott Glasgow put out the question (paraphrasing) why do composers, given the chance to do a big budget epic, just use clichés and sound like Hans Zimmer? (in response to a critique by James Southall regarding the new Hercules movie directed by Renny Harlin with score composed by Tuomas Kantelinen)
In this episode we look at the drama that unfolded because of Bruce Broughton’s Oscar nomination for best song. Also, new soundtrack albums and Hans Zimmer’s new competition, and Kevin and I helped publish the full score to Elfman’s Batman!
- Bruce Broughton’s Oscar nomination for best song has been removed from consideration.
- Good luck to all Oscar nominees on March 2nd!
- Michael Giacchino will compose additional music for the DIsney Land Ratatouille Ride.
- Alan Silvestri will write music for a Back to the Future Musical
- Hans Zimmer “Wants You” for a new Competition
- Happy 100th birthday ASCAP!
- Just published: Batman (Danny Elfman) full orchestral score now available.
- Bill saw and heard the score from G.I. Joe Retaliation, by Henry Jackman, and Pain and Gain, by Steve Jablonsky.
- Kevin saw and heard Sherlock Series 3, by Michael Price and David Arnold.
- New Releases on CD: In Country (James Horner), Delirious (Cliff Eidelman), Necessary Roughness (Bill Conti), Meteor (Laurence Rosenthal), Monuments Men (Alexander Desplat), Superman: The Animated Series 4CD (Kristopher Carter, Michael McCuistion & Lolita Ritmanis and Shirley Walker), Robocop (Pedro Bronfman).
In this episode we look at Oscar nominated scores and songs, pay tribute to two passed composers, congratulate our first guest on a recent nomination, and give our uninformed predictions for who will win in March.
- The Hollywood Reporter has a new composer roundtable discussion video, featuring Silvestri, Price, Zimmer, Beck, Newman, and Jackman.
- David Chen of /Film lists his 5 favorite scores of 2013.
- Wojcieck Kilar has died.
- Riz Ortolani has died.
- Bruce Broughton received a nomination for Best Song Oscar for Alone Yet Not Alone.
- The Golden Globe for best score went to Alex Ebert for All is Lost.
- The five Oscar nominations for best score of 2014 are:
- John W – Book Thief
- Tom Newman – Saving Mr. Banks
- Philomena – Alex Desplat
- Gravity – Steven Price
- Her – William Butler & Owen Pallett
- The five Oscar nominations for best song of 2014 are:
- Alone Yet Not Alone by Bruce Broughton
- Happy from Despicable Me 2 by Pharrell Williams
- Let it Go from Frozen by Kristen Anderson Lopez & Robert Lopez
- The Moon Song from Her by Karen O & Spike Jonze
- Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson
- Jim Lochner has a good blog post on the Oscar Nominations
- Bill’s been listening to Zero Dark Thirty (Alexander Desplat), and Bear McCreary’s new main title to Black Sails, while Kevin has been listening to The Departed (Howard Shore), and North by Northwest (Herrmann).
In this episode we look at current events, provocative articles, what we’ve been listening to, Grammys, Zimmer’s new Spider-Man theme (possibly), Shore’s new Hobbit score, and we interview orchestrator and composer Conrad Pope.
- John Williams talks about Star Wars VII and Indiana Jones V.
- Audiences for film music concerts are growing.
- Indiewire lists its Top 15 scores of 2013.
- 114 Film scores eligible for Oscars.
- L.A. Times article that highlights four film scores.
- Film/TV Grammy nominees announced.
- Hans Zimmer’s Spider-man theme revealed?
- Are synthesizers killing film and TV music?
- Bill’s been listening to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Howard Shore), and Hitchcock (Danny Elfman).
- Kevin’s been listening to The Book Thief (John Williams) and The Hobbit: TDofS.
- New Releases: The Book Thief, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
- Interview with Conrad Pope.
In this episode we look at a ton of recent interviews, many involving Christopher Drake and Hans Zimmer. We also check out some recent CD releases, and talk about what we’ve been listening to.
- Here is a preview for the score for Batman: Arkham Origins, and an interview with composer Christopher Drake.
- Interview with Cliff Martinez about his score to Only God Forgives.
- Steven Price talks about his score to Gravity.
- Hans Zimmer section: he is on the fence about new Superman/Batman score, he will score Spider-Man 2 (talks here), which he is also assembling a super group for the score. Also, “Is Hans Zimmer Repeating Himself,” was recently asked.
- There was recently a concert of new piano works by film composers.
- The new end credits song for Hobbit sequel released.
- Listen to Brian Tyler’s score to Thor: The Dark World.
- Review of Danny Elfman’s “Tim Burton” concert.
- Who will write the themes for the two new Star Wars TV series?
- 42-track Arrested Development album to be released.