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Tag Archives: Gravity
This week on SoundNotion, we have composer/educator Marc Mellits. We listen to his work for traditional string band performed by Jake Schepps and the Expedition Quintet and discuss his Mellits Consortium commission Gravity for percussion quartet.
- This week on SoundNotion, we have composer/educator Marc Mellits.
- He brought his work Flatiron for traditional string band, recorded by Jake Schepps and the Expedition Quintet.
- We also discuss Marc’s percussion quartet (sometimes quintet) Gravity. The work is the product of the Mellits Consortium organized by Thad Anderson.
- Marc is also excited about and new approach to undergraduate composition at the University of Illinois at Chicago in which students will work closely with ensembles in residence. Kicking off the residency program will be Latitude 49.
- WEIRD AL IS TOPPING THE CHARTS! Do we need to say more?
- Peter Gelb sent a letter to all of The Met unions who have contracts set to expire on July 31st saying that if no agreement is reached by then, to expect a lock out.
- This year’s Bayreuth Festival stumbles out of the gate with set pieces falling on the stage and the conspicuous absence of Chancellor Angela Merkel (a known enthusiastic Wagnerian).
- Have you seen the beautiful animated scores by Stephen Malinowski? If not, then do yourself a favor. He wants to give the same treatment to a collection of works by Conlon Nancarrow and is asking for your help.
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 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.