Introducing the WE HEAR YOU SERIES!
1st title: Boulevard Nights by Lalo Schifrin
In continuing with our commitment to introduce freshly-branded music series, Varèse Sarabande presents “We Hear You”, a semi-monthly, ...
Hard to believe that it's September already! Kids go back to school. The leaves start to fall and the weather starts to grow cooler (except here in California). But the favorite autumn tradition for soundtrack collectors is that the Varèse Sarabande CD Club returns with a new batch of film music fun! See you September 19 at 10AM PST!
Please enjoy our latest 5 questions with composer George Streicher who recently scored the animated film Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom.
1. How were you approached to create the music for Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom?
GS: I was approached to do the score for Howard Lovecraft through many, many emails. Sean, the director, had reached out to me after seeing some of my work online. I think it was one particular cue of mine that stood out to him - something very dark-fantasy driven - very much Elfman-ish. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to write music in that style for a Lovecraft feature - it was right up my alley. Not to mention - this was my first feature film score!
2. Did the director give you any interesting instructions or feedback to help you create the tonal palate? ...
Enjoy this note from session cellist, Armen Ksajikian, on working with the legendary John Barry.
Working for John Barry was very predictable. He had a certain schedule of doing things. We’ll run through a piece andlibrary and they snuck in wanted to check out a lot of these scores that were in their possession. They would go through Jerry Goldsmith’s scores and would say, “there’s nothing there.” We didn’t see anything. There’s almost no music, no notes. But then when we do it (play it), it’s just like everything comes together and there was a mastery about that...
Thank you all for taking this month long musical journey with us as we looked back at the career of James Horner. We really enjoyed reading and getting to know some of you as you shared on quite a few of our threads what his music meant to you. James Horner left us ...
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that legendary composer, JERRY GOLDSMITH, will receive his posthumous STAR on The Walk of Fame in 2017 ...
For over 30 years, we've had the good fortune of working with one of the most prolific composers, Philippe Sarde. This French composer has an ability to create some of the most stirring and emotional music to ever grave the big screen and small screen.
Everyone here is wishing one of the grooviest composers working today a great birthday.
Happy Birthday George S. Clinton! Go put on one of your favorites by him and enjoy!
John Williams will recieve the A.F.I. Lifetime Achievement Award tonight on TNT as the American Film Institute honors a composer for the first time in their 40 plus year history.
John Williams has scored, for many of us our childhoods, whether it be the iconic two-note motif in JAWS or the clever five-note motif in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND ...
As we continue to celebrate the life and legacy of James Horner, lets hear from someone who worked with him on a variety of projects, pianist Bryan Pezzone.
"I've had the great privilege of being a pianist on many of James Horner's scores. Among them are "Bicentennial Man", "A Beautiful Mind", "Troy" ...
New to the Varèse Sarabande family is composer Neal Acree with his recentl game soundtrack, Revleation. Mr. Acree was an admirer of James Horner's musical gifts and had this to say about the Maestro...
Happy Birthday to one heck of a great composer and also songwriter, Burt Bacharach. Casino Royale and Arthur are just two of the many films he's contributed music and songs to. His work with The Carpenters is of course legendary!
Enjoy his Casino Royale album on Spotify - http://tinyurl.com/phc944a
HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA:
THE WORLD OF JAMES HORNER
Varèse Sarabande Blu-ray
Coming June, 2016
On June 22 it will have been one year since we lost James Horner in a tragic plane crash. It was an unimaginable loss. A brilliant composer with a legendary career, so busy and so vital to his film music community, lost so suddenly. There was a profound and deeply felt grief that was shared by so many. An excerpt from the Facebook text of producer Robert Townson wrote expressing his own sadness from that terrible evening:
“James was embracing and beginning a ...
House of Cards Season 4 Soundtrack CD is out tomorrow Friday April 29th! Enjoy this clip from composer Jeff Beal conducting his House Of Cards music in Krakow 2015!
For over 30 years we've had the good fortune of working with one of the most versatile composers out there, Christopher Young who is celebrating a birthday today! Thank you for all the great music whether it's the delicate themes in "An Unfinished Life" or the horrifying music in your now classic "A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge" score, you've shown us time and time again why you are are still one of the most in demand composers working today!