Five Questions w/Rupert Gregson Williams (HACKSAW RIDGE)

Recently we sat down with the composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (Open Season: Scared Silly, The Legend Of Tarzan) to discuss working on his latest musical creation with Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge.
 
V.S.R. - 1. Describe your latest soundtrack, Hacksaw Ridge on Varese.
 

Studio Chat w/ Lalo Schifrin

Legendary composer Lalo Schifrin ("Mission Impossible" theme song, Rush Hour) sat down with us to discuss his score and the movie, Boulevard Nights.  Sit back and enjoy this next entry in our Studio Chat series!

Sully Composers Christian Jacob & Tierney Sutton 5 ?'s

Recently we sat down with composer Christian Jacob and Tierney Sutton who worked on and wrote music for the Clint Eastwood directed film starring Tom Hanks about the airline captain who landed a commercial plane on the Hudson River.

1. Describe the SULLY soundtrack on Varese Sarabande.
 
Christian Jacob: The Tierney Sutton Band (TSB) has been together for over 20 years and has been known for its collaborative process of arranging music. The scoring ...


(Photo Credit: Dave Alloca) (Christian Jacob & Tierney Sutton at the NY premiere)

Studio Chat w/ Charles Fox

Recently we sat down with composer Charles Fox (Short Circuit 2, Oh God Book 2, The Love Boat & Happy Days Theme Songs) in his studio to discuss one of his latest releases on our label, SEASONS. Sit back and enjoy as Charles discusses how this album came to be and lots of other cool tidbits! Lights, Camera, Action with Charles Fox!

Introducing the, WE HEAR YOU SERIES !

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, ...

World Soundtrack Awards Nominations ...

The World Soundtrack Awards have announced their second wave of nominees! Matthew Margeson has been nominated for DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR for his Eddie the Eagle soundtrack! Congrats Matthew! Carter Burwell ...

CD CLUB RETURNS Sept. 19th

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!

5 Questions With George Streicher

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? ...

Score Stories - John Barry

Score Stories:
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...

James Horner Month Long Tribute - Thank You

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 ... 

 

JERRY GOLDSMITH Finally Gets Star On WALK OF FAME !

BREAKING NEWS!
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that legendary composer, JERRY GOLDSMITH, will receive his posthumous STAR on The Walk of Fame in 2017 ...

Philippe Sarde Birthday Today !

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.

George S. Clinton - BIRTHDAY!!

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 Receives A.F.I. Award

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 ...

Bryan Pezzone (Pianist) Talks James Horner

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" ...

Neal Acree Talks James Horner

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...

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