Friday, April 29, 2016

Varese Sarabande to Release Special Blu-ray featuring James Horner

James Horner - Hollywood At Vienna - Blu-Ray


There is some fantastic news, today, as James Horner fans will be treated to a truly special release from VARESE SARABANDE RECORDS in conjunction with TOMEK PRODUCTIONS.  Come the first anniversary, this June, of the composers tragic death, HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA: THE WORLD OF JAMES HORNER will be released on blu-ray.

Not only will the magical tribute performance but released, but also an insightful symposium held with James Horner conducted by Robert Townson.

This should a fantastic release and one that, not just James Horner fans should add to their libraries, but any fan of film music.

Below are all of the details:


(April 29, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – 

Varèse Sarabande, in partnership with Tomek Productions, will release a very special Blu-ray marking the first anniversary of the passing of Academy Award®-winning composer James Horner (TITANIC, APOLLO 13, BRAVEHEART).  HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA: THE WORLD OF JAMES HORNER was recorded in Vienna, Austria, as a part of a celebration of his life and music. At the annual film music gala, celebrating the world’s leading film composers and produced by Sandra Tomek, Horner was awarded by the City of Vienna with the “Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award”.

 “For days following James’ death, while fans of his music were utterly consumed by their grief and understandably inconsolable, I began hearing from many of them how much they were helped by seeing footage of the Vienna concert,” said Varèse Sarabande producer Robert Townson.  “James called the experience ‘the most memorable moment in my life.’ We could see how his eyes were glistening and that the reality of what his music truly meant to people might actually be sinking in for the first time.”
“I am very glad that our concert celebration in Vienna was so special for James - and it’s lovely that we can share this special evening with many more thanks to this Blu-ray release by Varèse Sarabande,” said Tomek.

The ORF Vienna Radio-Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Newman, paid tribute to Horner on October 3 and 4, 2013, with two concerts at the Vienna Konzerthaus. It was the first time in his career that Horner was an audience member at an orchestral concert of the beloved themes that he wrote.  This setting reinvigorated Horner's love of concert music and opened the composer up to exploring this new frontier in the years before his passing.

The repertoire performed included music from STAR TREK: THE WRATH OF KHAN, AVATAR, TITANIC and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.  Featured in a medley were Horner’s themes from WILLOW, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, APOLLO 13, ALIENS, THE MASK OF ZORRO and THE ROCKETEER.  Singer Deborah Cox was joined by pianist and singer Jeremy Schonfeld on a beautiful performance of “Somewhere Out There” from AN AMERICAN TAIL.  Geza Frank performed the Irish bagpipes on the always-riveting music from BRAVEHEART.  No retrospective of Horner’s work would be complete without TITANIC – featuring vocals by soprano Ildikó Raimondi.

This special weekend also included a symposium with Horner. “I cherish the time and opportunity I had with him at Hollywood In Vienna in 2013,” remembered Townson, who conducted the 75-minute discussion, also featured on the Blu-ray release.  “We discussed James’ memories of certain films and the creative process of composing.  He teared up three times during our talk and he told me that the concert tribute to him there was the first time he had heard his film music in a concert hall. The whole trip to Vienna was a very emotional experience for James, who had a special tie to the city through his father because he had spent his youth there.”
“Our symposium was held at the ‘Max Reinhardt Seminar’ of the Vienna University of Music, where James’ father, Harry Horner, studied stage design. It was the first time James came back to these locations. Those days were just magical, for him and for all of us,” Tomek stated.

Varèse Sarabande will release the HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA: THE WORLD OF JAMES HORNER Blu-ray through major platforms and retailers in June 2016.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SoundCast 85 - 2015 Cue Awards Reaction Show



Episode 85 - 2015 Cue Awards Reaction Show

The 2015 Cue Award winners and the Genius Choice Vote winners are all announced for the first time in this special episode.  You'll hear acceptance speeches from many of the winners and excerpts from the winning titles!  This year's show differs from those in the past as each winner will be announced without reaction and commentary as a special Cue Awards reaction show will be published separately after.

Episode Highlights

00:00 - Reactive Mix and Intro
04:05 - Overall Reactions to the Cues
10:00 - Best Score: Video Game
20:28 - Best Score: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
29:13 - Best Score: Action
34:33 - Record Label of the Year
40:36 - Best Score: Television
50:09 - Best Score: Animation
58:32 - Best Cue
1:04:00 - Breakout Composer
1:07:35 - Gareth Coker
1:09:00 - Best Score: Drama
1:15:49 - Best Theme
1:20:46 - Outstanding Compoer
1:27:07 - Best Score
1:32:10 - Conclusion

Music Selections

00:00 - "Furious 7" (Furious 7) by Brian Tyler
10:17 - "The Stars Our Home" (Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void) by Jason Hayes, Mike Patti, Glenn Stafford, Neal Acree
18:13 - "Entrance to the Capital) (Revelation) by Neal Acree
20:30 - "The Scavenger" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
29:26 - "A Fight at the Opera" (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) by Joe Kraemer
34:41 - "Drum Roll - Sleepy Maggy" (Braveheart 20th Anniv. Ed.) by James Horner
40:57 - "Message from Mother" (Da Vinci's Demons Season 3) by Bear McCreary
50:28 - "Victory" (Gamba) by Benjamin Wallfisch
58:45 - "Jedi Steps and Finale" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
1:04:03 - "The Trials" (Halo 5: Guardians) by Kazuma Jinnouchi
1:07:33 - "Ori Lost in the Storm" (Ori and the Blind Forest) by Gareth Coker
1:09:09 - "An Offering to Tengger - Chen Save the Last Wolf" (Wolf Totem) by James Horner
1:15:48 - "Rey's Theme" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
1:20:42 - "3rd Movement" Jupiter Ascending by Michael Giacchino
1:27:03 - "Committment" Jupiter Ascending by Michael Giacchino
1:37:32 - "Light is Green" (Halo 5: Guardians) by Kazuma Jinnouchi



Notes:

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Special thanks to those composers and labels who took the time to record an acceptance speech for this year's awards.  Special thanks to Richard Buxton for helping us to recognize another year of fantastic music from the Far East via The Monkey King Award, to Marius Masalar for his original Cue Awards theme "Cue The Orchestra." and managing the Genius Choice Vote and to Edmund Meinerts and Thomas Midena for helping to organize and tabulate all of the nominees and award winners!


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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Soundcast Ep. 84 - The 2015 Cue Awards Show



Episode 84 - 2015 Cue Awards Show

The 2015 Cue Award winners and the Genius Choice Vote winners are all announced for the first time in this special episode.  You'll hear acceptance speeches from many of the winners and excerpts from the winning titles!  This year's show differs from those in the past as each winner will be announced without reaction and commentary as a special Cue Awards reaction show will be published separately after.

Episode Highlights

00:00 - Introduction
02:01 - How the Cue Awards work
03:48 - Best Score: Video Game
08:18 - Best Score: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
09:30 - Best Score: Action
11:28 - Record Label of the Year
16:20 - Best Score: Television
18:47 - The Monkey King Award
22:30 - Best Score: Animation
25:04 - Best Cue
27:23 - Breakout Composer
31:48 - Best Score: Drama
32:52 - Best Theme
34:42 - Outstanding Compoer
37:10 - Best Score
39:10 - Conclusion

Music Selections

00:00 - "Cue The Orchestra" - Cue Awards by Marius Masalar
00:45 - "Cue the Orchestra (Modern)" - Cue Awards by Marius Masalar
02:01 - "Clair de Rules (Hype Mix) by Christopher Coleman
04:26 - "Attack on Korhal" (Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void by Jayson Hayes, Mike Patti, Glenn Stafford, Neal Acree)
04:52 - "The Fall of Shakuras" (Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void by Jayson Hayes, Mike Patti, Glenn Stafford, Neal Acree)
06:27 - "Jade Maple Paddock" (Revelation) by Neal Acree
07:00 - "Main Title" (Revelation) by Neal Acree
08:46 - "Scherzo for Xwings" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
10:03 - "Finale and Curtain Call" (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) by Joe Kraemer
11:47 - "Charge" (Dances with Wolves - 25th Anniv.) by John Barry
12:41 - "Charge [Alternate]" (Dances with Wolves - 25th Anniv.) by John Barry
13:40 - "A Golden Childhood" (Cinderella) by Patrick Doyle
16:47 - "Message from Mother" (Da Vinci's Demons Season 3) by Bear McCreary
18:47 - "The Curtain Rises" (The Curtain Rises) by Yugo Kanno
19:45 - "The State of My Life" (Psycho Pass: The Movie) by Yugo Kanno
20:24 - "Dynamic Color" (Gundam Reconguista in G) by Yugo Kanno
20:51 - "I'm Home Main Theme" (I'm Home) by Yugo Kanno
21:18 - "Destruction Goes On" (Psycho-Pass: The Movie) by Yugo Kanno
21:57 - "I'm Home Main Theme" (I'm Home) by Yugo Kanno
22:57 - "Victory" (Gamba) by Benjamin Wallfisch
24:31 - "Bundle of Joy" (Inside Out) by Michael Giacchino
25:43 - "Jedi Steps and Finale" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
27:40 - "Halo Canticles" (Halo 5: Guardians) by Kazuma Jinnouchi
28:31 - "Light is Green" (Halo 5: Guardians) by Kazuma Jinnouchi
30:40 - "Light of Nibel" (Ori and the Blind Forest) by Gareth Coker
32:10 - "Leaving for the Country [Main Theme] (Wolf Totem) by James Horner
33:26 - "Rey's Theme" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams
34:59 - "A Story About the Future" (Tomorrowland) by Michael Giacchino
35:54 - "The Frozen Lake" (Wolf Totem) by James Horner
37:38 - "1st Movement" Jupiter Ascending by Michael Giacchino
38:32 - "Jedi Steps and Finale" (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by John Williams



Notes:


 Follow Christopher Coleman on Twitter.




Support Tracksounds:

Special thanks to those composers and labels who took the time to record an acceptance speech for this year's awards.  Special thanks to Richard Buxton for helping us to recognize another year of fantastic music from the Far East via The Monkey King Award, to Marius Masalar for his original Cue Awards theme "Cue The Orchestra." and managing the Genius Choice Vote and to Edmund Meinerts and Thomas Midena for helping to organize and tabulate all of the nominees and award winners!


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Sunday, February 28, 2016

2015 Cue Awards Nominees

2015 Cue Awards- Nominees

We are thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2015 Cue Awards!  Have a peek below and then get into the voting mix by casting your very own in this year's GENIUS CHOICE VOTE!  The Genius Choice vote is open until 11:59 PM ET, March 6, 2016, so get in there and vote and be sure to tell your soundtrack-genius-friends to vote as well!



BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Halo 5: Guardians (Kazuma Jinnouchi)
  • Jupiter Ascending (Michael Giacchino)
  • Keiseisaimin no Otoko Takahashi Korekiyo (Naoki Sato)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (John Williams)
  • Wolf Totem (James Horner)

THEME OF THE YEAR

  • Light is Green (Halo 5: Guardians, Kazuma Jinnouchi)
  • Jupiter Ascending Fanfare (Michael Giacchino)
  • Rey's Theme (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams)
  • Theme from Ant-Man (Christophe Beck)
  • Theme from Wolf Totem (James Horner)


OUTSTANDING COMPOSER

  • James Horner
  • Lorne Balfe
  • Michael Giacchino
  • Naoki Sato
  • Yugo Kanno


BREAKOUT COMPOSER

  • Gareth Coker
  • Kazuma Jinnouchi
  • Ludwig Goransson
  • Robert Gulya
  • Daniel Pemberton


BEST SCORE: DRAMA

  • Bridge of Spies (Thomas Newman)
  • Creed (Ludwig Göransson)
  • Far from the Madding Crowd (Craig Armstrong)
  • Steve Jobs (Daniel Pemberton)
  • Wolf Totem (James Horner)


BEST SCORE: ACTION

  • Kingsman: The Secret Service (Henry Jackman/Matthew Margeson)
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Steve Jobs)
  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Joe Kraemer)
  • San Andreas (Andrew Lockington)
  • Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (Robert Gulya)


BEST SCORE: ANIMATION

  • Gamba (Benjamin Wallfisch)
  • The Good Dinosaur (Mychael Danna/Jeff Danna)
  • Home (Lorne Balfe)
  • Inside Out (Michael Giacchino)
  • The Little Prince (Richard Harvey/Hans Zimmer)


BEST SCORE: SCI-FI/FANTASY

  • Cinderella (Patrick Doyle)
  • Jupiter Ascending (Michael Giacchino)
  • Pan (John Powell)
  • Parasyte (Naoki Sato)
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (John Williams)


BEST SCORE: VIDEO GAME

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide (Geoff Knorr/Grant Kirkhope/Griffin Cohen)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (Kazuma Jinnouchi)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Gareth Coker)
  • Revelation (Neal Acree)
  • Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void (Jason Hayes/Mike Patti/Neal Acree)


BEST CUE

  • A Boy Who Could Fly (Pan, John Powell)
  • As the Jurassic World Turns (Michael Giacchino)
  • The Jedi Steps and Finale (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams)
  • Return to the Wild (Wolf Totem, James Horner)
  • The Trials (Halo 5: Guardians, Kazuma Jinnouchi)


BEST SCORE: TV

  • Da Vinci's Demons: Season 3 (Bear McCreary)
  • Fargo: Season 2 (Jeff Russo)
  • Keiseisaimin no Otoko Takahashi Korekiyo (Naoki Sato)
  • The Knick: Season 2 (Cliff Martinez)
  • Texas Rising (Bruce Broughton/John Debney)


RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR

  • Intrada Records
  • La-La Land Records
  • MovieScore Media
  • Varese Sarabande
  • Walt Disney Records


So what do you think of this year's nominees?  Any surprises?  Disappointments?

Also, don't forget to cast your vote for each category in this year's GENIUS CHOICE VOTE!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2015 IFMCA AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2015 IFMCA AWARDS


INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2015 IFMCA AWARDS; JOHN WILLIAMS WINS THREE AWARDS FOR STAR WARS

FEBRUARY 18, 2015 — The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) announces its list of winners for excellence in musical scoring in 2015, in the 2015 IFMCA Awards.

The award for Score of the Year goes to composer John Williams for his work on the massively popular and successful epic science fiction fantasy “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” from director J. J. Abrams. IFMCA member James Southall said that “the Force remains strong in John Williams and long may it continue” and called the score “glorious,” while IFMCA member Christian Clemmensen called the score “a powerfully melodic and excitingly complex piece of grand artistry from an era of greatness that only John Williams in top form could deliver.” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is also named Best Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film, and wins the Film Music Composition of the Year award for the film’s conclusive end credits suite, “The Jedi Steps and Finale”. These are the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth IFMCA Awards of Williams’s career, and it marks the third time he has been awarded Score of the Year, after “Memoirs of a Geisha” in 2005, and “War Horse” in 2011.

Composer Michael Giacchino is named Composer of the Year, having written four outstanding works spanning multiple genres in the past year. His work in 2015 includes scoring the emotional Disney/Pixar film “Inside Out,” which is also named Best Score for an Animated Film; the ambitious science fiction adventure “Jupiter Ascending,” which was nominated in multiple genres including Score of the Year; the fantastical adventure “Tomorrowland,” which was nominated for Film Music Composition of the Year; and the massively successful action-adventure “Jurassic World,” which built on John Williams’s score for the first film featuring genetically modified dinosaurs running amok in a lavish theme park. IFMCA member Karol Krok called “Inside Out” “enjoyable and endearing,” while IFMCA member Charlie Brigden said that “Jurassic World” “displays just how much of a command [Giacchino] has over a modern symphony”. These are the thirteenth and fourteenth IFMCA Awards of Giacchino’s career, and it marks the third time he has been named Composer of the Year, following his previous wins in 2004 and 2009.

The IFMCA’s ongoing recognition of emerging talent in the film music world this year spotlights Italian composer Maurizio Malagnini, who is named Breakthrough Composer of the Year. Malagnini has been working primarily in world of British television since he first emerged onto the scene in 2010, writing scores for popular shows such as “Muddle Earth,” “The Body Farm,” “The Paradise,” and “Call the Midwife,” but really impressed IFMCA members this year with his first major film score for a new version of the classic Peter Pan story, “Peter & Wendy”.  IFMCA member Jon Broxton called “Peter & Wendy” “undoubtedly one of the best scores of 2015”, while IFMCA member Peter Simons described the score as being “so infectious, so colourful, playful and utterly charming”.

The various other genre awards are won by James Horner for the epic Chinese-language drama “Wolf Totem”; Douglas Pipes for the mischievous and malevolent Christmas comedy “Krampus”; Joe Kraemer for the exciting retro action score for “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”; and Steven Price for his music for the BBC nature documentary “The Hunt”.

In the non-film categories, Argentine composer Federico Jusid wins the award for Best Original Score for a Television Series for the third year in a row, this time for his astonishing score for the Spanish historical TV drama “Carlos, Rey Emperador,” the sequel to the multi-award winning “Isabel,” while composer Austin Wintory wins the award for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media for his groundbreaking work on “Assassin’s Creed” Syndicate”, a score which not only includes classical dances used as action cues, but also a number of original ‘murder ballads’ penned in collaboration with Australian musical comedy group Tripod.

Oakland, California-based Intrada Records is named Film Music Record Label of the Year in recognition of their ongoing excellence in restoring and releasing the most beloved film scores of the past, while film music historian and writer Jon Burlingame wins the Archival Compilation award for the wonderful box set of music from the original 1960s “Mission: Impossible” he produced for La-La Land Records. Interestingly, both the Archival Re-Release and Re-Recording categories are won by different versions of Bernard Herrmann’s 1976 score for the psychological thriller “Obsession” – firstly, the outstanding release of the original score tracks by French label Music Box Records and producers George Litto, Laurent Lafarge, and Cyril Durand-Roger; and secondly, the magnificent re-recording of the entire score by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nic Raine, and produced by James Fitzpatrick for Tadlow Music.

Finally, the IFMCA has decided to bestow a rare Special Award on the late James Horner, for his classical work “Pas de Deux”. The piece is a double concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra, and was commissioned by the Norwegian brother/sister musical duo Mari Samuelsen and Hakon Samuelsen. The work was released through Mercury Classics and Universal Music in May 2015, and represented the first of several anticipated major excursions into pure classical music – what would have been a new and exciting phase in the composer’s musical career, especially since his first, abortive attempts in the late 1970s and early 1980s failed to ignite the public’s imagination. Sadly, with the composer’s tragic death in a plane crash in June, it also represents ‘what might have been,’ and this award is intended to be a tribute in recognition the composer’s life and work, and all the great unheard music that died with him.

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COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS

FILM SCORE OF THE YEAR
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, music by John Williams

COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Michael Giacchino

BREAKTHROUGH COMPOSER OF THE YEAR
Maurizio Malagnini

FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
“The Jedi Steps and Finale” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, music by John Williams

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DRAMA FILM
Wolf Totem, music by James Horner

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A COMEDY FILM
Krampus, music by Douglas Pipes

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ACTION/ADVENTURE/THRILLER FILM
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, music by Joe Kraemer

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR FILM
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, music by John Williams

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR AN ANIMATED FEATURE
Inside Out, music by Michael Giacchino

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A DOCUMENTARY
The Hunt, music by Steven Price

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A TELEVISION SERIES
Carlos, Rey Emperador, music by Federico Jusid

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR A VIDEO GAME OR INTERACTIVE MEDIA
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, music by Austin Wintory

BEST NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASE - RE-RELEASE OF AN EXISTING SCORE
Obsession; music by Bernard Herrmann, album produced by George Litto, Laurent Lafarge, and Cyril Durand-Roger, liner notes by Daniel Schweiger, album art direction by David Marques (Music Box)

BEST NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASE - RE-RECORDING OF AN EXISTING SCORE
Obsession; music by Bernard Herrmann, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Nic Raine, album produced by James Fitzpatrick, liner notes by Christopher Husted, album art direction by Matthew Wright and Damien Doherty (Tadlow)

BEST NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASE - COMPILATION
Mission: Impossible – The Television Scores; music by Various Artists, album produced by Jon Burlingame, liner notes by Jon Burlingame, album art direction by Joe Sikoryak (La-La Land)

FILM MUSIC RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
Intrada Records, Douglass Fake, Roger Feigelson

SPECIAL AWARD
Pas de Deux, classical work by James Horner, commissioned by violinist Mari Samuelsen and cellist Hakon Samuelsen

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The International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) is an association of online, print and radio journalists who specialize in writing and broadcasting about original film, television and game music.

Since its inception the IFMCA has grown to comprise over 65 members from countries such as Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.



Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Soundcast - Episode 83 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 Episode 83 - Star Wars:  The Force Awakens


Episode 83 - Star Wars:  The Force Awakens

The Soundcast returns to a galaxy far, far away!  Author Doug Adams (The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films), Kristen Romanelli (Managing Editor of Film Music Magazine Online) and Eric Woods (Host of Cinematic Sound Radio) joins Marius, Edmund and Christopher for an in-depth discussion about John Williams' most recent score for STAR WARS:  THE FORCE AWAKENS.  They discuss their reactions to the film, the music as a stand-alone listen as well as in context.  They also dive into the new themes Williams introduces and his reprisals of classic themes and moments (some very surprising).  Lastly, they share what their favorite musical moments from the score and film are.

Episode Highlights

00:44 — Welcome and Intros
07:40 — How we watched the film
16:10 — Movie reaction (non-spoilers)
44:04 — Music reaction (Spoilers)
68:42 — The Major Themes (Spoilers)
115:11 — Our favorite musical moments (Spoilers)
135:32 — Final Thoughts/ Burning Homestead (Spoilers)

Music Selections

00:00 — "Scherzo for X-Wings" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
15:43 — "I Can Fly Anything" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
43:45 — "Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
69:00 — "Rey's Theme" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
75:22 — "The Falcon" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
80:20 — "Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
82:58 — "Snoke" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
85:27 — "Palpatine's Teachings" (Star Wars:  Revenge of the Sith) by John Williams
89:01 — "Main Title/ Attack on the Jakku Village" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
99:05 — "March of the Resistance" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
100:51 — "The Shark Cage Fugue" (Jaws) by John Williams
102:26 — "The Jedi Steps and Finale" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
106:14 — "The Hologram/ Binary Sunset" (Star Wars:  A New Hope) by John Williams
115:24 — "The Ways of the Force" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
116:03 — "The Starkiller" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
117:08 — "The Falcon" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
120:49 — "Han and Leia" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
126:47 — "Rey's Theme" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
127:45 — "Snoke" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
128:18 — "Main Title/ Attack on the Jakku Village" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams
135:46 — "Burning Homestead" (Star Wars:  A New Hope) by John Williams
140:46 — "The Jedi Steps and Finale" (Star Wars:  The Force Awakens) by John Williams

Friday, July 24, 2015

Soundcast Interview: Brian Tyler (2015) Part 2




Interview: Brian Tyler (2015) Part 2 of 2

Brian Tyler talks about what it was like working with Joss Whedon (Director) and Kevin Feige (Producer) on Avengers: Age of Ultron and just how much of a knowledgeable film music fan Kevin Feige truly is!  Tyler goes on to talk about one of the biggest "film music twists" of the year with the announcement of composer Danny Elfman joining him to write music for the second Avengers film.  Lastly, Brian Tyler talks about what it is like to have now worked on three scores in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and what may be in store in Phase 3!

Episode Highlights

00:00 — Recap of Part 1 and Intro to Part 2
02:46 — No Marvel Theme
05:14 — Working with Joss Whedon
07:42 — Working with Kevin Feige
10:54 — The Big Twist - Danny Elfman
19:59 — Unreleased Score
24:52 — Comparing his three MCU scores
26:42 — Phase 3
28:22 — Final thoughts

Music Selections

00:00 — "Fighting Back" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Brian Tyler
10:31 — "Heroes" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Danny Elfman
21:04 — "Vision" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Brian Tyler
24:52 — "Battle Finale" (Iron Man 3) by Brian Tyler
25:56 — "Asgard" (Thor:  The Dark World) by Brian Tyler
27:55 — "Age of Ultron" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Brian Tyler
28:25 — "Birth of Ultron" (Avengers: Age of Ultron) by Brian Tyler


Notes:

Follow Brian Tyler on Twitter.
Visit Brian Tyler's Official Website 
Follow Christopher Coleman Twitter.



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