Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SoundCast: Stereo (Ep. 2) The James Horner Legacy



Episode 2 - "The James Horner Legacy"

Soundcast Stereo episodes are a two channel, 30 minute conversation focused on a single topic from the world of film, television, or video game soundtracks.  At the one year anniversary of JAMES HORNER'S tragic passing, Erik Woods (Cinematic Sound Radio) joins in again to discuss with Christopher Coleman the legacy of the beloved and prolific composer.


Episode Highlights

00:00 - Introducing Soundcast Stereo and Episode 2
04:35 - Our first James Horner score
12:54 - The biggest emotional impact
20:09 - Hollywood in Vienna Tribute to James Horner on Blu Ray
23:51 - The Magnificent Seven
30:09 - Final thoughs - What we miss most

Music Selections


00:02 - "Collecting the Ballots" (The Legend of Zorro) by James Horner
39:14 - "Willow the Sorcerer" (Willow) by James Horner
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Hollywood in Vienna: The World of James Horner (Blu-Ray)

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 1) - John Williams: Resurgence?

Soundcast Stereo (Episode 1) - John Williams: Resurgence?



Episode 1 - "John Williams: Resurgence?"

Soundcast Stereo episodes are a two channel, 30 minute conversation focused on a single topic from the world of film, television, or video game soundtracks.  In our official, first episode features Christopher Coleman and ERIK WOODS (CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO) who discuss recent news reports regarding JOHN WILLIAMS as officially attached to Indiana Jones 5 and Star Wars: Episode 8.

Episode Highlights

00:00 - Introducing Soundcast Stereo
00:36 - Breaking the news:  Indiana Jones 5
03:48 - But is REALLY confirmed for Star Wars?
17:25 - Redemption of a Franchise?
21:33 - Ready Player One, Indiana Jones, or Star Wars?
25:40 - Final Thoughts - This Chapter of the John Williams era

Music Selections


00:35 - "Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra" (Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade) by John Williams
27:49 - "The Adventure Continues" (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn) by John Williams


Notes:

Follow Erik Woods on Twitter.

Visit the official Cinematic Sound Radio site.

Follow Tracksounds on Twitter.
Follow Christopher Coleman on Twitter.



Support Tracksounds:

Most of the  soundtracks mentioned in this episode can be found at Amazon.  Your purchases through these links help us to keep on keepin' on!  Thank You!

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

SoundCast: Stereo - Silvestri Infinity (Episode 0)



Episode 0 - "Silvestri Infinity"

Soundcast Stereo episodes are a two channel, 30 minute conversation focused on a single topic from the world of film, television, or video game soundtracks.  Our beta-episode features ERIK WOODS (CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO), who joins Christopher Coleman to talk about the recent news that composer ALAN SILVESTRI will be composing the original scores for, what is anticipated to be, two of the biggest superhero films in history:  THE AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART 1 AND PART 2.


Episode Highlights

00:00 - What is SoundCast Stereo?
01:34 - The confusing musical world of the MCU
13:06 - Slashfilm article - DCEU musically superior?
26:09 - Cinematic Sound goes bananas and Conclusion

Music Selections


00:35 - "Stark Goes Green" (The Avengers) by Alan Silvestri
29:29 - "The Avengers" (The Avengers) by Alan Silvestri



Notes:

Follow Erik Woods on Twitter.

Visit the official Cinematic Sound Radio site.

Follow Tracksounds on Twitter.
Follow Christopher Coleman on Twitter.



Support Tracksounds:

Most of the  soundtracks mentioned in this episode can be found at Amazon.  Your purchases through these links help us to keep on keepin' on!  Thank You!

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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:

 Follow Edmund Meinerts on Twitter.
 Follow Christopher Coleman on Twitter.
 Follow Marius Masalar on Twitter.
 Follow Richard Buxton 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!


Most of the  soundtracks mentioned in this episode can be found at Amazon.  Your purchases through these links help us to keep on keepin' on!  Thank You!

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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!


Most of the  soundtracks mentioned in this episode can be found at Amazon.  Your purchases through these links help us to keep on keepin' on!  Thank You!

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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!