Hans Zimmer is going on tour. When I heard this fantastic news, I quickly dropped what I was doing to look up the tour dates. To my great disappointment, none of the concerts are in the States. If you live in Europe, though, you’re in luck, because that’s where the composer behind Inception, True Romance, The Thin Red Line, Crimson Tide, Rain Man, and Megamind will be conducing live-performances.
Learn more about the European Hans Zimmer tour after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
What do Max Rockatansky, Tris Prior, and Wade Wilson have in common? They all get to rock out to music by Junkie XL. The Dutch musician and composer has announced he’s scoring Deadpool, 20th Century Fox’s upcoming actioner about a certain loudmouth superhero. Learn more about the Deadpool composer after the jump. Read More »
Just last week, the final trailer for James Bond next’s mission, Spectre, arrived with a lot of action. It arrived not long after the film’s new theme song, “Writing’s on the Wall” by Sam Smith, debuted online. And now the film and the theme song meet in the Spectre theme music video.
While there are a lot of shots of Sam Smith singing while looking very sad and introspective, there’s some new footage from Spectre in the video as well, including some shots of James Bond (Daniel Craig) getting frisky with Monica Bellucci and also sharing a tender moment with Léa Seydoux. Read More »
Not too long ago we learned that the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, featuring all new music from legendary composer John Williams, wouldn’t be made available until the day the movie hits theaters. But there’s even more in store for the music of Star Wars.
Sony Classical will be releasing the Star Wars soundtracks ultimate editions, in three different formats, but they won’t be made available until early in 2016. Find out more about the Star Wars soundtracks reissue below! Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 25th, 2015 by Angie Han
James Bond’s next adventure won’t hit theaters for another several weeks, but his new theme song is out today. First announced earlier this month, Sam Smith‘s theme for Spectre, “Writing’s on the Wall” has just hit the web. Listen to it after the jump. Read More »
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The soundtrack for Guardians Of The Galaxy has been extremely popular. Featuring the songs present on Peter Quill’s mixtape in the film, the album was the second best-selling soundtrack album of 2014 (behind only Disney’s Frozen) topping the Billboard 200 chart for 11 consecutive week and 16 weeks in total. We’ve been promised a follow-up in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but it looks like we might be getting a sequel even sooner than that. Marvel has announced the release of Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cosmic Mix Vol. 1, the soundtrack for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy the animated television series. The new soundtrack features a compilation of songs from the 1970’s and 1980’s, just like the Awesome Mix from the 2014 live-action film. Hit the jump to find out more.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
Along with beautiful women, colorful villains, and vodka martinis, a kick-ass theme song is a trademark of any Bond movie, and now Spectre finally has one. Sony has officially announced Sam Smith as the singer of the next Bond theme, titled “Writing’s on the Wall.” Get all the details on the new Spectre theme after the jump. Read More »
Last fall, I shared a video of myself playing a looping cello version of “Time” from Hans Zimmer’s score for Inception. The response was amazing and I felt so encouraged that I actually went into a studio and recorded an entire EP of looping cello music (on sale today!).
To promote the EP, I wanted to create music videos for several tracks of the EP that were visually striking. So I teamed up with my partner-in-crime, dancer Danaë Montreuil again, and we went to Versatile Arts in Seattle to film a music video over the course of several hours using a lyra, or aerial hoop. The constantly-spinning lyra serves as a visual callback to the final moments of Inception, when Dom Cobb spins his totem and walks away before learning his fate.
I think Danaë was able to create something wonderful out of this project. Hit the jump to check out the video and learn more about how it was made.
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Quentin Tarantino doesn’t commission original scores for his films. Instead, the writer/director collects a huge amount of music from other films and popular music to assemble idiosyncratic soundtracks that have become as integral to the identity of his films as are the scripts and casts.
Tarantino has drawn heavily on the music of Ennio Morricone for many years, using tracks from prior Morricone scores in Kill Bill, Death Proof, and Inglourious Basterds. Now, for The Hateful Eight, Morricone will compose the first full original score for a Tarantino film, which will also be the composer’s first western score in 40 years. Read More »