Congratulations from Silva Screen to Sarah Class whose outstanding score for the BBC Earth series Africa has been nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Documentary Music & Sound category. The ceremony takes place in New York on September 30th
Her music has also recently won best score/soundtrack for documentary TV series at the Jerry Goldsmith Gold Spirit Awards at The Cordoba Film And TV Music Festival.
With a London world premiere on August 4th, The Expendables explode back on to the screen once more with another selection of screen action legends joining the regular team. These include Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas and Harrison Ford. Their mission: to foil Expendables co-founder Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) who is out to destroy them. Composer Brian Tyler is one of the most prolific creators of action scores in the business and he also reunites with the regular team following the success of the first two soundtracks (also on Silva Screen). In the last decade he has created a wide selection of music for many films including The Fast And The Furious, Aliens Vs Predator – Requiem, Battle Los Angeles, Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World. A previous release on Silva Screen, Rambo , has been a consistent seller and has been applauded as a fine successor to Jerry Goldsmith’s original music for the series. Fast becoming a go-to name on the Hollywood composing scene his next projects include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Brian Tyler’s explosive soundtrack will be released by Silva Screen on September 1st.
British production Scar Tissue is a gripping mystery thriller which is both shocking and unsettling. Starring Danny Horn (Doctor Who) and Charity Wakefield (Sense And Sensibility) the film’s score is written by Mark Ayres. He is best known for his work as the archivist for the groundbreaking music used in Doctor Who from the very beginning in 1963 up to the late 1980s. This role has seen him seek and out preserve a vast range of compositions and sound effects, most notably the work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. A four CD compilation of these efforts was released in December 2013 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the programme and was a Top 50 hit. His finest work in the role of custodian of this catalogue will be an authoritative 11CD set issued this autumn. Parallel to his conservation role he has also written music for the programme with Silva Screen releasing his scores for The Greatest Show In The Galaxy, Ghost Light and The Curse Of Fenric. He also wrote the soundtrack to the 1996 conspiracy thriller The Innocent Sleep.
The 66th Annual Emmy Award nominations have been announced and Silva Screen has released the music for three of the programmes. Sherlock – His Last Vow (David Arnold/Michael Price) and The White Queen (John Lunn) are featured in Outstanding Music Composition For A Mini-Series, Movie or A Special (Original Dramatic Score). The Sherlock music is one of 12 nominations the series has received. Magic City (Daniele Luppi) features in the Main Title Theme category. You can listen to John Lunn’s outstanding theme for The White Queen here. The ceremony takes place on August 25th.
In more Zimmer news, the great man himself will be playing live in London this coming October 10-11 in a concert entitled “Hans Zimmer Revealed”. Accompanied by a band of top musicians, plus a few special surprise guests from the pop and rock world, Zimmer will initially perform a selection from his classic film scores, changing the format in the second half of the concert to re-imagine some of his most iconic themes. The resulting cross-genre programme will be a first for Zimmer:
“Performing a concert series like this is something that I have always wanted to do, and I am thrilled that that time has finally come,” said Zimmer. “I am very excited to get some of my very talented friends together and give our audiences an experience unlike any concert they have every been to before.” – Hans Zimmer
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Consummate film composer Hans Zimmer will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 10th Zurich Film Festival on October 1st. The Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich will perform music from his enormous repertoire of scores including The Lion King and Gladiator.
Black 180g Audiophile Vinyl Double Album Released 8/9/14 One of the finest action movie soundtracks ever written, Brad Fiedel’s iconic Terminator 2 soundtrack will be released on a double vinyl LP for the first time in September in a gatefold sleeve. Tracklisting: A SIDE Main Title (Terminator 2 Theme) Sarah On The Run Escape From The Hospital (And T1000) Desert Suite Sarah’s Dream (Nuclear Nightmare) B SIDE Attack On Dyson (Sarah’s Solution) Our Gang Goes To Cyberdyne “Trust Me” John & Dyson Into Vault SWAT Team Attacks C SIDE “I’ll Be Back” Helicopter Chase Tanker Chase “Hasta La Vista, Baby” (T1000 Freezes) Into The Steel Mill D SIDE Cameron’s Inferno Terminator Impaled Terminator Revives T1000 Terminated “It’s Over” (“Good-Bye”)
A 6 CD, 77 track compilation of the very best music from one of the most accomplished and prolific composers in film music history. Hans Zimmer’s 30 year career is simply breath-taking, writing music for over 100 films that have grossed over $22 billion, eight Academy Award nominations including one win, two Golden Globes, three Grammys, an American Music Award and a Tony. From 1988′s South African political drama A World Apart and then through three decades of Hollywood blockbusters including Gladiator, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Batman to 2014′s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this is a musical overview of a truly magnificent talent. A man revered for bringing together electronic music and traditional orchestral scoring he is also happy to undertake extensive research to bring period music to films such as The Last Samurai and Sherlock Holmes. These new recordings by London Music Works and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra provide the perfect overview to his glittering career. The collection will be released on the 28th July 2014.
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Hans Zimmer’s Inception remains one one of the best film themes of the last decade and once more BBC TV will feature the Silva Screen recording throughout the Wimbledon championships.
With the 50th Anniversary of the film attracting royal attention, here is something from the excellent John Barry soundtrack to Zulu. This track, “First Zulu Appearance and Assault” is also currently being used on the Samsung Curved Screen TV advert, featuring a father and son surrounded by gladiators.