This year's honorary Oscar for composer Ennio Morricone is viewed by many in the Hollywood music community as just compensation for being denied the Oscar for his 1986 masterwork on orchestra and…
This year's race for the original score Oscar is, like last year's, multicultural, with a Frenchman, a Spaniard and an Argentinian competing against two Americans. Two are first-time nominees and one…
Veteran Italian film composer Ennio Morricone made his U.S. conducting debut Saturday night, performing many of his best-known movie themes with a 100-piece orchestra and a 100-voice choir before an…
Harvey R. Cohen, two-time Emmy-winning composer, arranger and big-band leader, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack at his home in Agoura Hills, Calif. He was 55.
A comicbook action-adventure, two animated tales (one of them a musical) and a 9/11 movie: Composer John Powell couldn't have asked for more diverse projects in one year.
Some of the year's most ambitious scores were penned by composers who have been down the red carpet before. Two are past Oscar winners and two others are past nominees, but while their individual…
Before beginning work on the score for "Volver," director Pedro Almodovar gave this advice to composer Alberto Iglesias: "Just be as close as possible to the main character, Raimunda (Penelope Cruz)…
While orchestras and electronics are the stuff that many movie scores are built on, the composers behind "Babel" and "The Departed" based their music on instruments from the guitar family.
Shirley Walker, an Emmy-winning composer who also scored more major-studio feature films than any other American woman, died of complications from a stroke early Thursday at Washoe Medical Center in…
Movie music expert Jon Burlingame mines the vaults for a few overlooked gems that escaped the Academy's grasp.