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.
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)…
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…
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.
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.
More than 41,000 fans bid farewell over the weekend to John Mauceri, after 16 seasons and nearly 325 concerts as music director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Sunday's third and last "fireworks…
As John Mauceri wraps up 16 seasons as principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra this weekend, he will be remembered not just as a charismatic maestro whom audiences loved, but as a…