Bleeding Fingers Custom Music Shop cut its ribbon three years ago, partnering with Oscar winner Hans Zimmer to mass-produce scores for unscripted, reality, and documentary TV series that include…
U.K.-born Alex Heffes is neither African nor American, but he was chosen with good reason to score History's revamped adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots": The 44-year-old composer favors projects with…
People know Hans Zimmer as an Oscar-winning, much-in-demand composer. But there's another side to the creator of scores for such films as "Interstellar," "Gladiator" and "The Lion King": Zimmer is a…
This year's batch of Oscar original song nominees represents quite the motley crew, with an operatic aria on one end of the spectrum and a bumping, post-coital soul track on the other.
Even if they might not survive deep into the awards season, a handful of 2015 releases nevertheless feature some of the most accomplished movie maestros delivering scores of the time-tested variety…
If there's a theme to many of this year's song contenders, it's getting in the final word.
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Joe Wright's upcoming "Pan" takes a fresh look at the familiar story of Peter Pan and his future nemesis, Captain Hook — an approach driven home through song in a recent trailer. Accompanying…
There was a brief stir in January when composer Harry Gregson-Williams publicly expressed, via Facebook, his surprise at hearing music he didn't recognize at the premiere of Michael Mann's thriller…
For the techno-future of "Insurgent," composer Joseph Trapanese discovered he needed to emphasize the warmth of human emotion over the film's dazzling technology. Trapanese — who, as orchestrator…
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