With the exception of a few top-tier names, most composers toil away in the shadow of A-list movie stars and directors. The exception comes with six European film music festivals, where they — and…
LONDON – Superstar Indian composer A.R. Rahman, winner of two Oscars, a brace of Grammys, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire," is turning multihyphenate. Rahman has…
For a self-taught musician who admits he still doesn't read or write music, Argentine transplant Gustavo Santaolalla, a two-time Oscar-winning composer (“Babel,” “Brokeback Mountain”), appears to…
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Scoring for television has always had something of a catchall element to it. Some composers frantically clef away to keep pace with a merciless week-to-week deadline, while others (particularly on…
Italo composer Dario Marianelli, Oscar-nommed for his score for Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina," is indicative of the influence Italians have had on movie music.
ROME — Prolific Italian film and musical composer Armando Trovajoli, who scored more than 200 movies over six decades, including Vittorio De Sica's Oscar-winner "Two Women," played with jazz greats…
Oftentimes, the greatest hurdle a film composer can face is time. Coming into the process so near its conclusion, scorers are usually granted little wiggle-room in which to digest the emotional arc…
The realm inhabited by big-budget film composers is a small, exclusive club, and alert auds might have been surprised to see the name Joe Kraemer attached to score a project as high-profile as…
Pianist-composer Dave Brubeck, whose rhythmically daring recordings made him one of jazz's major commercial and artistic players of the '50s and '60s, has died. He was 91.
On Thursday night more than 500 musicians, composers and others active in the Hollywood music biz heard a panel of experts warn that film, TV and videogame scoring continues to leave L.A. because…
Richard Stephen Robbins, who composed the scores for most Merchant Ivory films, drawing two Oscar nominations in the process, died on Nov. 7 in Rhinebeck, N.Y., following a long struggle with…