Film Music News RoundUp 10
Your Film Music Roundup for this week explores the Merseyside, the award-winning BBC program “Sherlock” and the world of Sci-Fi revisionist scores.
Bill Ryder Jones, English musician and film-score composer wanted to record the natural sounds emanating from the Merseyside city. With recording device in hand, he recorded the sounds of the sea, the traffic, the railcars and lorries (aka trucks). He also frequented many side streets and alleyways to record the authentic sound of Liverpudlian street musicians.
Altogether, he complied the sounds into an eclectic track that showcases the soul of the blue-collar yet cultured city.
Source: Stamp the Wax Blog
Venturing south to London — more appropriately to 221 Baker Street. The BBC program, “Sherlock”, is a modern day translation of how Sherlock, his sidekick John Watson, and his archenemy Professor Moriarity fare in 21st century London.
The show has met critical acclaim, along with its fantastic score. In an interview with the blog site Moviepliot, film composer Michael Price discusses his work on “Sherlock”. As one of the most sought after composers in the world, his status was solidified with an Emmy Award win for his work on the show.
The detailed interview goes over his systematic rise from musical assistant, co-producer and arranger, to fellow collaborator all the way to composer. Price also gives his reason to why creating the score for “Sherlock” can be more complex than a period piece for a show like Downton Abbey.
Source: Moviepilot Blog
Seattle-based avant-garde musician Scot Porter is well known in the city as an electronic music artist. In this article from The Stranger, Scot aka Vox Mod discusses his love of science fiction films, television shows and anime (Japanese animation). A true student of the film genre and its collection of film score, he decided to present classic films with revised scores.
Puget Soundtracks is an idea by the Northwest Film Forum to create a showcase for revisionist soundtracks. Science fiction films are shown live in a theater, accompanied by his and fellow musicians’ very own original soundtracks. This interesting amalgamation of classic science fiction films and modern electronic music is sure to shine new light onto the genre and the music.
Source: The Stranger
And last but not least!
The very last scene of Star Wars, or specifically Episode IV, A New Hope is (spoiler alert!) one of the most epic scenes in all of film history. Watch the video below to find out what would happen if John Williams‘ iconic score wasn’t there.
Steve Wilson link