Film Music News Roundup 11
Your Film Music News Roundup discusses the lesser known film composing career of the legendary Charlie Chaplin, the sudden popularity of the upcoming score to the film, “The Maze Runner” and a celebration of the music behind the popular video game series, Bioshock.
Film legend Charlie Chaplin most undoubtedly revolutionized cinema as we know it. And he was at the forefront when silent movies became “talkies”. But there was one important element to film that Chaplin had a hand in: film score composing.
Chaplin grew up in a musical and entertainment environment. It completely shaped him into the showman we all know. Although not classically trained, Chaplin learned several musical instruments by ear. He took that talent onto writing several film scores.
Chaplin on composing and the end of the silent era:
“…one happy thing about sound was that I could control the music, so I composed my own.”
Source: New York Times
“The Maze Runner” will be hitting movie theaters this weekend. Of course, the hype for the young-adult action movie will bring in its fair share of viewers. But the film’s score, written by John Paesano is getting plenty of praise and publicity by way of social media.
In this article, John Paesano discusses his training and film composing career. He goes into detail about his work on “The Maze Runner”, especially on how popular his unreleased tracks have been received on the social media site, Soundcloud.
Source: We Are Music Geeks website
Finally, we enter into the world of video games. More specifically, into the world of Bioshock. This video game series has taken us into the apocalypse. It’s taken us under and beyond the sea and recently, Bioshock introduced us to the parallel universe of “Columbia”.
But behind these brilliant and action-packed video games is an amazing score. And behind that score is veteran composer Garry Schyman. A veteran of film and television, Schyman developed a whole new fanbase by moving into interactive games.
And that very fanbase will be treated to his collection of video game music as part of the Krakow Music Festival on September 26. Aside Bioshock, special guest Schyman will play music from other video game scores he wrote. Dante’s Inferno, Destroy All Humans! and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor will surely entertain the masses in Krakow.