Howlin’ Wolf Records: a film by TOBE HOOPER “DJINN” Music Composed by BC Smith


Renowned genre master Tobe Hooper returns to form with DJINN, a powerful story of a young Emirati couple who return home only to discover that their new apartment in a luxury high-rise is also home to the malevolent beings known as Djinn. A unique new take on the haunted house tale, DJINN explores demonic possession and uncovers the dark, nightmarish truth behind what lurks in this high rise building. [http://howlinwolfrecords.com/]


Composer BC SMITH: From the powerful groundbreaking music of his first film score SMOKE SIGNALS (Sundance Film Festival’s Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy winner), to the minimalist electronic textures of the upcoming Mandalay Pictures / Netflix film AMATEUR, BC Smith is one of those rare composers firmly entrenched in a world of diverse and eclectic musical styles.

Whether working with modular synthesizers, multifarious ensembles, large orchestras, peyote singers, aleatorics or electronics, BC believes that film scoring is an evolving art form and he approaches every film from its own unique perspective. A multiinstrumentalist, he is known for his unique collection of bespoke instruments and electronics. He believes that audiences crave new sounds and he’s passionate about creating an original sonic pallet and score that is truly born from the story, psychology and aesthetic of each film. 

Shhhhhh this is coming on Valentine's Day, let this Djinn steal your heart!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

10 YEARS OF THE C2E2 [YOU ARE INVITED]


Come one, come all to the only comic, cosplay and pop culture convention in the heart of downtown Chicago! We’re bringing incredible celebrities, unique exhibitors, amazing comic artists and epic literary authors, along with you of course, into one place to celebrate the fandoms you love most – together! Featuring a Show Floor packed with top exhibitors, autograph sessions, panels, screening rooms, exclusives and a massive Artist Alley C2E2 truly has something for everyone. C2E2 is also home to the C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay – the most prestigious cosplay award show in the world and the final stop in a global competition series that asks one question – Who will become the Global Champion of Cosplay? If you’ve always dreamed of attending the biggest geek party in the Midwest, this is your weekend to get wild and cut loose with fellow Chicago nerds. The most epic memories and awesome lasting friendships are forged at Chicago’s home of pop culture… C2E2! [https://www.c2e2.com]
Jeremy [Six Strings]

20 YEARS OF PLANET COMICON [YOU ARE INVITED]


Planet Comicon Kansas City is the largest comic book and pop culture convention not just in the Kansas City area, but within this entire region of the Midwest. It has a 20 year history, with the first Planet Comicon Kansas City being held in Overland Park, KS in March 1999. The 2019 show is our 20th show and will be held at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City. For more information about the show please go to the following link. [http://planetcomicon.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

The Creative Cortex: "Horror Re-Imagined 2: MURDER BY POSSESSION" Music by D for Disgruntled


I got the idea to compose my own music to a past film for use as part of my demo reel from film composer agent Richard Kraft (of Kraft/Engel Management). For aspiring composers of media projects who are trying to “break-in” and have little to no professional work in their portfolio, he recommended they re-score a scene or two from a film they liked with their own musical ideas and approach. I expanded upon the suggestion made by Kraft by setting out to compose complete scores to films, specifically horror films for now.

Enter the concept behind my “Horror Re-Imagined” series.

Think back to when bands in the 1970s created concept albums.  They had a narrative story and the musical structure followed that of the narrative. I have essentially done the same except the story I am composing to exists in the form of a movie. I do not have to spend time conceiving a story before writing the music.

From a creative stand-point, the concept album approach allowed for me to tackle not only a larger narrative project but to establish limitations or set of parameters which to work within. I also treated the project as though I had been hired back at the time the film was made and conceived a score that could have been composed at that time as well.

From a business and career stand-point, the concept album serves as a commercial commodity from which to profit while also using it in part or entirely as a demo for submission. It will be evident that a lot of care and thought went into the album’s creation, only elevating the professionalism of the composer and being more attractive to potential media productions.

THIS IS A GREAT BIT OF MUSIC, TAKING US A LITTLE FURTHER INTO A DARKER MADNESS... and it's worth listening too. Good friend of ours, talented eye of "THE CREATIVE CORTEX" company steps out into this musical light. On this second journey we are taken deeper inside the score, getting a rich new feel and at some point getting into the composer's mind. May we encourage you to clicking on the BAND CAMP page and hearing for yourself the out of bound, but within your head. [CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION]

Jeremy [Six Strings]

RLJ Entertainment: "THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT" on BLU-RAY and DVD!


RLJE Films (NASDAQ: RLJE) will release the action/thriller THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT on DVD and Blu-ray on April 2, 2019. Written by Robert D. Krzykowski, who is making his directorial debut, the film stars Academy Award Nominee Sam Elliott (A Star is Born, The Hero), Aidan Turner (“Poldark”), Ron Livingston (Office Space, Tully), Caitlin FitzGerald (“Masters of Sex”), Larry Miller (Pretty Woman) and Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood). RLJE Films will release THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT on DVD and Blu-ray.


THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT follows the epic adventures of an American legend that no one has ever heard of. Since WWII, Calvin Barr (Sam Elliott) has lived with the secret that he was responsible for the assassination of Adolf Hitler. Now, decades later, the US government has called on him again for a new top-secret mission. Bigfoot has been living deep in the Canadian wilderness and is carrying a deadly plague that is now threatening to spread to the general population. Relying on the same skills that he honed during the war, Calvin must set out to save the free world yet again.

THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT DVD and Blu-ray include the following bonus features:

· The Making of THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT
· Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Robert D. Krzykowski
· Deleted Scenes
· Elsie Hooper Short Film
· Concept Art Gallery
· Composer Joe Kraemer Interview
 
One of  the best, misunderstood films... well in title only.  Sam Elliot is simply and always is amazing, this film just highlights it. Yes there is Hitler and yes there is Bigfoot, but this film goes much further than that as it leads you done a path of a life.
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Wellgo USA Entertainment: "ACCIDENT" on BLU-RAY or DVD


ACCIDENT, the first feature-length film from writer/director Dan Tondowski, debuts on Blu-ray March 19 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Tondowski brings together an up-and-coming young cast, including Stephanie Shield (Death Race 2), Roxane Hayward (Death Race: Inferno), Tyrone Keogh (Starship Troopers 3: Marauder) and Keenan Arrison (upcoming: Tomb Raider) for this edge-of-your-seat thriller about a group of teenagers trapped at the bottom of a ravine with a psycho out to kill them.


When a foursome “borrows” a car for one night of fun, what starts as a wild joy ride turns into a nightmare. After a violent crash, they discover that being stuck at the bottom of a ravine in an overturned car is the least of their problems. The psychotic owner of the car that they stole has them in his cross hairs and will stop at nothing to get both the car and its contents back.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records: "CAPTAIN MARVEL" music by Pinar Toprak


Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel digital soundtrack, featuring an epic orchestral score by award-winning composer Pinar Toprak.  Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel opens in U.S. theaters today.

Toprak’s diversity as a composer is evident in her body of work ranging from the jazz-inspired score for “Purl” a new Pixar SparkShort, the TV series “Krypton,” the hugely popular video game “Fortnite” to “The Wind Gods” documentary.

The film’s directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck said, “We loved that Pinar was willing to take some wild swings with her music in her early demos. Not all of it is in the movie, but it was her fearlessness and playfulness and the emotional resonance in the music that really surprised us. Her ability to balance all of that while still managing to make a cohesive, singular score is what most impressed us.”

On working with Boden and Fleck, Toprak commented, “We clicked from the start and wanted to find the right sound for the Cosmic scenes and how we can bring the 90s Earth feel into the score…our sensibilities really did match and it’s been a wonderful collaboration.”

Toprak’s score is a blend of electronics and orchestra, and was recorded with 90 musicians at London’s Abbey Road Studios.  On her theme for “Captain Marvel,” Toprak said to Variety, “She’s one of the most powerful beings in the universe, but she’s also very human.  Emotions don’t take away from her strength.  She’s strong yet sensitive.  I wanted to hear the humanity instilled in the hero.”

About Pinar Toprak... From epic orchestral scores for superhero sagas to custom created sounds for one of the world’s most popular video games, composer Pinar Toprak brings versatile stories to life by creating a unique sound and mood to her projects across medium, genre and tone.

Pinar’s most recent work is for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,” starring Brie Larson. Additionally, Pinar composed the jazz inspired score for the Pixar SparkShort, “Purl” about an earnest ball of yarn who gets a job and finds herself asking how far she is willing to go to fit in and get the acceptance she yearns for.

Having studied and practiced music from a very young age, Pinar earned a degree in film scoring and a master’s degree in composition at age 22 before working alongside legendary composers including Hans Zimmer and William Ross. Pinar then went on to make a name for herself scoring dozens of projects across many mediums including the massively popular video game “Fortnite,” Syfy TV series “Krypton,” thriller “The River Murders,” period drama “The Lightkeepers” and additional music on box office hit “Justice League.” Her additional credits include the films “Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil,” “The Challenger,” “Breaking Point,” “Light of Olympia,” “Say It in Russian,” “The Angel,” and “The Wind Gods,” video game “Ninety-Nine Nights,” and TV series “Falling Water.” 

WE LOVE THIS COMPOSER, PINAR TOPRAK!
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cheezy Flicks: "SUPERMAN AND THE MOLE MEN" [1951]


Superman and the Mole Men is an independently made 1951 American superhero film released by Lippert Pictures Inc. Produced by Barney A. Sarecky and directed by Lee Sholem, it stars George Reeves as Superman and Phyllis Coates as Lois Lane. It is the first feature film based on any DC Comics character. [https://www.cheezyflicks.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cheezy Flicks: "THE DEVIL'S RAIN" [1975]


The Devil's Rain is a 1975 horror film directed by Robert Fuest. It was one of several B-films in which William Shatner starred between the original Star Trek television series and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). Other cast members included Tom Skerritt, Ernest Borgnine, Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino, Keenan Wynn and John Travolta in his film debut in a minor role. Satanist Anton LaVey is credited as the film's technical advisor and appeared in the film playing a minor role. [https://www.cheezyflicks.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cheezy Flicks: "BLOOD MAINA" [1970]


Blood Mania is a 1970 American horror film written by Peter Carpenter and Tony Crechales and directed by Robert Vincent O'Neil, and starring Carpenter, Maria De Aragon, Vicki Peters, Reagan Wilson, and Alex Rocco. The film stars Carpenter as a doctor whose mistress, an heiress, murders her terminally ill father to help him pay off a debt.

Dr. Craig Cooper, a physician, is caring for his dying employer, Ridgeley Waterman. A wealthy old curmudgeon, Waterman is cared for at home by his daughter Victoria, and a live-in nurse, Nurse Turner. Despite several attempts by Victoria, a nymphomaniac, to seduce Dr. Cooper, she has so far been unsuccessful. Dr. Cooper soon learns that an unnamed old connection is blackmailed with his past affiliation with illegal abortions. The blackmailer is demanding $50,000 in hush money. During one of his house calls to examine her father, Dr. Cooper expresses his "tax" problems to Victoria Waterman. She tells him that she can acquire the money, and seduces him. Their affair consummated, Victoria proceeds to poison and kill her father with the motive of paying Dr. Cooper's debt with her father's estate.


With Dr. Cooper's assistance, Victoria avoids suspicion (Cooper rules the death a stroke) and her estranged younger sister Gail returns from New York City for the reading of their father's will. With Gail is Kate, a middle-aged woman who lives with Gail, and who has an implied unreciprocated sexual interest in her. The group meet for the reading of the will by the family lawyer, and much to Victoria's surprise, Gail is the primary beneficiary of the estate. The will leaves Victoria only with the use of her deceased father's house and a small living allowance. Distraught, she becomes bedridden. [https://www.cheezyflicks.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Cheezy Flicks: "Daughter of Dr Jekyll" [1957]


Daughter of Dr. Jekyll is a low-budget black-and-white 1957 American horror film produced by Jack Pollexfen, directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and released by Allied Artists. The film is a variation on the 1886 gothic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. 



It stars Gloria Talbott, John Agar and Arthur Shields. In the film, Janet Smith (Gloria Talbott) learns that she is not only the daughter of the infamous werewolf Dr. Henry Jekyll, but is convinced by her guardian, Dr. Lomas (Arthur Shields), that she has inherited her father's transformative condition. Janet begins to believe that she turns into a monster after two local woman are found horribly killed and nearly takes her own life because of it. However, all is not what it seems. [https://www.cheezyflicks.com/]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Breaking Glass Pictures: "BEYOND THE NIGHT" [DVD]


Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired Worldwide rights to the supernatural mystery/thriller BEYOND THE NIGHT, the directorial debut from writer/director Jason Noto (“Addiction: A 60’s Love Story”). Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff, and producer Robin Garvick on behalf of NewAley Pictures, Summerhawk Films, and Reckless Productions.The film will open theatrically in Los Angeles in early January, followed by a DVD & VOD release in the first quarter of 2019.

Beyond the Night held its world premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival, and went on to play the Austin Film Festival. The film stars “Hunter Killer” and From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series alum Zane Holtz, Emmy award-winner Tammy Blanchard (“Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadow”, Untitled Mr. Rogers project alongside Tom Hanks), Chance Kelly (“American Sniper”, “Unbreakable”), and Azhy Robertson (“Juliet, Naked”, “Larry” alongside Gillian Jacobs, Untitled Noah Baumbach Project).The film co-stars Neal Huff (“Spotlight”,“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Skipp Sudduth (Orange is the New Black, Good Wife),and Enid Graham (The Sinner).


“We are thrilled to be releasing Beyond the Night with Breaking Glass Pictures, said producer Erik S. Weigel. “They are a champion for independent films and a great partner to filmmakers.”

Beyond the Night is a mysterious thriller, revealing that some secrets don’t die. When soldier Ray Marrow’s son reveals damning information about a local gangster’s missing daughter, a war of attrition wreaks havoc on their forgotten coal-mining town. Director Jason Noto brilliantly interweaves stories of complex familial relationships affected by war and trauma with the mystery surrounding a cold case murder. Beyond the Night comments on how our intuitive abilities can help us explain the seemingly inexplicable and lead us directly to what it is we’re searching for.

"Director Noto has created a truly haunting and ethereal story that blends a strong, heartfelt tale of loss and fear with foreboding elements of the supernatural”, said Richard Ross, Co-President at Breaking Glass.“Beyond the Night is a most welcome addition to our 2019 slate of titles."
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Sony Music: "WONDER PARK" music by Steven Price


Sony Music today announced the release of WONDER PARK (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK) with music by Oscar® and BAFTA® Award-winning composer STEVEN PRICE (Gravity, Baby Driver, Suicide Squad).  Available everywhere March 8, the soundtrack features music from the Paramount Animation/Nickelodeon Movies film, which makes its theatrical debut March 15.

Of the soundtrack, composer STEVEN PRICE says: “Wonder Park is really a story about imagination.  June and her mom spend countless hours imagining, designing and building models of an amazing park, complete with rides such as Fireworks Falls and the Skyflingers, all powered by the magical Clockwork Swings, the heart of the park.  The park is their game, their shared project taking over their whole house and sometimes the whole neighbourhood, and, as the film progresses, we see June entering this world for real. 

Musically, the film couldn’t have been a more exciting thing to write for.  I needed to capture the sense of this park, and June herself, full of fun and imagination, and also how the state of the park reflected June’s emotions.  It seemed an opportunity to deliver something really thematic.  The principle two themes of the film are the Park theme, where I really wanted to capture something classic, melodic and celebratory, a kind of fanfare for the imagination if you like, and the Mom theme, a more introspective theme that helps us connect with June’s emotions as the story develops.  Also needed were motifs for some of the principal characters in the park itself, the team of animals led by Peanut the Monkey that all work together to save the park from the darkness that envelopes it.  Underpinning all this, and central to the film and its score, is the idea and the sound of the Clockwork Swings.”

Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old rollercoaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.  


ABOUT STEVEN PRICE... Steven Price is an Academy Award-winning composer. In 2014, his groundbreaking score for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity garnered award wins in the “Best Original Score” category for the Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Critics’ Choice, and ASCAP’s first-ever “Film Composer of the Year” award. Other prominent projects include Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver (2017) and The World’s End (2013), Warner Brothers’ blockbuster hit Suicide Squad (2016), and the WWII epic Fury (2014), written and directed by David Ayer, and starring Brad Pitt. Television credits include Believe (2014), a drama series produced by Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams for NBC, and the BBC’s The Hunt (2015), a landmark natural history documentary series for which Price won his second BAFTA Award.

Price’s debut feature score was for Joe Cornish’s 2011 feature Attack the Block. The score earned Price the award for “Best Original Soundtrack” from both the Austin Film Critics Association and the Sitges Film Festival. 2019 projects include Paramount Animation’s Wonder Park, and Our Planet, a Netflix Original series of eight films made in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, which aims to inspire people around the world to understand the natural world as never before, highlighting the Earth’s most pressing challenges.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "THE WANDERING EARTH" music by Roc Chen


When the sun dies out, the people of Earth build giant thrusters to move the planet out of orbit and sail to a new star system. After 2,500 years, young people continue the fight for everyone's survival. In the future, the Sun has aged and is about to turn into a red giant, pushing the nations of the world to consolidate into the United Earth Government, a world government, to initiate a project to move the Earth out of the Solar System to the Alpha Centauri system, in order to preserve further human civilization. Enormous thrusters running on fusion power are built across the planet to propel the Earth. Human population is reduced severely due to catastrophic tides that occur after the planetary engines stop Earth's rotation, and later as the planet moves away from the Sun, much of the surface is frozen due to lowered temperatures, forcing humans to live in vast underground cities built adjacent to the engines.

Roc Chen, with his box office films combined, is the highest grossing Chinese film composer in history. He's scored over 200 projects both within and beyond China's borders, proving that one can write film score in both western and eastern style. He has worked with major Chinese and Hollywood film studios such as Dreamworks, Disney, Universal, Wanda, and China Film Group.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Milan Records: "The Kid Who Would Be King" music by Electric Wave Bureau [Damon Albarn]


Old-school magic meets the modern day in this epic adventure! Alex is just a bullied kid until he discovers Excalibur, the legendary Sword in the Stone. Now, his friends (and his enemies) must become knights, and join the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to fight the wicked Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must show courage he never dreamed he had!

We are thrilled to announce the global release on January 25th, 2019 of the epic score album to Joe Cornish’s sophomore feature film, The Kid Who Would Be King in which old school magic meets the modern world in an epic adventure. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Rebecca Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

Music plays an immense role in The Kid Who Would Be King. Joe Cornish gave scoring duties to Electric Wave Bureau. The result is a unique and breathtaking score that combines classical, medieval and electronic elements, simultaneously paying tribute to the legacy of the legend of Arthur while updating it with a modern and exciting twist.

Electric Wave Bureau (EWB) is a London-based collaborative artist collective dedicated to composing and sourcing music for film, television, radio and online (recent projects include Paddington 1 & 2 and Broken). EWB is named after the North Korean government agency that monitors and stops residents receiving western entertainment on electronic devices.
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Aegean Entertainment: "CLIFFS OF FREEDOM" music by George Kallis


Aegean Entertainment has just released the original motion picture soundtrack for ‘Cliffs of Freedom’ with original music by George Kallis – recipient of the 2018 Breakthrough Composer of the Year with the IFMCA.  Inspired by historical events, ‘Cliffs of Freedom’ is a timeless and romantic story of bravery and faith between a Greek village girl and a Turkish Ottoman Colonel during the dawn of the Greek War for Independence.  The film was released in the United States on March 1st, 2019 with the soundtrack following on March 3rd.  A CD release with extended liner notes will be available shortly.

Kallis, of Greek-origin himself, was able to bring his heritage musically to the screen by returning to his roots using Greek instruments and rhythms with the orchestra and choral template.  The soundtrack finishes with the end title song “I’ll Wait For You” written by George Kallis and producer Marianne Metropoulos – performed by Ariana George.

About George Kallis: Critically acclaimed composer George Kallis' latest score is for the historical drama 'Cliffs of Freedom', starring Christopher Plummer and Billy Zane, released in March 2019. Previously he scored Walt Disney Pictures' live-action fantasy 'The Last Warrior', and the family adventure 'Albion The Enchanted Stallion' starring John Cleese, Debra Messing and Jennifer Morrison.

In November 2018, George won the Jerry Goldsmith award for Best Music for a Feature Film, and he was voted 'Breakthrough Composer of the Year' at the International Film Music Critics Awards. Other accolades include 'Best Music and Sound Design' at the Los Angeles Film Awards for the historical drama 'The Black Prince' (2017) and Best Score Award at the Underground Cinema Festival for 'Blight' (2017). He has been nominated twice for an 'African Academy Movie Award' for his scores '93 Days' (2017), starring Danny Glover, and 'A Place in the Stars' (2015). ‘The Last Warrior’ is currently nominated as Best Score for a Feature

He has written TV music for Emmy and BAFTA award-winning programs, such as the opening titles music for BBC ‘Horizon’, for its 40th anniversary celebration, and 'My Life' on CBBC. His trailer music includes placements with ‘Mandela Long Walk To Freedom’, ‘The Visit’ and ‘47 Ronin’.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

"OTRA MIRADA (ANOTHER LOOK)" music by Daniel Tarrab


From Award Winning film composer Daniel Tarrab, comes a fresh and innovative, jazz-influenced, Tango album.  Performed by Nestor Marconi (Bandoneon), Pablo Agri (Violin), Daniel Tarrab (Piano / Contrabass) and string orchestra comprised from the members of Orquesta Filarmonica Nacional.

Aptly naming the album Otra Mirada (Another Look), Tarrab carefully avoids the powerful musical influence of the unforgettable Piazzolla. Composing 8 original Tangos in song format and preserving the passion of the style, Tarrab is also bringing in the influence of Jazz through harmonies. His dramatic, modern interpretation of Tango stems from the music form’s constant evolution. As observed by John Pareles of the New York Times in the year 2000 -“Jazz and tango have parallel histories. Both came out of the slums and the underworld, were denounced as salacious and were then embraced as dance music. Both moved from clubs to concert halls, evolving into more ambitious forms. Both conjure romance, exhilaration and tension; both use improvisation. Yet they are as different as Argentina and the United States. Tango has a European formality and a sense of tragedy; jazz prefers openness and a sense of humor, the underlying optimism that lets the blues transcend hard times. Still, it was inevitable that jazz and tango would meet”.

In the spirit of cosmopolitanism, Otra Mirada is written as concert music that is open to improvisation and local influences. The Worldwide tour will feature the original trio backed by local string orchestras, bringing vernacular flavour to the Buenos Aires Tango. Presently, Tango is experiencing a revival in Japan, Korea, Germany, France, Finland, countries far from Argentina.

Daniel Tarrab was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He studied Music Composition at the Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) and Film Composition at The Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). In the 2000s Daniel established himself as a film composer. Known for the Broken Silence Series (produced by Steven Spielberg in 2002) and The Whore and the Whale (2004), in 2007 Tarrab won the World Soundtrack Awards Discovery of the year for the Cannes Film awarded XXY. He is also a recipient of several other awards from the Academy of film of Argentina-Gran premio SADAIC for Film Music (society of Argentinean Composers).

One of the great musicians of the 70s, Nestor Marconi is a leading player of the bandoneón, the small accordion-like instrument that is a prominent part of the traditional sound of the Argentine tango. Since the 90s, he has joined the international classical music circuit as a soloist performing pieces from the bandoneon and orchestra repertoire such as the "Concert by Bandoneón" or the "Tres Tangos" by Astor PIazzolla. He has appeared on the stages throughout Europe and USA, as well as at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and has performed with leading classical music artists Gidon Kremer, Daniel Barenboim, Yo-Yo Ma, and Charles Dutoit on Tango cross-over projects. Currently, Marconi is the leader of his own tango trio with Leonardo Marconi on piano and Oscar Giunta on bass.

Son of Antonio Agri, Pablo Agri, like his father is a leading violinist of the Tango genre. Focusing early on classical violin studies, Pablo developed his own style. He has been a member of the National Symphony Orchestra since 1992, he took classes with maestro Szymsia Bajour and was awarded a scholarship by the Antorchas Foundation to study at the Conservatorio Edgard Varese, in France, with maestro Ami Flammer, obtaining the Premier Prix in July 1997. He has also worked with the best Tango musicians, from Mariano Mores to Horacio Salgán through Néstor Marconi, Susana Rinaldi and Osvaldo Berlingieri. [http://www.silvascreenusa.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Hollywood Records: "A MILLION LITTLE THINGS" music by Gabriel Mann


Hollywood Records releases the original series soundtrack to ABC’s hit comedy drama A Million Little Things by composer, songwriter, producer and singer Gabriel Mann. The digital soundtrack is now available for download and at streaming services.

The soundtrack features original songs written by Gabriel, as well as reinvented covers of iconic songs performed by cast members and Gabriel, all of which are produced by him. From the start, creator/showrunner DJ Nash, Gabriel, and the rest of the music team discussed a very organic sound for the series. The music needed to reflect the raw, real-life issues the show is all about, while making sure the same sorts of sounds and instrumentation could be used to weave together this tight-knit group of friends. This resulted in very human orchestration – guitars, pianos, vintage keyboards, strings, and hand percussion.

A Million Little Things has been one of the most all-encompassing and collaborative projects Gabriel has worked on in his career as a musician. “The songwriting and song production world is one I feel very comfortable in, having been a solo artist and being in a band, and having produced many records over the years. It’s been an absolute joy working with creator/showrunner DJ Nash and being able to give him exactly what he’s looking for with score and songs. It truly takes a village, between the team on the show, Kaplan Entertainment, and ABC to make this all happen without a hitch,” says Gabriel.

About Gabriel Mann... A composer, songwriter, singer, and band member of LA-based alternative rock band The Rescues, Gabriel Mann has made significant strides in every corner of the music industry.

Equally comfortable in drama and comedy, scoring, songwriting and production, Mann wrote the theme and currently composes for the award-winning hit comedy series “Modern Family,” now in its tenth season, and is currently writing and producing songs and score for ABC’s new drama “A Million Little Things.”

Gabriel scored the Sundance Channel’s acclaimed prison drama “Rectify,” scored and wrote the original songs for all three seasons of Nickelodeon’s hit series “School of Rock,” and recently finished music for the indie feature “Humor Me,” written and directed by Sam Hoffman of “Madam Secretary” and “Old Jews Telling Jokes.” Additional shows include ABC’s “The Mayor,” NBC’s “Marry Me,” CBS’ “9JKL,” DreamWorks Animation’s “Dawn of the Croods,” FOX’s “Rosewood,” Amazon Studios’ “The Kicks,” NBC’s “Angel from Hell,” ABC’s “Dr. Ken,” and many others.  
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]

Back Lot Music: "GRETA" Music by Javier Navarrete


Frances finds a handbag on the New York subway and promptly returns it to Greta, an eccentric French piano teacher who loves tea and classical music. Having recently lost her mother, young Frances strikes up a seemingly harmless friendship with the lonely and kindly widow who enjoys her company. But when Greta's behavior becomes increasingly erratic and obsessive, Frances does whatever it takes to end the toxic relationship before things spirals out of control.

Javier Navarrete is a Spanish composer of film scores. His most famous score, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, was for Pan's Labyrinth. Navarrete was born in Teruel. His scores include Whore, Tras el cristal, Dot the i, and other Spanish films.

Jeremy [Six Strings]

Varèse Sarabande: "LONESOME DOVE" Music by Basil Poledouris


Varèse Sarabande celebrates the 30th anniversary of the LONESOME DOVE saga with the release of LONESOME DOVE - Original TV Miniseries Soundtrack. Out of print for more than 10 years and never available digitally, the CD and digital album will be available March 15th everywhere incredible soundtracks are sold. With the original music composed and conducted by Basil Poledouris (CONAN THE BARBIAN, FREE WILLY), the album features a new exclusive track composed and performed by Zoë Poledouris and her husband Angel Roché, which uses her father’s timeless themes from the original score in tribute.

Basil’s first western, LONESOME DOVE won the 1989 Emmy® for Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special. This was the first of five scores Basil would compose for director Simon Wincer (HARLEY DAVIDSON AND THE MARLBORO MAN, CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LOS ANGELES), who also won an Emmy® for the mini-series. With 7 Emmys®, 2 Golden Globes® and numerous other awards and acclaims, LONESOME DOVE helped to revive both the television western and the miniseries in the early 90’s.

Tommy Lee Jones (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, THE FUGTIVE) and Robert Duvall (GODFATHER I & II) led an all-star cast, including Danny Glover (LETHAL WEAPON 1-4), Diane Lane (UNFAITHFUL, UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN) and Anjelica Huston (THE ADAMS FAMILY, PRIZZI’S HONOR), in the story of two former Texas Rangers who join a cattle drive to the Montana Territory. Based on the 1985 novel of the same name, the popularity of LONESOME DOVE went on to spawn four novels, five miniseries and two television series.

Best known for the music to films like RED DAWN (1984), ROBOCOP, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER and FLIGHT OF THE INTRUDER, Poledouris had over 90 credits as a composer before his passing in 2006. His prolific collaborations with directors John Milius and Paul Verhoeven helped create some of the most beloved cinema of the 20th century. Poledouris worked on several projects with his composer-performer daughter, Zoë Poledouris, including John Waters’ CECIL B DEMENTED.

Available March 15th for the first time in over a decade, the LONESOME DOVE - Original TV Miniseries Soundtrack features original music by Basil Poledouris and a new exclusive track by Zoë Poledouris and Angel Roché. The album is available for digital download or CD from your favorite music retailer. Visit VareseSarabande.com for this and other incredible soundtracks. [www.varesesarabande.com]
 
Jeremy [Six Strings]