Milan Records today releases FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994 (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX FILM) by composers MARCO BELTRAMI and MARCUS TRUMPP. Available everywhere now, the album features music co-composed by Beltrami and Trumpp for the first installment in the Netflix horror film trilogy based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series. Milan Records will also release the soundtracks for Fear Street Part 2: 1978 by Beltrami and Brandon Roberts on Friday, July 9 and Fear Street Part 3: 1666 by Beltrami, Anna Drubich and Trumpp on Friday, July 16, coinciding with each film’s wide release date on Netflix. Fear Street Part 1: 1994 debuts on Netflix today.
“The great thing about the Fear Street trilogy is that all of the movies take place in different time periods, and [Director] Leigh [Janiak] really encouraged me to lean into that aspect,” says composer MARCO BELTRAMI, who worked across all three installments in the film trilogy. “The first film installment, 1994, was heavily inspired by the Scream trilogy movies of Wes Craven, so I was able to revisit the scores that gave me my start in this business. In the second film, 1978, we got to channel the iconic scores of Jerry Goldsmith and his use of woodwinds and percussion in the orchestra. It was a great opportunity to flex this muscle without using any synthesizers. The third movie, 1666, is, ironically, perhaps the most modern score of the bunch. It’s a stripped-down ensemble of a nonet of strings, percussion, choir and electronics. Overall, throughout the course of the past year, Marcus, Brandon, Anna and I wrote over four hours of music, all of it inspired by our amazingly talented director Leigh Janiak! We hope you will enjoy.”
In 1994, a group of teenagers discover the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected — and they may be the next targets. Based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling horror series, Fear Street follows Shadyside’s sinister history through a nightmare 300 years in the making.
Marco Beltrami is a two-time Oscar®-nominated composer. He has collaborated with many iconic film directors including Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Bong Joon-ho, Angelina Jolie, Robert Rodriguez, Luc Besson, Guillermo Del Toro, Wes Craven, Alex Proyas, Jonathan Mostow, Roland Joffé, Jodie Foster, David E. Kelley and Tommy Lee Jones.
The composer established an early reputation as a genre innovator with his non-traditional horror scores for the Scream franchise. Beltrami’s musical palette has since expanded to virtually all film genres. Beltrami has received accolades for his music including two Academy Award nominations for Best Score: 3:10 to Yuma, starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, and for Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker, starring Jeremy Renner, co-scored with frequent collaborator Buck Sanders. In 2011 Beltrami won a Golden Satellite Award (Best Film Score of the Year) for Soul Surfer. Beltrami scored the Marvel film Logan, directed by James Mangold, and Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, First They Killed My Father. He also wrote the theme for the hit video game Fortnite. Beltrami scored the critically acclaimed box-office hit A Quiet Place, which was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Score and shortlisted for Best Score for the Oscars. Beltrami won an Emmy® Award for National Geographic’s 2019 Oscar winning documentary Free Solo, (with co-composer Brandon Roberts) for Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary, Series or Special.
He has lent his voice to such unique hit films as Live Free or Die Hard, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, and I, Robot. His other scores include The Homesman directed by Tommy Lee Jones, the zombie comedy Warm Bodies directed by Jonathan Levine, the final installment of the Bruce Willis action series A Good Day To Die Hard, Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans and directed by Bong Joon-ho, the Brad Pitt action thriller World War Z, James Mangold’s The Wolverine, and The Night Before also directed by Jonathan Levine, starring Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon Levitt.
Beltrami co-scored James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari (Twentieth Century Studios) with Buck Sanders, for which they were shortlisted for Best Score for the 2020 Oscars, with the film going on to receive four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Other recent projects include Guillermo Del Toro’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, the Lionsgate comedy Long Shot starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, the Zac Efron-starrer Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Vile, and Evil and the Paramount Pictures adventure comedy Love and Monsters. Upcoming for Beltrami is the Paramount Pictures’ horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, Netflix’s horror film Fear Street, Sony Pictures action horror sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and the Lionsgate sci-fi feature Chaos Walking starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley.
Upon completing his undergraduate studies at Brown University, Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then led him to Venice, Italy for a period of study with the Italian master Luigi Nono, and then to Los Angeles for a fellowship with Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith.
From subtle yet suspenseful melodies in The Woman in Black and The Breed to epic, action-packed movie scores such as Love and Monsters and Live Free or Die Hard, film composer Marcus Trumpp has shown he knows how to sweep an audience musically off its feet.
Over the past two decades, Trumpp has composed, orchestrated and recorded music for film, television, commercials and multimedia in the US, Germany, England and China. A classically trained musician from Stuttgart, Germany, Trumpp’s scores combine the richness of the Old World with the restless energy of his adopted homeland in the New World.
Since his arrival in Hollywood in 1998, Trumpp has collaborated on a broad range of projects. These include such box office hits as I, Robot, Logan and A Quiet Place; video and computer games Medal of Honor, GUN, and James Bond: From Russia with Love; as well as smaller independent work such as Vikaren, Regionrat, and The Persistence of Dreams. In addition to his film work, Trumpp has composed various concert pieces. In 2001, his Manipulator Suite for large orchestra, was performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the European Patent Academy to sold-out concert halls throughout Southern Germany. His suites for Northmen – A Viking Saga and Beyond Valkyrie have been performed as part of the concert series Trievent in Switzerland.
Trumpp grew up in a music loving family in Germany. His grandfather, an opera singer, inspired him to learn to play the piano at the age of four. Always interested in film, Marcus loved cartoons as a kid and actually made his first stop-motion 8mm film on his parents’ dinner table when he was only seven years old. But it was not until he saw The Neverending Story that Marcus discovered the magic of film music and its emotional impact on the audience. He instantly fell in love with the works of Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, and devoted all of his time to studying the art of composition and orchestration.
In 1993, Trumpp graduated from high school in Germany and wrote the musical Metropol, which was performed in Stuttgart and received much critical acclaim. His career in composing music for film began in 1994 when he wrote the score for the award-winning German picture My Grandfather and The Man in the Moon.
In 1998, Trumpp attended the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program at the University of Southern California, where he received training from such film music luminaries as Elmer Bernstein, David Raksin, and Leonard Rosenman. Upon completion, ASCAP selected Trumpp to attend its Film Scoring Workshop, which made one of his biggest dreams come true — to work with the Hollywood Studio Symphony.
Trumpp continues to collaborate with some of the world’s most outstanding musicians, composers and orchestrators. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
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