Lakeshore Records has released Halston—Music From the Netflix Series! The album features an original score by Nathan Barr (“Hollywood”, “The Great”). The smooth, ’80s-inflected synth score reflects both the sleek outer brilliance as well as the hidden inner conflicts of the ’70s fashion icon. The album also includes three original recordings performed by Broadway veteran, Krysta Rodriguez, who portrays Liza Minnelli in the series. Two-time Grammy winner Stewart Lerman produced vocals for all three tracks. Lerman has worked with artists across all genres including Liza Minelli, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Regina Spector, and many more. Additional production on these tracks by The Math Club and Epidemic Sound.
The five-part limited series from EP Ryan Murphy, EP/Director Daniel Minahan and EP Christine Vachon, starring Ewan McGregor, Bill Pullman, Krysta Rodriguez & Rebecca Dayan is now streaming on Netflix.
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01. Say Liza (Liza With A Z) – Krysta Rodriguez
02. Got My Team – Nathan Barr & Stephen Lukach
03. Made Something – Nathan Barr
04. Only Takes One Person – Nathan Barr
05. Something Great – Nathan Barr
06. Versailles – Nathan Barr
07. Not A Pitch – Nathan Barr
08. I Gotcha – Krysta Rodriguez
09. Car Flashback – Nathan Barr
10. No One’s Doing This – Nathan Barr
11. Mother’s Funeral – Nathan Barr
12. Jacqueline Kennedy – Nathan Barr & Stephen Lukach
13. Carl’s Problem – Nathan Barr
14. Liza’s Wedding – Nathan Barr
15. Bonjour Paris – Krysta Rodriguez
16. Liza’s Getting Married – Nathan Barr
17. Not Halston Anymore – Nathan Barr
18. The End – Nathan Barr
The Netflix limited series Halston follows the legendary fashion designer, played by Ewan McGregor, as he leverages his single, invented name into a worldwide fashion empire that’s synonymous with luxury, sex, status and fame, literally defining the era he lives in, 1970’s and ‘80’s New York—until a hostile takeover forces him to battle for control of his most precious asset…the name Halston itself. The series is Executive Produced by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Alexis Martin Woodall, Ewan McGregor, Daniel Minahan, Eric Kovtun, Sharr White, and Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler of Killer Films. Minahan also serves as the series director.
Says Barr: “Halston is my second limited series with team Ryan Murphy, following last year’s critically acclaimed and fan-favorite Hollywood. To help pull the audience into Ewan’s stunning portrayal of Halston, I leaned heavily on complex themes and motifs in an 80’s synth setting that spoke to Halston’s brilliant yet tortured nature. Just as Halston sought to create a persona and vision for himself that was often at odds with his inner struggles with identity and creativity, so the score seeks to portray this with the music.”
ABOUT NATHAN BARR
Emmy-winning composer Nathan Barr is known for his incredible range as a composer, deftly moving between many genres and styles, always incorporating unusual instruments and putting a focus on melody. This versatility for which he has become known is displayed most recently in the hit Amazon Studios/Alan Ball comedy-drama Uncle Frank, starring Paul Bettany; Amazon Studios’/Legendary Television’s fantasy period drama Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne; Hulu’s The Great, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult; and Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series Hollywood, for which Barr received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. Barr’s upcoming projects include the Netflix original action film Kate, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson; second seasons of both The Great and Carnival Row; a second collaboration with Ryan Murphy for Netflix, Halston, starring Ewan McGregor; and Eli Roth’s upcoming Lionsgate action-adventure film, Borderlands, starring Cate Blanchett, Jack Black and Kevin Hart.
Barr’s diverse roster includes some of television’s biggest shows. He has scored all six seasons of FX’s The Americans, which earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music; all seven seasons of HBO’s mega-hit True Blood; Netflix’s Hemlock Grove, for which he earned his second Emmy nomination for the main title theme category; and more recently all three seasons of Amazon’s con-man drama Sneaky Pete, starring Giovanni Ribisi.
Barr has the distinction of being the first composer to have two Emmy nominations in the Main Title category in the same year. He has achieved this distinction twice with The Americans and Hemlock Grove in 2013, and Hollywood and Carnival Row in 2020.
Alongside his extensive career in television, Barr has a long record of scoring successful films as he approaches his 50th feature. A frequent collaborator of gore-horror master Eli Roth, Barr scored his early cult-classics Cabin Fever and Hostel and more recently The House With A Clock In It’s Walls, starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black. Some of his other feature scores include Jason Blum’s box office hit thriller The Boy Next Door, starring Jennifer Lopez, and Universal Pictures’ controversial satire, The Hunt.
In addition to composing, Nathan is a multi-instrumentalist and regularly includes in his work instruments from his large collection such as a human bone trumpet from Tibet, a dismantled piano, a rare Glass Armonica, and gourd cellos, among others. The gem of his collection is a 3 manual, 19 rank Wurlitzer Theater Organ with 1,366 pipes. The organ lived on the scoring stage at 20th Century Fox from 1928-1997, and can be heard in dozens of scores by legendary composers such as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, Jerry Goldsmith, and John Williams. It is now the centerpiece of Nathan’s recently-completed Bandrika Studios, a 9,000 sq ft scoring stage and recording facility conceived by Nathan as a permanent home for this history-rich instrument. Featured in Variety and The Wall Street Journal, Bandrika has already established itself as a world-class recording space and a part of Barr’s increasingly unique vision.
Nathan Barr currently resides in Los Angeles, California.